There are some emails a blogger of random things doesn’t expect to get, and the hey you’re in the Top 50 Kidspot Bloggers, is one of them. I was a wee bit excited to hear about the panel of judges and the word on the street was the prizes were AMAZING. Flash forward to this week and I was lucky enough to attend the party.


I panicked a little. Mine is a blog filled with ramblings and much love. But there are some BIG GUNS on this list. The biggest of big guns. And the ones that weren’t on the list were coming to the party anyway {Kidspot people}. Holy bloggers Batman. The time frame was so tight and the week was so busy. Soon it was the night before and I was madly tearing apart my wardrobe attempting to find something to wear. At the last minute I sent a message to my cousin, straighten my hair tomorrow, pleeeeeeease, I begged.

Well, that would at least take care of that, Chantelle had said their would be video. Eeeek, video. At least my hair would be nice. Turns out, NOPE. My hair hit the humidity and poof. I had 10 minutes to get changed and back into the lobby to catch the cab to the party. I’m not sure if you have ever been in a room with Katrina from the Block, Smaggle and Crash Test Mummy looking fab and you, looking passable at best? No, well it’s not that cool.

However, things took a turn for the awesome when our cab driver almost, but DIDN’T, kill two pedestrians at the one crossing. Thank goodness for small graces and tiny little running ladies who are light on their feet. With, it turns out, the language of a sailor if required. We arrived at the party, little band of freaked out travellers, walked through the door and all was right in the world.

I looked around and I immediately began recognising faces, name by name, face by face… There they were. In person. Just the way I like my bloggers. So I grabbed my badge and waded into the crowd meeting blogger by blogger. It’s a little intimidating to be around SO many fabulous bloggers but, heck I have no real shame so I was in my element. I smiled. This is heaven. Blogger heaven.

More on the trip and all that happened in Part 2.

  • whiningattheworld

    Congratulations! It sounds like you had a ball.

    PS your blog is so much more than ramblings. Definitely lots and lots of love, though.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks! And lots of love to you guys too. Otherwise it’s just me, talking to myself. 😉

  • WISH it hadn’t clashed so badly with DPCON – I would have loved to have shared all that with you. Cannot believe you are suprised to be on the list. Nothing less than you deserve! xx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Me too!! I hope you had a fab time at the conference. One day sooner or later we’ll be in the same city for the same event. SURELY!

  • I saw your name on the list when I clicked in to vote for someone else, so I voted for you too. Apparently you can only access the site once, but while you’re there you can vote for as many people as you want, so that’s what I did.  Good Luck.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Naaaw, thanks River! Good luck to you too. $5,000 prize would be pretty fab. You’ll have to shout me a coffee when you win.

  • Kim

    Ohhh how exciting! Go Suger, go suger!!! Looking forward to part 2

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Kim! Part 3 it turns out will be the next wordie post. Haha. I got lazy.

  • Holly Homemaker

    You rocked that party, babeh! Loved meeting you x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Holly! You’re so lovely. Good luck in the comp. xo

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  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    Congratulations. That’s a massive nomination. You are equally as impressive as those ladies. Rachel

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you. I was pretty darn happy to receive the email. And naaaw, you’re so nice. I’m really not. Some of them are HUGE. But I appreciate the thought. 😉