Tell us a story....and win a FREE trip to BlogHer 2007

C'mon...tell me a story. I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of your summer vacation.

I'm writing as one of three judges in OurStory's "Good, Bad, & Ugly" vacation story contest. For me, this contest is all about celebrating the fantastic, stories people are sharing on the Web. Already this summer, bloggers' stories about family vacations have given me sideaches from laughing so hard. Or sent me in search of a hankie. Given the summer vacation hilarity around my own house, I certainly feel a sense of community I didn't have the first day after school let out...

The other judges are Author Firoozah Dumas and OurStory CEO Andy Halliday. So tell us: Have you written a great vacation story this summer? Or have you been waiting for the right opportunity? Tell it here and now. You could win a free trip to BlogHer Conference 2007 and a free camera.

Here's how it works: Visit, enter the contest and we judges will be sent your stories -- without attribution so we don't know who has written them. The contest closes at noon on July 24. The winner will be announced Saturday, July 29, at BlogHer '06.

I know you're out there. I may have read you already. I hope you'll enter. Even if you don't win the prize, it's a great opportunity to get the word out about your writing. And that's what BlogHer and OurStory are all about.

Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear them.

P.S. Here's a picture of my one calm summer not-vacation moment thus far...


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