Syndicate? No, SEND-A-KATE!

Let me start this by saying I am not asking for your money.  Cool?  No money is being asked for here. Ok?  Ahem.  Anyway….

my BlogHer jar



It’s official.

Cortney bought me a ticket to BlogHer in San Diego at the beginning of August.

And that is as far as the Sluiters can go with funding this huge endeavor.  That is why every post I have syndicated on BlogHer (three so far!  Dang!) and every sponsored post you see on this blog?  Is money going toward my trip.

Even though I believe in my writing ability?  I know it’s probably not possible for me to save up the close to $1000 I will need to make this trip happen in that small of increments.

So I have applied for some help.

One that is for a sponsorship through a company is announcing this weekend.  With over 200 applicants, it’s sort of a long shot, so we will see.

The other is for a grant through Mom Central–a $2000 grant to be exact.  My application was accepted and right now, on faceboook contest apps, they are holding public voting.  Voting is open until April 15 and people can vote once every 24 hours.

To vote for me, click here and then click the big, green VOTE button.  It’s that easy.  Every 24 hours.

Clearly if I win this grant, I will get more money than I need to go to BlogHer.  With whatever is left, I plan to take a writing course and put the rest into The Red Dress Club. I believe that ever since I began linking up with their prompts, I have been producing better writing, and since becoming one of the hostesses?  A whole new world has opened to me.  I credit those ladies with pushing me to be the best writer I can.

I really need to get to BlogHer.  I want to be a better blogger.

Oh, and Nichole, Natalie, and Tonya will be mad if I drop out of our roomie pact.

So please?  Vote for me every 24 hours!

And if you love Thirty-One and all their SUPER cute stuff?  You can go shop now!  I am having an online party!  Click here and go over to “my events” on the right and choose to “shop” at Katie Sluiter’s party!  I would really, REALLY love if you did.
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. i did!

  2. You got my vote tonight sista!

  3. Every single day, my friend! 🙂
    So clever!

  4. I’ll be voting. I’ll be there and would love to meet you!

  5. I won’t be mad at all, just sad. I voted and will continue to do so! Good luck. 🙂

  6. Done!

  7. Voted!!
    And will keep voting

  8. Does the Send-a-Kate jar really work? Maybe I need my own jar, just with a different name.

    Heading over to vote now!

  9. I voted! And will vote again tomorrow…

  10. I’m voting, voting, voting! 🙂

  11. Lots of voting! I will Send-A-Kate!

  12. Done and done. I may need reminders to keep voting, I am slow like that.

  13. Oooooh voting for you!!! Good luck! *fingers crossed*

  14. Good luck! I voted today and will continue to do so if I have a friendly reminder otherwise I may forget. 😉

  15. I’m all over this! Send me a daily tweet or FB message or something. Operation Send-a-Kate is going to happen.

  16. Good luck, Mama. You know I’m rooting for you!

  17. You crack me up girl.
    Of course you have my vote 😉

  18. Vote, vote, vote! I hope to see you!!

  19. Keep reminding me and I’ll keep voting. I know I’ve voted 3 times so far. Good luck!

  20. I voted hope it worked 🙂 I didn’t see like a confirmation saying thanks for your vote or anything but I hope it worked. I know this is your passion 🙂 Good luck sista.