Stop, Drop, and Blog – HP Contest

First, let me say, if you haven’t heard about the HP Magic Giveaway contest yet… go look at it!  HP is having 50 different bloggers around the world give away $6,000 worth of computer equipment.  It is a pretty cool (and fun) contest.  I have entered a few of the contests, though haven’t won yet.  (We can all hope right?)

Really the best part of this contest for me has been discovering some new blogs.  This has been probably my favorite discovery so far.  As you will see by the name, and looking through the site, they are a “fire family.”  The husband (called FireDad on the site) is a 26 year old career firefighter.  The wife (aka FireMom) is a 27 year old freelance writer and mother of 2.  So seeing similar ages, interests, blogging, and loving all things department related, perked my interest to the site right away.

They are starting their contest today: Stop, Drop, and BlogHere is the post for the HP contest. (Each site has their own rules, so make sure to read the contest rules before commenting.)

Disclamer: this post counts as an additional entry to the contest… but I also thought it would be fun to share how winning (if chance likes me) would impact my family, friends, and readers.

First, I would replace our aging family laptop, but more importantly I would give one to my wife so she can finally have her own computer. (Neither is in the Christmas budget this year.)

Secondly, I would see if anything would be of use to my (fire) dept. – I am guessing the photosmart the guys would have a lot of fun with and actually use productively. (Well sometimes.)

Last, I would share online as well by having a contest of my own on – not only would it be a blast, bring a lot of new readers, but someone I don’t even know would have a better holiday season as well.

So winning would have a positive, lasting, impact on myself and others.  I encourage everyone to head on over and check out the Stop, Drop, and Blog site.  It is a blast :)

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About Jakob Barnard

I live in Jamestown, ND where I work for UTC Aerospace Systems, working on my masters degree, a firefighter with the Jamestown Rural Fire Dept, and keep rather busy.
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4 Responses to Stop, Drop, and Blog – HP Contest

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  2. FireMom says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I have been discovering many a great blog through this process as well!

    FireMom’s last blog post..Life is Good: When You Have Too Many Family Members

  3. Jake says:

    Of course – while of course entering the contest here and there, I have struck up a number of conversations with people, found new blogs to follow/comment on. So either way I still count it as a “win.”

    Introduced my wife to your blog(s) last night, so I think she will be following as well now :)

    Thanks for visiting and commenting! (New plugin is working well)

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