Thursday, April 26, 2012

Queensland, Australia Blogger Correspondent

This past week I received some of the most thrilling news EVER!!
I'm sure the kids thought I was crazy when I ran up the stairs in my housecoat screaming, after reading my morning emails.


After a some encouragement from a friend, I entered the Great Barrier Reef Queensland Blogger Correspondent contest hosted by Problogger and Tourism Queensland. The chance to win an all expense paid trip to Queensland, Australia sounded amazing and I thought, why not give it a try?

I spent the next week, after sending off my submission form thinking, "What if I...nah. I'm not going to win. But what if I did?? Oh stop. It's not gonna happen." 

I'm still sitting here in disbelief as I type this, to have gotten an email from Darren Rowse of Problogger telling me I was selected as one of the 10 bloggers to make this incredible trip to beautiful Queensland, Australia!! Oh my gosh. I still can't believe it!!

I'm so excited to visit this gorgeous part of the world! To take lots of photos, to rub shoulders with some amazing bloggers and to share this experience with all of you! Thank you so much to Darren and to Tourism Queensland for this amazing opportunity!

I'll be sharing all about my journey to Queensland via facebook, twitter and my blog so stay tuned for lots of photos and fun stuff come June!!

Eeeeeek! It's ok for me to squeal, right!!?

:) 



Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

48 comments:

  1. As a girl from the fair land 'Down Under' I can tell you that you are going to have the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G time!!!! :)

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  2. OMG....That is so exciting Rebecca. And yes, you have every reason to squeal. It's a beautiful part of the world. Can't wait to read your posts.

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  3. Woo hoo! You are coming to my Aussie state - Queensland. You will love it! Congratulations lovely xx

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  4. I am a Queenslander, and love to share our home with anyone else who wants to come over.
    I look forward to seeing and hearing about your experiences through your eyes. ENJOY!

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  5. You are going to LOVE it here in Australia!! (did you know you had all us Aussie readers?!)

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  6. Oh how wonderful, congratulations!

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  7. Congrats!! That's awesome! I love Queensland! Now I'm really jealous...can't wait to go back there myself! :)

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  8. Totally ok to squeal. Have fun - I look forward to reading/seeing all about it.

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  9. Another Aussie here ... I could squeal right back at you! You will love it here Rebecca!

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  10. Congrats you will love it. From another proud Aussie.

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  11. Congratulations from another Aussie reader. You'll love it.
    love your style and blog even though I don't comment much!

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  12. WOW how exciting!!

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  13. I live in Queensland, Aus...it's a beautiful part of the world. Congrats on winning a spot with the 10 bloggers....AH-MAZING!!!! x

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  14. Oh Rebecca that is AWESOME!!! Congrats I'm sooooo excited for you! I can't wait to see the pictures you take there!!

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  15. I can't think of a better blogger/photographer to go! Can't wait to see your adventures and live vicariously.

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  16. Congratulations! You'll have a blast.

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  17. Congrats. You will love it here in Queensland. Can't wait to see our fair state through your eyes.

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  18. That is the most amazing news! Sounds like an awesome opportunity! So happy for you!

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  19. That's amazing!!!!!!! Sometimes there's that little "gut feeling" that maybe, just maybe, it could happen! Glad it worked for you. Have a GREAT time!!!!

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  20. Congratulations! What an awesome experience!

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  21. You so deserve it, I can't wait to see your incredible photos!!! A HUGE congratulations! How exciting : )

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  22. Sooo incredibly happy for you! Couldn't have happened to anyone better or more deserving. What a phenomenal opportunity!!! Congrats!

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  23. Betty7:42 AM

    Congratulations Rebecca, what a wonderful thing for you after the work you put in. You'll love Australia and hope you have the most wonderful time. Another Aussie here also x.

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  24. Congratulations Rebecca! You deserve it dear. :-)
    Blessings,
    Anna

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  25. Congratulations! That is so exciting! You will love it! It's beautiful!!!

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  26. Congratulations! How awesome for you.

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  27. Congrats!!!!! I can't wait to hear about it!

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  28. Congrats! You deserve it, your blog is inspiring and always helpful! Thank you for all you do on your blog!

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  29. congrats!!! What an amazing experience!! You absolutely deserve it!!

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  30. Congratulations, Rebecca. I also entered - and I can see you will make an excellent Canuck to represent our country Down Under. I am SO happy for you, that must have been quite the moment when you found out!

    I will be watching your social media feeds and learning some great new photography skills too. Getting to spend time with Darren wearing his other hat of the photography guy is a definite double-bonus for you.

    I'm sure I can learn from you about engagement and building a fan base, so off to review your site in entirety now (first gift of being selected!)

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  31. What an incredible experience that will be. Can't wait to hear all about it as things happen for you!! Congrats Rebecca!!!!!

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  32. I have a deal for you: You can come here in France ( a beautiful rainy place...) and i'll go for you in Australia.... No?
    Congrats! You deserve it, love your blog!

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  33. Congratulations. I applied, but maybe since I don't have a FB page, they didn't select me! LOL :) Have a lot of fun, and waiting to read your updates.

    Destination Infinity

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  34. Congratulations Rebecca!

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  35. Sooooooo happy for you Rebecca:) You share soooooooo much with all of us and you TOTALLY deserve this!
    Congratulations!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    God Bless,
    Diane

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  36. You go girl! WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  37. Squeal away! I sure would. :) I entered this contest too, though I didn't expect to win, so I'm super excited for you.

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  38. OH MY GOSH! That is too incredible for words! Australia! I love it! Way to go!

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  39. So exciting... congrats dear!

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  40. Congratulations! This is big!

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  41. I love it that a Canadian was top of the list. I live in Vancouver and spend several months of our winter in Queensland's summer. You will have the best time of your life.

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  42. libbywilko8:53 PM

    Congratulations ! I'm sure you will have an amazing time here in Queensland, Australia ! Love your blog and you surely do deserve the win ! Have an amazing trip.

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  43. Congratulations. I love your blog and am thrilled that you have received that recognition (and an exciting trip). So glad that your friend encouraged you to apply to the contest. Looking forward to seeing your blog posts about it.

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  44. Absolutely! Congratulations and can't wait to read all about your trip!

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  45. oh wow, just catching up on blog posts and have seen this...CONGRATULATIONS! you are coming to my neck of the woods! (well I live out in west Qld, but its sure a whole lot closer than Canada!) where do you visit? and when do you come over?!

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  46. Congrats and have fun!

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  47. SOOOOOoooo excited for you, Rebecca! That is AWESOME!

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