My Dell Contest Entry to America’s Favorite Small Business!

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To be honest I’m not the type of guy to enter into contests or stuff like this. Why? Because I seriously never win. But, when I first saw the advertisement for it and what you could potentially win I told myself to go for it.

So, I stood in front of my super-ghetto camera setup (check it out here) and took a few videos. I then asked one of my good friends to give it some serious video-editing-love and above is what he came up with.

I thought it was awesome! And to honor his great work and the possibility of seriously making my home office amazing (with a large influx of capital, courtesy of Dell, Microsoft, and MasterCard) I’d love for you to help me get to the voting round of this contest!

Heck, why not?

What is Dell’s America’s Favorite Small Business Contest all about?

Perhaps it’s best to just watch the clip:

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Pretty simple, right? Sweet!

How You Can Help Me Help You…

Today is the final day of entries and I submitted my entry late last night hoping that they’d allow entrance into the contest. I woke up this morning to see it on the main contest page!

Whoohoo! Sweet!

Round 1 will be over tonight and Round 2 (between September 12-18) is when judges at Dell, Microsoft, and MasterCard choose the Top 10 to go onto the third round of public voting.

I need your help to make it into the top 10. How? I’m not completely sure actually since they completely control Round 2… but by watching the video, adding a comment on the video’s YouTube page telling them to pick me might help.

Or, it might not.

But, whatever! I had a great time making the video and who knows, this community could get some free publicity while we’re at it! Sure, it’s a super-duper-long-shot… but hey, I tried!

And with that I say… Cheers! Here’s to trying the impossible! Thanks so much and let me know your thoughts!

  • John Bergquist

    John, this is really cool. I will post it out and hope it helps. I never entered contest either but once I began entering I actually won a few. Here is to that incredible home office setup being yours

  • thyrkas

    Yay! Doin’a happy dance and thinking up something marvelously persuasive to post on the Youtube site. Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? May God bless your endeavors.

  • Charles Specht

    Ummm, that’s pretty cool. Wish I knew how to do it. And I use a Dell!

  • Calum Henderson

    All the best John. Hope you make it through!

    I’d watch a TentBlogger reality show. :)

  • Michael Walden

    Excellent!!! Were I a judge, you’d already be shopping for ways to spend that money! :) I hope my 2 cents at youtube help :)

  • Jean

    Awesome video John! Youre buddy sure did a great job with the editing, I think this Dell Contest might of also opened a new avenue for you, in that perhaps you should also do some more videos, with great quality like this, would be another avenue to get attention to this blog, just saying.


  • Matt

    Best of luck!

  • Ben

    Did you get ‘lucky’ Jared bless the video?

    If anyone deserves it you do. That would be awesome for us all!

  • Patrick Wells

    That was seriously awesome. I really liked it.

  • Marcus Williamson

    Awesome dude. Hope you win that jonk :)

  • Benny

    That was a great video! Your friend did a great job of making it extra nice. Hope you win that prize!!

    • John Saddington

      he did a great job.!