Please, Please, Please Vote for Me

by jessicaturner on August 27, 2008

Okay, so I love blogging. And I love marketing. AND I LUV SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. So, when I heard about the contest that Southwest is currently hosting to be their next “blog-o-spondent,” I almost peed my pants. I can’t imagine a more fun opportunity!!

Check it out:

Over the next year, the Blog-o-spondent will travel to select Southwest cities to produce a minimum of four video segments for Southwest’s Blog Nuts About Southwest. The winner will be provided with air transportation and hotel accommodations for each assignment and will be outfitted with a new video camera, laptop, and editing software to complete the job.

I just created my one-minute audition video and I need you (and all your friends) to go vote for me. All you do is click the green arrow next to my video. Voting ends this week Sunday!

Will you please do this?


You know you love my videos. :)

**Edit – be sure you watch my video too. Though you can vote without watching it, someone on the voting site made a comment that I have more votes than views and accused me of cheating… I don’t want to ruffle any feathers. Thank you to all who have voted. You are so sweet and appreciated! We are keeping our fingers crossed.

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Bekka August 27, 2008 at 3:08 am

I just voted! 😀


MandieGirl August 27, 2008 at 3:14 am

Me, too! :) Hope you win!!!


Katrina August 27, 2008 at 3:21 am

Got my vote! Good luck!


shartalbot August 27, 2008 at 3:30 am

Oh my goodness Jessica I can’t believe you’re back to work already. I’m a Canadian and we are so blessed to be able to have a whole year off for maturnity leave, so I cannot imagine what you went through going back to work when your little Elias is only 6 weeks old. Wow girl!
Also I just voted for you…I thought your video was great. You are so cute, and full of life….wish I knew you in person. Good luck. I really hope you win. What a fun and great opportunity that prize would be! Blessings in Him, Sharon


Amie August 27, 2008 at 4:14 am

I voted, and then tried to refresh to see if I could vote again! no such luck :( oh well. good luck!!


mike b. August 27, 2008 at 4:15 am

gotcha covered. hope you win.


staceyfike August 27, 2008 at 4:35 am

i voted dear :)
good luck :)


Tam August 27, 2008 at 4:41 am

voted! very fun!


JVo August 27, 2008 at 4:48 am

Done. I voted! Hope you win.


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I just voted I hope you win. Good luck.


Eric and Emily August 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Voted! Hope you win!


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Voted sweetheart….love you mom


Baseballs and Tutu's August 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I have been keeping up with your blog since right before Elias was born…he’s such a cutie(by the way)! I just voted!!! :) Thanks for sharing!


Disney Scrapper August 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm



Jenn August 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I voted for you too!!

Are you tech savvy enough to creat a button for us to put on all of our blogs to help spread the word?

I wish I were…


Simone August 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Just voted….

C’mon guys, can we spread the word a little? She’s only a couple hundred votes behind the leader, and about 30 votes shy of being in the top three. We can do this!!!


Simone August 27, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Oooh–also, don’t try to vote twice, because it looks like if you press the button again, it will change your vote to a no.


jackie August 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm

I voted and like Amie, tried to re-fresh & vote a 2nd time. Nope.
But, got the bright idea that my laptop is registered under my name & the desktop is under my hubby's, so I was able to vote from both computers. You got 2 from me ! YEAH !


Stacy August 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I voted for you and also linked your blog and video in my post for the day on my own blog to help you get more votes.


Jason Boyett August 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Done. Good luck!


Amy Call August 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Voted for you….Best of luck. It would be great if you won!!

Best wishes in all aspects of your wonderful life!!


kim from pensacola August 27, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Hi Jessica,
I just voted!! Good luck! Hope you win!


Shelly August 27, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Me too! Good luck! :-)


KK August 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm

You got my vote, best of luck!!!! Have a great day!


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Jackie is right – you can vote separately from each separate computer that you have. It doesn’t matter who it’s registered to, it just has to be a separate computer


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 5:23 pm

By the way, I have 6 computers in my house, plus the iphones, so we’ll vote from all the stations!


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I voted too!!! We’ll spur you on to good deeds through this venue!

I didn’t so much appreciate the feedback on that site though as ‘some’ thought it their right to criticise—-one of the downsides fo blogging I suspect. But why do people have to be so vindictive and cruel?? Anonymity no doubt feeds into a power-source!

But best wishes on winning!!!!


Kelli August 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm

here’s voting for you kid!

smooches cupcakes and do the same for that baby of yours! Hope your doing good!

hey do you have favorite etsy shops? would love a share :)


Ashley August 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm

just voted! Good luck!!!


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Oh, don’t look…it’s getting ugly. But we gotcha covered!! :)


Colette August 27, 2008 at 7:42 pm


You’ve created quite the controversy. Gotta love drama.


Joy August 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Do me a favor— DO NOT read the comments being generated. Obviously people have too much time on their hands.

I voted a big thumbs up!


Jenny~ August 27, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Jessica, I love your blog. I think you are fantastic and full of fun, vibrant personality. As such, I’m appalled at the comments written on that site about your video. Sounds like sore losers, but I’ll vote as many times as I can from as many computers as I can. Good luck. I think you’d be PERFECT for this!


Sara August 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Hey girl… I watched the video and voted yesterday before all the “drama” in the comments.

I’m sure you are a strong enough woman to know not to pay attention to such things… but just in case you’re having a moment of weakness I want you to know that even though I’ve never met you, I’ve come to admire you and Matthew over the past few months.

You are cute and perky and kind and thoughtful and talented… and I just know those things from your blog. So I hope you win and I hope you know that those comments are from people who just love drama.

Good luck and blessings on your day!



Joni August 27, 2008 at 9:18 pm

You got my vote!!!
Love reading your blog!!!


Matthew Paul Turner August 27, 2008 at 9:41 pm

I just want to say thanks for supporting Jessica! You guys rock.


Karen August 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

you got my vote….and i watched the video…i thought it was nice.


Evan Courtney August 27, 2008 at 10:44 pm



Katrina August 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm

You’re leading!!


Mrs. Elle August 27, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Look at you go!!!! I voted for you first thing this morning and I just got home from work and checked your stats because I hope you win and you’re so far in the lead now!!!


Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 12:07 am

I just voted for you. I have to say, I’m amazed at some of the comments that followed your video. I guess some people are truly out to be nasty and unkind (and have a little too much time on their hands). I sure hope you win and they all hush up!


surfmomma4 August 28, 2008 at 12:46 am

I mean some people are..if they saw how many hits your blog gets they would understand the high number of votes. I couldn;t figure out how to sign up to leave a comment..”referrer?” Hope you win..your definetly the cutest one..(smiles)


Aimee August 28, 2008 at 2:03 am

This sounds perfect for you …what a great opportunity. I just voted (and viewed) and read the nasty comment. OOOOh, that makes me mad when people are mean. I’m rooting for you!


Kara August 28, 2008 at 2:17 am

You got my vote this morning! I am so excited you are leading right now! Yeah! You’d do a great job with your “spunk!” Ignore those comments….some people just get joy out of making others feel bad! Good luck!


Lisa August 28, 2008 at 2:55 am

Oh my goodness! There’s quite the drama going on over at the voting site. I haven’t even met you before but I found saying “Don’t be talking about my friend Jessica that way”. People can be so rude. You definitely got my vote!


Melissa August 28, 2008 at 3:29 am

I voted. Good Luck!


RZ August 28, 2008 at 3:40 am

oh my gosh. I just read most of the comments under your video. I can’t believe people are so rude!!! I have to admit, I didn’t watch the video because I didn’t want to sign up/register, but I voted anyway. Not sure if it counted though, since I won’t register. Anyway, I hope you win just on principal and all those nasty people can shut up :)


rebecca August 28, 2008 at 4:05 am

Just voted…you go girl! :)


Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 4:11 am

I voted!!!!!!!!!!! I am impressed that you had time to find this with going back to work and being a mom you must be super woman!!!!!!!!


vaneblu August 28, 2008 at 4:24 am

dont listen/read those nasty comments some people are leaving you there, they are just jelous!!!
You are really creative and the reason we keep coming to read about you and your family is your creativity, loved the video 😉 GOOD LUCK!


Matthew Paul Turner August 28, 2008 at 5:50 am

Thanks again for voting ladies and gents! Please spread the word!! :-)


Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Sweetheart..You have always been a most positive force in all of our lives! You deserve to win don’t let that very negitive man bring you down. You were honest and fun and that is the person I would want representing my company.xoxox mom


Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Great job on the video!


Michelle September 1, 2008 at 6:12 am

I voted for you, too. Your video was totally cute and sweet.


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