Happy Birthday to bigwords, Happy Birthday to bigwords, Happy Birthday to bigwoooooorddss, Happy Birthday to me!! Yep, that’s right. Today is bigwords’ 1st birthday. Well, it’s actually the blog’s second birthday, but it wasn’t until this time last year that I started blogging regularly (before that time I’d only written a handful of posts) and began my love affair with the international blogging community.
It’s been a massive year for me and this little blog. bigwords (now a dotcom – www.bigwordsblog.com) now has more than 400 followers, nearly 200 Facebook likers and over 1300 Twitter followers. It was voted in Kidspot Top 50 blogs, which also lead me to an expenses paid trip to Sydney and consequently one of the biggest hangovers I’ve EVER had. Blogging has also expanded my career opportunities and I now blog regularly for Kleenex Mums and the Happy Child website, as well as guest posting for other cool blogs both in Oz and overseas. It’s seen me interviewed on tv, radio and in the newspaper and just this past weekend I was the closing address speaker at my first conference. It has also helped me expand my writing capabilities and I am hoping to complete my first novel next year. I just need an agent – anyone, anyone?
Most importantly, blogging has introduced me to the most amazing group of people. You know who you are. I’m not quite sure you know how much you mean to me and what you’ve done to lift my spirits. Man, I’ve cried A LOT and laughed EVEN MORE at some of your blog posts, comments and witty banter on Twitter.
And for you, my fellow bloggers and the super amazing, cool, groovy, supportive readers of bigwords I want to thank you. I want to give you one of the coolest prizes I have EVER RECEIVED. Earlier this year, I won a prize. Not only are my words now on the side of toilet rolls, not only did I win $500 which helped get me to the Aussie Blogger’s Conference, but I won ONE YEAR’S SUPPLY OF TOILET PAPER.
When I was thinking of how to mark this special occasion, I thought wouldn’t it be cool if someone got to experience what I felt when a truck dumped a shit-load of loo paper on my doorstep? So, I got brave and asked the amazing people at Kleenex (namely the effervescent Melissa) if they would be willing to provide loo paper for my FIRST EVER giveaway. And they said YES!
So, for one lucky (Aussie or Kiwi) reader you will win A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF LOO PAPER, delivered straight to your door. Oh bugger it, seeing that it is also Kleenex Mums’ first bday soon too – how about we give TWO LUCKY PEOPLE A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF LOO PAPER EACH!
That’s right, two winners each to win a year’s supply, calculated as a roll per person x five in the house x 52 weeks equalling 260 rolls. It’s then rounded up a bit, so for Kleenex Cottonelle Long Roll (which is the one with my words on the side) it comes to 288 rolls. That’s 288 rolls of loo paper each, baby!
So, to be in the running I need to know this –
What is the most creative thing you would do with 288 rolls of Kleenex toilet paper?
Also, if you are not following bigwords, subscribed (look on the left column to enter your email address) to bigwords or liking Bianca Wordley’s bigwords on Facebook – please do. The same goes for liking Kleenex Mums on Facebook here and joining here.
If you want to enter TWICE, then please RT or Facebook share this post and then pop back to bigwords letting me know what you did and then give me another creative answer!
Melissa from Kleenex and I are going to pick the two winners. The competition will be open until October 2, 2011. Winners will be announced on October 7, so be sure to also include a contact email/twitter handle so I can contact you.
GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU for joining me in the bigwords’ journey!! xx
PS: And a MASSIVE thank you to Kleenex
That picture is PRICELESS! And happy bloggy birthday to you – you have such a successful year, well done to you!
As for how we’d use 288 rolls of toot paper, its all about cubby houses here at the moment so I’d envisage quite the cool loo paper castle being built. Those rolls would double as very handy turrets to our toilet paper package walls!
Have also shared the toilet paper love via twitter x
Hmmm, well, seeing as I am NOT a fan of laundry & abhor the number of times I have to wash Mr4’s sheets after an overnight accident, I reckon I would make some seriously absorbent and wonderfully biodegradable sheets for his bed!! And by “make sheets” I might just mean “wrap him in loo roll every night”. But either way I reckon out problems would be solved. And god for the environment, too! 🙂
P.S. Oi, girl…agent here, gimme a look in, will ya? 😉
Popps wants to have a witches and bats and scary things party, we were thinking of making a mummy to stand at the front door. We could certainly do it with that much paper!
Congrats’s on the successful journey so far Bianca. Will definently share the toilet love around twitter. Do you have any more toilet paper around that I can use to build my own thrown. Haha take care
I just RT’d it….and for my second “creative idea”, I’ve decided that I might use 288 loo rolls to fashion myself a handy-to-replace wardrobe for summer. I could wear my swimmers underneath and simply drape loo roll all over myself in any number of glamourous ways as a totally respectable work outfit. Work day ends and I would simply unwrap myself and jump into the water at the beach. Plus, I wouldn’t worry about getting food stains on my white summer ‘dresses’ for the first time ever because I’d just tear those bits off 😉
*Please note: you said ‘creative’, not ‘good’ 😉
Happy bloggy birthday Bianca! x
We love to BBQ at my house so i think i could make a fantastic BBQ setting for my family of 6 with the 288 rolls. We’d need a table to eat from, i think a base using 2 packs for each side and 1 pack for each end as well as 1 pack for a middle support, with all built three packs high (21 packs for the table, using two 6packs for each side slotting one 6pack in each end and one 6pack in the middle for the support) Then we’d need 6 stools around the table (using one6 pack for each stool) Of course we’d need a table top and i’m sure my jigsaw puzzle board would be big enough to cover the top. Now we’d need a BBQ i think six 6packs for a base (in a 2rows of 3packs) and another two 6packs for a second and third layer to make it high enough to cook from (using 18packs all up) we’d need a gas bottle (i’d think one 6pack up against the BBQ, smallest surface to the ground) We’d need cups i think one pack of 6 opened so we could pretend that a roll was a cup. We could use one 6pack layed down (largest surface down) in the middle of the table for a serving platter.
Then we’d need some plates and cutlery which i’m sure we could find outside, some sticks for cutlery and large leaves for plates, some of the fruits on our fruit trees would be used for the food with some other sticks for some BBQ tools. Some smallish rocks wrapped in foil for potatoes, various leaves and flower petals (of course ones that are already on the ground) on each plate as a salad. Wow that really got my mind working, i think we might try some of these ideas (minus the toilet paper because i don’t have that many rolls in the house lol) Although i’d be glad to set it all up (when hehe) if i win and post some pics for you 🙂
I would make bedding for the entire family.
That would REALLY confuse my son who has a penchant for wiping his arse on bedding instead of toilet paper, preferring to CHEW on the paper as a recreational activity.
Congratualations and Happy Bloggiversary. I’d most certainly fashion a turban if I were to have this much whitepaper on hand. Probably turn the 3 and 5 year old into some Egytpian Mummys too whilst I’m at it.
I’m not entering the competition because I’m one of probably three people in the entire world who doesn’t like Cottonelle.
But happy blog birthday!
I skipped my blog birthday, mostly because it slipped by without me even noticing…
lol. love the picture!
I would write I Will Not Forget on every piece and send it through to the Federal and State Mental Health Ministers to remind them that mental illness is still a silent epidemic.
We love cottonelle in our household. My two year old at the moment loves wrapping all our toilet rolls, around her!
I once saw a picture of a dress made out of toilet paper so with the question how we’d use 288 rolls of toot paper, hmmm I think I would like to make a dress out of toilet paper too!
The kids would have so much fun!
Happy bloggy-birthday! Meeting you, and dancing with you, was a big highlight of the big conference earlier this year. As was your classic comment to me: “Oh my god, you’re FUN!” You’re one fun and funny lady.
Love that pic of you with all the loo paper!
Anyway… my entry. It’s one of my life’s cruel fates that I’m about 5’9″, a height that most people think is quite tall, and yet I’m the shortest in my family and second shortest in my husband’s family. Yep, 5’9″ and the second shortest of my twelve family members. So, I would use the toilet paper to stand on and FINALLY be taller than them.
Shared on Twitter!
Damn lost my comment. Anyway…I would write Never Forgotten on every single sheet and send it to every Federal and State Mental Health Minister to remind them that mental health is a silent epidemic.
Love, love, love the photo!! And Happy bloggy-birthday to you xx
Happy two/one year anniversary and what a big giveaway. You’re on a roll (pun intended)!
I don’t think I would have too many ideas with what to do with that much loo paper, but I can guess that my kids will block the toilet with at least half of it!
Good on you Bianca!
I shared on facebook , don’t twitter and learning about blogs , as for 280 rolls of kleenex. I would build the great wall of kleenex, play domino falls, use them as side tables for my bedroom or as a privacy screen.And with xmas comimg I could make 280 crocket doll toilet roll covers and give them out as presents.
OH GOD! I NEED this! With crohns I go through this is a week hahaha!!!
I’d strip all the toilet paper off every roll, use the cardboard as the foundations for a cubby house for my son and paper mache him a little house to play in!
I need this prize. It would help my 3yo’s addiction to getting long strands of toilet paper and putting in her hair to become Rapunzel. She does this about 10 times a day. It’s a very expensive habit.
Tweeted it =] My second big idea is a big Art Attack (remember the tv show) of the kleenex puppy made of toilet paper on the landing zone of the local sky diving company! What a soft landing for them!
Great prize, as I try and reduce my shopping bill (failing miserably) this would actually be a ripper of a prize.
If my 18 mth old has anything to do with it he’d make a soft bed on the bathroom floor with it. Oh wait he already does that.
As for me, I’d probably use it for the obvious.
I’m following you on GFC and FB now! I’m going to take the eco-friendly option and insulate my house with it!
Have tweeted and shared on my FB page. Staying with the eco-friendly theme I would mulch my garden with it!
Well right now I can tell you what I’d use it for because we’ve run out & I forgot to get more when I was at the shop…… Otherwise I think we could make a lovely house for the numerous Zhu Zhu pets, barbies, animals & other small creatures that live in our house!
Congratulations on your fantastic year! I hope I won’t have to do anything with them, but my kids will be occupied for hours making a castle (or whatever they like).
No creativeness with toilet paper here. I’d love to win a years supply – I need it! For once I’d like it to be used for it’s actual purpose and not be found spread across the floor of the bathroom in tiny pieces, a whole roll stuffed into the toilet or traipsed from one end of the house to the other like a road. Toilet paper is well and truly loved in this house!
Since in the last two months my new dog has destroyed at least half a dozen rolls of toilet paper, and next month up to 40 women will be in my home on one night for a Cancer Council fundraiser, possibly destroying another dozen rolls (not in quite the same way as the dog… at least, I hope they don’t use their teeth…), toilet paper has become a precious commodity in this household. I am stocking up so that the dog never gets bored, and no woman visitor finds herself scrounging the bottom of her handbag looking for tissues.
I think a year’s supply might just be enough.
Oh, and I RTed your tweet. I should add for a more creative use of the toilet paper, I’d spray it all pink and use it to decorate for the party. That wouldn’t be weird at all, would it. Would it?
Happy Bloggy (Boggy) Birthday!
If I won 288 rolls of loo paper, I would buy a new toilet, pack my loo rolls and visit a deserted island and bog/blog in peace for a year 🙂
I shared to twitter 🙂
Well my Miss One would certainly LOVE all that loo paper… ATM every time we go to the loo she grabs the end and runs until it rips, then comes back again… Her and my little sausage dog then fight over the paper… All the while i can never do anything about it cause i am stuck trying to take a pee! :o) so tute!
twittered 😀 I would also use the loo paper to create an amazing new wardrobe… That way when my daughter pee’s on me i will be covered ;o)
Since I am in the very slow process of toilet training twins, who love running in opposite directions without nappies on, I would have to use the toilet paper to cover the complete floor of my whole house. When I decide to run after twin one I still slip over the wee of the other twin!!
How cool is that! Happy birthday, Bigwords!
I don’t need an entry…. I was the very lucky recipient of this prize a few months back 😀 Sitting pretty ahahahaha.
I tweeted too, I was going to post it straight away but the baby managed to turn the computer off at the wall (maybe she had enough of mummy at the computer). http://twitter.com/#!/hiplittleone/status/118578027440504832
Anyway, if I didn’t have the twins to waste/use all the toilet paper on my mum would want me to use it to wrap up my youngest treasure (baby J who is 13 months) and send her to my mum and dad in Holland. They have not met the baby yet and they would love to cuddle her now that she still has lots of chubby baby rolls. <3
We went to a fabulous Scooby Doo themed birthday party earlier this year.
One of the games was for each team of 4 children to wrap an adult with a 6 pack of toilet paper and turn them into a Mummy. It was so much fun 🙂 Picture 20 noisy 6 year olds and 5 adults spinning around being covered in toilet paper.
Also – super easy clean up, even though it seemed like a messy game.
Marita from Stuff With Thing
I would build a papier mache toilet.
My partner has a birthday coming (not an awesome bloggy birthday, just a regular shitty one – see what I did there? Shitty?), and I would love to surprise him with 288 rolls so HE can take over wipe duty with the three year old.
tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/goodbadkellie/status/119006633346080770
Now, creative with toilet paper is a hard one. Hmmm…if we win, I’ll get the kids to build a pyramid from the 288 toilet rolls, we’ll call it the Pyramids of Kleenex and then we’ll invite their friends over to knock it all down and build it again.
Hmmmm. I reckon I could write my next novel on that much loo paper. Even in the short loo breaks allowed to a mum (my husband, on the other hand, would have enough time to write a series…).
Happy blogiversary!!!! Hmmm, lets see. Well since the arrival of my decrepit gut, Ruprecht, loo paper and I have become permanent peeps. I was thinking I could do some sort of art instillation project using the 288 rolls to convey the tangled web that binds us. Or, I could line them up and do some form of rolling dominos down the 3 flights of stairs in my house, to the tune of “O Fortuna”.
I am a facebook of fan of your now and I also am a facebook fan of Kleenex Mums.
I have shared the giveaway on my facebook profile.
A year’s supply,
Oh my, oh my,
Toilet paper someone’s house, no,
Wrap up hubby like a Mummy, no,
Wipe the toddler toosh, yes,
Let her wipe her own toosh, YES!
I need a years supply with a toddler toilet training since half a roll equals one wipe!
Plus I don’t want to have use the Supermarket brand sandpaper any more!