So, I just found out that I did not win the scholarship to Netroots Nation. It's a disappointment, but I knew it was an uphill battle. Despite the many qualified people out there with vast networks, radio shows, tv shows and nationally read blogs, it was your efforts that put me in at #5 in total supporters for Round 1. I can't express how damn thankful I am for all the time and effort people gave me in order to help me attend Netroots Nations. I so rarely ever ask people for anything, so it was nice to know that when I did, more than 90 people came through - friends, family and activists I've met across the state. That's not only amazing, it's inspiring. There is a whole new round of 10 more scholarships, but I'd have to start all over again for supporters. I don't think I'm prepared to harass all of you again, so I'm not going to actively campaign this time - at least as of now. I'll leave my "support me" link on the top right if you'd like to sign in/log in and show your support yet again.
Thank you all for bearing with me during this contest. It meant a lot. And, who knows, with 20 more scholarships being awarded, maybe I'll still somehow find a way to go.