“I have an idea what you can write about” he said to me. And by he, I mean Michel (the host of RBCp2p). A week later, I received my Visa Gift Card issued by RBC. With $50 on the card, I was free to spend it however I wanted, provided I then write about the experience and the details of the VGC’s by RBC. It’s funny how much more exciting gift cards are than money.
In the fall of 2007 I entered a contest to become one of 6 bloggers for RBC. I submitted a one-minute video and the public voted for a month. After the smoke cleared, I was one of the winners and I went on to blog about everything from shaving, to retirement, to scooters. I was even chosen by RBC’s travel partner – Carlson-Wagonlit – to blog about a European bus tour, visiting London, Paris, Rome and several other cities.