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How One Simple Blog Post Can Change A Life

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Tyler Mullendore.  Remember that name.

Sometimes when I write a blog post I sit here and think “will anybody read this?”, “is this topic of interest to any of my readers”?  I ponder the same thing every time I receive pitches from reps and brands wanting me to write about their fabulous products, services, destinations or events.  What appeals to me, doesn’t necessarily appeal to my readers.  When I choose to write about a particular topic, I always hope that what I write about brings my readers some value, some helpful information, the possibility of winning a great prize, a good belly laugh, or at the very least, brings a smile to their face.

I never expected to write a post that could potentially end up changing someone’s whole life.

Regular Canadian Blog House readers may remember a post I wrote back in June entitled “Canadian Musicians! This Could Be Your Big Break!”.  Earlier that week I had received a message from Eric Alper, Director Of Media Relations At eOne Music (and one of my fave media people), asking me if I could help spread the word about eOne Music’s search to find Canada’s top undiscovered musical talent.  I admit, I hesitated for a short moment, almost hitting delete, but then sat down to read a little more about eOne’s quest.  In the end, the music and contest lover in me decided the Big Break Contest would be a fun thing to write about.

Canadian music is “where it’s at”, right everyone?  I mean, I might be a little biased but, I happen to think we have some of the most amazing musical talent in the world right here in Canada.

Now, that amazing Canadian musical talent includes Tyler Mullendore.

Haven’t heard of Tyler Mullendore? Well you will soon.  Tyler has just won eOne Music’s Big Break Contest and is being whisked away to Toronto for a full day of World Class Recording and Mixing in the legendary Toronto Metalworks Studio (a $5,000 value!).

So why am I telling you all about Tyler’s big win? Well, that relates back to the title of this blog post.  You just never know how one little thing you do could change a person’s life.

Last week I received a note from one of my long-time online friends and Canadian Blog House supporter, Bonny, who lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She was all excited to tell me about her partner’s son, Tyler, who had just won the eOne Big Break Contest. Bonny told me she had read my blog post about the Big Break Contest and showed it to Tyler.  Tyler entered the contest…and now the rest is history!

I was floored.  I had actually forgotten about that post and Bonny had to remind me which one she was talking about.  Oh yes! That one! The post I almost did not write!

Bonny shared with me this video of Tyler singing one of his original songs, and I could definitely see why the contest judges had chosen Tyler.  This man has talent!

Some of you may even recognize Tyler.  He was one of Canadian Idol’s Season 5 finalists in 2007.  I just love his audition tape that I found on YouTube…

So please join me in congratulating Tyler and wishing him all the best in Toronto! Be sure to follow Tyler Mullendore on Twitter at @TylerMullendore.  Tell your friends and family and get them to share the love too!

We are all rootin’ for you Tyler!

Oh and….next time you do something that seems rather insignificant…just think of this.






Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House did not receive compensation for this post. We just wanted to share this because we are super excited for Tyler.  All opinions are our own. 

  1. August 7, 2014

    Suzanne Rudge

    This is one of those wonderful stories that make me feel all warm and fuzzy. 🙂 Kudos to you Sandy for paying attention and congrats to Tyler! I think this makes you like his fairy godmother or something Sandy 😉

  2. August 5, 2014

    Bonnie Way

    Wow, that is totally cool that a post you wrote lead to him winning that contest! 🙂 Like you, I would have hesitated about writing that post but like you, I also love music contests and helping people out. So thanks for sharing your good news!

  3. August 3, 2014

    paula schuck

    Amazing story Sandy! A good blog connects with readers and provides a service to the audience as well. You obviously have that figured out. Congratulations to Tyler! That’s awesome!

    • August 4, 2014


      Awww 🙂 Thank you Paula! That means a lot coming from a great blogger like yourself. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  4. August 3, 2014

    coffee with julie

    Oh, I just love this story! I’ve had simple things that really made my day like someone saying “My family took a trip to XYZ and had a great time – thanks for your recommendations on your blog.” This one takes the cake, Sandy – how cool! I look forward to following Tyler’s journey!

    • August 4, 2014


      Thanks so much Julie!! You’re so right, this sort of thing really makes my day. There’s nothing but a whole lot of goodness in a story like this. Thanks for stopping by to comment! I’m looking forward to following Tyler’s journey too!

  5. August 2, 2014

    Cathy C

    Totally amazing! This post and story just keeps getting better and better! Never know Life is a funny and exciting thing!

    • August 3, 2014


      Thanks so much, Cathy!! Life is a fun and exciting thing…and I hope it just gets better for Tyler 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting and the great share on Twitter!

    • August 2, 2014


      Thank you Amanda!! I’m hoping it gets even more amazing for Tyler 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  6. August 2, 2014

    Renee @ My So-Called Mommy Life

    What a fabulous story! I often feel the same way you do before a publish a post. Thanks for the reminder that you truly never know who your story may resonate with.

    • August 2, 2014


      I will never look at my blog posts the same again, Renee…because you just never know! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  7. August 2, 2014


    That is fabulous! This post really made me smile. Amazing what a post can do! Such a great story, Sandy!

    • August 2, 2014


      Awww 🙂 Thanks so much, Christine! Glad it made you smile 🙂 Yes, you just never know! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  8. August 2, 2014

    Casey E. Palmer

    We should always create and remember that even the tiniest things we do have an impact on the world around us 🙂 Not always easy to remember, but I’m glad to see that this one had such a HUGE impact! Keep it up 😀

    • August 2, 2014


      Very wise words, Casey, and ones I know I always forget. Thanks so much! Appreciate you stopping by 🙂

  9. August 2, 2014


    This is just all kinds of feel good awesome thanks so much for sharing and sharing again!

    • August 2, 2014


      Love sharing good news stories like this, Aimee! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  10. August 1, 2014


    What an amazing story! You should be so proud of the difference you’ve made in this man’s life. Keep up the awesome work!

    • August 1, 2014


      Thank you Fariha 🙂 I’m just so thrilled for Tyler. Such a great opportunity for him! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  11. August 1, 2014


    Everyone has that thought of “will anyone even bother reading what I’m typing” and you usually will never find out unless you post it.

    • August 1, 2014


      Very true! I’m just glad I did in this case 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Touristmeetstraveler!

  12. August 1, 2014

    Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

    “The life and death of each of us has an influence on others”.

    This quote is written on my son’s death certificate and I think of it every day.

    Congratulations on having such a positive influence on others.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • August 1, 2014


      Oh Sarah, that is SO beautful! What a wonderful saying and tribute to your beautiful son. I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the very kinds words for me. xo

  13. August 1, 2014

    Maya Fitz

    What an amazing story. It’s great as you’ll never know who you will touch and affect in your course of life just by doing the simple things you do everyday.

    • August 1, 2014


      So very true, Maya. I’ve had the same thing happen to me in reverse 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting!

  14. August 1, 2014


    Great song, I enjoyed it!! Makes you feel good to help someone this way. Keep up the good work 🙂

    • August 1, 2014


      Thanks Cruiser! I’m so glad I didn’t hit “delete” this time 🙂 Yes, Tyler’s song is great..and I love his guitar playing. Thanks for listening and commenting!

  15. August 1, 2014

    Debbie Bashford

    how cool is that!! He is a talented young man, great voice!

    • August 1, 2014


      I totally agree, Debbie! Love his voice and his song! I could see that song being a big hit. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment 🙂

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