I wanted to write a post of thanks to everyone who supported me in the Top 25 Funny Mom blog contest. I wrote a little thank you note on Facebook, but I realized that wasn’t enough. You deserved more. You deserved a post of your own for all the times you listen to me beg and plead and cajole and lament and despair and rally. Actually, I just wanted to make sure everyone who was kind enough to vote for me knew of my eternal gratitude. I truly do appreciate all your help in keeping me in the race.
And to repay you for all your kindness I promise you this:
I may not have made it into the Top 25, but you guys helped me reach my goal. I am currently the 66th funniest person. And I am proud.
I know I joke, but I am serious when I say that is a big accomplishment for me, and I am really happy about where I finished. I am also seriously struck by how kind, generous and helpful everyone has been through the whole seemingly endless voting process. The thing is I started this blog less than a year ago, and I did it from scratch. I didn’t tell anyone – no family or friends (well a very limited few) – so I didn’t have a base of support. I felt I needed to be completely anonymous in order write freely because if I couldn’t write freely I couldn’t write.
I also wanted to see if I coud really do it. If I could start with nothing and build up an audience who came here solely for my writing. No friends or family who feel obligated to like me and leave complimentary comments. I wanted an objective audience, and I wanted to do it on merit alone. (I did tell my husband, but I didn’t have to worry about him because he doesn’t read my stuff, and he rarely finds me humorous - maybe because I make fun of him but whatever.)
And in a fairly short time I have nearly accomplished what I set out to do. So to me finishing at #66 is like winning the title. I am proud, and I have all of you to thank.
Oh, and I promise to never ever ever bother you again.
Until next year.
You can still vote for me here. If you want. And this one’s easier because all you have to do is click the banner, and you’re done.