Thursday, March 31, 2011
So...did Questionable Parenting Make it in the Top 25 Funny Mom Blogs?
I begged. I pleaded. I whored out my blog to you for over a week, pimping out posts and groveling for votes. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Because why not? Why WOULDN'T I enter a mommy blog contest, going head-to-head with the top mommy bloggers in the nation? Why shouldn't I compete with mommies with thousands of followers, who get listed by Forbes and Time Magazine as top mommy blogs? Blogs who had actual, real SPONSORS? When I had but a measly 65 Facebook followers? Right. As if I don't have enough stress in my life. WHAT WAS I THINKING? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I know, I didn't think my blog would get any votes to make it to the Top 25 Funny Mom Blogs to begin with. But...I started getting some votes! And then I grew...OBSESSED. I had to make it in the Top 25! I started waking up in the middle of the night, checking my phone to see how I was ranking. I lost sleep. I pissed off my husband trying to write witty blog posts to secure votes. I didn't walk the dog. Laundry started to pile up. I developed a nervous tick in my left eye. (Just kidding...I didn't get a nervous tick, but it wouldn't have surprised me.) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA And you...you endured my posts, my endless pestering, my relentless, shameful self-promotion. And you VOTED! And guess what? I made it! Thanks to YOUR votes, Questionable Parenting made it in the Top 25 Funny Mommy Blogs! When voting ended, I was in position #21. WOW! You guys are AMAZING! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I'd like to point out that I am one of the few mommy bloggers who ranked in the Top 25 after entering the contest so late, and certainly one of the newest blogs with the fewest followers. But this proves that it's all about quality, not quantity baby! My readers are QUALITY! (Basically, you guys rule.) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA So thank you, thank you, thank you for voting for my blog. You have made one spastic, hormonal, hugely pregnant mommy very, very happy! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA And now that the contest is over, I can get back to stressing out and obsessing over other things, like scoring great deals on Gilt and Zulily, decorating the nursery, worrying about my boobs and watching Robert Downey Jr movies.