I know awards might seem unnecessary but this one is a BIG deal. It brings me a lot more recognition and potential for growth. Not just during the voting season but all year long. With all these medical bills piling up (guilt... guilt) we need however much more that can possibly be right now. Outside of that very practical reason... it also helps bolster my fragile self esteem... and keeps me blogging when I'm not sure I have anything *interesting* left to say. Plus, hey, I'm human and it just plain feels good to have some people out there thinking I'm good at this.
It is especially rewarding to be up for the diarist category. I know a lot of people out there might think of me as a "mommy blogger", or this as a "mom blog", but that isn't how I think of this (or myself for that matter). I'm just one woman trying to share my take on this little thing called life... I just so happen to have children. Sure there might be more publicity to be had by lumping myself in with the parenting blogs but I'm especially honored not to be. In writing about myself I found a way to restore that sense of self I felt I had lost when I first started my journey into parenting. So it is a great feeling to be recognized as someone who is a good blogger and not have to have that quantified by my parenting status. It means a lot and is something for which I am very proud... whether I win or not.
Voting should begin on the 5th. Instead of groveling for your votes everyday I will do my best to entertain you and hope that you will repay me for that effort by clicking the link to the voting page at the end of the posts. There will also be a special giveaway at the end of voting week to show you all my appreciation for working with me all week. You must have voted every day to qualify for this giveaway (honor system) and I'll put up a post where you all can enter that drawing once the voting week has concluded.
P.S. Winning this award would also help me stick it to "The Man" (aka my in laws)... and prove that this is not some piddly pastime I created in order to publicly air our grievances. And that's kind of important too...