Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inspiring. Whodathunk.

Yesterday brought the VERY unexpected news that this blog was nominated for a 2010 BlogLuxe Award, in the 'Most Inspiring' category.  Wait, what?  Inspiring? 

I have to tell you: as of Sunday night, I'd decided to stop blogging. I don't say this to be sensational or melodramatic. The reasoning was pretty simple. When hashing it out with Mr NilsenLife, I uttered these exact words:  I don't think I'm inspiring anyone with what I'm writing - least of all myself.  

To quote a favorite phrase, again - 'the true miracle is in a changed perspective.'  Finding out the very next morning, that what I write is considered inspiring - to even just a few people? That right there is a little Monday Morning Miracle.

Now:  in these awards, there are many MANY incredible bloggers nominated.  Some of my blogging peeps have been nominated right along with me - shout out to Mommypants and Squashed Bologna! - and of course one of my own inspirations, Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary.  If any of you are looking for some good writing, the sites listed in this category are pretty much the Blogging Hall of Fame.  So I've no illusions that I'm on tap to win this thing, but I'm so honored to be nominated alongside such incredible writers, and in a category that tells me the simplest things can be inspirational. 

Head over to the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards page, and check out all the amazing bloggage that's out there.  If you're so inclined, you can follow the easy steps to cast your vote.  You can vote every day, from all forty-six of your email accounts.  If you're so inclined.

I'll just get back to blogging here.


Cheryl said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Glad you're still going to be around..

Varda said...

You do know that if you'd decided to quit we would have staged an intervention. Think ... a buncha wild women showing up at your place with an nice merlot & then chaining you up in your basement with a computer until you had written a new post or two. All for your own good of course. And ours. We want to keep reading you. Glad we don;t have to do that now (but I was looking forward to tickling your toes with a feather duster 'til you wrote something funny).

Rose West said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Congratulations!

CaraBee said...

You are a wonderful writer, definitely inspiring. You deserve the nomination, for sure. If I had my stuff together, I would have nominated you myself! Voting for you everyday!!

hezro said...

Karma is pretty amazing!

On a side note, did you know there's a niElsenlife blogspot as well?!

I'll be voting!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Congratulations. You are able to put into words what I ponder throughout the day. Your eloquence captures my imagination. I am glad you are able to put into words what I cannot. I will be checking out the awards page to find you.
I doubt if there is a blogger who doesn't question their blogging and if it is worth the time and effort. I for one am glad you have chosen to share your talent with the rest of us.

The Mommyologist said...

You have my vote!!! Don't stop blogging! You never know who you are inspiring, so just keep it up!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

It is hard when you are not sure if you are reaching anyone. Congrats on your nomination, I've been a bad blogger and haven't voted for ANYONE yet. I'm a slacker, I know.

Lori-Anne said...

Just wanted you to know I'm sooooo excited for you, and have been voting faithfully! Good luck!

Jen C said...

You've got my vote lady!

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