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.