There’s a saying in the sailing world that goes… “Second Place is the First Loser!” Or is it third place… fourth? Good Lord, maybe it’s fifth!
Anyway, midway through the month, I told you how thrilled I was to be shortlisted with the Ninjamatics 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards… a juried competition that judges blogs, in various categories, against a specific set of criteria. In fact, I was shortlisted in TWO categories! “Life” and “Family and Parenting”.
Over the last two weeks, the blogs on this “shortlist” were then judged based on another set of criteria… and last night… first, second and third places were announced.
I’m either fourth or fifth… in both categories! For arguments sake… let’s say fourth. Alright, whatever, fifth it is but I have to admit, the entire process was quite fantastic and I am absolutely thrilled to be in such phenomenal company.
The six folks who placed in the categories I was nominated, are wonderful writers… but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They’re motivational speakers, magazine editors, published authors, artists, entrepreneurs, designers, chefs, advertisers, gardeners… they’re walking the red carpets, appearing in commercials, speaking at blogging events… they’re attending charity functions and raising much needed awareness and funds for people in need. Each of them are living out an amazing “blogging life”, have THOUSANDS of Twitter followers and Facebook fans supporting these blogs they’ve been writing for years!
Me… I’m still meat and potatoes… just starting out with my 195 Twitter fans and beginning to be a wee bit known for this blog. I have TONS to learn but am honestly thrilled with how far blogging has brought me… what started out as a personal journey, has really taken on a life of it’s own.
Truly, I’m thrilled to have been nominated and simply blown away that I was ever chosen to be in the company of such fabulous storytellers!
I’ll take fifth place any day!
Well… maybe not next year!!!!
Congrats to the winners in the categories of “Life” and “Family and Parenting”… I’m pleased to add each of you to my reading list and welcome you to my growing list of friends!
Click on the following links to discover these fabulous folks… share their blogs with your friends and follow them on Twitter and Facebook… oh, and while you’re at it… do the same for me!!!
Home to Heather.
Coffee With Julie
Under the High Chair
No Ordinary Rollercoaster
The Kitchen Magpie
Casie Stewart: This Is My Life