Last year, I submitted the worlds worst Blogger Idol audition. I don’t know, maybe I was drunk after the inhalation of too many cleaning products, or suffering from mom-brain, or perhaps I just cracked under the pressure. It was embarrassing really. This year, I have decided to try again. So try again I will.
What does this mean? This means that all 6 of my blog followers (thanks mom and dad and Aunt Sally) will be inundated with sappy and whiney requests from me on a fairly continual basis to VOTE for me each and every week. And hopefully you will, not because you are family – but because you actually like the things I write.
On a more serious note, I am constantly telling my kids to follow their dreams, to take risks, to put themselves out there. The reality is that while I am a freelance writer who has become fairly established and actually gets paid to write – I don’t put ME out there. Maybe its the fear of criticism, or the fear that people who disagree with what I write will turn internet trolls, or maybe it’s just because of FEAR PERIOD, that I make excuses of being too busy (blah blah blah) as a reason for NOT putting ME out there. Whatever it is, telling my kids to do something that I am not willing to do makes me a hypocrite. Which is exactly why I am trying again.
So here’s to Blogger Idol 2013! If you are hiding behind fear, you too should audition! Here’s a link to help you do so.