Actually, it was an email, this being the age of social media and all.
It was from the Annual Bloggers’ Bash, informing me that my blog had been nominated for Best Lifestyle Blog!
What an unexpected honor! I’ve been in shock and on a writer’s high for hours.
This is the Annual Bloggers’ Bash 5th year, and my blog’s first nomination. I have to admit, I was a bit jealous of the nominees in years past because they had received what I had wanted, but did not get.
Now I feel like my blog has finally made it. All those years of hard work have now led to this wonderful moment.
The awards are in London this June. I do have my passport and some vacation time, so I am definitely tempted to attend.
The interns are thrilled. Not necessarily for me, but because they think I’m going to take them with me across the pond for the ceremony.
That’s not happening. Not in a million years. My interns are the worst. I’d much rather attend the awards with my Gargoyle, who could fly me across the ocean on his back and allow me to save on airfare.
Plus, it would be fun to meet some of the bloggers I’ve gotten to know over the years.
Now I have a great pick up line as I venture out into the dating world.
“Want to go to London with me to see if I win a prestigious blogging award?”
I’m sure that’s going to work wonders with the ladies here in Maine. And if it doesn’t, I could go to London and see how well I hit it off with the British lasses.
I wanted to thank all of you for the support you’ve given this blog over the years. If you hadn’t kept reading my silly stories, and commenting on them, I would have given up ages ago because blogging is a lot of work!
The blog has certainly changed over the years, but my goal has remained the same: To make you laugh while you think.
Deep Thoughts from the shallow end of the pool has been the tagline since day one.
I suppose I should also thank President Trump. I’ve written a lot of posts about him in the past year, and perhaps that’s what finally pushed me over the top to earn a nomination.
I’ll never suffer from writer’s block as long as Agent Orange is in the Oval Office. Perhaps this bodes well for my chances for future nominations.
I suppose I should also thank my horrible luck in the dating arena. I mean, who doesn’t value dating advice from a guy who always seem to be single?
I’ve found my niche and you guys really seem to enjoy reading about (laughing at???) my dating misadventures.
And I mustn’t forget my Inner Runner. That perpetual annoyance drags me out of bed early five mornings a week to go running. Still not in my Top 50 Favorite Things To Do When I Wake Up, running does, however, fuel many of my blog posts.
So maybe I’ll run to London for the awards ceremony. That would make for one fantastic blog post once I arrived.
I write because it’s my passion, not because I hope to win awards.
It really is an honor just to be nominated. I’m truly excited, and I just hope that they serve Snapple at the ceremony.