You like me! You really like me!

I’ve been writing a blog for a few months now (plus a year if you count Adventures of a Teacher). I am 99% sure that my biggest followers are related to me, or soon-to-be related to me, which has always been fine. It just feels good, therapeutic even, to come here each day (although I skipped yesterday…) and rant about a terrible flight,  or describe my panicky life, or just talk about a sunny day in the park.

It’s not so important to me to have lots of followers, or so I thought…

Yesterday, another great blogger, More Than Greens, sent me a blog award nomination!  Turns out I love having followers! It felt almost as good as what I imagine winning the mirror ball trophy feels like. The official name of the award is Food Stories Award for Excellent Storytelling.

I know what your thinking…food stories? Aside from my ability to have a wide variety of food delivered at the press of a button (Thanks seamless.com!), and my talent to coerce Fiance into cooking for me, I do not have a lot of “food stories.” I do eat out a lot, maybe that counts?

More Than Greens, explained this by simply saying she just really likes reading my blog, food-related or not! Well, that is the nicest thing anyone has said about my blog (anyone who isn’t related…)!

I don’t know if I am actually qualified to follow all the rules and regulations of Food Stories, so I won’t even bother. But, in lieu of nominating 5 more blogs, I will just tell you about 5 super awesome blogs that I follow.

Obviously, I follow New York Whimsy, not just because the amazing Zoey writes it, but because it’s funny, full of stupid cats, a few DIY projects, and some pretty cool stuff to do in NYC.

Next, I am absolutely obsessed with Momastery. If you are not a monkee or haven’t heard of Gretchen “G”, and her famous blog, and recent book deal, then you are seriously missing out. This lady says everything I’m thinking and feeling with such hilarity, wit, and compassion, it’s almost unbelievable. I laugh, cry, and feel inspired by so many of her posts. I would guarantee you’ll love her, but her “brutiful” openness will rub some of you the wrong way… which is too bad.

Another blog I love is Artful Anxiety. AA and I are share a special trait, and I can very often relate to her blogs about fear and panic. She is a strong person and writer, and I appreciate her honesty.

Fourthly, is Le Zoe Musings. This blog is written by a Mother who I am completely jealous of. She is BEAUTIFUL and so talented. Her blog is full of the most ridiculous pictures of her house, kid, family, clothes, plants, purses, you name it! She is a phenomenal decorator and photographer, and owns more designer bags than a Kardashian. She’s fabulous.

And, finally, I love Hella Sydney. This American girl living in Australia is hella funny, hella candid, and hella adventurous… a girl after my own heart!

I feel sad now for all the blogs that I didn’t post about… There’s just too many good writers out there! You all rock.

K, that’s all I can handle today. I am caffeine-free at the moment, and my eyelids are unable to hold themselves open any longer.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers!

11 Replies to “You like me! You really like me!”

  1. aw thanks hil. maybe theres a different blog category award out there you’d fit into!

    1. yes, maybe the “can’t decide what kind of blog I am” award

      1. I’m with you there. I still haven’t come up with a tag line…

  2. There are plenty of awards. Regardless, awards show someone is reading what you are writing. Can’t go wrong with that.

    1. agreed! it made my day!

  3. Food Stories says: Reply

    I love, love, love this post and truly this is the reason I created the FS Award … to meet new people and learn new things. However, you are correct that the FS Award is for food-related sites so I created a second award to include everyone’s blog. You have now been officially converted to the Illuminating Blogger Award … Check out the page (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/), if you’re interested in learning more and grabbing one of our unique, fancy schmancy badges 🙂

    Either way, congrats 🙂

    1. wow! Thanks so much, this is so cool and fun! Checking out the page…now.

  4. I did get a bit over-excited and carried away with my nominations and focussed more on the word ‘storytelling’ than the word ‘food’! But I love that you turned it around and still used it to share some other great blogs that you read. I will be sure to check them out. =)

    1. thanks, and thanks again for nominating me. I was so excited, it really made my week!

  5. Congrats on the nomination!! You definitely deserve it. The reason your blog is so good is because you are so open and honest. No one wants to read about perfect people with perfect lives.

    1. awww thanks Misti! And you’re right, the more screwed up you are the more interesting the story! haha

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