Last year, around Thanksgiving, I got a wild notion that maybe, just maybe, I could enter the Write to Done Top 10 Blogs for Writers contest. Just contemplating some of the past winners, like Men with Pens and Copyblogger, made me a little weak in the knees.
But I thought, “Why not?”
Like running for Robert Gray Elementary School student body treasurer in the 6th grade, if anything, it would be good experience, right?
I was out of town teaching a blogging workshop when I got an email from a reader congratulating me. I practically fell off my chair.
I had won! And I was in shock for three days.
I love blogging
None of us put hundreds of hours a year into blogging in the hopes of winning an award. We just don’t.
I do it because, being a teacher at heart, I adore seeing the lights go on when someone learns something new. I do it because my goals in life are to help people and make them laugh. If I can do both at once, all the better.
I do it because I learn from my readers every day. And because I love to jump into this community we have here and wallow in the true spirit of giving that you all bring to this blog.
You are the reason for this blog. You keep me going, you add fuel to the community bonfire, and sometimes you even come back for more.
Thank you for that.
Nominations for the 2012 Write to Done Top 10 Blogs for Writers are now open
Yes, I am in the running for this award again this year. And though it isn’t why I blog, I would be very grateful for your vote.
But more important, whether you vote for me or you have another writing blog in mind, it’s your chance to support a blogger who has helped you in the last year.
If you are so inclined, here is how it works:
1. No registration required, but you can only nominate one blog.
2. You must leave the blog’s URL (this one is http://judyleedunn.com) and, for it to count, your reason for voting for it.
3. Just go to this page and leave your vote (and reason) in the comments section below the blog post.
That’s all there is to it. When all the nominations are in (voting closes December 10, 2011), a panel of judges will select 20 finalists and then narrow that list down to the winning ten.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting and contributing to our community here. It’s been an incredible year. Stay tuned to hear what’s in store for 2012!