I remember last year when the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers List came out I was on twitter at the time and felt like a total loser when all the nominees were announced. I mean I had been blogging for YEARS! And *I* thought that it was pretty good. It seemed that there were a few people other than my Mum and sisters who read it and I wondered just what I had to do to get some kind of recognition for my “craft”. Snort.
So what did I do? Well. Nothing. I brushed it off, tried not to keep up with the cool kids and just be me. I just kept doing what I have been doing, coming on here every other day talking (mostly far too openly) about my life. All of it. The tearing my hair out crazy frustrations. The no sex with my husband. The mastitis and bleeding nipples with my baby. The guilt of working while trying to balance motherhood. And life. And well, stuff. And somehow, somewhere along the way a few more people jumped on board. I got some great boosts from links from Australian blogging heroes like Maxabella, or Mrs Woog, or FatMumSlim and Eden or Frills in the Hills or Retro Mummy who said “Hey! All my loyal readers! You should totally check out BabyMac! Try it. And then you’ll like it!”. And somehow people did. And somehow I managed to make this years list. Me!
I am totally stoked about this. Seriously. I mean how did I get amongst such FUNNY, clever, beautiful women? And could I take out any more people from the back of this shot with my clever “placement” in shot. It was no mistake.
I had the chance to meet some of these birds at the #ausblogcon (not sure why I still need to hashtag that) and made some real connections. These are some quality people. Funny. Did I mention funny? Clever. Smart. Beautiful. REAL. And good drinkers too! I even sucked back a ciggie in a lane way with Maxabella! I never laugh as much as I do when I laugh with other bloggers. Kim and Eden make me laugh so much I just want to punch them in the arm. You know? Maybe not. And don’t get me started on PPMJ. How fabulous is she?
|Some of the coolest chicks around – Linda aka PPMJ and Eden|
|I apparently have a chin like Jay Leno. I am hideous and gigantic in this photo. The end.|
As I said. I love them. See? I kiss them even when they don’t want to. Or like it.
|Poor Corinne had no chance of escaping my love.|
And I drink a little too much when I am around them. Because how else can I explain this? Kim?
|The 14th champagne kicking in for me whilst standing with Mrs Woog & Kim|
|Kim & Eden making me want to punch them in the arm. Again,|
So thank YOU Kidspot for including me in the list. It has made my week, month, year. For reals. And even if I don’t get any votes, then that’s OK by me because I have this whole group of powerful women who I am luckily enough to call my friends. And who seem to get me right back. And that’s the biggest prize I could ever get. Ever.
But I guess, if you did want to vote for me you could click above or on the logo on my side bar. Try it! And then you’ll like it!
And thanks to Corinne and Lady Wooga and Kim for stealing their snaps from twitter and blog posts etc and chucking them on here.