These awards last year were kind of my coming out party as a blogger. So I have a very special place in my heart for them. Last year, I was nominated as Best Lifestyle Blog. I lost to Like Mother, Like Daughter. Awesome blog. Excellent lifestyle. I was nominated in that category again, and am really looking forward to conceding to Auntie Leila once again.
Let's take a look at some of the other categories in which I was nominated, and why I probably shouldn't win those either.
In that category I should lose to Kelly of This Ain't the Lyceum. Just look what she does to the blogs that beat her. I don't need that kind of trouble.
Best Looking Blog
I CAN'T win this one, because I am currently working on a blog redesign, and if I win Best Looking Blog it will throw me into a paralysis of indecision. Obviously I couldn't debut a new, lesser blog design right after a vote of confidence like this. But I'm excited about the new stuff. Don't do this to me people.
Most Inspiring Blog
I'm pretty sure that facing tragedy with humor, forthrightness, grace, and openness to life should trump stories about zombie birthday parties and circus-themed homeschooling.
I'm not going to attempt false modesty on this one. I like smart stuff. I like smart people. I hope I write a smart blog. I think Haley's blog is smart. So is Christy's. And Sarah's. The whole list is great.
But if you don't vote for Kathryn at Through a Glass Brightly as the smartest blog, you're dumb.
Now, I like a good meme as much as the next gal. Maybe more. But, Catholic Memes better have this one sewn up. It's kinda their thing.
Best Blog by a Mom
Grace won last year. And she's like 25% more of a mom this year. How could I compete with that?
And Jen Fulwiler has just written down all 22 things you need to know to be a mom. All 22 things. Done. I even got a shout out in number four. So I'm going to content myself with that.
And that's all my nominations. So I'm going to have to agree with Fulton Sheen (always a good idea) and say, "It's Sheenazing to be nominated!"