It’s awards season here in Blogland. Every time we turn around someone has gotten nominated for some cool award or another- Top 100 Mom Blogs, the [tag]Bloggers Choice[/tag] Awards, the Best of Blogs [tag]awards[/tag], they are everywhere.
It’s understandable there are bloggers out there who might feel a little left out. (Kudos to [tag]TableforFive[/tag] for having the cajones to blog about it!) Who can blame them? I think when we sit home with our popcorn watching the Emmys, Oscars, Golden Globes, or whatever, we all dream of being up there accepting that award. Doesn’t matter that we are not actresses, it doesn’t matter that we are not 5’9 and size 0, it doesn’t matter that we don’t have the $10k to shell out on a vintage Valentino, not to mention the lipo and boob job we’d need to hold such a thing up. We want to be there anyways. To feel special, to feel glamorous, to feel important.
Like on tv, it’s easy to sit back and say “I wish I was up there” come time for these blog awards. What we have to remember though is that those who are nominated and won are those who have worked for it. They have put their time in, written award-worthy posts time and time again, and most importantly, at some point they have been in our shoes. They didn’t start out popular, they started out as much of nobodies as the rest of us. Just like [tag]Julia Roberts[/tag] wasn’t born with a [tag]Golden Globe[/tag] on the table beside her crib, great bloggers are made by hard work and lots and lots of practice.
It may take months, it may take years. But with enough talent and hard work, I think any blogger can get there, as long as they can find their voice and their audience.
In the meantime I’ll gladly offer up my couch for anyone who wants to come and watch the awards with me. We can wear sweats, eat popcorn and gossip about what the ladies are probably wearing as they accept their awards, all while dreaming that next year we will be up there too.
I wonder if Valentino makes dresses in an 8?