I was never very good at the whole popularity thing, I readily acknowledge this. Middle school was painful, probably no more painful than it was for any other students, but it sure felt that way at the time.
But age has made me brave and more confident. Did you believe that? Maybe I am a better actress than I thought.
To make a long story short, someone, somewhere has found my blog and decided to enter it into a blog competition. Who? Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine. To say that my inclusion in this contest was a surprise is a huge understatement. Like a "the Titanic hit an ice cube" understatement.
My 63-follower blog is tiny when compared to so many well-polished, beautifully coiffed mommy blogs with thousands of followers out there. I only bought my own domain a couple of weeks go. I made my banner in PowerPoint, there is no one to credit for blog design (or anti-design, if I look too shabby). I am sincerely small-town, which suits me just fine. Many people live in the city and visit small towns, others choose to live in small towns and visit the big city. I think both are needed, that variety should be encouraged.
Anyway, if you feel like voting for this gawky, clumsy, thirteen-year-old in braces and a training bra, please do!