Friday, June 25, 2010

...and found lacking

I'm slipping.

My TopMommyBlogs status is now number 6, and I'm totally complaining. How dare these talented people put their funny, touching, well-developed blogs on the same listing as mine! Sheesh! On the blog complaining front, let me throw this in - why is Free Therapy only number 10? Why isn't Pretty All True number one overall? WHY!?!

When I decided to start a blog, it was my way of not feeling so isolated, so all by myself with a lack of adult conversation and companionship. R was preparing to deploy and I was seriously freaking out internally. I have to admit, I secretly hoped 'Someone' would stumble across the blog by accident, be stunned by my panache and way of looking at the world, and be able to bring my blog to 'Someone else's' attention. Hey, stuff like that happens all the time. Why not?!?

Why not? Because there are a LOT of talented folks out there. That, and a million other reasons I can think of but am not going to list. This whole blogging thing? It's a serious business to a lot of people. Me? I take it seriously because I appreciate (more than I can even begin to explain) that you guys read me, but it's not a business. It's a way to give myself a voice. It's also great feeling to know that someone cares what I have to say and not because they are related or married to me. (I love you, R!) For those of you who also vote for me on TopMommyBlogs? Double thanks. I'm not a campaigning sort of gal in that way, and I hate asking for votes. And even though my ranking is lower than it used to be? I'm still getting a decent amount of votes based on my daily readership stats.

Then why, I wonder, do I see the blog stats or have conversations and then continually compare myself with others - other bloggers, family members, moms, people trying to lose weight or get in shape, and constantly wonder if I am somehow lacking? It just seems so....negative and counter productive. But I still do it. Interesting. Do you do this? Let's discuss!!


Anonymous said...

haha, thanks for the shout out! I have this weird thing where I go back and forth with caring about stats and postions but then I want to see if I can drop those stats with a ball post or something.

At the end of the day, I'm happier if I'm just writing what I want to and reading the people (like you!) that I enjoy.

All that other crap feels like work. I don't know how people keep up with it, though sometimes I try. It's hard to resist.

Lately, I've been wanting a domain name and prettiness.

Daily Dose of Dahl said...

awww. I heart you!

And that other crap does feel like work. And we just can't have that! hahaaaaa

kris said...

YEAH! Why am I not #1?


I try very hard not to care. Although one time? I was all happy and then a fellow TMB had a giveaway (something waaaaay lame) and zoomed past me in no time at all. That was a tiny bit annoying.

I don't give anything away. Except my opinions. Those are completely free.

And in my opinion?

It only matters if you're writing what you want to write and connecting with people.

Which you are.

If the numbers really matter? Give away some cloth diapers, and you will totally kick my ass.


Daily Dose of Dahl said...

thanks, Kris!

I have noticed that reviews and giveaways seem to be a common theme for lots of the top rated blogs.

Me? I prefer to do things the hard suck you in like a soap opera. Guess it's time to find out my brother is also my uncle. :chuckle: