I’m a Blogher Voices of the Year Finalist

by CountryFriedMama on July 19, 2010

So, I could try to play this cool.

Yes, Blogher is a huge event in the community of mommy bloggers.  Moms who blog.  Women who happen to have children and also write online.

And yes, the fact that the Blogher folks got 1,000 submissions for the Voices of the Year event at the conference is impressive.

And yes, the writers who judged those submissions are among the bloggers whom I most respect, and it is so flattering that they read my piece and they liked it.

Still.  I could play this cool.

“They picked my rant as one of the best opinion pieces of the year?  Huh,” I could say.

Except that I am way too excited to play this cool.

I’M A BLOGHER VOICES OF THE YEAR FINALIST!

Which, to me, is even better than actually being one of the three bloggers picked to read pieces from the Opinion/Editorial category at the conference, since I sold my ticket to have surgery and wouldn’t get to read, anyway.

In fact, had I been an actual winner, I might be kind of pissed at myself right now.

Instead, I am surprised and ecstatic and really, really honored.

Thank you, Blogher.

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alexandra July 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm

WOW! I’m impressed, not surprised, but impressed. Awesome.

P.S. on another good note, please come by and vote for me for the NOT mom of the year trophy. I want that thing to show mr angst, you know???

Thanks, how are you?

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Country-Fried Mama
Twitter: countryfried
July 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

You got it, girl.

I’m doing well. Thanks for the support!

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Mel July 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Congratulations or as the English say “bloody good show”. How many times to we get to vote for you?

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Country-Fried Mama
Twitter: countryfried
July 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

No voting, unfortunately. They already picked the winner, so a finalist is as far as I get. But still. I’m really excited.

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bubbe July 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I’m so glad people acknowledged how terrific a writer you are- you bring out the emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other. crying. Congratulations !!

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Country-Fried Mama
Twitter: countryfried
July 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Thanks, Mom!

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Country Granny July 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Congratulations!!! You are a terrific writer and we know you have the best subject matter. Do we get to vote? I want to and will — early and often.

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Country-Fried Mama
Twitter: countryfried
July 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Thanks so much! The girls certainly give me plenty to say. Sadly, no voting here. The winners and finalists were both announced today. But really, it’s an honor just to have been nominated (by myself).

:-)

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Auntie M July 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm

You are already a winner in my book! This is awesome, amazing and wonderful news. Mazel-tov and congradulations!

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Jana@Attitude Adjustment
Twitter: attadjust
July 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Wow! Congratulations! That’s awesome! (And I’ve been reading about your recovery. Be strong, woman! I didn’t have jaw surgery, but I’ve had a buttload of dental stuff and it sucks. Really sucks. You gotta keep the goal in mind. At least, that’s what I try to do.)

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Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity
Twitter: objectivityrach
July 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

That’s awesome – congratulations!!! It’s a real honor to be in the finals – I’m impressed!!

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Steel Magnolia July 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Awesome! Yay for you!

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Sarahviz
Twitter: sarahviz
July 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

Congrats – very well-deserved!

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Stacia July 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations!! Since you’re recovering and not going to the conference, maybe you could help your rabbi finally start that blog?? =>

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Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit July 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

No way should you play this cool. I am jumping up and down for you! I am soooo sorry you are not going to be at blogHer. I was looking forward to seeing you again.

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