There is some old country song out there that goes kinda like this “OH..Lord it’s hard to be humble when you are perfect in everyway.”
Yesterday something spectacular happened to me. I got an atta girl..from my peers..some very special peers. The Blogger folks selected my Forgotten Old Photos blog as the Blog of Note for November 15, 2010. I was/am stoked..and still grinning from ear to ear! They have thousands maybe millions of blogs to choose from and only choose about 260 blogs a year..and mine was one!!!
I am not sure if ya’ll know this. My regular blog Far Side of Fifty also appears locally in a Word Press foremat and can be picked up by many of the small papers in North Dakota and Minnesota that are part of the Forum Communications Network. Area Voices is where I began blogging almost three years ago. Far Side of Fifty is featured in many local newspapers online as an Area Voice.
EXCEPT..the local paper in the town 14 miles from where I live. Even though I have contacted them several times..and once I even answered a plea by them for local blogs and bloggers. Perhaps I am too controversial for them…perhaps since I write the truth from my point of view, I make them too nervous or uncomfortable. Who knows perhaps I embarrass them..maybe I am too back woodsy or too cranky.
Whatever..and since I am going to practice being humble about this award. Any writers from THAT local newspaper will be last on my list of interviewers..If they call me..after all they do have my phone number..I will humbly say “NO comment at this time..wait in line buster.”