Thanks to the enthusiastic and devoted people who voted for me last week, I am still safe in the Blogger Idol competition. If you missed last week’s post about my fictional (but totally plausible) outburst and arrest in a local Target, you can read that here.
This week’s topic had us writing about something we’ve done in our life but didn’t want to do. (If you’d like to Play Along at Home, you can write a post with the same theme and link it up on the Blogger Idol site by clicking here.) I turned things around this week with a serious post, sharing about an experience that has had a very profound effect on me.
Some comments from the judges:
“Part of me wanted to really like this post, but …” (uh, oh … that sentence is not gonna end well.) “Overall, a decent post.” Pinwheels and Poppies
“I like how you went to tie in the beginning and the end together, but …” (another uh, oh) Daddy’s in Charge?
“I could feel you in this post, and …” (It feels much nicer to have ‘and’ rather than ‘but’) My Own Private Idaho
“This is really good, Mom. I like it a lot.” The (totally unbiased) Girl
“This is a powerful piece but …” (There’s that stinking ‘but’ again!) “Then again, this post has a sort of poetry.” I Need a Playdate
“I rather enjoy disjointed writing when I feel it takes me further into the emotions and thoughts of the author.” The Insomniac’s Dream
“I don’t have any criticism of it. It’s just good.” The Boy
So, you can see that the comments were a bit mixed. It seems like I’m going to need your help in the voting to keep me safe in the competition again. With that in mind …
The voting is now live. You can click here to go to Blogger Idol to read all eleven posts and find this week’s ballot … and, of course, I’d be very happy if you’d vote for Real Life Parenting. Just like the last two weeks, polls are open from Noon CST on Wednesday, October 16 through 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, October 17. You get to vote once per IP address, so you can vote from multiple devices (smartphone, iPad, laptop, PC, work computer–if you’re allowed to, don’t get fired on my account!!) … anything that can get you to the internet!!
What are you waiting for? Get that clicker finger a workout!! 😉