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I Could Kill You With My Thumb

 I Could Kill You With My Thumb

by Gina Valley

You could say that I’m a competitive person.  But, you’d be wrong.  I’m much more competitive than that.

Have you seen this Blogger Idol thing?

The first time I came across it, I didn’t think much about it.

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In general, prizes I win, I give away.  I’m just not comfortable having stuff I haven’t earned.  I don’t know why.  I guess that’s how I was brought up.

But…

Last year, I noticed some fine writers I know, including John and Justin and Molly, had participated in Blogger Idol, so I took a closer look.  At first I was just there to support them and read their stuff, but then I started looking around.  Looked like they were having a lot of fun with it.

I like fun.

Looked like they were meeting new people.

I like new people.  Usually.  I’m always entertained by new people.

Well, turns out that it is again Blogger Idol season.  Not only that, but it is audition time.  And, I’m a bit befuddled (don’t you love when you get to use that word?!?!).

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Should I audition?

I can’t decide.

On the one hand, I’m sure the jazz dance number I’ve prepared to perform for my audition makes me a shoo in (I actually had to Google that.  I had “shoe in.”)

On the other hand, I have a Murphy’s Law life, and time I commit to this will be time taken away from some other area.  Who will fish the Tonka trucks and Legos out of the toilet while I am Blogger Idol indisposed?

Another negative is my distaste at competing for prizes (even really cool ones, and these are really cool).  I wish the carrot at the end of the BI stick was something more like a giant vat of chocolate or raising a pet giraffe, because those are, obviously, life necessities so I wouldn’t have so much trouble accepting them when I win.

Another positive is I think it would be good for me to have the challenge of something new thrown into my routine.  I love change.  I love new experiences.  I love new high heels (I know that doesn’t really apply here, but I really do love them).

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley I Could Kill You With My Thumb Competition Blogger IdolOf course the counter to that positive is that it would be something new thrown into my routine.  Another itch to scratch.  Do I have a hand available for that?  Will I ignore something vital in order to give my best to Blogger Idol?  Will my kids pick up dangerous, life-threatening behaviors, like running with scissors or swimming after eating or getting into my secret chocolate stash?

But, for me, a giant positive, the most giant positive, is getting to meet other amazing writers.

I love writing, and I love writers.   We all, no matter the field or medium we chose to express ourselves in, share a passion that is God-given and undeniable.  It’s such a joy and honor to get to meet and develop relationships with those who have similar hearts.

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As I consider taking part in Blogger Idol, that, meeting other writers, is the biggest positive for me.  I know I would develop new friendships with fellow wordsmiths.  That would be awesome.

Of course, I will feel a little bad when I crush my new friends and become the Blogger Idol for 2013.  I play to win.

If I’m in it.  I plan to win it.

So, I’m torn.

Should I audition?

Let me know what you think.

I’m going to go find a more secure location for my chocolate stash.  You know, just in case.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Should I go for it?  Should I jump into the competition to be the Blogger Idol for 2013? Which of my posts do you think I should send them, if I do go for it?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion, and I need the help deciding.

4 Responses
  • steve shapiro
    September 12, 2013

    Go for it. EOL (End Of Life) comes when we expect it, so take advantage of the choice to live a little more.

  • Fearless Leader
    September 12, 2013

    Go. For. It.!

  • Molly Blazor
    September 14, 2013

    Gina! Hahaha this is too funny because I’ve decided to audition for Blogger Idol too! I just discovered it a few weeks ago. I say go for it!

  • google adwords analytics
    October 18, 2013

    Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was
    super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what
    I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing.

    Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers?
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