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.
I don’t do contests. I’m not a fan of doing something to get a prize. It’s just not me.
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.
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?!?!).
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).
Of 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.
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!
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.
steve shapiroSeptember 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 LeaderSeptember 12, 2013
Go. For. It.!
Molly BlazorSeptember 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 analyticsOctober 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?
I’d definitely appreciate it.