Once again, I am presented with a conflict.
I am so beyond overjoyed (overjoyed!) at making this year’s Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs List. To find that writers I respect have seen fit to include me on a list of the best-written mom blogs of all things, along with people I worship from afar (and sometimes a-near) is so humbling and gratifying and freaky and great. And, other better adjectives I might have in my grasp, should I be number 1 or number 2, and not number 8.
(Seriously, I bet Lisa Belkin never calls things “freaky and great.”)
But as with last year, when I end up on a list, I feel a little uncomfortable too. Because while those 50 bloggers are indeed all fantastic bloggers, that doesn’t mean that other bloggers aren’t fantastic too. Magnificent even.
As I said in this blogher interview, I can’t judge success based on how many lists I get on; if I did I’d have to look at all the lists I’m not on and jump out a window. This is a very list-happy world we live in!
Still, everyone deserves to be on a list. It makes your mom happy and looks good on LinkedIn.
So here is a new one:
Mom-101′s 470 Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World.
This is, I think, the coolest top 10 list of all time. Because the trick is, there can actually be 470 bloggers on it. Why did no one ever think of this before? So simple! So great!
I was inspired by Yvonne of Joy Unexpected, who is indeed one of the Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World and deserves this badge first and foremost. But there is room for more! Anyone else who wants to put this badge on your blog (or give it to a friend who deserves it) should just go right ahead, and feel good about it too. As long as you’re not number 471. In which case…no soup for you. Need to be quicker around these parts, Missy.
Here’s the code (if I didn’t mess it up).
In all seriousness, who are the bloggers you love who deserve to be on some top 10 lists? Let’s give them some love.