So it's like this y'all...I'm relaxing in the tub last night having a little late night conversation with moi and it went something like this.
Me: I wish I could come up with a killer post to write.
Myself: Aaaa...just throw something up...who'll notice or even care?
Me: I beg your pardon? I've got readers and they care! They know when I do a cra-A-ppy post.
Myself: Well, who appointed you The Grand Poobah of knowing what they think or like?
Me: Easy...when it's a throw-a-way post...they just don't leave me a comment. I think their mamas must've taught 'em...if you can't say something nice...don't say anything! Anyways...as I was saying, my peeps are so great. I just want to give back to them something that.....
Just like that boys and girls...I got the great American idea! (It's a good thing it wasn't a real light bulb moment or I might be typing this with singed hair!)
Seeing as how this is awards season and all...what with the Golden Globes, Oscars, and The Bloggies...it suddenly came to me that the ones who should be getting awards and bouquets are y'all the readers and commenters. Let's face it...except for a handful, no one would blog if there wasn't somebody out there reading and encouraging us...besides our families and half the time mine don't even do it! Y'all are the ones who take your valuable time to leave a little love letter and make me/us feel special and I think it's high time you got your due.
So here's my idea folks, (and I must say...I think it's Fab U Lous...if I say so Myself) I'm going to hold a contest for commenters. I don't have all the details ironed out yet and I'm open to suggestions...just don't suggest I forget about it 'cause that ain't gonna happen. I'm a woman on a mission!
~photo found at Place for Bloggers~
The simple outline at this time ('cause trust me...this could change with the wind) is y'all who have blogs leave a comment nominating your favorite commenter and in the comment just tell me why. Maybe they have been with you from the very first (I have some dear friends that I made from that first one), maybe they make coffee stains on your screen, perhaps it's just their sweet words that touch you. Whatever the reason...tell me. After I've had a coke or two or three (that's when I'm most jazzed), I'll then try to come up with 3 or 4 categories and based on what you've told me, I'll place their names in that category. I'll also place a Honor Roll on my sidebar listing each and every one of the names submitted. Once the nominations close, I'll draw a name out of every category, announce the recipients ('cause y'all are all winners) and send out little gifts. Don't ask me what the gifts are...I've yet to work that out, but I promise up and down...they will be worthy!
I'm also thinking that once I write the post opening up the nominations, if any of y'all that have blogs do a companion post on your nominee/nominees, I'll have a little surprise for you as well. I think we bloggers are way overdue on giving back to those who give so generously to us. I had a sweet lady say in a comment, that she doesn't always leave one because of the amount of comments already left. Are you woofing me? Doll Baby...there ain't no such thing as too many...too little, yes...too many, no! It's what I need, heck, it's what we all need. Knowing you are reading makes it all worthwhile and makes me work (did I just say work...law!) harder to keep it fresh. Otherwise...I'm just talking to myself...and you see how well that went in the first paragraph. Myself is not a brilliant conversationalist!