One of the peculiarities of the Mom blogger world is the near-constant parade of Top Mom Blogger Lists. Immediately great debate ensues among the bloggers about who’s in, who’s out, if the award is bogus – a mere SEO ploy – or actually, a great honor.
So late this afternoon, as I relented to my kids’ whining for a snack while at CVS, I checked my phone for emails, and burst out laughing.
Here’s what I read: “Your blog OrganicMania has been nominated to the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms list on Circle of Moms! This is a great opportunity to gain new readers through our audience of over 6 million active users.”
I sure didn’t feel like a Top 25 Eco-Friendly Mom as I gazed over my phone at this image:
Can you see what he’s eating? That processed, assuredly non-organic and fully bovine hormone laden bright orange cheese stuff packaged with three crackers, all enshrined in a plastic tomb. (Probably from the same lot manufactured back in the ’70s, the last time I ate this particular snack).
Why couldn’t I have received the email while I was at the CSA? At least I wouldn’t have felt like I was caught cheating in the act of attaining EcoSuperMomDom.
“Why are you laughing?” my son asked.
After I explained about the email, he got to the heart of the matter: “So are you number one?”
“No,” I responded, noting that (at that time) the honor was reserved for my pal Tiffany of Nature Moms, one of the real-deal original pioneers of Green Mom blogging. “And you’re lucky I’m not number one.”
“Why?,” he asked, genuinely surprised.
“Because the Number 1 EcoMom would never let her son eat that processed stuff!”
At that time, I was somewhere in the top 25, but as word is spreading, the field of nominees is growing rapidly. (That’s how these ranking contests or honorary lists or whatever you want to call them work).
But if you’d like to help me stay in the top 25 (which I do confess I think would be kind of cool), you’d make me smile again if you went right here and voted. Thanks! And on a serious note, do check out some of the blogs you may not be already be familiar with…there are a lot of women out there doing some amazing things to green up their lives.
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