Babble just announced their top 100 Mommybloggers and I am, once again, not listed.
It's hard not to feel a bit bitter, even as I read the names of bloggers I admire, bloggers I've had playdates with, bloggers I've slept with*, and I'm so happy for them... I really am.
Sometimes, though, my grapes get a little sour, because I know I can write. I know I'm funny. I know I'm controversial and thought provoking. Maybe I'm just doing this social networking thing wrong... Am I?
But then I run into my neighbor Sydney at our kids' school, and she says, "You are SO funny!" and she tells me which of my recent blog posts made her laugh out loud and feel less alone, and I think, "Ok, so maybe I'm not in Babble's top 100, but I'm in Sydney's top 100, and that's awesome."
As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather have 100 Sydneys.
Thanks for the perspective today, neighbor! XOXOXO
* completely innocently as roommates at BlogHer '09. :)