I saw a list this week of the Top 35 Most Pinteresting Mom Bloggers.
A few months ago, there was a list on Top 100 Most Influential Mom Bloggers on Twitter. Or something like that.
Then there’s the annual Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs.
And Circle Of Moms Top Something Something Blogs.
Parents magazine have Top Something Something Lists too.
And recently, on Facebook, I stumbled on a group who call themselves “Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers”.
I am on none of these lists.
Just recently, I wrote about how I won’t let numbers and statistics bother me. I refuse to fall into the comparison trap because it’s just too depressing and demotivating. I reminded myself of why I blog. Not for numbers, for my kids and for myself.
Then I saw the latest Top Something list and I felt…… left out.
Why do I never make the cut for these lists? Why am I not Pinteresting? Why am I not a ‘Hot Blogger’?
Why am I not asked to put a badge on my page and get people to go away from my blog to someone else’s site, driving my traffic their way, just to vote for me so I can be Top Something Blog?
I don’t blog to be on a list.
I don’t blog to get traffic to someone else’s site.
I don’t blog to get people to “Look at me! Look at me!”
I don’t blog to be validated by I-don’t-know-what-criteria-these-sites-use-to-decide-who’s-in-the-top.
I do want people to read my words. I don’t mind putting them out there to be read on different sites.
I’d never say no to well-respected sites if they asked me to contribute something.
At least, with these situations, I know it’s based on merit. It’s based on the strength of my writing. It’s based on something tangible.
So, no, I’m not bitter.
Now, excuse me while I go think up a list that I can put myself on.
* These pictures of Scrumplet have nothing to do with this post. I just wanted to show him off.
Have you ever been on a Top Something list? If so, how did you feel? If not, how do you feel about it?