Pardon me… but it’s gonna be one of those times when I toot my own horn.
Multiple times in the history of this blog, I’ve entered a post or two in some competition. Most contests I pass by because they’re more of the “have-your-friends-vote popularity contests” than true competition, but I entered the BlogHer Voice of the Year again this year.
Guess what? One of my more popular photos was chosen! You guys loved it, and so did BlogHer through three rounds and six judges. It’s this one.
Lucas’ Sunset. The scene from my studio with sweet Lucas laying right next to Elsa’s grave… watching the sun slide behind the wintry red hills.
It will be on display throughout the BlogHer 2015 Convention Keynote and reception in New York City with six other honorees. That’ll be July 17-19 in case any of you want to go! They’d love to have me attend, and they’re even offering a complimentary full conference pass. I’d get an award and get my picture taken and have reserved seating and some champagne!
I waver back and forth… Airplane ticket plus motel $$$… Busy Time on the Ranch… New York City (both a plus and a minus)… Sharing my Red Dirt View of Ag and Ag blogging (both a plus and a minus)… Not knowing anyone (both a plus and a minus)…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to win… but, well, as an Ag blogger sometimes I get the feeling that if I really was on the spot/and/or/popular that I couldn’t handle the attacks that come with the notoriety. You guys have always been nice and I *appreciate* that, but a convention of outspoken women in New York City seems like the lion’s den to me! I want readers to see Ag Business people as human and, hopefully, interesting! That’s part of why I’m here every night, rain, snow, saddle sores, and sunburn…
Well, I’ll think on this. They will mail me my award… though it would be nice to see New York through my 56 year old eyes instead of the 17 year old ones last time I was there! Ah, decisions, decisions…
(My new “badge” will be posted at the bottom of this page soon!)