There are some things that are better to get done earlier than later in life: Filing for your tax refund, for example. Or preordering movie tickets for Christmas day in New York City, since pretty much that’s where you’ll find the city’s entire non-Christian population. Well, there and eating Chinese food.
But writing a fantastic blog post early in the month? Not so good. Because the way I see it, the Perfect Post awards are essentially handed out by a bunch of procrastinators who, the night before the awards are due, quickly scan their brains for something they read in the past few days.
So this month, to compensate for my embarassing lack of participation in all things blog over the last two months, I had made a vow to start early. I would catalog everything wonderful I read all month long, not just in the final week. And boy, there was a lot of wonderful this month.
But wouldn’t you know it, I settled on one of the very first things I read: Kelly Kelly’s November 1 post, Writing is Like My 401K: I Wish I Had Started Earlier.
Whether you’re a mom, a parent at all, a serious writer, or just a procrastinator (aren’t we all), this clever little piece is going to stick with you like cinnamon apple oatmeal on a snowday.
You can track down the other winners at Petroville and Suburban Turmoil, cyberhomes of the two benevolent bloggers who started this exercise in democratic accolades. In fact, if you want to give an award next month, you’re more than welcome. Just email them for the details.
If you want to win an award next month–well, let’s just say good thing that NaBloPoMo thing is over. Less competition. And, selfishly, less I have nothing to write about today but I have to post something blah blah blah for me to weed through on my bloglines.
And since you have nothing to do besides read blogs and look for holiday goodies at Cool Mom Picks this weekend, here are few other posts that I wish I could have awarded (because besides being a procrastinator, I am hugely indecisive):