Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Major Award

First of all, I want to share this link, which gave us some much needed smiles and even some happy tears yesterday:

26 Moments that Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year

A friend of mine brought it to my attention that my blog is a finalist for a blogging award.  It is A MAJOR AWARD, people!  No guarantees, but there could be a leg lamp at stake.  Possibly?

Anyway, I can joke about it all I want, but the truth is that I was totally excited and flattered and kind of verklempt and I want to win this if for no other reason than I can tell David that any time I spend blogging is Very Important Work, absolutely crucial, as I am an award winning blogger and I need to please my legions of readers.

Which is ironic, since my blog falls under the "Best Kept Secret" category because I have fewer than 200 followers.  

Details, details.

Anyway, should you want to vote for the bythebrooke blog (and therefore share the best kept secret on the interwebz), you can click over here and make your mark.  Should you want to blackball me, you can do that as well.

In all seriousness, the reason I'd love for my blog (or any blog by a bereaved parent) to receive recognition is because--like my friend Brandy--I take the role of "grief ambassador" seriously.  I tell my story so other people can be brave enough to share theirs.  It's important to talk about pregnancy and infant loss because it's not as rare as we think, because it happens to ordinary (and sometimes to really fabulous) people, because we need to connect with others who can offer us support, and because we don't want our babies to be forgotten.

And the other reason I'd like to win is because I think a leg lamp would look great in my living room.  A MAJOR AWARD!

While you're there, you can also vote for my friend Jodi for Best New Blog of 2012.  She'd like a major award, too.


  1. You've got my vote lady...that is pretty cool...Leg Lamp = Cool...but see if you can't get a work out session with that celbrity fitness dude that Brandi hung out with the other day :)

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  3. Totally voted for you!

  4. Awww, thanks B! I totally voted for you the other day! (And myself of course! Is that totally arrogant??) If we both win we'd definitely have to have a celebratory drink!!

  5. I voted, but I also don't want you getting so super duper popular that you are no longer the best kept secret. Because before long the Huffington Post will read your stuff, realize how insightful and brilliant you are, share you with the world, and then you'll be this big famous blogger/author who won't have time for posts about things like loveable bastard dogs eating your underwear.

    On the other hand, you need to be super duper popular so that everyone and their brother reads your blog and understands a fraction of what it's like to lose a child - then maybe there will be less insensitive idiots in the world. Yes, that needs to happen. Huff Post - get your shit together and sign a contract with Dr. Taylor already!
    Just don't leave Cooper and Little Mac behind when they do.

  6. I also saw that link yesterday & it warmed my heart to see all those moments when people chose kindness & compassion towards others, so beautiful!

    You've absolutely got my vote, congrats!!!

  7. Will be voting now...don't forget us little people when you see the view from the top ;)

  8. I love that you are up for an award and not just because I am a fellow baby loss mama. You write the words I cannot and for that I am so grateful. I am also stoked to check out some new blogs, so thank you for sharing! ~Missy