Big thing with Dee is establishing the difference between wants and needs. Whenever she asks for this or that we query as to the status of said thing.
“Is this a want or a need?”
Sometimes she will nix the item herself based on her answer and just because something is a want doesn’t necessarily disqualify it. The important lesson is knowing the difference between those things that are necessity and those that are luxuries we can either live without or work towards in the future.
The Top Canada Mom Blogs top five is certainly a want. I don’t need it for ego-stroking purposes or even to pursue my writing goals and dreams. I know I can write. I know people will read what I write.
But I really want to stay in the Top Five. Being there means that this venue will receive exposure that it has never had. Being promoted by a big website is an honor and it’s an opportunity.
However, to do this, I need readers to vote, and I am well aware that this is a popularity contest and that people read here who don’t particularly like me. I don’t pretend to understand why, but they do. There are 100 subscribers to this blog and if everyone voted for me in the next hour, I might stand a chance to finish number five. As it is, the blog about to overtake me, which is mostly just a review blog – the blogger doesn’t generate any original content – will overtake me.
This is a want. I don’t need it. But it would be nice.
Update: It’s not official yet – they have to verify the votes – but the voting is closed and I am in 5th place. Thanks to all my readers, family, friends and everyone else who rallied to my last minutes plea and voted. many thanks and much appreciation.