This excites me tremendously because I don’t really think of myself as a blogger.
I relate more to speaker, author, consultant, gardener, Mom, time waster, expert napper. But not blogger.
So the fact that I got third place makes me so happy I could burst!
I credit Frederick Magazine for my UBER-excitement over this third place honor because they have figured out the psychology of how people think.
Unlike the way the Academy Awards program runs, I didn’t even consider I was in the running.
So I didn’t have to feel let down for not winning first.
Or anything, for that matter. I just got surprised!
Just think of the pressure the nominees at the Academy Awards are under!
They are publicly announced as a contender. One of four or five possible winners.
They have to starve themselves for who-knows-how-long?
Get a gown that won’t make them fodder for the haters on the Fashion Police.
Get their hair & make-up done.
Say things to reporters like “I’m just happy to be nominated.” (Even though since they’ve been publicly announced as a potential winner, they want it baaaaad now.)
Then, to add salt into the perfectly coiffed wound, when they finally announce the winner in front of millions of viewers, the cameras zoom in for a close up of the big ole’ losers, right when they are faking a “I’m- so- happy- for- that -hussy- even- though- my -dramatic- performance- was- sooo- much- better” smile.
Clap-clap-clap! Smiling. And the cameras are rolling.
(Watch them closely sometime and you’ll know what I mean!)
All because they thought, for one fleeting, unbelievably, embarrassing moment, that THEY would walk up on that stage and say,
“You like me! You really, really LIKE me!”
Thanks Frederick Magazine. You know how to do awards.
I’m shocked and enjoying my fifteen minutes of third place fame!