Most of the posts I write have my incessant need for praise buried in them somewhere (go on, you’ll find it). It’s quite possible that I wouldn’t even get out of bed in the mornings if LOML wasn’t there with a swift ‘you look gorgeous today, honey’. I’m such a praise-junkie that part of me even believes him.
Growing up I would seek praise like a heat-missile seeks prey. The need to please others was ingrained and impossible to shake. Which of course led to gushes of tears should I actually go the opposite way and disappoint someone. My poor parents, disciplining their daughter through a sea of snot. (Don’t worry, Mum and Dad, karma came calling… Cappers is exactly the same as me. It’s tragic.)
So, help me out a little. I’ve been nominated (by my sister, don’t get too excited) for the People’s Choice Awards in the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2011. It’s very exciting as besides realising my dream of drowning in an avalanche of praise-sweet-praise, I could also win a creative writing course. Yes, I really could!
So, please. Vote for me. Then I will stop with this incessant groveling, I promise. Oh, at least until the Kidspot Best Blogs award comes out ‘cos I’ve been nommed in that one too… why, yes, yes I have.