“HELLO BRAZEN CAREERIST ROCK STARS!”
Those were the words in bold that started off an e-mail I received yesterday afternoon. I don’t really consider myself a Social Media guru or a Gen-Y expert, but I think Rock Star is a title I could live with.
However it was the subject of the e-mail, not the salutation, that caught my attention: “Brazen Careerist’s Best of 2009: You’ve been nominated as Blogger of the Year!”
Me? No way.
I think 2009 has been a year of tremendous growth for my blog but I don’t really consider myself as famous as LiLu or Maxie, who can write a blog about anything and watch the comments pile on. They have also been a featured blogger on 20 Something Bloggers. I don’t get half as much local recognition as The Pumpernickel, who is regularly featured on DC Blogs or The Express’ Blog Log (not to mention her spot on Viralogy.)
I read the posts of the all the other nominees and I was impressed. Lots of big names in the Gen-Y/Social Media world. Elysa Rice, Sydney Owen, Jun Loayza, Nisha Chittal, Elisa Doucette- all of them very successful bloggers and great writers. I’m lucky if I don’t have to correct typos on my post after I publish them. I’m even luckier if I catch all of my mistakes before it gets pushed out the RSS feed.
Bottom Line: I can’t be half as good as these people.
So with this nomination I am extremely honored to be among some of the best thought leaders and writers on Social Media and Gen-Y. Brazen Careerist has become a great community to find people like these and I know that I hope to get more involved in the upcoming months.
Who knew that a rant I wrote during production week of a musical would go so far? I wouldn’t expect that post to get nominated- then again I didn’t think my MTV Jersey Shore post would get featured either.
I think what’s really impressive about it is that not only are there people that really get it and are true experts- I’ve read other bloggers in this list that are like me- just simply learning lessons in life and just want to share it with the world.
If you are reading this- I’d appreciate your vote. Voting is open until Midnight December 23rd. People that vote have a chance to win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card. The Blogger of the Year receives a $150 Amazon Gift Card- and a cool title.
To vote, you need to tweet or re-tweet this message on Twitter:
I’m voting for @dmbosstone’s post in the #Brazen Careerist #bestof 2009 contest: http://bit.ly/2sDauw
That’s it! If you follow me on Twitter I’ll be sending out a message you can re-tweet as well. Be sure to tell all of your Twitter friends to help re-tweet this as well!
Complete rules can be found here.
So I wish everyone luck, as much as I’d love the honor of Brazen Careerist Blogger of the Year I seriously doubt I have a big enough network to compete with such big names.
But then again aren’t some of the best social media stories the one where the small guy achieves big things with just a keyboard and a mouse?