Monday, January 12, 2009

Kind of Almost Famous...

So lots of you know one of my best friends...Emily...from either her blog, or in real life. Lately, when I go places with her I kind of feel like I'm walking around with a celebrity. People stop us and tell her how much they love reading her blog, and ask her all types of questions about things they already know about her. And it's great. We walk away giggling with glee.

Not long ago, our friend Kari introduced us to the blog world, and Emily slowly came alive with her writing. Stories about her days, stories of her past, stories of watching others, and stories of being in fellowship with her Creator. But her stories have done much more than entertain and inform. They have invoked a community that longs to celebrate the everyday.

And so, even in the face of all the bloggers out there, who think that "Mommy Bloggers" are lame, and that what we talk about is of no real importance, she has continued to type away. And I'm so glad she has. She truly is a beautiful writer.

So while we still have time, I'm hoping that each of you will go to the Weblog Awards where she has been nominated as one of the ten finalist for "Best Small Blog" award and vote for Chatting at the Sky. She is up against some pretty tough competition (you know the kind of competition where you know a celebrity, and you get the celebrity to tell everyone in your fan base to vote for your friend, whether or not they actually read their blog, and let's just say the celebrity is Keira Knightly) but is holding a solid third position!

Voting is going on through tomorrow, so get out there and vote! And yes, I'm having flashbacks to November. Too bad Starbucks isn't giving out free coffee if you vote. You can come to my house and get some free coffee if you really want.

5 comments:

Courtm said...

Love your blog!

emily said...

Are you kidding me? How sweet are you? Is that another joke? Is that another question? (sorry. couldn't help myself when I started with the questions...monica and chandler just start oozing out).

Thank you for your kind words, friend. This whole awards thing has been worth it if only to hear encouraging things like this from people who love me. Thank you for loving me. I love you, too. (sorry for the sap...I am done now.)

Karen P said...

Hey girl! I already voted, let me know when to come get my coffee. On second thought, we should leave the kids with our hubbies and go get coffee!

Karen P said...

By the way - you are totally famous in your own right, too!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

what a sweet post - you write well, too, Melissa, Friend of the Famous Emily...

:)

~Karin, a fellow lame mommy blogger