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>> Monday, 23 March 2009

I can't do it. Every fibre of my very British personality is telling me 'Keep quiet. What on earth are you thinking of, considering a post about this? Are you absolutely crazy? People will think you're proud of yourself or something. And we can't have that! (Oh god, she's going to anyway. Clearly been spending far too much time with that Continental type she married...)'

But I can't keep quiet. I have to tell you that I came out number 11 in the recent survey of Top 100 British Parent Blogs and Bloggers'.


Of course, I'm a natural pessimist, so in reality this list is a double edged sword. It's not a one-off, you see. They're going to update it 'regularly'. What does that mean, 'regularly'? In my darker moments I see myself becoming a slave to The List. 'I went down a place. Why did I go down a place (or two, or three, or ten or fifty?) What went wrong? Why does no-one love me anymore?'

Still, that's all to come, and for now I'm at 11. And I'm thrilled. And for all you stiff upper lipped English types out there, sorry. This was a temporary aberration - I promise not to mention it again...


aims 23 March 2009 at 21:39  

Congratulations dear PM! And I'm not in the least bit surprised!

Titian red 23 March 2009 at 21:39  

That is no surprise - many congratulations,very well deserved. See, it was worth having children !

Expat mum 23 March 2009 at 21:46  

Well done - but if you move up and down every day (as it were) don't get too hung up. Blogging is a fickle business.

Potty Mummy 23 March 2009 at 21:49  

Aims and TR, thanks!

EPM, you're so right. You've guessed about my google stats habit, haven't you...?

screamish 23 March 2009 at 22:36  

yay!! well done. In the old days that was as good as top features writer or something...a shame there's not enough newspapers to go around for people like you...you're better than a lot of the stuff that I read in online newspapers...keep it up...talent will always shine through!

Mel 23 March 2009 at 23:02  

Congratulations, well deserved, your posts are most entertaining, and the writing effervescent.

sharon 24 March 2009 at 01:59  

Well done and definitely deserved!

So, how many times have you checked your stat counter today? Just kidding ;-)

Rubberbacon 24 March 2009 at 02:50  

Brilliant!!! Well done PM.

Jonny's Mommy 24 March 2009 at 03:25  

Hey, congrats! That's awesome! I, for one, think you totally deserve it. Of course, we Americans love to brag about stuff like this. do you need me to help you brag on my blog? *wink* *wink*

Congrats again!

The Finely Tuned Woman 24 March 2009 at 07:45  

Congratulations, PM, it is very well deserved. Why else would I keep reading you when I have no little children of my own? It must be because of the way you write and not just the subject matter. Imagine that! That means you can write about anything!

Coding Mamma (Tasha) 24 March 2009 at 08:47  

Congratulations! It's so nice to see so many of the people I read at the top of the list. I was bowled over to be on there, too, but will probably be working on those stats to improve my position next time. Gah! Competition is so addictive.

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 at 09:41  

Congratulations! Justly deserved. I was thrilled to see my own fledgling blog on there too, and am already stressing about falling off the list...

Tara 24 March 2009 at 10:41  

You totally deserveit Potty Mummy. Do as I do and never ever look at stats or comment numbers. It's a rocky road to madness.
If you're feeling like this after appearing on the list, imagine how celebs are when they are flashing their knickers in Heat magazine!

Anonymous,  24 March 2009 at 14:09  

Well done PM! I hope you have your red carpet dress on and your acceptance speach prepared!

Really Rachel 24 March 2009 at 20:14  

Number 11!!! That's fab!!! Well done PM :o)

Martina 24 March 2009 at 23:28  

I could have seen this coming PM; to check your blog is on my to-do list nearly every day...this must mean something! (my superior taste maybe?)

Please don't stop writing...

Potty Mummy 25 March 2009 at 10:05  

Screamish, thankyou!

Mel, I take that as high praise coming from a published writer...

Sharon, you and EPM know about my dirty habit then? And I thought it was a secret...

Thanks Rubberbacon, for the comment and the visit!

J's Mommy, well, you know me. always hiding my light under a bushel...(!)

Irene, thankyou - and now all I need to do is wake my imagination up and find that 'anything' to write about!

Tash, I know, isn't it? And there was me thinking I had left that behind in the office. Shows what I know.

More Than, maybe we should set up a support group on British Blogging Mums...

Tara, I don't want to - my knickers don't bear flashing... (note to self; visit M&S)

Mud, I believe that doesn't happen unless you're in the Top 10...

Thanks Iota!

Thanks Rachel. How many days to go now?

Martina, thanks for commenting and being so nice. And for having such superior taste of course...

Paradise Lost In Translation 25 March 2009 at 11:04  

Well done Potty, a great feather in your cap!

Anonymous,  25 March 2009 at 16:30  

Congratulations, PM! Justly deserved. :-)

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