Oh hi. You look so great today. You’re glowing. Did you lose weight?
Can you tell I’m about to ask you for something?
First, a story.
The year was 2012. The month was July. I was hemming and hawing about whether I wanted to attend #FinCon12. It was, incidentally, the best decision I made that year. At least the best blog-related decision. I learned two new made-up words: Yakezie and Plutus.
I heard from all the other bloggers about nominations, but I waited. I thought, “cool! If I get nominated, then I’ll ask for people to vote for me.” Because, evidently, in 2012, I couldn’t read.
Certainly not the fine print. So, I did what any self-absorbed blogger would do. I nominated myself. And then I sat and waited. And a few days before #FinCon12, I found out I got nominated. But there wasn’t a follow-up voting round. Hmm, that’s weird. Just as I was thinking about asking all 28 readers to click and vote, I’d missed the window!
I knew two things: I’d acted like an idiot, and I wanted to win.
So that you don’t make the same mistake, here’s how the Plutus awards work:
There is only one round. No voting, just nominations.
Can you please do me a favor and nominate me for the Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog? Last year, the winners got backpacks filled with presents, and I really want one! Thanks!
And, you know, just go ahead and let me know what I can do for you in return!
You do not have to fill out every category, so if you only read one personal finance blog (Hi, Mom!) then just fill out the frugality-focused category and hit submit.
Thanks so much, really! You shouldn’t have!
And also, you’re all-the-way awesome, even when I don’t want something from you.