I really didn’t give it much thought, but I noticed bloggers, here and there, commenting on auditioning for the 2012 Blogger Idol contest. So I checked it out, and with a casual shrug, sent in my blogger audition. I almost retracted and rewrote. It seemed a little down and I have a relatively up blog, but done is done and off I sent it, fully expecting that to be the end of it. Well, lo and behold, what have we here… you are reading one of the top 13!
Here’s what I wrote for my audition piece…
“8…9….10!” The counter shouts. “Ready or not… Here I come!!”
The boy turns around and spies her immediately. She stands quiet as a mouse in the center of the room. At two years-old, she is still young enough to believe that if she just closes her eyes, she is invisible, but everyone is smiling at her.
At seven years-old she is a stealth spy on an important mission. No one can see her in her black shirt, pants and hat. “Boo!” she yells from behind her mother as she washes the dishes. “Oh, you really got me that time!” her mom says, looking around. But she is gone. She is invisible. Her mom stifles a laugh.
At 14, she stands awkwardly on the outside of the world looking in. Her sweatshirt hood covers her head and she stuffs a chocolate bar in her pocket, thinking, hoping no one will notice her. With a wicked smile and body curving too much for its age, all they do is notice.
At 20, she hides in the back of the class, her long locks covering her eyes, her face always hidden away in a book. It all draws more attention to her than less.
At 42, with three kids and a mini-van, she schlepps up and down Main Street, lugging groceries and back packs. Her hair is pulled off her face in a ponytail. She wears yoga clothes and sneakers. For almost 20 years, she had it. She walked in, people looked. She smiled, the world smiled back.
Now she looks like she wants to be invisible, but mourns the fact that she actually is.
I don’t want to be invisible anymore. I’m ready to be the next American Blogger Idol.
Rock on!! Congrats. And you ARE noticeable–minivan and all. Xo
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Congratulations, you deserve it…Great piece! 🙂
Congratulations Alisa!! So proud of you and not surprised at all 🙂 Keep it up – I love reading them!
Congrats!!! You deserve it! Beautiful post. Keep on writing- you are so talented!
you are the best. i’m a little afraid, but definitely excited. i feel like it’s assignment at an exciting, new job… after i’ve been digging in the mines for many years. light! I see light!! 😉
Yay, you! You will rock this competition! I look forward to following your progress! So fun!
i’m excited and nervous and proud and embarrassed all at once! it’s like my first day at school and i want everyone to like me.
Can people vote? That has to be the most confusing blog layout next to yeah write. What’s the next step for your fans?
it is a little, right? techno challenged me is have a hard time with it. but i’ve got my first assignment and i’m getting to work – except those kids want dinner and stuff!! man!!
anyway, i think voting is between wednesday and thursday, i’ll let you know. thanks! and i put up my new logo there! 🙂
thanks for saying ‘fans’. it gave me an embarrassed giggle.
I thought you’d like that. Do you still have the no-text logo? Use that one instead. The text is in the way on Twitter and Facebook. The no-text is cleaner and you’re all set with your new header!
I do have the no text. I’ll change it. Can’t wait to go home to see!! Thanks!!
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Very cool! I liked the post!
Congratulations Alisa!!!! ❤
Good luck in the competition! You'll rock the blog! No doubt!!
Thank you!! I couldn’t sleep till i finished my first essay!! I don’t know if i’m cut out for competition. 😉
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Keep blogging!!!