And what kept me from my date with fame, you may ask? I blame Whitney Houston’s death. Which is a whole other sad post in itself that I won’t write. I had made a guess on a blog months ago. You see, one of my blogger buddies, Mark aka The Idiot at The Idiot Speaketh was holding a contest of sorts. He had us all trying to guess what date he would reach 2 million views on his blog. I think I made my guess back in November or October–not really sure–but I locked in February 13th. Now let’s just say that he gets waaaaayyyyyyy more views than my little blog gets and the prize was awesome. He promised to rename his blog after the winning person for a week. So the title would have been The Idiot Worships Beth Ann Chiles. For an entire week! He would have extolled my praises. He would have ranted and raved and sent millions of viewers to my little ole blog here. He promised to wear a shirt with my blog address on it to public events. It was my ticket in. I think there was even mention of a video.
A few days ago he messaged me and let me know that it was looking really good for either February 13th or 14th. One of those days was going to be the magical day for him which translated maybe magical for me. Yesterday it was looking really really good for me!!! He messaged me again and told me that it was looking like it was going to hit 2 million views on Monday afternoon. MY DAY! I started planning. I started plotting my strategy. I started thinking—-“How am I going to handle all the comments for Comments for a Cause if thousands of his followers come over to comment?” I lost sleep last night. I dreamed about winning. Honest–I did.
And then Whitney died. And The Idiot just had to go and do a post about it. And folks came and read about it. And that is when my rise to fame started a quick downward spiral. I plummeted to anonymity in a few quick seconds. Around 2 pm on the 12th The Idiot reached 2 million views. Just 10 hours to go and I would have had fame and all that comes with it. Christine, another one of The Idiot’s faithful readers won. And it is also her birthday so how can I be upset with that? Congrats to her and I hope she is able to handle the fame that comes with her new title of winner.
As a consolation prize I have been asked to guest blog over at The Idiot Speaketh one day and once I can pull myself together, put away the coronation gown and the celebratory balloons I will start working on that post. It might take some time. I was so close…..so close.
Stop on over and read what he has to say on his 2 millionth view—-it is a pretty awesome post—one of his more serious ones and spend some time reading some of his other great posts. He is quite a guy and I am happy to have been famous for a nanosecond at The Idiot Speaketh.