I kinda suck, but will you vote for me anyway?

I am a flawed person.

No matter what I accomplish in life, my psyche hones in on the negative: the things I haven’t done, the mistakes I’ve made, the things I am not good at (like figuring out how to not end a sentence with a preposition without sounding snooty.)

I am constantly perseverating over my inadequacies. My laziness, my flubby gut, my lack of fashion sense, my bushy hair, my pathetic cries for attention, my slouched shoulders, my poor math skills, the dark circles under my eyes, my short attention span, my poor memory, my armpit chicken fat thingies that make me look unsightly in a tank top, my lack of social sophistication, my double chin, and my inferiority complex.

There are more, but due to my poor memory and laziness, I must stop there.

At a very young age, I learned that I could use my sense of humor and self-deprecating nature to overcome my lack of self-confidence and win a few friends. Much to my mother’s dismay, I was elected Class Clown in Junior High, and again in High School, and continued to do stupid, funny things throughout my adult life.

Before I was able to channel this trait into my writing, I was somewhat ashamed of my goofiness, seeing it as just another flaw. But now that I can call myself a self-syndicated humor columnist, I feel that I may have touched upon the one thing that I may actually do quite well.

Problem is, my inferiority complex is so ingrained, I suck at promotion and marketing, which are absolutely necessary to succeed in this business.

Today, there is a vast sea of mom bloggers out there writing about their every day lives and trying to be funny. Some are really good, some are just OK. Many have almost no writing ability and are just blathering away at their computers every day about everything from hangnails to chicken pot pies and every mundane, boring detail in between.

I am not sure where you think I fall in this spectrum, but rest assured, I think I am worse than you think I am. But, there is a tiny spark of realism in me that knows I am a decent writer and that I deserve to succeed at this.

OK, enough with the dramatic build up, I’ll get to the point.

I was just notified that my blog has been nominated as one of “The Top 25 Military Family Blogs” in the Circle of Moms Social Network. Circle of Moms is allowing the public to vote for their favorite military mom blog from now until May 25th, and in my pathetic, inferior way, I am asking you all to vote for me!! Whew, I said it! That wasn’t so bad!

You can vote once per day every day until May 25th, after which, Circle of Moms will announce the Top 25 Military Family Blogs and, hopefully, my blog will be shared with six million active viewers on all of Circle of Mom’s social media outlets.

Just click on the link at the top of this page, or here, and scroll down the list to find my blog. Click on the little yellow “thumbs up” icon on the right of the listing, and you are done! No registration or sign ups needed. Please vote as many days as you can between now and May 25th!

Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I’m sorry if you are annoyed . . . I hope you still like me . . . although I’d understand if you didn’t . . . I am kind of annoying . . . and my clothes are frumpy . . . and I’ve got that weird mole . . . and . . . and . . . .

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Comments: 12

  1. Shari Long May 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm Reply

    OMG, you are really pulling ahead.

  2. Maz May 11, 2011 at 1:26 am Reply

    WOW! Went to vote tonight and there you were near the top!
    This is exciting!

  3. Andrea May 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm Reply

    You know I love reading what you write on your blog, of course it is not as good as the bowling article you wrote. Not sure if I forgive you. Reading about your adventures makes me feel as if we were still neighbors out walking the dogs.

    • Lisa Smith Molinari May 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm Reply

      It is so weird that you wrote a comment tonight Andrea, because it is Dinghy’s last night in Germany! He flies out at 10am tomorrow to Atlanta. He gives his best to Biscuit and says she was always the cutest b$#ch on base.

  4. Sharon May 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm Reply

    I voted. You are truly funny and that comes through in your writing. Love the new picture. I think it captures your personality.

  5. Maz May 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I voted yesterday…tried to vote early this a.m. but I guess there must be a 24 hour minimum time wait.

    How do these “machines” know when 24 hrs. goes by for all of your time-zone restricted fans around the world? No wonder we are all so insecure!!

    But…speaking of insecurities, let me add that most intelligent people know deep down what they are good at and where the shaky ground is… even Donald Trump.

    You are an excellent writer and storyteller. Your “stories” lighten everyone’s life and give people something real to laugh at! (Oops…I meant something at which to laugh!)

    I think Judge Judy knows what she is good at and always reminds the dimwits appearing before her that…

    “On my WORST day I am smarter than you are on your BEST day!”.

    She reeks with confidence, but I’ll bet she’s a lousy cook.

    God spreads the gifts around, and you got some great ones. You deserve to succeed. God also forgives the “short-sighted” ones who diminish the contributions of the “Class Clown”.
    You are on the verge of becoming a “World Class Clown”, and I couldn’t be prouder.

    Happy Mother’s Day…you’ve made my day terrific.

    • Lisa Smith Molinari May 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm Reply

      Thanks “Maz!” I know you are a bit biased, but I’m glad you’re proud of me. I definitely got my wit (and long-windedness!) from you! Love you, Mom!

  6. zmanowner May 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm Reply

    Not only did I vote for yours I will tell others to vote for it. Blogging is a strange thing in that we willingly let people into our lives and tell them about our day to day observations…hmmm why do we do it..who knows maybe tv and other things are boring ….i do it cause …thats a long story…..but love your blog…..go navy…zman sends

    • Lisa Smith Molinari May 8, 2011 at 12:10 am Reply

      Thanks for your support, Zman! Hey, have you ever submitted your blog to Military.com’s Milblogs?

  7. Anonymous May 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Okay, I took you up to 16. Good Luck!

  8. Patrice May 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm Reply

    I voted! You deserve it! I will try to remember each day!
    okay….who took the picture? I really hope that you didn’t hurt yourself!

    • Lisa Smith Molinari May 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply

      Another writer friend of mine took the picture as I was making a total horses a$% out of myself, as usual! Thanks for voting Mon Ami!

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