Another Happy, Happy Day in the Inbox of Mom101

Today from Google Alerts:

Worst Blog of All Time / Bloggers Choice Awards

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Blogger Tara @ Feels Like Home said...

Is this for real? Why would someone do such a thing?

1/7/08, 2:21 PM  
Blogger S said...

ridiculous. no one will vote for it. promise.

there shouldn't be a category like that, because it brings out all the wretched and bitter people.

1/7/08, 2:30 PM  
Blogger Karen Bodkin said...

Clearly whoever nominated doesn't know you or your blog. You know you're loved, right?
Well *I* love you. So there.

1/7/08, 2:32 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I call bullshit.

1/7/08, 2:42 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

LMAO, as they say, ladies.

Link added above lest you think I'm making it up.

Which is worse - that? Or that I was also nominated for most obnoxious blogger?

1/7/08, 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not in MY google reader!

1/7/08, 2:44 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

And by the same person!! Some charmer in the UK.

Wonder if it's one of your CIO haters?

1/7/08, 2:44 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

:O No Way!

1/7/08, 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you have votes for best parenting blog (Go vote there!) and hottest mom blog. (And here!) That is much better.

Besides, isn't this the one that just mass nominates people to get readers to the site? How legit is this thing? Anything that has 389 PAGES of Best Blog About Stuff is not elite for sure. Or probably even worth looking at. This one is obviously smoking crack if they have you in anything other than a "Best of.." category.

Can we add the category "Biggest Joke of Any Blog Awards" and nominate them?

1/7/08, 2:47 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Jenn, yes of course it's a ridiculous contest. Truly, I'm laughing about it.

Although I do like your category suggestion.

1/7/08, 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw realized it was the same person who nominated you. (Must read comments before hitting post.)

Absolutely ridiculous. Sounds like a person with an ax to grind.

1/7/08, 2:51 PM  
Blogger Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

Totally insane! I think your readers should go all out to ensure you win in the best parenting AND hottest blog as revenge!!

1/7/08, 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's just mean. I am a lurker and I love your blog.

1/7/08, 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

De-lurking to say I enjoy reading the site!

1/7/08, 3:09 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Truly, they must have confused your blog with mine.

1/7/08, 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmph. Sounds like someone who doesn't like something you posted so they are being an asshole. You know you do not have the worst blog of all time or of ever, right? :)

1/7/08, 3:17 PM  
Blogger Zellmer said...

Rude! Sounds like somebody is jealous and cunty.

1/7/08, 3:20 PM  
Blogger Stefania/CityMama said...

To quote Wayne and Garth: Shyeah!! As if!!

1/7/08, 3:20 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Add my voice to the ones who are outraged that someone would list you there.


1/7/08, 3:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

There's no such thing as bad publicity.

Gotta love the Haters for the free press!

I want a Hater. No one hates on me. You can't say you've truly arrived until you earn a Hater.

(I'm laughing with you!)

1/7/08, 3:59 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I agree: no such thing as bad publicity. People will click the link just to see what you're all about.

1/7/08, 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA. Now there's a FUN award to campaign for.

"Apparently I suck. Vote for me!"

I suppose that in and of itself would be obnoxious too. Kill two awards with one stone.

When you win, I can say "I knew her when she was just a really cool and funny blogger."

1/7/08, 4:37 PM  
Blogger Mitzi Green said...

well, i'm jealous. i don't even have the honor of a nomination. i feel like susan lucci at all those daytime emmy shows...

1/7/08, 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep telling my kids that I am hoping to be the "worst mom ever" and that I will do what I can to make it happen.

I think you should campaign for it.
Turn someone's bad attitude into something for your own enjoyment. Wear it like a badge of honor! You are big enough someone hates your blog! Turn it into worst is the new black.

By the way, whoever it was is an asshole.

I also want to know why they even have this category. How mean spirited.

1/7/08, 4:50 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

Ridiculous! Not only are you a great blogger, but your blog itself is well laid out, user friendly and appealing to the eye. And you are not obnoxious at all! You are warm, funny and friendly.

Seriously lame person to nominate you.

1/7/08, 4:53 PM  
Blogger Will & Kate said...

Last year the Worst Blog of the Year only got 126 votes. Only 126 votes out of all the people in the world (maybe you can vote more than once?)... they're really in touch with the pulse of the world (sarcasm).

I'm sure the links from your webpage have tripled their weekly hit count in just the last couple hours.

1/7/08, 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those times when you WON'T be saying, "It's an honour just to be nominated."

Heh, heh.

You'll always be a super star to me, Liz.

1/7/08, 5:30 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Before you all go and lynch Ian Covey, who is a lovely blogger/reader and nominated me for something relatively decent - I believe the way this site works is that it lists the original nominator. And then anyone else who nominates you in a different category isn't credited.

I think Mother Goosemouse is right - it's the CIO hatahs. They've got it in for me and my clearly damaged children.

1/7/08, 5:57 PM  
Blogger blueschild said...

Ohhh Liz...I LOVE your blog-and I don't even have kids! If this makes you feel better, my Nate and I put up a video on YouTube and someone left the comment "Die, Die, Die."

Of which we decided, afterall, not to participate in our own demise. xxxx

1/7/08, 6:24 PM  
Blogger Susan Getgood said...

You know the drill...

if they can't take a joke, f*** 'em.

You are a great writer and if people don't wanna read? They don't have to.

Their loss.

Our gain.

1/7/08, 7:51 PM  
Blogger Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

It sounds like you are finding the humor, I so don't feel bad saying that I got a good chuckle out of that.

You don't belong in that category of course. But it would be funny to campaign for winning it.

1/7/08, 8:02 PM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

Glad you are finding it humorous (still, it's a dreadful category!).

Jeff at View from the Cloud was doing a voting thing today and said he was hanging out at the bottom with the losers drinking beer and listening to Def Leppard. I decided then and there the bottom was not a bad place to be at all.

*NOT* that you're at the bottom, at all (so the opposite) but just saying, you know...that category...I wonder what other cool people are there...


1/7/08, 8:43 PM  
Blogger CroutonBoy said...

well, you're tied with 400 other blogs with a total of 0 votes, so it's not like you're winning...

1/7/08, 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH? I'm amazed that people have the energy to do things like this.
I'm sure they think it's hilarious too. geez.

1/7/08, 11:32 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

They are just jealous because you are so pretty and smart.

1/7/08, 11:33 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

When donkeys fly...

1/8/08, 12:11 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

it's true, your blog is terrible. i only come read because i'm on a lifelong search for the #1 worst blog of ALL time. i realize some might call it a wild goose chase, but i just can't ignore my ambitions.

i have to admit, though, for all that your blog is bad, i don't think it's the worst, forever and for always. which is too bad, 'cause i'd love to end my search here, kick my feet up, and enjoy an icy cold yoo-hoo. because nothing says "worst blog of all time" like a yoo-hoo.

1/8/08, 2:15 AM  
Blogger Reff said...

That's crazy, you are W A Y better than the Flatulent Technologies blog. Not even close! Okay. Sure their articles are witty and everything, but they don't get me like you do.

1/8/08, 7:00 AM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh, commenting so close to the hubby; aren't we cute?

Well. . .the bigger you are, the more likely you'll get picked on, you know? I'm sure there is a very wise quote out there that would say that better than me.

Maybe next year, you could nominate yourself and beat that bloke to the punch? Then, they wouldn't even get the satisfaction of nominating you!

1/8/08, 7:35 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, you know I come read every day to make sure you're still the worst blogger out there. ;)

I hate categories like that. They do nothing more than spark people to be mean.

But of course, you're nominated, and in more than one category. Any publicity is good, right?

1/8/08, 7:48 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Aw Reff, that means so much coming from you, a man.

1/8/08, 8:54 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

At least you didn't get any votes, right?

1/8/08, 10:36 AM  
Blogger Haley-O (Cheaty) said...

Maybe think of "worst" like "phat" or "sick" -- it actually means "best"! Don't take it to heart. Your blog is one of the best.

1/8/08, 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they're just full of pooh...aren't they...silly old, nominator!

1/8/08, 11:48 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

What a nasty little surprise!

I'm so surprised and a little bit alarmed as you are one of my favorite reads of the day. It's somewhat insulting to think that one of the blogs that I enjoy the most could be considered "The Worst of All Time." Hmmpph.

Obvious enough, you have lots of fans who love and adore you and if you weren't superior enough to handle that tag, you wouldn't have even posted it!

Best of luck in losing your nomination!

1/8/08, 11:59 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

what the heck?!?!??!?! no way?!?!?!?!

Get real!!!!!

They do not knwo what they are talking about...keep doing what you are doing - I LOVE your blog and look forward to reading it!

1/8/08, 12:20 PM  
Blogger The Growing Hennans said...

Hey – long time reader, first time commenter here.

But I really can't believe it! My day isn't complete without reading your entry. I eagerly check it everyday in hopes there is a new entry. It has become my morning routine.

I have never understood how there can even be a worst category - if you don't like it, stop reading it! Blogs are really a public diary. More for the sake of the writer, not the audience. If someone doesn’t like what they are reading, they should stop wasting their time, not nominate that blog to be deemed the worst!

1/8/08, 12:51 PM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

Wow. You have ARRIVED, Liz. You must really be famous if people feel the need to nominate you for worst blog.

So, what do you think, folks? Is the person who made this nomination:

A.) A militant representative of the Child-Free movement who develops an instantaneous rash in an uncomfortable place at the sight of babies in restaurants

B.) A bored, single, childless 30-year-old typing from a dark, action-figure-filled lair in his parents' basement

C.) The head of the Toy Industry Association

D.) One of the other nominees for "Hottest Mommy Blogger"

E.) The driver of that Jesus ice cream truck

F.) George Clooney's stunt double

1/8/08, 1:55 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

jealous bastards.

(funny how jealousy can make us behave in such varied ways: my envy of your ability to write so well has just usually prevented me from commenting on your posts of brilliance; *not* so much motivated me to find a way to crush you(r spirit) like a little walnut. yes. funny.)

(I doubly appreciate, as a result, your having been *not* crushed, rather, you're all, hee! and stuff. which is just exactly how it should be, because Julie Pippert's right - Def Lep and cheap beer rule just as much as high-tone edgy music paired with a $$$ glass of champers. You knew that, though. = you're awesome.)


1/8/08, 2:10 PM  
Blogger Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz said...

I don't get it. Yours is a blog I never miss. And I have never once, not for a fraction of a second, thought you were obnoxious.

(and your New Year's Resolutions post was a Hallmark card to my heart.)

1/8/08, 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some 7th grader must have a crush on you. You know, boys are extra mean when they like you!

1/8/08, 3:05 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

The hell?
Probably some jerkoff with an axe to grind about parent bloggers in general. Whatever. If it brings you traffic, it's not too terribly harmful, anyway. This person's attempt = FAIL.
Besides, I'm sure you've been nominated for all the good awards, too, right? If not, you will be. :)

1/8/08, 4:32 PM  
Blogger Cynthia Samuels said...

So this is a commercial for a return to abacuses - no way that's anywhere near right. It probably meant - "best" and there was a type.

1/8/08, 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only I could be hated by as many people who visit your site, it would make my day.

It's a back-handed compliment. Fuckers.

P.S. Make sure your cell phone is always charged and handy in case you have to call 911. Seriously, one time we had to call 911 for our baby and I was SO thankful the phone was on the charger and vowed to always have a landline.

1/8/08, 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to put up the brag badge?!

1/9/08, 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pfft, Worst Blog. It's all just a big popularity contest anyway.

1/11/08, 11:52 AM  
Blogger Blog Owner said...

Hypothetically, IF I had mob connections, with say a man who owes me a certain favor, would you like me to call a favor in?

No, no, not whack the sucker. Just find out who it is and have a little chat with the nominator.

Think about it...:-)

1/13/08, 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a Google Alert on their blog. I've been horrified by something new since I've done it - not only are people finding my blog by typing "constipation" into Google, they're stealing my posts or disparaging my politics without linking back to me.

I'm sure you realize that being nominated for anything is a sign you're being heard. That's the way I look at it.

1/14/08, 5:05 PM  
Blogger modmom said...

must be a practical joke + you got 0 votes , yay!

1/16/08, 2:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Are you going to put up the brag badge?!

1/21/08, 4:25 AM  
Blogger the mystic said...

Well -- obnoxious isn't so bad.

I didn't know people hated you though -- you know you're good when people hate you!

1/23/08, 8:06 PM  

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