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You Voted for HER?

I’ve been doing some thinking about influence.

I was joking with another HAWT blogger that I’m a connector, but how do I make my zillions off of this? I always seem to connect exciting people together and they have synergy or whatever and go off and do fabulous things. For example, I connected one of my favorite college professors with my Iraq veteran husband and now he’s been a guest speaker at the professor’s classes twice.

I’m a node, but I’m rarely at the center.

Then, I started to think about success. I see a lot of Internet classes advertised by bloggers I respect and I wonder–do people who take these classes really achieve success? And if a few do, how likely are they to have done so anyway? Is it the knowledge conveyed in this class or is it the attitude of the person who uses the knowledge?

This is no disparagement on the quality of those classes. I just suspect that the people teaching these classes on how to become just like them did not need a class to become themselves.

And then I thought about a person who I think is just wonderful. Sweet, smart, helpful, confident, fun, etc., etc. I voted for her for the Hot Blogger Calendar (and yes, she’s in it).

Why did I vote for her?

  1. She Asked Me To: For starters, she asked me to vote for her. So did several others I know through blogging. But since some of the nominees asked me, I was almost certainly going to vote for one of them.
  2. She Deserves It: The Hot Blogger Calendar is interesting because it leaves it to the voter to define “hot.” That could mean talented, popular, sexy, or something else. In this particular case, the blogger is attractive, talented, and is increasingly making ripples throughout the blogosphere.
  3. She Had a Shot: People love to be on the winning team, don’t they?
  4. She Wasn’t a Sure Thing: Although a lot of people know her, she isn’t huge. Not yet. Even better than a winner is an underdog who wins.
  5. She Plants Seeds: This blogger always helps out others, though it is not in a calculating way. She is genuinely kind and the karma comes back to her.
  6. She Wanted It: I knew she would do it if chosen. And she showed her eagerness for this”honor” with a humorous stunt that was daring but still classy.

I think this last one is especially important. All the others who asked me probably fit the first five criteria, but this blogger just seemed to want it more than the others.

There are some people who draw success around them and they do it by “dressing” the part–by which I mean that they give off a winner’s aura. More importantly, they make you feel like you are part of their success and it is just so much fun to be along for the ride.

So, if you voted, how did you make up your mind? What makes a winner in your book?

Happy Father’s Day!

Cross posted from Mamanista!:

This Daddy’s Girl wants to wish Captain Dad and all the Pops in Blogland and elsewhere a “Happy Father’s Day!”

Win a copy of Punk Rock Dad

Don’t forget to tell us why Dad Rocks and be eligible to win a copy of Punk Rock Dad by Jim Lindberg.

Ooops, I know there was something else I needed to do

If you forgot a present, Get him a gift certificate at his favorite store at GiftCertificates.com, take him out to eat and save money by using Restaurant.com, or order something from our Father’s Day Gift Guide and then let him know what exciting item is on the way with a Hipster Card: FREE e-Cards that are actually hip and cool. Or, if you your sense of humor is more caustic, try someecards: when you care enough to hit send (hat tip: Baby Roadies).

Happy Father’s Day to these Daddy Bloggers:

A Family Runs Through It
Baby Daddy
Baby Roadies
Clare’s Dad
Dad Smacker
Daddy Forever
Daddy Types
LA Daddy
Looky Daddy
Rebel Dad

If you know another Dashing Daddy who blogs about Fatherhood, leave us a comment and we’ll be sure to come by and visit!

(Yes, I’m posting this early, but it is our anniversary tonight and Father’s Day, tomorrow…)

Father’s Day Blogroll: Calling All Daddy Bloggers

Do you have a Daddy Blog or know someone who does?

I would like to offer to put button links on my Mama Saga to PERSONAL Daddy Blogs (not business blogs**, though it is of course fine if your personal blog links to and promotes any business you have or is a section on your larger business site).

I will put buttons up as I receive them and keep them up through June. I may keep all or some of them after June.

Not sure how many Daddy Bloggers will read this…but I know there are at least a handful and maybe some of you have husbands or daddy friends who blog and may be interested.

It would be great if you would link to this post to help spread the word!

How it works:

1. Send me the website address.

2. If you have your own button, send me a URL for a hosted image (uploaded to a service, such as photobucket) or e-mail me the button at mamaluxe at gmail dot com.

Buttons should preferably be 120-150 pixels in width (if they are larger, I will re-size) and no more than 150 in height.

If you are unable to make a button, just let me know and I will do it; but it may take me a little while to make a button for you.

3. A reciprocal link (text or button, if you prefer) is nice but is not required! Let me know if you want a button and what size you want. I have one on my sidebar if you just want to grab it.

** Moms or Dads–if you have a COMMERCIAL site that you would like to link on either of my blogs, I would be happy to talk about a reciprocal link if you are interested.