Every so often, I think about killing Project M.
Iâve been tired of the topic of marriage for a while. You can probably tell. I really just want to write about other things, like motherhood and social justice and radical Christian living. Writing about marriage has been great, but Iâm not sure if I have much else to say on the subject. I still donât think marriage is hard; I have no patience for trite marriage tips and I have little interest in talking about how to improve marriages. At the same time, I still think marriage is incredibly important and worth defending and staying committed to, and my marriage brings me extraordinary satisfaction and joy. I’d still say I’m passionate about marriage.
Also, I recently took the book Marriage, a History out of the library and that might ignite a new interest in the topic.
But that’s neither here nor there.
Some very generous soul (souls?) nominated my blog once again for this yearâs Top 10 Marriage Blogs list. I was frankly astonished by this gesture, especially because I never promoted the contest on my blog or elsewhere. Someone out there still thinks Project M is a viable contender for the Top 10 Marriage Blogs of 2011?
I feel like Iâve mostly been a curmudgeon when it comes to the topic of marriage in 2011, and off-topic the rest of the time. Iâve written about pregnancy, birth, and parenting; Iâve talked a whole lot about singleness; and I even wrote a random post on barefooting. There were long stretches where I didnât blog at all â I only wrote one post for the month of June, and then only about why I wasnât blogging.
So when I heard that Iâd been nominated for the Top 10 list, I was hesitant to even bring it up. I waited a whole week. I didnât feel like my blog was worthy. But then I decided that if someone felt it was worth nominating, others might think it was worth voting for.
After all, I did write one post about how husbands can help in times of crisis. See? Iâm still a marriage blogger!
So this is me asking you to take a second to vote for my blog. Stu (an all-around nice guy, I must have you know) at Stupendous Marriage has made it really easy to just select a blog from the drop-down list.
Thanks a lot, you guys.
I also just want to throw out there that you guys are the greatest. As I was going through my yearâs posts to get a sense of what Iâve been doing in 2011, I was reminded what an amazing bunch of people have been supporting me through all this. Every comment that you leave here helps to make me a better person.
And if I do start up a new blog to follow my more recent interests, I will be sure to let you all know.
Thanks for being awesome.