Look out! I’m going to blow my own trumpet for a minute. It doesn’t happen very often so bear with me. Promise I won’t make a habit of it. It’s not terribly British, is it!
I’ve got some swanky flash badges on my blog! I’ve always had the standard badges for the Foodies 100 and Tots 100. I saw a saw a twet last week from Foodies 100 saying that there are around 10,000 blogs registered on the two lists. But last month I was ranked at number 360 in the Tots 100. That’s where I’m placed among thousands of my peers within the community for parent bloggers. Finally I’ve crept inside the top 500 and it’s kind of blown my mind a bit!
As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been ranked at number 168 in the Foodies 100 list of food bloggers. That’s just incredible! I still can’t quite believe it. My flabber is gasted and my mind is boggled. I’ve never thought of my food as special or unique. It’s just normal family food. I’m not great at presentation or photography. I don’t have fancy crockery or lighting. So how the heck I’ve ended up where I am is anyone’s guess!
I think they base their rankings on some sort of technical voodoo algorithm. Social media presence, active engagement, growth, viewing stats, or some such thing. I have no idea. Anyway I’d better not question it, in case they finally cotton on, realise I’m not meant to be here and strip me of my special badges!
I know, I’ll distract them with this week’s meal plan…
MONDAY: all-day breakfast (sausage, egg, fried bread, mushrooms and beans)
TUESDAY: tuna pasta bake
WEDNESDAY: Husband’s birthday
THURSDAY: lentil beany chilli, soured cream and potato wedges
FRIDAY: Hallowe’en junk food tea!
SATURDAY: crab cakes, brown rice and stir-fried veg
SUNDAY: savoury mince, Yorkshire puddings and roasted root veg