I went to bed nervous last night because I knew my blog would be fighting it out overnight against the #1 seed in the March Writing Blog Madness contest at the Writer's Resource Center. So it was with trembling mouse hand that I logged in this morning and read this: I won the first-round matchup against Writers Write! I found John's critique of both sites fascinating and I thank him for the kind comments as well as the constructive criticism.
But in an even bigger miracle, I've also walked away with some money in the office NCAA pool! Even though I gave too much credit to Butler and not enough to Memphis (my sister's alma mater), I pulled ahead in the last round by picking Kansas to win. So overall pointwise, I came in 4th place. I wagered $5 and won $10, so that's a pretty good way to start my last day in the office before my big European vacation!
I'll try to post tomorrow morning before the flight, but I'll likely be scurrying around gathering last-minute necessities. I hope to have some Internet access over there at some point, so I'll try to check in and let you know how it's going.