Poorer Than You means a great many things to me these days. It’s the first thing I check on when I wake up in the morning (obsessive much?) and I’m constantly jotting things down in a notebook when I get ideas for entries. It’s held me accountable for my own finances, giving me a push to keep going. Without it, I honestly don’t know if I would be where I am today.
I’ve known about The Blogging Scholarship for some time – longer than Poorer Than You has existed, actually. I’ve had many different blogs for many years, but all of them before PTY were personal, and never seemed appropriate to submit for the scholarship application. But this year, with PTY healthy and nearing its first anniversary, I decided to throw my hat into the ring.
And wouldn’t you know it, I’m a finalist. The scholarship committee reviewed my application and, along with 19 other finalists, I’m enjoying a position of honor right now. I’ll tell you: I’m truly ecstatic just to have been chosen as a finalist. And now the decision is up to voters. So here’s my humble plea:
Added bonus for PTY stalkers: They listed my last name! It’s cool – I’m not the only Stephanie Collins in the world. In fact, I’m no where near the first result that comes up on Google – that honor goes to Stephanie Collins the renowned body builder! (Or maybe that is me… you don’t know!)
I hope that you check out the blogs of the other finalists as well. I know I’m making my way through the list! I also hope that those among you that have blogs will take the time to write a post about the Blogging Scholarship. I think it’s an excellent idea that rewards people for a sometimes-thankless activity. Not to mention we could all use a bit of help paying for school!