The final moment has come for all of us to make the ultimate choice... of who will be the first ever MDM's Next Top Blogger.
From 18 Finalists, we are now faced with the difficult task of choosing between two equally gifted writers.
For their final task, Krystyna and Sierra were asked this question:
"Why should you be MDM's Next Top Blogger?"
... and here's what they have to say to all of us:
A question I had to dig deep into myself to find an answer to. Am I doing this competition for the money, or the title? It is, after all, the reason most of us decide to enter into a modeling competition or anything similar of the sort- for the prizes. I guess one could call it shallow, but we sometimes delude ourselves into thinking that we are saints of some sort- I've decided, personally, that St. Sierra wouldn't ring so well for me. I guess, only being human, I did join MDM's Next Top Blogger for a bit of both.
However, I remember filling out my application singlemindedly that I wanted to work at this blog. As most of you know, MDM was a dormant blog for some while before Noelle decided to come back. I was always inspired and completely fascinated by Noelle and Isabella's writing- how they connected with their audiences to feel like they are talking right at you, how they make you laugh and cry at their jokes and misfortunes and downfalls- because a good writer knows how to write. But a great writer knows how to make your emotions flow. It wasn't actually until Colton (yes, the very same Colton who was on this competition) told me one day- "Hey, check MDM, looks like you're my competition for MDM's Next Top Blogger." Colton, if you're reading, you may not remember this, but it is simply one of those special days that stick out of my mind like those sharp dog collars that pitbulls and dobermans always seem to wear (my neighbor's dog has one, the dog is completely terrifying).Good writing can change somebody's life, for better or worse.
An infuential magazine like Eternity changes peoples' lives! I want to be able to do the same with my writing someday.
I could label my reaction in several well characterized words, but I guess I will tell everybody the whole story of what I did- so you can choose your reaction. After I read his comment, meaning to type a response to his guestbook comment (I completely forgot to, oh well) I went to MDM to check it out. If you could run- ahem, sprint- to a website, surely I made the gold medal dash just then. I read the post, oh maybe
about 5 or 50 times, and my jaw dropped. I think I made another gold medal dash- this time around my house, freaking out- thank God I'm pretty sure I was alone at home when that occured, how embarassing, right?
I like to think of writing as my "call." I seem to gravitate towards any writing opportunity like a gigantic magnet. Truly, I would like to find a career in writing. One of my dreams is to attend Brown. For those of you whom don't know what that is, its one of the best universities in my country, the United States, and it is famously known for it's rigorous standards in both academics and writing.
I've learned so much from this competition and I am sincerely sad to see that it is coming to a close, but truly it has been one of the most memorable and positive experiences I have experienced so far in my life. I honestly wouldn't have traded anything to have missed this chance- it was one of a kind. Thank you Memoires of A MeDoll, for teaching me, guiding me, and giving me a chance.
"So, why should I be MDM's Next Top Blogger?"
I sit at the small, over-cluttered work space on which my laptop resides. I contemplate my words, and think about all of the possible outcomes... From a room in the distance, I hear my cousin shout out to me "Kryssy! Czy z mleka skondensowanego? Nie mogę go znaleźć w spiżarni!" (Kryssy! Have we run out of condensed milk? I can't find any in the pantry!) Oh no, a catastrophe. We're out of condensed milk. That means, no cheesecake for dessert. "Oczywiście, droga Stefania, jesteśmy. Lepiej idź do sklepu i kupię. Nie powinno byćwystarczająco dużo pieniędzy w misce na ladzie. Miłej zabawy!" (Clearly, dear Stefania, we are. You had better go down to the shop and buy some. There should be enough money in the bowl on the counter. Have fun!)
As Stefania leaves the house, I think some more about this post. I then think about my assignment. "No, blogging takes priority", I think to myself.
Why should I be MDM's Next Top Blogger?
Well, I think I have earned it. I have made it this far, and I am still going strong, but that doesn't fulfil the requirements of the question, now does it?
Originally, I signed up for this competition to write for this blog. I love this blog, I read it every day! I could think of no greater privilege than to write for such a successful blog with over 1000 followers!
But now that the end of the competition is within my grasp, I am starting to question my motifs. Am I really here for the honour of a position on this blog? Or am I here for the title? The money? The possibility of becoming "elite" or "famous" on Stardoll. Becoming well known, possibly even get an achievement. I have always wondered how it would feel to see my own face (or MeDolls face) on the cover of a prestigious magazine.
(My amazing photoshopping skiiiiiilzzzz :P)
Now that I'm thinking about it, do I really want fame? Many rich singers and performers in the world are always going on about how "you can have all the money in the world and have nothing to do with it". There are stardollar prizes, and I could always do with a bit of extra cash, but is that what I want? There is an extension of my membership. That would be handy, I only have about 50 or so days left before I need to extend. But is that what I want?
I think it would be fair to say that I should be MDM's Next Top Blogger because I have a very good handle on the English language, I will post frequently, I have immaculately punctuated posts, so they'll be easy to understand, I will post about relevant things, but they all fade into insignificance when I think about why I really should be here.
I should be MDM's Next Top Blogger because from the beginning all I have wanted is to write for Memoires Of A MeDoll, and until my wish is granted, I always will. I will never give up on this blog, and that's a promise.
If you disagree, that's your choice, but how can you say no to Puss in Boots?
Hopefully, until next time *crosses fingers*
The outcome is within your hand dear MDM follower.
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