I have a cold, and no two ways about it--I feel like death on a trisket. I'd like to be at home in bed, but it's Monday morning and I'm at the office. But there's one piece of news that's brightening my otherwise dreary day. Today, for the first time ever, I am ranked at #100 among Amazon.com's nearly 9 million reviewers. Beneath my name, there is a little badge that says "Top 100 Reviewer."
It's a stupid thing. When I wrote my first review about five and a half years ago, I'm sure I didn't even realize that Amazon reviewers were ranked. But as you start moving up in the rankings, it's hard not to notice or care at least a little. Getting to #100 has been a goal for a while. It was hard work. I'll probably slip back out of the top 100 by tomorrow, but then I'll get back in. I don't know how hard I'll try to stay in the top 100. But for today I'm in and I feel proud.
Thanks for every "helpful" vote that helped me on my way!