I owe each and every one of you, my readers a massive great thank you. Not only do you make my day by reading, commenting on, tweeting, emailing, sharing, stumbling and liking my blog posts, you have also taken the time to vote for me in two very important competitions in the parenting blogosphere recently.
Back in March I heard that I had been picked as one of the 10 finalists in the Mad Blog Awards (MADs) Outstanding Contribution award and then last week it was announced that I have made the shortlist for two categories in the Brilliance in Blogging awards (BiBs). I've written before about how these kinds of awards can play havoc with my emotions. I find I invest too much emotional energy in them and end up judging my self-worth on whether I make the grade or not, so this year I vowed to stay away from the action and not to publicise the awards nor to canvas for votes. This made it all the more special to me when you still took the time to put me forward and to vote and to make this happen for me.
I’d be lying if I said I was not completely and utterly chuffed to be at this stage in each of the awards. With the MADs I am already guaranteed my place at the finals and the awards party later this year, my category does not have any voting and that of course really suits me as I do not have to try and badger you to make me the most popular blog out there. I’m never going to win at that, not when I am up against other bloggers who I adore and respect, ones like – Dorky Mum and Thinly Spread.
However the BiBs are slightly different and if you wish to see me in the final six for either of the categories I've been shortlisted in then I do need to ask you to vote for me. But let me be clear here, only vote for me if you really want to. If someone else rocks your boat then vote for them, these kinds of awards only work when you go with your heart. Click on the link above or the badges below to cast your votes before 12th May.
So sincerely, thank you. Mich x.
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