Yippppee- I am a finalist in the Mad Blog Awards.
This morning I was tucked up snug as a bug in my nice warm bed, when I heard the iPad buzzing away downstairs. Initially my first thought was why hasn't my husband put it on silent, hasn't he learnt his lesson? Many a time we have been woken up by my twitter timeline going bonkers. But then I thought I would check it to see what all the fuss was about. The first tweet I saw was from The Boy and Me, congratulating me on being a Mad Blog Awards Finalist and then I saw lots more similar ones too.
My fingers were actually shaking as I went to look on the Mad Blog Awards site, and I couldn't believe it when I saw that I was a finalist in not one but three different categories- Best Blog Writer, Best Family Life Blog and Most Helpful Blogger. I am not ashamed to admit I felt tears prick the back of my eyes and I jumped around the room like a complete loony.
Hours later and I still haven't come back down to earth. I am over the moon to be a finalist in such a prestigious blogging awards, and it really does mean the world to me. Over the last fourteen months blogging has quite simply changed my life, and I adore my little section of cyberspace.
In my categories I am up against blogging royalty and legends who I have admired since I began writing all those months agoo. I don't have a chance in hell of winning, but the fact that I have got through to the finals is the world's biggest buzz for me and I can't thank whoever nominated me enough. I have worked so hard on my little blog, from the design to the content, and I am so pleased that people like it. I love the memories I am making for my daughter.
I cannot wait to go the awards ceremony at the end of September, from last year's accounts it looked a complete blast, so I am counting the days already.
Voting is open until June 6th (I think) so if you do think that I deserve a vote in any or all of the categories, I would appreciate it more than you could know.
Thank you again to whoever nominated me- you have made this lady so incredibly happy!
P.S I love how the badge says Mad Blogger- after all my blog is primarily about my Mads!