I was not at all surprised that I didn’t make the finals in the main categories of the MAD Blog Awards 2014. This year’s competition was fierce, I only fit the most popular mainstream categories and there are genuinely so many other blogs out there, which were better than mine. I gracefully congratulated those that made the finals, feeling genuinely pleased for them.
What I hadn’t expected, was to be made a finalist a few days later, in the category for Outstanding Contribution. I hadn’t campaigned for votes in this category and the blogs that I was selected alongside are by strong, powerful writers who have all overcome incredible battles and done brilliant things for the blogging community.
I am so proud (and shocked) to have been selected alongside these bloggers, to be in the running for the 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award. I’m flattered and I feel proud, because I feel that I have achieved a lot in both fundraising and raising awareness for Cancer, in the last year. To have that recognised by others, is incredible. I am obviously, also, over the moon that I get to attend the Awards ceremony again later this year, as it was so much fun last year.
Last year, was like a dream come true and a fabulous compliment to my blogging, that I won the award for the Best Baby Blog.
I will be truly honoured to be there this year, representing this category, alongside nine utterly inspiring bloggers too.
Thank you so very much, to every one who took the time to nominate me for this award. It means a lot to me.