I have been nominated for the MAD blog awards, in more than one category. I am really touched to be nominated.
I admit, I have a strange relationship with my blog; I am proud of it but also embarrassed, hence no one I know reads my blog. I feel a bit ‘self obsessed’ admitting to non-bloggers I blog, it’s gone on for a while now, which has made it harder to come ‘out’. Has anyone else had this predicament?
Anyhow, I can’t and haven’t been canvassing for votes from friends and family. The nominations I have received are based purely based on my blogging peers.
I’ve read posts asking for votes and posts asking not to be voted for, I’ve read really interesting posts questioning the whole system. For me it’s a special thing to be judged positively other bloggers because that is exactly where my nominations have come from. I guess every time you post you are judged by your peers, will anyone read it? will anyone comment?
I started blogging on a bit of whim to connect and communicate with other parents as I blogged about before it’s become a vital link. I have blogged about issues I didn’t intend to when I started this blog; poverty and spending cuts. I’ve been nominated for two of my posts and Marching for the Alternative which represent the different ends of the spectrum I blog about at one end my son and the other why Government policy matters. I’ve been nominated for most inspiring blogger which I hope has come from the posts I’ve written about issues. The response to those posts alone has been inspiring. The other categories; best writer and new blog and blogger of the year – all I can say is wow! and cheers!
I really enjoy blogging and I am thrilled to receive the nominations – so thank you and yes, any further votes for me would make me.
Due to my limited (by much loved) fan base I imagine I may fall off the charts pretty quickly, but in the unlikely event I get to the final five I’ve toldI will go at a Banana and she said she will go as a Strawberry, together we could be a ‘trifle’ funny (geddit?).
Whatever happens, there are loads of brilliant blogs out there, all unique and great in their own way, nominated or not.