A few weeks ago, I very politely asked if you would be so kind as to nominate me for the MAD Blog Awards. I was a finalist last year and I really wanted to make it again.
A few people told me they’d nominated me in the schooldays category and I was so grateful to them. And just a little bit excited. Could I make it there again? I tried not to build my hopes up. There were 200,000 nominations in the MAD Blog Awards (obviously across all of the categories, not just schooldays!), so knowing that about 10 lovely people had voted for me wasn’t exactly a guarantee of success.
As I got out of the shower last night, Twitter started going crazy. All my friends were much quicker off the mark than me. And I’m very pleased to say that I must have had a lot more than 10 nominations because I’M A FINALIST AGAIN!
Thank you all very, very much. I really appreciate you taking the time to nominate me and I am so grateful and excited to be back in the finals.
I’m up against last year’s winner, But Why Mummy Why and 2012’s winner Actually Mummy There are also a couple of newbies to the category – there’s Adventures of an Unfit Mother and best of all, one of my very best blogging friends, Suzanne from 3 Children and It.
Suzanne and I have been friends for about two years now, and she really is a friend, even though it’s ‘only’ an online friendship. We have so much in common, including three kids of very similar age, who enjoy the same things and face the same issues. We get on so well that we’ve only gone and launched a linky together in the last few days – Loud n Proud
One of the other things Suzanne and I share is readers. Our blogs are so similar that if you like one, you’ll like the other. A couple of people have already told us they would have difficulty choosing between us. Of course I would love to win the MAD Blog Awards, but if I was to lose to Suzanne, I couldn’t lose to a nicer person!
The winner of the MAD Blog Awards is decided by a vote. You’ve already got me to the finals by nominating me, now I would like to ask you for a vote if my blog has ever made you smile, laugh or cry.
Voting is open now at http://www.the-mads.com/vote/ and you have until 24th April to vote. You can only vote once and can vote in as many or few categories as you would like.
Thank you all very much. You have made me very happy.