I’m extra mega chuffed today.
Last week I found out I’d been nominated for the BiBs (BritMums Brilliance In Blogging Awards) for ‘Inspire’ AND ‘Outstanding’; which are rather wonderful things to be nominated for. (vote here)
Now I’ve found that I’m also nominated to defend my title as ‘Best Small Business Blogger’ in the MADs (Mum And Dad Blogging Awards from Tots100 and Parentdish) AND also as ‘Helpful Blogger’; which again are lovely things to be nominated for. (vote here) (if you want ideas for which other blogs to vote for see here).
I’ve asked people if this is ‘greedy’ to be lucky enough to be nominated in both. But apparently it’s not, so I’m just going to enjoy the whole ride!
So what happens next?
Because what happens is that they will draw up a shortlist from the nominations, which can be voted on for the final award.
(Yes, that does mean if I’m lucky enough to hit a short list I’ll be politely requesting your assistance again – but remember how much you love me, right?).
Why have two lots of awards you might ask? Well in fact there are even more as well, but these are the ones that I have my heart set on.
What’s lovely about having two sets of awards is that when I nominated for the Bibs, I couldn’t nominated everyone that I love, because many of my favourites were up against each other. Having the MADs means that I can now vote for them. So this is perfect!
So if you are in the same boat and have friends in some of the sections that I’m nominated for – no worries – vote for them in one and me in the other!!!
Does it really make a difference if you win an award. OMG yes, I have to say that for me it made the most amazing difference last year.
In between being shortlisted for the MADs and the awards ceremony, I needed to focus on something so I wrote and published my book ‘The Mummy Whisperers Six Steps To A Sparkling You and Enjoying Being A Mum‘, which is only 89p, you can read it without a Kindle, and it’s been in the Top100 for Mothering on Amazon ever since. I think it was the nomination that gave me the confidence to get my butt in gear and get my book out there.
Its also enabled me to start monetising my blog; I’m not talking millions here, I’m talking about paying for the costs of my business and therefore taking a little bit of the strain off my shoulders so that I could keep writing.
I’m planning to release the paperback version of my book in the next couple of months, plus by the end of the year ‘The Busy Mums Guide To Losing Weight Without Diets And Bootcamps’.
Winning will help loads with my books, and therefore help me help many more mums.
And I will love you forever!!!