So as we all know the MADS aka the Mad Blog awards are right around the corner now and I for one have been sucked right in to the excited chatter and twitters about it, despite this being my first year in blog land!
Since I became a blogger this year, I've come across some amazing blogs, but most importantly some amazing people behind the blogs. I've made friends with some truly lovely and inspiring parents along the way and have found a security and confidence in myself, through the people that make up the parent blogging community. I've thrown myself, heart and soul in to my blog. It's been an outlet I desperately needed, being so isolated due to our relocation for Baby Daddy's job has meant I have virtually no face to face friendships in my new area, finding most people to be very unapproachable. Or rather finding most people steering clear of me because I look more like a 16 year old mummy than a 24 year old one! The stereotype of young parents is one I daily fight and that's where I like to think my blog makes it's stance!
So in essence my blog has been me sharing myself with each and every one of YOU who reads it. The comments, critisims and everything in between has helped me realise I'm not alone! Hearing how many of you love to read my blog frequently brings a tear to my eye because my blog truly is a part of me and hearing it's liked, enjoyed and found helpful and comforting has really and truly touched me. I try to reach out to as many of you through your own blogs too, leaving comments that I hope help you, make you laugh and will provide the same element of comfort to fight the lonlieness that parenthood sometimes encourages.
If you read and enjoy my blog then I am asking, very nicely (bats eyelashes) if you would be so kind as to consider voting for me in the MADS. It would really be something amazing for me to be given votes by you, my lovely readers. It would be yet another way of reassuring me that my blog is good and not a lost cause in a blog-land full of so many excellent blogs! If you like my blog, find it interesting, thoughtful or find it funny-even if you're laughing at me rather than with me, I ask you very nicely to please vote for me!
So far I've been lucky enough to be nominated in the following categories:
- Blog of the year 2012
- Best Family Life Blog
- Best New Blog
- Most Inspirational Blog
- Most Helpful Blogger
- Best Mad Blog Writer
I am but a simpleton in a crazy parent orientated world. My blog is just my daily ramblings but it's mine and I hope you like it... If my asking nicely hasn't quite encouraged you to vote me then I move on to my next tactic-bribery! If you vote for me I will send chocolate, wine and other niceties! (ok thats a little bit un-true but I will send virtual hugs and kisses, hows that?!)
Please vote below, Love Chloe xx