This post is a little different to my usual…but yesterday I got some happy news. An email pinged in my inbox to let me know I’m a finalist in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs 2017) Awards for ‘Fresh Voice’. WOW! I was immediately on Cloud Nine as it’s something I didn’t expect at all. Running a weekly link-up, I’ve noticed since January so many amazing new blogs on the scene and to be nominated is just such an honour.
Last April, as my daughter was approaching her first birthday, I created a free WordPress blog. It was something that scared me at the time – would anyone really care what I had to say? Then I realised that it didn’t matter. This blog was something just for me as I had been feeling like the old Bridget was completely lost in a world of nappies, sick, poo and following up so many sentences with “sorry, was that too much information?!”.
And so I wrote. Because it made me feel like I was reclaiming my identity and at the same time remembering those little ordinary moments with Emma that I’m sure would have been forgotten. I wrote about feeling overwhelmed as a new mother, about returning to work with gusto and then feeling like a bit of a failure when it didn’t work out how I’d imagined. It boosted my confidence when I received comments that someone related to what I had to say. It made me feel better to hear that many people have fussy little eaters too, and this too shall pass. It made me less inclined to beat myself up for not having a child who sleeps through the night.
I just wanted to say a heartfelt, huge thank you to everyone who voted for me. I am beyond touched that you took the time to vote for my blog. It’s something I hadn’t expected but means a lot to be recognised amongst so many amazing blogs. I’ve never been one for putting myself out there usually but taking inspiration from Amy Treasure, I thought why not? Having usually been someone who would shy away in the corner, I went for it but it’s thanks to everyone who voted for me that I can say I’m a finalist.
Please Vote For Me!
You knew it was coming right?! I’d love your vote to help me win the Fresh Voice award in this year’s Brilliance in Blogging Awards. It’s a quick form to fill out this time and only takes a minute to fill out 🙂 Thank youuuu! Here’s the link to vote for me: http://www.britmums.com/vote-for-bibs2017-here/
The voting form is set so only one person can nominate once – duplicate votes will be mean that both get disqualified and voting closes on Sunday 2nd July at 23:59.
Thanks again lovely people, you are all amazing and I truly appreciate the love and support on my blog.
I’m a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards FRESH VOICE category.
I’d love your vote to help me win!
If you enjoy reading my blog, you can vote here – it only takes 5 minutes, thank you!