I’ve seen a few posts about the MAD blog awards and the BiB awards this week and it seems like part of the entry process to write one, so here is my nomination information post, plea, and general three minutes of discomfort.
I’ve decided to do a bit of throwing: I’m throwing my hat into the ring, throwing down the gauntlet (possibly), throwing caution to the wind, throwing up (oh no wait, that’s another post)…yes I’ve taken the slightly unnatural step of nominating my blog (and others, I’m not completely meglomanical) in the Brit Mums annual blogging awards, the BiBs. I did this and felt all overcome so haven’t even thought about the MADs but perhaps I maybe will.
Anyway I’m sure you can all relate to how weird this feels; self promotion doesn’t come naturally to many people I don’t think. I feel all a bit Jekyll and Hyde about it. Without the murder though, so maybe not Jekyll and Hyde, maybe just terribly English.
It’s not something I would have even contemplated a few months ago, so why have I done it and why would I be so bold as to ask you to bother to vote for my blog?
Here’s the thing: I don’t cringe at ALL my previous posts, just some…
Surely that’s reason enough? No? You want a more compelling argument?
Well actually I’m going to start, much like the BBC, with some balance and here’s why you shouldn’t vote for me:
I’m not going to win: This post is uncomfortable enough…there is no way I’ll be canvassing for votes if I am, by some miracle, shortlisted
I’m quite the anti-social social media user: Twitter I can just about do. Facebook doesn’t like my brackets and I’ve made a half-hearted attempt to join it but that’s all. I’m not on anything else so I understand I’m not particularly active in your networks.
There are harder-working bloggers than me: well it’s not actually too difficult to be a harder working blogger than me. I blog because I love writing, I can’t bring myself to do reviews yet. I don’t post consistently or regularly, I take frequent blogging breaks and there are much better, bigger, shinier blogs out there.
I don’t ever look at my stats: well this isn’t altogether a reason not to vote for me, but I get the impression I’m doing something not quite right on that front!
I’m on a roll now but before I get any further down this bizarre road I’ve taken us on, I am actually asking you to consider voting for me as I’d love to be shortlisted and here’s why:
I write all sorts of things that gets all sorts of differing reactions. I really love writing. And, um, and I’ll send you cake it you vote for me!? Hold on, that might be bribery.
Or perhaps you enjoy my Creative Mothers guest writer series?
So there you go, I’m done. Like everyone, my posts are my reasons. If you are still with me and considering a vote I think I probably fit best with BiBs into the ‘Writer’ category or the ‘Reader’s Choice’ category (the one for people who can’t decide where they fit!). For MADs probably ‘Writer’ again or ‘Preschool’.
You’ll be asked for the following information so here’s mine for convenience:
Blog Name: occupation: (m)other
Blog URL: http://www.occupationmother.net
Twitter handle: @puddlemother
Blogger’s email: occupationmother @ gmailDOTcom
And here are the badges for MADs and BiBs that take you through to the nomination portals!