Well, what can I say?
For the last week or so, I have really been struggling with my blog. I felt that compared to established bloggers, my blog just wasn't getting heard/good enough/looked pants/amusing(delete as appropriate). However, two things have happened this week that make me think, that maybe, just maybe, I may be mildly amusing/informative/being heard.
I feel I must tell you all about my reasons to blog, I was a finalist in a national competition to win a car and was asked to blog/tweet in the final stages. I was absolutely against this as reckoned that blogging/tweeting was for people who didn't have a life or a personality and who hid behind an online persona. My 7 year old had given me the alias "superamazingmum" and so thinking I would only blog/tweet for the duration of the competition, I was happy to use this name. Well 3 months later, the competition is over (we won the car, Yipee) and I am still here. I am hooked!!
Last week I went to the BMB Christmas Lunch, I was made to feel so welcome and had a thoroughly lovely time meeting people whom I had tweeted with and read about on their blogs. I was gobsmacked that Christmas through the years = Part 1 was chosen to be read out at the lunch, but mortified that I had forgotten to bring it with me.
Then, this afternoon I found out that my blog was shortlisted Fresh Voice of 2010 - Brilliance in Blogging and my jaw literally hit the floor. I am in a very strong category with other people who have the most visually amazing blogs with beautiful content. I rather feel like the scruffy cousin in comparison.
My blog isn't about anything specific, I don't have a speciality, I ramble about anything and everything. It's not eloquent or hysterically funny or even informative. However, it seems that the scruffy cousin may just have a voice after all!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me and if you haven't and think I am worthy, please do so here Vote for Me!