I’m flipping chuffed to bits to have got some nominations for this. I didn’t even do them myself, so I’m properly happy 😉 Thank you, whoever you are. After a really blooming horrible tough year, I’ve gone all warm and fuzzy and feeble and grateful 😀 And I love seeing those home ed blogs, crafty blogs, blogs of the baby lost and just damn fine blogs on those lists. It’s great.
Of course, ahem, now I want to be a finalist – and I want to be in the company of all those damn fine above and aforementioned. I want those sides of parenthood and lazy-bugger-should-be-interacting-actually-blogging stuff up there on the final list. Because if there is one thing parenting is about, it’s sobbing and struggling and having to just get up the next day and find another way along side all the nappies and cute pictures. Those of us with our teeth gritted and 13 years worth of being at home grinding out a daily life should be up there, if we want to be.
The MADS nominations will be counted up next week and the top five from each category will be sent to the final; I’d love to make it through on one of them. Nominations are open till 22nd April.
Here are a few of my faves, in their favourite place of mine from the categories I can bear to look at 🙂 I did try to do a different three in each, but I’m going cross eyed and can’t decide… more tomorrow! (I’ll turn them into links tomorrow too… cut and paste for now 🙂 )
MAD Blog Post of the Year
Best MAD Blog Writer
betweenthesnowandthehugeroses.blogspot.com (Catherine W, you REALLY deserve that.)
Best Small Business Blog
Best Photography Blog
Most Inspiring MAD Blogger
(I’m nominated in this one… most inspired when it comes to making you cry? 😉 )
Best Family Fun
Best Craft Blog
Most MAD Family Life
(I’m nominated here… mad might indeed be a description 😉
MAD Blogger of the Year
(I’m nominated here too.. don’t laugh… and there is no way I can choose, so go and look for yourself!)
Of course, in the end it doesn’t mean much, but some people will get a fun day, some people will get some great prizes and you know, it will just put a smile on the faces of some people too. It takes a few minutes to vote and it’ll really make me grin if me and some of the people from over this side of the blogosphere get to the final fives.