Something amazing happened last week. I read on Facebook that the finalists for the 2015 MAD Blog Awards had been announced, so popped along to the TOTS 100 site to have a look to see if any of my friends had made the final cut.
Totally delighted to see the blogs of some of my very favourites listed. There was a good sprinkling of my friends, in each section, along with some names I didn’t know.
But when I scrolled down the the Best Home and Interiors category I nearly spat my tea out. Unbelievably my little blog’s name was nestled in amongst some of the most lovely blogs I have the pleasure of reading.
Now, I’ve always been a bit of a chatterbox. I have a school report that says:
‘If Caroline spent more time working and less time talking she’d have a bright future’
but I was absolutely speechless.
Thank you so, so much anyone that bothered to place a vote for me. Without wanting to sound like a gushy OSCAR winner, I’m blown away and so immensely grateful.
Ultimately, there can only be one winner but — for me — even to be in a runners-up parade, with the other five blogs that don’t take the top spot is amazing. The calibre of blogs listed is so high and to see my little blog on the same page is brilliant. More than I ever hoped for.
I’m up against some incredible bloggers, some are award winning, others have brands and sponsors fighting to be featured on their blogs, some have thousands — like multiple thousands — of followers.
And then there’s me.
Under the radar, just bimbling along doing my own thing. My blog is not 100% homes and interiors based — it’s an eclectic mix of everything I love. My family, my loves, my life. But it’s written from the heart and if you’d like to vote for me in this category I’d be so grateful.
It’s mega simple to do — just click on the link to vote and choose The Twinkle Diaries in the Best Home and Interiors category from the drop down list. It takes less than a minute to do.
Thanks so much for nominating me in the first place. I’m chuffed to bits :)