It is that time of year again when people start voting for their favourite blogs for The MAD Blog Awards. I have made no secret of the fact that one of my core beliefs is that no one likes me. I know this must sound ridiculous as I have so much support, but really it is a deep rooted belief that I must fight against every day. This is not a sob story so please do not take it as one. Of course the kind replies, and people telling me that they do does help, but it is not a cry for attention. I wish people could just tell me and it would be like waving a magic wand and I go “oh right, great thanks.” I wish I could snap out of it, or “Get over myself,” as some very kind people have suggested. But still, I soldier on.
This belief of course also extends to my blog. I write it for me, and if I’m extremely honest my boys benefit from it enormously (not just in terms of free stuff to review but in the fact that it helps me make sureI do spend lots of quality time with them). I think that at times like The MADs it is hard for those of us who do not feel very popular, or who suffer from depression. Some of us may not wish to take part, for not wanting to face the fear of rejection (although I am sure it is not that our blogs are rejected it is just such a HARD choice to make with so many amazing blogs out there!).
But I urge you, if you do feel like this – add the badge – you may be like me, surprised to have been nominated in so many categories! (Although thank you for the baby nomination but really, no thank you lol). I cannot thank each and every one of you who has nominated me enough. I doubt I will receive enough votes to be short-listed but that doesn’t matter, because my blog(s) were liked enough for you to pick mine (out of what 10,000 blogs!). To like my blog surely you must like me too – right!
So thank you, thank you, thank you.
To read why Claire feels I should be nominated in the Outstanding award brought tears to my eyes – and is much more confidently written about why you should vote for me than I ever could. Thank you Claire this post I will treasure.
Personally I think this blog best fits Family Fun – but there’s a lot of competition. I’m not confident enough to opt for best writer, blog of the year etc – but any votes are truly appreciated in any category I qualify (thank you for Best Baby but erm no, no babies here).
I would love if it TheSensorySeeker could get more votes just because it would be fantastic to find more parents who are effected by disabilities and hopefully we can all help each other.
I shall not share with you who I have voted for as it should be your choice, and it was so hard for me to decide that I do not wish to miss anybody out. It is lovely to see people coming together as a community though and telling people why they think their blogs are so great, because sometimes I think we work so dam hard that we do not have time to just stop and reflect about what it is we are doing.
Without wanting to cause absolute favouritism I do wish for you to consider a vote for Team Honk – which covers so many bloggers – not just those who have physically taken part in the relay, but all of us who have supported it.
Once again thank you very much for anyone who has voted for me. Best of luck to everyone.
Read what others have to say or join the linky yourself here