Blogging is still a bit of a mystery to me. I love to write. And people seem to like my posts. Brands even reach out to work with us. But imagine my surprise when I discovered the GinGin & Roo blog was named a finalist in the Fresh Voice category of the BiBs Awards 2019! Keep reading to find out how you can vote for us. We’d love it if you did.
Something very exciting and totally unexpected happened just a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019! GinGin and me are ridiculously excited. I’m sure Roo would be too if she knew what it meant. But she’s happily giggled and clapped along in excitement too.
It’s actually pretty surreal. And it still hasn’t sunk in yet.
We’re finalists in the Fresh Voice category, along with four other fabulous bloggers.
I knew the GinGin & Roo blog had been nominated for a BiBs blogging award. But it’s one of those things that you forget about because you never really think you’ll get anywhere.
So imagine my surprise when the email popped up on my phone screen to say we are finalists in the BiBs Fresh Voice category!
Gobsmacked doesn’t even begin to cover it. In fact I’d completely forgotten about the blogging awards. So when I saw the message I actually thought it was just spam LOL!
I’d had a really crappy day. Jon was working late. The girls had gone to bed. And I had nobody to celebrate with, or even check that what I’d read was actually true. I closed the email and poured myself a glass of wine. Because, you know, wine 🙂
The next day I received a very lovely message from Helen over at Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee to ask me if I’d seen the news and congratulate us. You may know that she quite rightly won the same category of the BiBs blogging awards last year, and she’s a finalist again this year in the Readers’ Choice category. (You can vote for her while you’re voting for me too!)
Helen’s message kinda made me realise that I hadn’t dreamt the whole thing. And that the email wasn’t spam.
It was true! I am a finalist in the BritMums parenting influencer and blogging awards.
How You Can Help
The BiBs awards are a pretty big deal.
50,000 nominations were cast over the 14 different categories. A massive thank you if you nominated me!
The BiBs blogging awards are organised by BritMums. BritMums is the UK’s largest and most influential network of Lifestyle Bloggers and Social Influencers, with an audience of more than 120 million.
Did I mention that the BiBs are a pretty big deal?
Being nominated is awesome. To be a finalist is beyond fabulous. Winning? I can’t even begin to think about how utterly brilliant that would be!
So this is the bit that I’ve been putting off. The part where I have to actually canvas (beg) for your vote.
I’m quite crap at asking for stuff. I’m sure lots of you can relate to that! But if you don’t ask you don’t get.
The odds of me actually winning are pretty slim, but I might as well pretend I could win and ask for your help anyway. I could always be a bit more like GinGin who is convinced that because we’re finalists we’re definitely gonna win 😀
We’d love it if you’d vote for us. It will only take a moment, but your vote could make all the difference to us.
How To Vote
This bit is really, very easy.
If you’d like to vote for me (please do!) then just pop over here and look for GinGin & Roo in the list.
I’m in the very first category – Fresh Voice. Right at the top. You can’t miss us!
If you’ve got a minute to spare then scroll down and have a look at the rest of the categories. There are some brilliant bloggers in the BiBs finals, including some of my lovely blogging friends and people I admire, What Katy Said, Whinge Whine Wine, Picking Up Toys, Dear Mummy Blog and, of course, the fab Twins Tantrums and Cold Coffee.
Voting closes on Friday 4th October 2019 at 11:59pm. That’s this Friday!!! And the winners will be announced on Thursday 10th October at 1pm over on Twitter with the #BiBs2019 hashtag.
I’m sort of sad that there isn’t an awards ceremony, where I have to squeeze myself into an outfit I can’t afford and will only wear once. But at least I don’t have to practice my gracious loser face LOL!
So there it is. I’m a finalist in a prestigious blogging awards. If I keep saying it, it might start to feel more real. We’d really love for you to vote for us, and tell your friends to vote as well 🙂 Here’s the link once again – https://www.britmums.com/cast-your-vote-in-the-britmums-bibs-2019-awards-now/
If you’d like to read some of my more usual blog posts, then you might enjoy these:
- Girls Can’t Be Astronauts!
- The Most Important Mama-Lesson I’ve Learned So Far.
- Education: Kids It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!
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And if you’d like to work with me, then drop me a message here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you.