Shameless Plea Post: BiB Awards Shortlisted Blog


This is not the post I was expecting to be writing today. It would appear that I have somehow been shortlisted in the category of ‘Writer’ in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards.

Now, this was something of a shock in many ways. Not least because I, having no previous experience of blogging awards, had assumed that the shortlisted bloggers were notified privately before the list was published. Therefore, when I saw the link for the shortlisted bloggers on someone’s facebook page, I opened it just to have a bit of a nosy at who got through. Obviously, I knew I hadn’t got through. I hadn’t been notified, after all. Well, I merrily scanned my way through half of the list, pleased to see some favourites on there, before I saw ‘R is for Hoppit’. I carried on scanning for about two seconds. Wait. R is for Hoppit? That seems familiar. What??

Of course, I picked up my phone and started to call the parents. I hung up the phone. Obviously, I had imagined seeing my blog. It was going to be very embarrassing explaining that I had accidentally announced my imaginary shortlisting. I returned to the list and performed further checks. I could still see it. I called the parents.

Following this, I realised I had no idea what I was supposed to do next. Get a bit excited, go on twitter, hope it didn’t turn out to be a mistake – this seemed like a good initial plan. Anyway, I have now received my notification from Britmums, I have not yet been informed of a terrible mistake, and therefore I am going in and writing my shameless plea post (et voila).

All I want to say is that I am very excited to have been shortlisted. I love writing, and I am particularly pleased to have been shortlisted in the ‘Writer’ category.* I am very grateful to everyone who nominated me. I will obviously be thrilled if anyone would like to vote for me now, and the link is below.

If anyone wants to know how this works, the shortlisted bloggers will now be whittled down to five finalists in each category, comprised of the two with the most public votes and three selected by judges. Voting closes at midnight on 18th May 2016. Each person can only submit one voting form. You can vote here.

Of course, I would love and appreciate votes, but there are so many fantastic and talented bloggers in each category – all deserving of votes – that I would like to say please do make sure you vote, whether for me or not.

Thank you to everyone who reads and supports my blog, and thank you for reading my shameless plea post. I will now leave everyone alone, and return to being overly excited quietly over here.


  1. Gary says:

    This is just the beginning :), CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Massive high five from across the pond. #WorldDomination is set to begin!

  2. MMT says:

    Don’t be embarrassed to share this post. Sing it loud and proud! Not so silly mummy after all 😉
    But we all always knew that xxx

  3. Min says:

    Congratulations and fingers crossed. So many fab blogs on the shortlist and you are one of the best. Thanks for linking up with #FabFridayPost

  4. Michelle says:

    Congratulations! I would have thought they would notify the bloggers that got on the list first too. This is definitely something I wouldn’t have expected to open up a list and see my blog there. I’m really happy for you! Popping over from #anythinggoes

  5. Savannah says:

    So many congratulations to you! I’ll bet it feels incredible to have all your hard work start paying off (: You would think they’d let you know first before just announcing it to the world 😛 #KCACOLS

  6. Madeline says:

    Congratulations on being shortlisted! I can just imagine you doing a double-take when you saw your blog’s name on the list, having been certain you weren’t going to be on there! x #KCACOLS

  7. Kaye says:

    Congratulations! I wasn’t surprised to see you on there at all (I promise your name won’t disappear haha). I know how you feel though as I was shortlisted in the photography category and I’m still in utter shock as I feel like a total amateur compared to the others shortlisted! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

  8. Hehe, our stories are very similar!! I knew the finalists were being announced on Friday, and I was just about to go on holiday so thought I’d have a quick look before I had no wifi etc. I too assumed it was a lost cause as I thought I’d be notified before it went public! And I actually MISSED MY OWN NAME the first time I looked!!!!!!! I started loading up the car, then thought I’d have a better look at the list when that was done, and that time let out a little scream! I even clicked on the link to check it directed to my blog, in case there was flukishly someone else out there with the same blog name as me, who’d been shortlisted!! Anyway, I’m so so pleased for you that you’ve been shortlisted, you are one of my favourites!! I have voted for you, and will hopefully see you there…!! Good luck!!!!

  9. Sassy says:

    You are most definitely a deserved nomination, I’m so glad you got shortlisted! I hope you go all the way! I too was nominated, and I still can’t believe it! Are you going to Brit mums live in June? 🙂 xxx #AnythingGoes

  10. I’m so sure I already commented on this, but I can’t have! Anyway, well done on being shortlisted, really well deserved! Good luck 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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