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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.

BiB and MAD Blog Awards

Sorry for being that annoying person, but…if you enjoy my blog, have a bit of time, and are feeling very generous, I would love it if you would nominate me in the BiB and/or the MAD blog awards.

BiB Awards

The BiB awards are run by BritMums. Nominations close on 13th April 2016, and information about the awards and how the process works can be found here.

I would love to be nominated in the Writer category, but would alternatively be thrilled with nomination in any of the other categories my blog fits (Family, Fresh Voice, Writer, Readers’ Choice).

You can nominate your favourite blogs using the nomination form.

(If you do feel like nominating me, for ease, the details they require on me and the blog are here:
Blog Name – R is for Hoppit
Blog url – http://risforhoppit.uk
Blogger’s Twitter ID – @sillymummy88
Blogger’s email – sillymummy88@gmail.com)

MAD Awards

The MAD awards are run by Tots100. Nominations close on 8th April 2016, and information about the awards and how the process works can be found here.

The MAD nomination form has two parts. Firstly, you fill in your favourite blog for ‘Blog of the Year’. Obviously, I am not trying to submit myself for that – please nominate your favourite outstanding blog! However, on the next page there are ‘other categories’, and I would love to be nominated in the Pre-school category (alternatively my blog does also fit New Blog and Writer, and I would of course appreciate any nomination in any category).

You can nominate using the nomination form.


Thank you for reading this shameless piece of annoying self promotion. Of course, please feel free to completely ignore me – I’m just providing the information in case anyone does feel inclined to nominate me.

And, if you do…thank you so much!