Yesterday started off pretty badly. The geekdaughter managed to squirt the air freshener from the bathroom into her face, in particular her left eye. Cue a long battle trying to get the eye washed out with water – she hates getting her face wet. Thankfully I managed to get the eye well washed out, and there was no lasting problem. Then the geekson managed a really dramatic nappy and I had to clear that all up.
And somewhere in the middle of all that chaos, the finalists for the MAD Blog Awards were announced. And WOW! I made the shortlist in the “Most Innovative MAD Blog” category. Cue very happy, excited, silly grin 🙂
To all of you who nominated me, thank you so much! I’m up against some amazing blogs, and it’s such an exciting category to be in because the blogs are so varied – we are all innovating in our own way!
Do you know, when I asked for nominations, I was just hoping to get enough nominations to be one of the 5 finalists, I didn’t think at all about what came next! Now I’m having to think about it. Voting is now open in all categories, and will remain open for the next 4 weeks. I don’t know when the winners will be announced, but I understand there will be an awards ceremony which we’ll all get to go to. Do I think I could win? I honestly don’t know. I think I have as good a chance of any of the other blogs in my category, but who knows!
Whatever happens from here, I will wear my “Finalist” badge on my blog with pride 🙂
Sometimes I prefer people to hear things in my own voice, rather than the written word, so I’ve recorded my thoughts.
If the audio player doesn’t appear, you can listen to my recording on the Audioboo website.
Here are the other blogs nominated in my category. Please visit them all, and then vote for the one you think is most innovative!