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This week has been a nerve-wracking and exciting one.
I have been featured in not one, but two of our local newspapers
for being a finalist in both the MAD Blog Awards and the BiB Awards.
And there is nothing quite like opening a paper
to find a photo of yourself looking right back at you.
It's a very proud feeling
but a sort of embarrassing feeling,
especially when you were expecting a little story in a column
and not half a page.
But I am exceptionally happy and proud of myself.
  

I'm so proud that I made the finals in these awards
when I've only been blogging for 11 months.
I still feel so incredibly new a lot of the time
and that makes it amazing to be recognised
alongside blogs that I've read since the beginning
and which were well established before starting a blog even entered my brain.


I also heard the fantastic news this week
that I have been selected to be part of the Bloggers Keynote at the end of BritMums Live in June.
Again, reading the list of bloggers that are also standing up and reading posts
I can't quite believe I made the cut.
Me? My little blog? Really???
But there I am,
on the list.
And so incredibly excited and honoured to have been chosen.

I think its fair to say that blogging has become a big part of my life
and I am so grateful for that.
It's given me a creative outlet
and fueled a passion for writing and photography.

There is a week left to vote in the MAD Blog Awards
so don't waste your chance to vote.
And if you'd like to vote for Dear Beautiful Boy in the photography category
then it would make my year.
Just click on the button to go through to the voting page.


23 comments

  1. Well Done you!!! It's a lush picture too :)

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    1. Ahh thanks. The photo didn't come out too badly. X

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  2. You most certainly should feel proud of yourself- it certainly is an amazing achievement. I feel the same about mine, it hasn't quite sunk in that I am a finalist. I love the coverage too- you will have to hire a body guard for when you go to local baby groups- little man will be famous! ;) x

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    1. Hehehe. Hard to believe I hadn't even started a year ago and now I'm a finalist in two awards, just so weird. And thanks hun, I'm so excited. X

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  3. It must be so strange seeing yourself stare back at you in the paper! Well done you, what an achievement :-) it must feel like a bit of a whirlwind! Glad I will be able to see you at the MADs awards, hopeful cheering your win! xx

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    1. Very! Especially when I realised we were on the front cover! But it's all been super exciting and I'm thrilled. Although chances are you won't be seeing me at the MADs as I'll more than likely be at home with a newborn, or a big overdue bump. X

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  4. I saw this yesterday on Instagram - well done you. Fantastic news and very well deserved publicity for your lovely blog. x

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    1. Thanks so much, I was a bit nervous about the publicity at first but I figured I'm proud so why not shout about it. X

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  5. I saw this on Instagram yesterday - well done you! Well deserved publicity for your lovely little blog. x

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  6. How cool! Good for you! What an awesome accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks. It's so exciting to be a finalist, and being in the paper is pretty cool too. X

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  7. You should be proud of yourself! That page in the paper is awesome! xx

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    1. Thanks hun. And I am very proud of myself. Both the articles in the paper are really nice whcih is lovely. X

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  8. How exciting! Delighted for you and for your blog. Good luck with the Mads!

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    1. Thanks. It is so exciting and I'm so pleased. X

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  9. And deservedly so! I love your blog it's brilliant xx

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  10. It's a wonderful thing and so good to see you getting the recognition that you deserve!
    *Hi 5* x

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    1. Thanks. *Hi 5* back at you. I'm so thrilled and excited. X

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  11. Oh this is brill! I hope you win one! Congrats :D

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    1. Thank-you. And I know it's a cliche, but I really am just thrilled to be nominated and to have made the finals. I really don't expect to win either of them but being recognised has been such a thrill. X

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