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Monday, 23 September 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Maybe I don't need to be writing this post at all, because it's just possible that you heard me screaming and jumping up and down on Twitter and Facebook at about ten o clock last Friday evening. But just in case you missed my understated and dignified reaction (OMG !!!!!!!!!! I WON! I WON!), Peeps, I won my Family Life category at the Mad Blog Awards for the second year running.

Two and a half days later, and I'm still reeling a little bit, still can't quite take it in, still a teensy bit worried that they've made a mistake and I'll get an email today saying 'Eh Thanks, but No Thanks'.
 But let's assume that it's not, and it's just my raging paranoia talking, and Doctor Ranj from Cbeebies *swoon*  did actually read out the right name....then it kinda means that last year wasn't a fluke then, doesn't it?

 I mean, as you may know,  this year I've had a few blog related speed wobbles, and I've queried where I'm taking it and wondered where it's going. I've also realized and accepted that I've neither the time nor the inclination for the social media plugging and networking that's absolutely necessary to promote and grow a blog. Nor do I want to do reviews just to get the odd freebie because for me that's never been the point and anyway, it feels a little bit like selling out. (Unless it's shoes or handbags obvs).  In all honestly though, it's always been about the writing, so this award is much needed confirmation that I was right to trust my instincts.

But please don't get me wrong, every blogger and/or writer wants to be read and appreciated and loved, and we all love the feedback, and the comments and an award or two (Did I just drop something???) is the absolute icing on the cake. But here's the tote amaze thing, on here all that you're getting is L'il old Me, shooting the breeze , throwing in my tuppence worth about everything from potty training to Margaret Thatcher, and yet somehow that's been enough. I mean, Wowser!

Enough for this blog to keep on growing, enough for you to keep stopping by and take the time to vote *blows kisses*, and even enough for it to win a national award two years in a row!! Now I promise that I won't get all mushy and tearful on you, but I DO have to say that I'm ever so grateful to each and every one of you lovely readers so thank you very very very much.xxxxxx
Peace Out lovelies, Emx

15 comments:

  1. Well done - and well deserved. x

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    1. Thanks Susan! I'm sorry we both missed the craic of the Awards this year though!

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  3. A very worthy winner my dear. I'm so pleased for you! Keeeeeep writing (said in Brucey style) - we love it :)) x

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    1. Aww Suzanne- thank you muchly xx

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  4. So pleased you won. Absolutely deserved! Please don't consider stopping EVER again.

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  5. Congratulations! Soooo pleased for you. Totally deserved win!
    Please don't EVER stop writing again.

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you- that's truly lovely xx

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  6. Hi Emma - I love your blog - just the way it is!! Please never change and take sponsorship (again unless it is something really lovely handbag or shoe shaped!) as I really would hate to click on your blog and be advised about comparing my car insurance!!! So many blogs are going that way! You keep just the way you are!!! Blog when you want, don't when you don't - it is fab!! Love Laura xxx

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    1. Haha! I promise , hand on heart, you'll never read about car insurance on here! Thank you- really appreciate that xxx

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  7. Emma, I am simply thrilled for you!!!! I keep telling people how wonderful your blog is, and clearly I'm not the only one who thinks so. Well done. Keep going. When is the book going to be published? I'll be there to buy one of the first copies.

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    1. Oh Philomena - thank you!! You're all the PR I need !!

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