2 Years In A Row for Most Innovative!

1376545_590562294333488_1790700456_nLast night I was sitting on the sofa with Ross and Grace, watching ‘The Truman Show’, after a wonderful family day, minding my own business, when the phone rang.

Usually, on a Sunday evening it is one or the other of our sets of parents. Ross said not to worry, he’ll tell them to call back later. Imagine my surprise when he told me that it was my best blogging buddy, Jaime from The Olivers Madhouse – particularly when we mainly communicate over social media!

She told me that I was a finalist. Again. In the MAD Blog Awards. In Most Innovative. She got stunned silence, followed by me asking her to list who was through to what category (I have to admit to not really listening as I was in shock still) followed by me crying! She told me that she had tried to tweet me, then email me and resorted to the more traditional phone! To make it once last year was amazing, but twice?! * Unbelievable.

*Cue Ross and Grace expectantly asking if it mean another trip to Legoland!!

After the phone call I tried my best not to go anywhere near Facebook or Twitter until Grace, Ross and I had finished spending our time together before Grace went off to bed. When I did venture there, it was wonderful to see the amount of support and congratulatory tweets.

A few people had told me to count on their vote but I never believed for one moment that I would be there a second time (I thought the first was a fluke!). I am absolutely and utterly thrilled and can’t thank everyone enough who has voted for me and my blog.

To see that there were over 200,000 individual nominations with over 6,000 blogs taking part with just 59 making the finals makes this a total and utter honour when there are so many wonderful blogs out there.

A blog is a very personal thing and is something you tend to write and not really believe that anyone is actually reading. But they are. They really, truly are!

I, of course, would love to win the category this year. I share the Most Innovative Category with:

Science Sparks
Geek Mummy
My Two Mums
Mammasaurus

All of whom are amazing bloggers and wonderful people to boot. There are so many fabulous bloggers through to the final, writers who I have the utmost respect for and I can now fully class myself as their peer. Well done to you all and I look forward to partying with you in September πŸ™‚ x

I do have to admit though, that I think the most magical thing that happened this weekend, was what took place on both #PoCoLo and #SoFoLo. A lovely community of bloggers has started to build up around these linkys and I am so proud to be hosting it. PoCoLo had 107 linkers!! Yep, you read it right! #SoFoLo this week also means lots and lots of people each giving each other Klout and being supportive to one another. I try to evolve my linkys all the time to ensure that they are current and inclusive – and, in particular supporting all the new bloggers out there (I know how daunting this can be). This is proof in the fact that I now have a waiting list to be featured on the Newbie Showcase until January 2015!

The MAD Blog Award winner of each category is decided by a vote. You can go to http://www.the-mads.com/vote/ where I am in ‘Most Innovative’ in the drop down menu as Vevivos if you would like to vote for me. Voting closes on 24th April 2014 at midnight.

Whatever happens, whether or not I win, I want to say thank you to all of you who have be kind enough to support me.

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I am so excited to have made this years finals of the MAD Blog Awards in ‘Most Innovative’ once again and would love the chance to win my category this year. If you would like to support me then please go to http://www.the-mads.com/vote/ and choose ‘Vevivos’ in the drop down menu. Thank you πŸ™‚ x

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    • March 31, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you Luci! πŸ™‚ x

  1. March 28, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    So lovely to see that you’re a finalist again – so deserved! Looking forward to seeing you again xx

  2. March 27, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    So chuffed for you to have all your had d work recognised. Looking forward to meeting you. Kx

  3. March 27, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Just popping by to say congratulations and wish you lots of luck in the voting stages. Can’t wait to see how you top last year’s butt-bump this September πŸ™‚

  4. March 26, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Hi Victoria- thanks for stopping by my blog and I don’t know how I’ve missed yours for so long! It’s fab and easy to see why it’s up for an award two years in a row. Will definitely be voting for you and am now following you on FB and Bloglovin. Looking forward to meeting you in September at the Awards! Emma xx
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    • March 26, 2014 / 4:48 pm

      No problem at all! πŸ™‚ What a wonderful thing to say – thank you so much. And thanks for vote too – I really, really appreciate it. Will make sure I am following you back. Look forward to meeting you too lovely lady xx
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  5. Samantha Rickelton
    March 26, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Best of luck with the awards – look forward to meeting you in September x

  6. March 26, 2014 / 9:26 am

    Yippee! Massive congratulations from us! We can’t wait to meet you in September xx
    I’ve also got that cake recipe you asked for. Will email it over xx
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  7. March 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    Well you very much deserve your place in this category Vic, you are certainly ‘innovative’ and work so very hard on your blog. Well done and look forward to celebrating with you in September! Woohoo! X
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    • March 25, 2014 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you so much Suzanne, that is a wonderful thing to say. I am SO pleased that you have made it into the finals, you are another who works hard on their blog – it has left me in a real pickle with your category!! Looking forward to partying with you – you are going to LOVE it xx

  8. Joanne
    March 25, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Hurrah! See you in September.

  9. March 25, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Congratulations! I didn’t get to make the awards last year as my little boy was too young so I was so happy to see I was a finalist this year! x
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  10. March 25, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Well done, what a fantastic achievement. I’m a newbie blogger and so glad I found your site a few months ago. The #PoCoLo and #SoFoLo linkies are fab and have been a huge help for me as I find my feet in the wonderful blogging world. Thank you and best of luck for the awards.

  11. March 25, 2014 / 3:34 am

    Aww I’m so thrilled for you, you have my vote of course! Xx

  12. March 24, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Massive congrats! As a relative newcomer to blogging, I’ve really appreciated all you do to encourage others via PoCoLo. Fingers and toes crossed for the final πŸ˜‰ x
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    • March 24, 2014 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much Clare – and thank you for being a supporter of PoCoLo, I really appreciate it xx

    • March 24, 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you Fiona – and congratulations to you too, really happy to see you made it through as well πŸ™‚ x

    • March 24, 2014 / 11:22 pm

      Oh bless you, thank you so much πŸ™‚ One thing missing – you! xxx

    • March 24, 2014 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you Tarana πŸ™‚

    • March 24, 2014 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you SO much – and well done to you too, you really deserve your place πŸ™‚ xx

  13. Wicked World of Lucas
    March 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Lucas says – YAY!!! AWESOME!!!! High-5!! But does this mean you and the Mother will be drinking even MORE Mummy Juice on our holiday in celebration?????? *sigh* #magicmoments

    • March 24, 2014 / 11:25 pm

      You betcha Lucas! We are SO drinking wine to celebrate!! And lots of it! πŸ™‚ x

  14. Hayley Mulgrove
    March 24, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Congratulations hun, i always use your linkies, and have not been blogging long, i have voted for you and really hope you win, good luck hunnie. x

  15. March 24, 2014 / 9:58 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am ever so proud of you. I told you that you were innovative!!! haha I am glad we will be there together to root each other on. There are so many fabulous bloggers on that list I am ever so impressed. I felt like a winner just to see my name next to other fantastic bloggers. Congrats two years in row my lovely. So proud of you!! #magicmoments
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    • March 24, 2014 / 3:29 pm

      Hahaha! People told me that last year and I still couldn’t see it! I felt exactly the same way as you last year and this year is no different. It gives me renewed vigour (not that I don’t have enough already!). Thank you so much – and well done to you too Jenny, so very pleased for you. Looks like we will see each other more than once this year! πŸ™‚ xx
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  16. March 24, 2014 / 9:45 am

    Super well done Vic! I always forget (somehow!) to join in with #SoFoLo and #PoCoLo; I really must remember to more often! x
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  17. March 24, 2014 / 7:47 am

    Congratulations, that’s great news and well deserved. Best of luck with the final!

  18. March 24, 2014 / 7:38 am

    Congratulations!! Two years in a row is brilliant. You work so hard on your blog to keep it inclusive and your linkies are always great. Best of luck in the finals πŸ™‚
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  19. March 24, 2014 / 6:49 am

    Very well-deserved place in the final! I look forward to seeing you there again.
    Funnily enough, my family mentioned Legoland too!
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