When I first started out on my blogging adventure back with my first post The Very Beginning…a Very Good Place to Start on 15th September 2012, I knew little about what I was doing, where I was going with it all and what would actually happen! All I did know then was that I would be true to myself, write honestly and write mainly for myself. Of course, I wanted to make my content interesting and ensure that people didn’t get bored with me if they did actually read it! It turns out that more people actually read this stuff than I had realised….I’m regularly getting approached in the school playground (about my blog that is!!).
I have made so many friends – a majority of whom I have not met IRL (social media talk for in real life!). I have started two linkys – Prose For Thought and Post Comment Love which now features a newbie showcase (thinking maybe I should put myself on the list!) and joined numerous other great linkys. Everyone that I have come across has been kind, supportive, friendly and full of great advice. I never realised how much of a major community existed out there in blogging land. I am proud to be a part of it all.
The other rather large matter that I wasn’t aware of when I started this blog were the awards that were opened up to me. Not only am I a finalist in the Most Innovative Blogs at the MAD Blog Awards but now, my blog is shortlisted for not one but……..*drumroll*……THREE categories at the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, or BiBs as they are affectionately known, which are awards run by the fantastic BritMums site. I am shortlisted for INNOVATE, VIDEO and SOCIAL MEDIA. To say that I am dumbstruck (which is a major event for me!!) is an understatement. I would like to thank everyone who put me there but the voting isn’t over yet.
With your help yet again – and, of course if you feel I am worthy – then I would love to make it into the finals. There will be a big awards party at BritMums Live on the evening of the 21st June and all finalists are invited. There are so many wonderful bloggers in each and every category, many of which include people who I now class as my good friends, so I would be very happy to see any of them win. I am lucky enough to already be attending BritMums Live but to go to the party as a finalist would be extra majorly special!
Being as I am in the VIDEO category (I believe that this is mainly down to Grace to be honest but she’s a bit young to come to the party!), it’s about time I recorded a new Vlog so this will be coming soon! In the meantime here is the link to Grace’s Brilliant Interview!
If you would like to vote for Verily Victoria Vocalises in either Innovate, Video or Social Media then please click on any of the badges below which will take you to the voting site. Voting closes on 12th May 2013.