The ‘I’se Has It! A Poem About Being Shortlised for the #BiBs2014

The ‘I’se Has It! A Poem About Being Shortlised for the #BiBs2014

BIB BadgeYesterday I found out I had made it into the shortlisted blogs for the Brilliance In Blogging #BiBs2014 over on BritMums. It was for a category I had never expected to get it in a million years! Inspire.

The letter ‘i’ now seems to have become a bit of a coincidence and has started to become ‘my’ letter! Firstly, there is my blog name with the sound ‘i’ being prominent in the word Vocalises. I have always rounded off most of my categories with the word ‘Vocalised’. I like the fact that I talk and you see it – with your eyes. I have been a finalist twice now in Innovate in the MAD Blog Awards and now, Inspire for the #BiBs2014. Last year I was a finalist in the Video category and you had to use your eyes to see me! See what I mean?!

So, I decided to write a poem to say thank you. To everyone who has voted for me and supported me. I love to support others and comment on all the poems that link up. Then, of course, there is PoCoLo the next day which now has SoFoLo too. I want people to share in this blogging experience as much as possible.

I was thrilled at the weekend when Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One came up to me at BlogCamp and said that she believed that it was because of my blog and her appearance on newbie showcase that made her blog a success. I couldn’t believe it. I was so thrilled to hear that. Then Afra from Mad Mum of 7 joined in and agreed with her. She said that she believed that what I had done was inspirational, innovative (those ‘i’s again!) and really great for sharing. The last word is exactly what I want these things to be!

So thank you. Thank you for putting me in the shortlist. I may not make the final (of course, I would LOVE to) but the fact that people out there believe I am inspirational is an absolutely brilliant feeling.

Here is my poem:

The ‘I’se Has It!

Ve Vi Vos…Umm…
These are the thoughts of an English Mum
Never when she started this blog
Did she realise, she is agog
At all the support of many others
Particularly the wonderful blogging mothers
Whom she loves to support and encourage
Especially when they feel discouraged
And now I’m shortlisted for Inspire
In a category with many that I admire
It seems that ‘i’ is the letter for me
Although I share this space for free
I hope that I have helped YOU in some small way
Thanks for reading and have a great day xxx

Victoria Welton 30th April 2014

Linking to this week’s Prose for Thought that you will find here.

Prose for Thought

BiB2014inspireVoteI am thrilled to have been short-listed in the Brilliance in Blogging or #BiB2014 Awards in the INSPIRE category and would really appreciate your vote to help me get through to the finals. Please go across here and choose Verily Victoria Vocalises in section 5 for Inspire.



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  1. May 2, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Congratulations Victoria, I remember when I first saw your blog and am in awe of how you’ve grown. I did think at first that with you helping so many you were in danger of burning yourself out, but you haven’t, you just keep going from strength to strength and you so so deserve to win an award for all your hard work. Good luck lovely lady xx
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  2. May 2, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Congratulations and well done, well deserved!
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  3. May 2, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Congratulations Vic that is totally well deserved! Your amazing blog inspires so many of us, week in week out. Best of luck, you’ve got my vote! πŸ™‚

  4. Amy
    May 2, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Congratulations and good luck for the next round

  5. May 2, 2014 / 9:39 am

    Congratulations on being shortlisted. Even though I am new myself, I can see that you do a great job helping to promote everyone, and building up a community spirit!
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  6. May 2, 2014 / 9:37 am

    Congratulations on making the short list. I can agree with the other bloggers that it’s series like yours that really help make new blogs more visible. I just wish I’d found blogs like yours when I started out, as I think I could probably have benefited!

    Good luck with going all the way.
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  7. Michelle
    May 2, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Well done Victoria, I’m so pleased for you. This is such a lovely post, Good luck! xx

  8. May 2, 2014 / 8:36 am

    Congrats! Your blog is inspiring in a way that it gives people, new bloggers like me a platform to connect with other bloggers. Inspiring =) #pocolo
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  9. May 2, 2014 / 7:23 am

    Brilliant news and well deserved. You offer a lot of support and inspiration and what a lovely thing for Mary and Afra to say. It was lovely to meet you, albeit briefly, on Saturday too. Enjoy your Forest break xx
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  10. May 2, 2014 / 6:51 am

    Congratulations! So pleased to see you in there. You really are inspirational to other bloggers – it’s wonderful that you give so much support. x
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  11. You really deserve it Victoria! Beautiful poem too. I’ve only ‘known’ you a few months and have always seen you so helpful with new ones and your general demeanour is very inspirational. I’ve enjoyed your posts and found them from the heart, sincere and filled with courage and grit. Will have my fingers crossed for you! πŸ™‚ xx
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  12. tracey bowden
    May 1, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    Fabulous love it! And well done totally deserved nomination good luck x
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  13. May 1, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Ahh Vicky I am so proud of you. And happy for you. Best of luck. It’s hard to be up against so many of my own favorites so I can imagine you feel the same. Hope you win, I think you are very inspiring for sure!!! Lovely poem. As always. thanks for hosting.
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  14. Nortonmum
    May 1, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Well done Victoria, Inspire is the perfect category for you and I agree with the other comment. Thank you for all the help you’ve given me this past year . Good luck x
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  15. Maddy@writingbubble
    May 1, 2014 / 10:03 am

    Yay! Congratulations on being shortlisted! I’m thrilled for you and it is absolutely well deserved. I have always thought of you as inspirational and innovative with all the linkys you do, and something else I think you have in spades is ‘integrity’- another ‘i’ word! You are so supportive, always respond to tweets, always comment on your linkys and try your best to help others out when at all possible. You strike me as a lovely, genuine, trustworthy person – qualities I admire. xxx
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    • May 1, 2014 / 11:05 am

      Maddy, your comment made me cry. What a truly wonderful thing to say, thank you so much. I love reading everyone’s links and feel that I should give back as much as they put in πŸ™‚ Thank you again xxx
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  16. May 1, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Yay! Well done you. Fantastic news. You must be so happy πŸ™‚
    Love your poem too. Great cadence.
    It’s ironic isn’t it that while our blogs are all about the “I”, the fact that we receive so much support for what we put out there, makes it all about our readers in the end, which is brilliant.
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  17. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    May 1, 2014 / 9:35 am

    Vicky, well done, you deserve the nomination. You are inspirational. I am always inspired by you!
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