Well I am utterly blown away!! I entered the UK Blog Awards initial stage a couple of months ago and posted the link to vote for me on my Facebook a few times. I looked at the mahoosive list of entrants and there were hundreds!!! Oh well.
Well on Monday just gone I received an email from the UK Blog Awards with the list of shortlisted blogs in each category. I was reading it on my phone and scrolled down and down and OH MY GOD!!!
I have been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Category and am now up against 10 other blogs! WOW!! I am so excited by this!
I started blogging 18 months ago primarily to just write about our family and what it is like to live with someone on the Autistic Spectrum. I have branched out since and do product reviews, run competitions from time to time and it has brought in a very small income.
I have blogged about the (ongoing) fights and struggles we have with Xavier and his schooling, obtaining a Statement of Special Educational Needs, bullying, the issue of being in the wrong setting and how it impacts on a child with special needs. I’ve blogged about Milestones and achievements reached by both my wonderful children. They make me so proud. I have also written about my own personal battle with depression.
I love my little corner of the internet and I am so incredibly proud of what I have achieved. I am so thankful for the support that people have shown me along the way and the wonderful comments I have received about my writing. Thank you everyone!
I have made some wonderful friends since joining the blogging community, there has been so much help and an immense amount of support from them! I feel privileged to be apart of such a fantastic group of people!
So…. now to wait until the Awards Ceremony which will be held in April in London. I don’t think for a second I will win… it’s all in the hands of the judges now! I feel honoured just to be Shortlisted out of so many amazing blogs.