As I am sure most of you are aware at the moment, many of us bloggers are feeling the excitement of being nominated for an award in the Annual Blogger Bash awards. There are so many fabulous bloggers up for nomination throughout the ten categories, it is a really tough one to call, even for us bloggers!
Last year, two months after The Writing Garnet was born, my blog was up for nomination in these very awards for ‘Best Newcomer’. Even though I didn’t win, I was incredibly overwhelmed at being nominated so early on in my blogging journey. Fast forward a year and I have been nominated in the same awards for MOST INSPIRATIONAL blog. It is safe to say that I am truly honoured and flabbergasted at being nominated for such an amazing award. Before I ask nicely for a vote or two, I will tell you a little story.
Outside of the blogging world, my life consists of raising my soon-to-be-four year old daughter single-handedly, as well as fighting multiple daily battles due to my seven chronic illnesses. Yes. Seven. If I’m honest, I don’t see myself as an inspiration, so when other people tell me that they find me an inspiration it surprises me as I have never put myself under that heading before. Over the last year I have delved deep into my past and wrote completely honest posts regarding bullying/illnesses and so on. You can read the one that is still doing the rounds on social media, here: How @Lesley_Allen_ & Biddy Weir gave me courage to tell my own story – #BullyingAwarenessWeek.
Even though I don’t think that I do anything out of the ordinary, having people tell me that they find me an inspiration, has got to be one of the most touching compliments I have ever received. Knowing that my blog posts, or daily battles help to inspire people is incredibly rewarding, it means the absolute world to me that people have nominated me this award. I wish I could put into words how honoured and touched I am, but I can’t. I do know that if I win this award, I am going to be rather emotional haha!
Here is the important bit; if you can spare a couple of minutes to vote for me, The Writing Garnet, for the MOST INSPIRATIONAL blog in the Annual Blogger Bash Awards 2017, you can do so here: Vote Now!
Also, whilst you’re there, please take the time to vote for your favourite blogger in the other categories. Every single vote counts and there isn’t much time left to get those votes in. Thank you so much in advance if you do decide to vote for me, it really means a lot. More than words can say <3.