Did you make the BiBs? I didn’t. I got through to the shortlist for Video and I was very excited, for a minute there I let myself think about the possibility of lifting the cup, taking some silverware home to show my family.
“Look! Look! People like my work.’ I would show them.
How many other bloggers out there are slightly disappointed that their name wasn’t called out as Finalists in this years MADS awards? Hands up guys. Are we allowed to say we’re sad we didn’t get through? Or am I shooting myself in the head?
I am truly happy for all of those who did make it especially those I voted for myself and now I shall make sure I vote them through to the finals but for the rest of us? What do we do now?
Did you, like me, have a massive insecurity pop? Am I writing crap? Should I be Tweeting more? Facebooking more? Networking more? Probably yes, that is the answer but just how much time do I have on my hands for this time consuming social media lark?
Maybe the fact I had been shortlisted twice led me to believe I was in with a chance?
Maybe I should have pushed the voting for my blog more? I did nothing but add the badge to my blog and hope, doing the British thing and not wanting to disturb anyone.
I’ve received a few emails today asking for my vote which is very clever marketing but I’m old school and hate being told what to do. It annoyed me as it’s something I wouldn’t do but maybe that’s wrong too? Maybe I should be doing that, maybe I should change?
I’ve been asked to enter other Blogging awards around the sphere but sincerely I’m not sure I can be bothered to. Will an award change my life? Probably not. It may bring exciting opportunities, a badge to display ever so proudly but other than that? Life goes on, the girls grow up and fresh opportunities will come along anyway.
So what to do? Carry on blogging that’s what. Chin up, be gracious to those who are through, VOTE for your favourites and don’t let it affect who you are and what you are blogging for.
And an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to make sure my name was on those shortlists I am very appreciative and truly flattered of all of your votes and that you thought I was worthy of your vote
Love Mari xxx