Tuesday 29 March 2016

Blogging Awards MADS and BiBs

I'm not really a big fan (understatement of the year) of writing these sorts of posts, but somebody gave me a nudge and told me I ought to. So that, coupled with the fact that so few people seem to get shown my Facebook page these days, has lead to this slightly embarrassing post....

It's a dog, eating a carrot. I was stuck in a soft play centre and desperate.
There are two different annual awards ceremonies for Bloggers: BiBs (Brilliance in Blogging!) run by BritMums, and MADS (Mums and Dads) run by Tots 100. I'm not going as far as begging for your votes but I would definitely appreciate being nominated if my blog is one you enjoy reading.

The personal recognition is one nice part of all this of course, but for me it's important to try and spread understanding and awareness of autism and PDA. Putting my blog in the spotlight would be one way of doing that, so it's an opportunity I can't ignore.

With so many other fab blogs out there it's unlikely I'd get a look in, but just in case you would like to nominate me, all you have to do is click the two links below separately. My niche blog about parenting and special needs never really fits neatly into any of the categories, so for the MADS I'd suggest maybe the Schooldays or Writer categories. You have to nominate someone as Blog of The Year before you can nominate in a different category though.. no reason why that can't be little old me too ;)

So click here:

or on this badge:

Tots 100 Awards

and you simply have to enter your email address (they just confirm your vote) and my blog URL which is written as http://www.stephstwogirls.co.uk/ (you can just copy and paste that!) on that first page, then click next and enter it in another category (or two!) and remember to submit. Simples.

Photo Credit Mad Blog Awards 2014 Tom Arber Photography
The BiBs nominations can be accessed via this link:

or by clicking on this badge:


As before, my URL can be pasted in - it's http://www.stephstwogirls.co.uk/ , my blog name is Steph's Two Girls and my twitter handle is @stephc007. You scroll down to the right category - for the BiBs, I'm going to wildly suggest Reader's Choice, Inspire or Family... but as before, the choice is yours. You don't need to fill in all the boxes, such as the email, reason or favourite blog post. It's a big form but you can just leave boxes empty if you're not a blogger (or even if you are and you can't think of enough to complete it!). And again, there's nothing to say you can't put me down for both.

I would be so grateful if someone could try and let me know if the links have worked... nudge, nudge, wink, wink, will love you forever...

Nominations for the MADS close on 8th April and for the BiBs on 13th April ... best doing it now though, before you forget ;)

I would desperately love to go to the MADS Awards Dinner as a finalist this year (to get there previously I've had to dress up as a rabbit, dance in a flashmob and I've been the lovely Anne from Raisie Bay's guest) but the main bonus would be that I can have a photo taken with the lovely Dr.Ranj AGAIN and I cannot WAIT to see what he wears this year....