Friday 7 September 2018

Finalist! BritMums BiBs 2018

Wow, I never imagined that I'd be writing to 'announce' that I am a finalist in the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs!) Awards 2018.... but it's true, I am!

Some lovely, amazing people must have nominated me, and it turns out that I am on the list of eight finalists for the Readers Choice category. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, if you voted. This is such a fab way to start the weekend, and I appreciate it so much!
I'm going to repeat a little of what I've said before about these awards. 'I've always felt a little awkward about mentioning awards and asking for nominations. Most people do, I guess. There are so many great bloggers out there, and I don't really want the spotlight just on me. However, I do want the spotlight on PDA and so I've decided to mention any Awards coming up, mainly to spread the word about the Pathological Demand Avoidance type of autism even further. That and the fact that I am desperate for a good night out where I get to see old blogging friends again, wear a posh frock and maybe drink some some bubbles.'

Sadly it looks like there won't be a fancy event for me to attend, but maybe I'll dress up on the day just for the sheer hell of it. I'll have to find some other excuse to wear my posh dress! If I win, maybe I'll share a pic of me in the frock. For now, here's an old photo of me at a different event, one which I was reminiscing over today after being given the prompt 'DANCE' by the Create Your Own Happy twosome.
flashmob at MAD Blog awards 2014
When I started my blog, it was to try to help others understand Sasha a little better and help make her path through life a little smoother. That's still a key aim of course, but I carry on writing to try to help others feel less alone, less judged, and to give them a boost to help them stand strong for their children. I've had such lovely messages from people who tell me I've done that, and I really do appreciate each and every person who is here, whether they like, share, comment or just read! It all helps.

Now comes the not-so-fun part for me... clearly I need to ask (not beg) for votes again to see if there's any chance at all of me becoming the winner in that category. I'm guessing not, as I know all the other names beside mine in the finalist list, a mix of blog themes, and they are all fantastic. I know that sounds a bit corny, but it's the truth. I'm going to link them all below, but obviously I need to say at this point that I hope I'll get at least some votes (mum, I am talking to you here...)!

So the link I would love you to use to go and vote for me, pretty please, is:

You'll only need to give your name and email address, then scroll down to the Readers Choice category and select my name from that list. You can select your winner from all the others categories too, or leave them blank, but I have another little favour to ask. Please choose PDA Parenting from the Fresh Voice category; Danielle is also mum to a girl with Pathological Demand Avoidance, and she has been working hard this year to spread even more understanding of PDA. I'd love to see her get recognition for this.

I'm going to leave you with a post I wrote last year, summing up some of my previous BritMums experiences. It also contains ten little-known facts about me (unless you have read that before, that is). See them over at BritMums Live 2017.

To find out more about our experiences, please check out our 'About Us' page. If you are looking or more information on Pathological Demand Avoidance, why not try some of these, my most popular posts?

What is PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)?

Ten things you need to know about Pathological Demand Avoidance

Does my child have Pathological Demand Avoidance?

The difference between PDA and ODD

Strategies for PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Pathological Demand Avoidance: Strategies for Schools

Challenging Behaviour and PDA

Is Pathological Demand Avoidance real?

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  1. Wow Steph! Well done, and very well deserved. I wish you all the best for the final xx

  2. Well done Steph - well deserved.

    1. Thank you so much, everyone is deserving though :) x


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