Ping – you got e-mail.
One of the best emails I have ever received pinged into my inbox this week. Mumpreneur UK have received a nomination for That Welsh Blonde in their Voice category for Bloggers. Woo Hooo 🙂
The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon are the UK’s first national business awards dedicated solely to parents in business. I have been advertised on their website homepage for a couple of months now and I love reading about so many inspirational women who have been brave enough to set up their own business. Its a scary step to take for anyone but utterly especially for Mums, its exhausting enough to do daily parenting without the added pressure of setting up in business for yourself!
I am chuffed to bits that blogging has been recognised as a job now too. Although the financial gains are small for most bloggers, the time and dedication that goes into each and every post is all consuming. I know for me, I go to sleep thinking about how my day translates into blog post material and I wake with the ‘must write blog post’ urgency, battling with the ‘must wake kids, get them to school, sort work emails, food shopping, post office, gym, vets’…… its endless! Finding/making time to write That Welsh Blonde can be difficult but I do it because I love it. I love to sit before my laptop & just waffle away. I love my readers getting in contact to say that I’ve made them laugh. I love how proud my family are when they read about the mischief we have gotten into. My blog is my therapy, and I love it!
So, here I am with a big Award Nominee badge proudly posted on my page. If I get no further than this badge then yes, I admit I will be disappointed, but so blinkin chuffed that my blog has come this far! In the space of less than 4 months, I’ve had over 6500 readers and although my social media following is growing steadily, the feedback from so many people has been so supportive. I’m thrilled.
So a big, heartfelt thank you goes out to all my readers out there. I am so grateful to you all.
If you want to keep up with my MumpreneurUK journey, discover other bloggers worthy of nominations or just generally have a nosy at a bunch of inspirational mums, please do follow this link to the website http://www.mumpreneuruk.com/