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March 24, 2016 10 Comments
MAD Blog BiB Awards

So as most of you are aware tis’ the season of Blog Awards, and in particular the Tots 100 MAD Blog Awards (Mum And Dad awards) and BritMums BiBs (Brilliance in Blogging) awards. So here are a few reasons why you should consider voting for me!

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So after hearing about the awards I have been contemplating whether or to put myself forward, and whether or not I should write this post.  I am a mere tadpole in a large pond of big fish that have amazing sophisticated blogs that have taken time to develop and grow wide audiences, so what chance have I got in entering? Surely I’ll just get swallowed up by a larger passing fish?

I looked into the categories as I was considering my nominations, and was pleased to see that both awards do have categories to allow new bloggers to put themselves forward even if their audience is still quite limited.  So this got me thinking, and after reading and commenting on several others blogger’s posts I thought why the hell not? Why shouldn’t I be proud of my blog?  After all the hard work I’ve put into it in the last few months, surely I need to at least let it have a chance?

I do struggle a bit with self promotion, and believing in myself, but this blog has helped with that immensely.  I am always so thrilled when someone takes the time to comment on my posts, or message me.  I remember the first time I had a subscriber that wasn’t related to me, I happy squealed like a piggy! By putting myself forward for these awards I am in no way expecting to win, but a sheer nomination (other than from myself or my mother!) would, to me, feel like winning.

So I’ve only been blogging since January and most of you will not be aware of my existence, so I thought I would give you 5 reasons why you might like to consider nominating my blog.

  1. Because I’m a nice person, or at least I try to be. I teach my children that if they are kind to others and happy that’s all they need to be (a mantra I stole from Cinderella!).  I try to be a kind blogger, I try to reply to all messages and comments, and say thank you in return for kindness shown by others.
  2. Because my blog is my new baby.  Obviously I love my children far more than my blog, but I am enjoying nurturing it with my love, effort and hard work and watching it grow and develop much like you do with your own children.
  3. Because I like to have fun and be creative, and hopefully that shows in my blog.  It has allowed me to give purpose to some of my crazy craft ideas, and makes me do more structured activities with the kids rather than resorting to the TV babysitter.
  4. Because my blog has helped build my confidence.  I’m one of those people who is outwardly confident, but inwardly question everything I do.  It’s amazing what a buzz I get when people comment on my blog.  I even had a tweet from  a celebrity, saying my My Love Hate Relationship With My Tummy post was beautiful. Well I was dancing around the kitchen for ages with that one, a celebrity actually read something little old me had written!  I’m even considering trying my hand at a vlog or two! Something I would never have considered in the past.
  5. Because you like my blog…so far! It’s working progress obviously.  I only worked out what SEO was 2 weeks ago and i’m still not sure I fully understand, but I’ll get there!

So there you have it, a few reasons why you should consider voting for me.  I’ll also give you one big fat reason to definitely vote for me…… because you would like to!

Good luck to all the nominations in both awards, there really are some truly talented people out there.

Kerry x

PS If you would like to nominate for me in  the MADS then please click on the link below.  You will need to enter your e-mail address. You can vote for any blog here, and if you would like to consider me for Best New Blog then enter my website address Voting for the MADS is open until 8th April

Tots 100 Awards
If you would like to nominate me in the BiBs you can click on the link below it will take you to the site. I would love you to consider nominating me for the Fresh Voice award for new blogs.  A bit more involved form but you will need:
My URL :
My Twitter handle: @blissfulkerry
My e-mail:
and the URL of your favourite post (you can copy and paste from the page address bar)
If you do take the time to nominate me, then tweet me so I can say Thank you, I really do appreciate it more than you know!
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  • Amanda April 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    We are both looking at being voted for in the same category in the MADS, so I was drawn to your post! It is so hard to ask people to take time to vote isn’t it? But people dont always know about it unless we highlight it.Blogging is just the best, isn’t it? Good Luck for the awards x #KCACOLS

    • Kerry April 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      It is difficult, but unless you put yourself out there you’ll never know! Good luck to you too x

  • Single Mum Speaks April 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Good luck in the awards. The self-promotion thing is hard for all of us I think, but got to be in it to win it, as they say! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry April 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Thank you, too true!

  • Fi - Beauty Baby and Me April 4, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Good luck hun xx #KCACOLS

    • Kerry April 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Thank you, and you! X

  • Clare April 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    What a lovely post, it is nice to see a new blogger confident enough to say you deserve it too! Good luck hun! By the way a year in I still don’t fully get SEO! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to #KCACOLS Hope you come back again next Sunday xx

    • Kerry April 6, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Thank you, I’m not sure I’ll ever fully understand the techy stuff x

  • Nadia - ScandiMummy April 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’m fairly new too so I get where you are coming from, but if you don’t ask you don’t get. Wishing you lots of luck with both #KCACOLS

    Nadia – ScandiMummy xx

    • Kerry April 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Too true, good luck to you too! x

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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