Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Can I Have Your Vote Please?




Hopefully that's got just about every body's attention. Move a little closer to the screen as I have some exciting news to share. Well a bit exciting, to me anyway.

I have been awful bold, stuck my head above the parapet and put myself forward to enter the UK Blog Awards 2015, in the Lifestyle category. To my surprise I have been accepted, although they may well accept everybody who enters, I dunno. I'm still basking in the moment regardless.

There are several categories and some folk have entered more than one category. I had a quick look at the list of entrants, and methinks there are about 1.400 individual entrants.

The first phase of the competition is the public vote which started today and will end on December 3rd 2014. Voters can only use 1 vote per email address, and per category.

Phase 2 will be the expert judging panel, who will assess the top 10 individuals and the top 10 companies in each category and then presumably pick their winners. On that basis it is extremely unlikely that I will even get a sniff of an award, as some bloggers have over 2,000 followers or more. But hey, he who dares wins, and all that.

I realise my blog is only a teeny wee unpolished thing with no sponsors or adverts, full of my own musings and such, but my heart is in it and I hope, dear readers, that shines through. That may or may not count for something in the final analysis.

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that my main preoccupations are all about craft and thrifty ways, with a little bit of a vintage twist. I post about what interests me and what I hope interests others.

Over the last couple of years my blogging community has grown. I love the reciprocity and generosity of it. The shared information and experiences. And I hope my blogging experience continues to grow in much the same vein.

So in that spirit I am posting a link to the site where I hope you will want to vote for my blog. If you could spread the word that would be wonderful too. Just click on the awards logo, top right and you will be whisked through to my page. Overseas readers can vote as well, I'm very pleased to say.

Who knows what positive experiences might come from this?


Oh and here's another public announcement, just for a bit of fun.


Glad to have cleared that ole chestnut up!

30 comments:

  1. I've just got through to Special Services!
    AND...Voted! (Think it was for you).? HeHe!
    Good Luck..
    Anyway..you know where to send the cheque...

    Here's another public announcement....
    "Mary avait un petit agneaci, alors que son
    pere abattu le berger".

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    1. Willie I'm still working on my last translation homework. I'd better crack on with it.

      Jean
      x

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  2. Done good luck, If you dont ask you dont get :-)

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  3. Done! Got everything crossed for you x

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  4. I don't like the blogs with sponsors and adverts!! Of-course you can have my vote. :)

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  5. Voted and Tweeted!

    Good luck Jean. x

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  6. Done :) Toes crossed too...

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  7. Wow. Thank you all very much for showing me your support with voting and tweeting (Yvonne). I really appreciate it :)

    Jean x

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  8. Good luck Jean! I'm off to vote in a minute. Your posts are always very interesting. I get annoyed with blogs that have hundreds of adverts and pop-ups etc. so keep doing what you are doing.

    Carol

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words as well as your vote.

      Jean
      x

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  9. I've voted for you. Good luck.

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  10. Done, when I finally found you that is lol x

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    1. Did you have trouble voting Julee? The link through the UKBA15 logo top right should have taken you straight through to my page. Thanks for the vote.

      Jean
      x

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  11. Done m'dear. Good luck and keep up the good work! xx

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  12. Good luck! Thanks for the kind words for my son. Blessings, Martha

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  13. Will do, my pleasure & thanks for all the re-tweets..you are a star! xx

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  14. Good luck Jean, I'm off to vote as soon as I've left this comment. I'm sure you will do well. x

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  15. I have voted for you too, especially since you have such a good vocabulary.

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  16. Huge thanks to all my lovely blogger friends for your support and good wishes. I'm up against some big guns so we shall see. But actually with all the positivity from everyone it seems worthwhile already.

    Jean x

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  17. I voted too! Good luck, Jean!

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  18. Well I'm just off to cast my vote for you too Jean!
    Good luck!!!!
    Gill xx

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  19. Added my vote from across the Pond .....hope it gets you the recognition you rightly deserve!

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  20. Done and dusted Jean!

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  21. Well it's too late for me to vote as I'm playing blog post catchup but I hope you got plenty of well deserved votes as it is quite evident you put so much time and energy and much of youself into your blog, I for one thoroughly enjoy it. Keep up the good work!

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