So last night the MAD finalists were announced and *drumroll please* Cue dramatic pause. Spotlight on me….
I didn’t make it.
Don’t worry i’m not going to storm off this blogging stage just yet. Although I am very fond of a dramatic gesture every now and again. However, I always end up regretting dramatic gestures because I have a habit of making a complete tool out of myself. Once I tried to stomp away from Mr C which ended up with me smacking into a lamp post and nearly knocking myself out. That was not the dramatic gesture I was aiming for! Anyway back to the matter in hand – whilst I can’t deny that I would have loved to have made the final I am not surprised either. I mean have you seen the finalists! There are so many good blogs. I am a prolific reader of blogs and have been for many years and everyday I read such brilliant blog writing that it makes me proud to be a blogger. There was no way that I was qualified to make that final list.
I am just amazed and blown away by the people who took the time to vote for me-thanks Mum. I joke, it wasn’t just my Mum who voted for me. Actual real life bloggers that I admire and adore told me that they had voted for me and
that really made my day.
I have never been nominated for anything before and now I can say that I was. Whoop! I am typing this blog post now, at midnight, when I should be sleeping. However, I am too wired to sleep after seeing the MAD finalists. What would I have been like if I had actually made it-nightmare! I would have been a nervous ball of energy for months. That would not have been good for Jersey. At least the people of Jersey can now rest easy.
I am delighted to see so many of my favourite bloggers on the list. Bloggers that I admire, bloggers who make me cry with laughter and bloggers that inspire. However, there are also many bloggers that I love that didn’t make the list and that isn’t a reflection on them or their blog, they just didn’t make it for what ever reason. I won’t love them any less, I will still continue to read them, they just won’t have a shiny award. I presume you get an actual award. I mean what would you do with an award if you received one? Would you have to go and buy a special awards cabinet? Do people actually have trophy cabinets? Who am I kidding, if I ever win an award one day then I would be wearing that bad boy round my neck everywhere. You know like Mr T from the A-team,
“oh what’s this little trophy, oh this, oh it’s nothing. Well actually it is, it’s an award people, that I WON”.
So now you understand some more why it really was a good thing that I did not make it to that final. The school run is no place for a swinging trophy.
What I am trying to say is that I really hope that no one is feeling disheartened because they didn’t make it to the final. Whilst a trophy is nice and pretty and a nice reflection of the hard work you have put into your blog, in reality it is just another ornament to dust 😉 Who am I kidding, I would have loved one to stand next to Mr C’s engineering award. However, it was not meant to be but I still feel like I have achieved something. I have put myself out there. The old me would never have put herself out there because she would have feared this very result. I would have worried about looking like a failure. But I’m not, none of us are. There are just so many good blogs out there. So many. I am a success because blogging has taught me to put myself out there a bit more. Admittedly, I still have a long way to go, like actually telling my friends and family (apart from Mum) that I blog but I am getting there. Blogging has given me so much, like many new experiences. In the past couple of weeks I have attended a supper club and cookery courses, all thanks to the blog.
Blogging has finally given me an outlet and the fact that I haven’t made it to the final isn’t going to detract from that.
The finalists should all be so proud of themselves and I hope that they are going to spend this weekend PARTYING. However, all the bloggers that put themselves out there to be nominated you should be feeling proud too. We should take a moment to remember what we tell our children –
Never give up and always be fearless in the pursuit of your dreams
Just count yourself lucky that I didn’t make it to the finals because if I had actually managed to pull a win out of the bag then my thank you speech would have been full of waffle, just like this post.
Now I need to find out where Tots100 stand on gate crashers because I am never one to miss a party and judging by the finalists that MADS party looks like it is going to be amazing!
Congratulations to all of the finalists. You all rock!! Now go party for me whilst I try to get some sleep 🙂
Also a big thank you to those lovely peeps who voted for me 🙂