I’m a MAD Blog Awards Best Writer Finalist!

One week after writing this, I was lucky enough to be shortlisted in the Best Writer category for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards as well.  There are simple instructions at the end of this post if you’d like to vote for me in those.  Thank you. x

Prabs with champagne

Oh my very goodness! By some miracle, I’m a MAD Blog Awards finalist!  

Disclaimer: I am in no way to be blamed for the over-indulgent use of exclamation marks that are about to feature in this post.

Yep, out of the 8000 blogs nominated, Absolutely Prabulous is one of six that have been shortlisted for the Best Writer category, the very category I had my heart set on. #DreamComeTrue.  Five terribly good finalists A Day in the Life Dad, My Milo and Me, Rainbeau Belle, Storm in a Tit Cup, Write Like No One’s Watching and little old me (seriously, I’m rather little and very old)!

I didn’t even know awards season was here til the amazing Life Love and Dirty Dishes and Motherhood The Real Deal nominated me. (As a sporadic blogger a year ago, I wasn’t really aware of the awards.)  I checked Twitter and sure enough, people were excitedly talking about the MADs and BiBs. Not only that, I was seeing myself being nominated and being mentioned in posts such as this thoroughly gorgeous clever one by Single Swan about her fantasy blogger dinner party.  What was happening?!

I quickly slapped a begging post together listing some of my best posts, joking about wearing a fancy dress and standing on a podium and stuck it on my site.

(I was only half joking about the podium moment.)  I knew it was a mathematical improbabality I’d get shortlisted because there are thousands of stonking blogs out there and frankly, I don’t have a huge social media following enabling my post to get seen enough.  But as I exercise my eyeballs daily, rolling them when my preteen says she can’t do something, I thought Heck, I’ve got to practise what I preach and at least try.

Then a few days ago, Life With Baby Kicks told me Tots100 were announcing the shortlist.

I didn’t even realise!  #AlwaysTheLastToKnow.  I started checking the site but nothing…hour after hour.  I gave up; I mean it’s not like I was going to one of the finalists… Just as I sat down to get on with essential linky reading, I started seeing tweets mentioning @abprabulous and ‘congratulations’. Again, what was happening?! It was Joy of Five who broke the news to confused old me:

screenshot of tweet announcing my finalist result

Lovely Emma! I’ll remember that forever! (And can’t repeat what I said next.)

I was dumbfounded, almost shaking in astonishment as tweet after tweet flooded my screen.  I was also alone: the kids were in bed and Hubster was out.  I called him in a state of shock; he thought someone had died.  He was obviously delighted about my news (and probably equally delighted nobody had died) and the excitement started setting in… A little bit of wee may have come out actually #ThreePregnancies. The blog reading was shelved as I spent ages responding to wonderful tweets from the utterly awesome blogging community.  Such blogger goodwill from them; such repeated “I can’t believe it” mutterings from me.  In fact, my brain had so turned to mush by the shock of it all, that I only realised I should write this post two days later when I saw others doing theirs! So here comes the second begging bit:

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO NOMINATED ME.  IT WOULD MAKE MY YEAR IF I WON THE BEST WRITER AWARD!

Please would you vote for me?  (Pretty please with sugar, and anything you want on top my lovely.)  Here is how. Simply 1) Click on this image.

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2) Scroll to Best Writer 3) Select Absolutely Prabulous 4) Click on submit. Voilà!

I mean all the night blogging til daft o’clock, the house that looks like it’s not been cleaned since the last Olympics, the number of times my family have had to go commando because there was no clean underwear…  Surely the sacrifice has to be worth something?! JOKE.  Of course, I know making it to finalist level is already ‘worth it’ enough.  It is mind blogglingly (see what I did there) surreal and amazing.

And yes, I have celebrated getting this far and am so grateful.

Prabs smiling with champagne

But I would like to wear a sparkly dress.

And stand on a podium. Yep, wasn’t joking.


AND IF YOU’D ALSO LIKE TO VOTE FOR ME TO WIN THE BRILLIANCE IN BLOGGING BEST WRITER AWARD PLEASE CLICK HERE and then

1) pop in your name
2) scroll to Best Writer
3) select Absolutely Prabulous
4) hit Done.

Comments

Comments

38 Comments on I’m a MAD Blog Awards Best Writer Finalist!

  1. justsayingmum
    April 25, 2016 at 11:07 am (11 months ago)

    you totally and utterly get my vote lovely … so well deserved … I’m super thrilled for you xxx and can not wait to see you on the podium in a sparkly dress!

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am (11 months ago)

      big love Helen x

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  2. PinkPearBear
    April 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm (11 months ago)

    You absolutely deserve to be up there Prabbers! If nothing else, because you are so nice! But you’re also very funny and you write beautifully. Plus your oops files series is brilliant! Thanks so much for linking up with us, I’ve voted! #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm (11 months ago)

      love you Ms Pink Pear Bear!

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  3. Kerry @ doctomum
    April 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm (11 months ago)

    Well done Prabs on the nomination! Very well deserved! You are a great writer and super funny so you should win! #marvmondays

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm (11 months ago)

      oh bless you Kerry. thanks so very much.

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  4. Emma
    April 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm (11 months ago)

    Gooooooooo Prabs!!!!! You so deserve to be there. You have my vote 🙂 #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you my love.

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  5. Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm (11 months ago)

    Congratulations my lovely fellow finalist! You’ve got my vote!! xx #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm (11 months ago)

      OH my goodness how lovely! Thank you Fi! Will be checking out all the finalists. Just been on your blog actually. Totally impressed at how regularly you blog! x

      Reply
  6. Emma Chanagasubbay
    April 25, 2016 at 6:49 pm (11 months ago)

    So, so deserved and I am over the moon I was the bearer of your good news!
    I will how gave all my fingers and toes crossed for you xx

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm (11 months ago)

      lovely Emma thank you

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  7. Petite Pudding
    April 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm (11 months ago)

    Huge congratulations – and very much deserved. You got my vote x #Bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 7:13 pm (11 months ago)

      lovely thing to say, thank you

      Reply
  8. Kaye
    April 25, 2016 at 7:45 pm (11 months ago)

    Congrats! Hugely well deserved and love that you didn’t even realise. You’ve got my vote, lovely!! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm (11 months ago)

      oh Kaye wow! Thanks ever so much.

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  9. Mrs Taylor
    April 25, 2016 at 8:49 pm (11 months ago)

    Congratulations Mrs!! From a newbie blogger to a pro! xx #marvmondays

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm (11 months ago)

      Ha haaa well it’s not often I’m called a pro at anything so I’ll take that. Cheers!

      Reply
  10. Pen
    April 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm (11 months ago)

    Yay, congratulations. Awesome news and very well deserved.

    thanks also for calling me the thoroughly gorgeous clever single swan – I don’t get called that often. One to be framed I reckon.

    Good luck. You know I’ll be voting for you. Pen xx

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    • prabs
      April 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm (11 months ago)

      Awwwww welcome, your dinner party blog post will stay with me forever. Thanks so much for the vote.

      Reply
  11. Mess and Merlot
    April 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm (11 months ago)

    So well deserved, delighted for you! Have just voted for you -fingers, toes & legs (#TwoPregnancies) crossed for you x

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    • prabs
      April 26, 2016 at 9:25 am (11 months ago)

      ha ha thanks love!!

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  12. Mess and Merlot
    April 26, 2016 at 10:03 am (11 months ago)

    Just popping in from #BigPinkLink – Coo-eeeeee!

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  13. John Adams
    April 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm (11 months ago)

    Well done and very best of luck. It is well deserved. #twinklytuesday

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    • prabs
      April 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm (11 months ago)

      Awwww I”m so glad you know 🙂

      Reply
  14. Carry On Katy
    April 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm (11 months ago)

    Lush!!! Huge congrats!!! I’ll vote for you Prabs! You’ll get on that podium woman!xx

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  15. wendy
    April 27, 2016 at 11:58 am (11 months ago)

    I love that it took someone on twitter to let you know you were a finalist. Congrats hun, very well deserved..you get my vote xx #BloggerClubUK

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    • prabs
      April 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm (11 months ago)

      Ugh it’s just so me isn’t it?! Thanks love.

      Reply
  16. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    April 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm (11 months ago)

    Huge congratulations – really well deserved! I was so pleased to see your name up there – best of luck choosing a sparkly dress! #bloggerclubuk

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    • prabs
      April 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm (11 months ago)

      lovely sentiment thank you!

      Reply
  17. Talya
    April 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm (11 months ago)

    Go Prabs!!!! My vote for you is in!!!! Hope everyone at #coolmumclub will be behind you on this xxx

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    • prabs
      April 28, 2016 at 9:53 pm (11 months ago)

      thanks so much love

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  18. Mum in Brum
    April 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm (11 months ago)

    Aw congrats you’ve done so well – and it’s all deserved! I’ve never read a bad post from you. I will definitely be putting my vote in and spending a lot more time on your blog I’m sure! #coolmumclub xx

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    • prabs
      April 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm (11 months ago)

      Wow that is a lovely lovely thing to say! xxx

      Reply
  19. Debbie
    April 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm (11 months ago)

    A big congratulations! And whatever the outcome I think you deserve to wear a sparkly dress! I’ve always wanted to wear a sparkly dress whilst cleaning the house and I swear that commando is the freshest way to go (or so I keep telling my lot!).

    Joking apart I hope you do go to win, but if you don’t you have still done your little old blog proud!

    xx

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    • prabs
      April 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm (11 months ago)

      thank you so much for those amazingly kind words

      Reply
  20. MMT
    April 28, 2016 at 7:51 pm (11 months ago)

    You Obvs have my vote! You have to win Prabs! Take one for the team! #coolmumclub

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    • prabs
      April 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm (11 months ago)

      Fab sentiment thanks love. I’ll try!!

      Reply

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