I started this blog nearly three years ago when I was still getting used to calling myself Mrs C. At the time Little Miss C hadn't even been thought about and therefore there was certainly no aspiration to be a "Mummy Blogger".
Times have changed though and several people recently have referred to this blog as a "Mummy Blog". I still don't think of it like that myself, instead it is just about me and my life, of which LMC is obviously a huge part. Over the last year I have heard several tales of downsides to being a mummy blogger, especially on the competitive side. I've always been someone who tries to rise above things like this as often they do just come down to a form of bullying, and that's something that I have absolutely no interest in at all. I blog for my own pleasure, and if I get nice things to review or a (very) small amount of money from adverts or amazon sales then I'm even more happy. I don't really keep track of how many people read my blog, and I certainly don't lose sleep over whether it's in any rating system or not.
It was therefore quite a surprise earlier today when I received a message saying that I had been nominated for a MAD award. I've seen these mentioned on several blogs I read, but once again not paid them much attention until now. It appears that I've been nominated in the Best MAD Craft Blog category (at least I think that's the case!) and having read a little bit about the award I'm actually quite thrilled about it. From the blurb about it: "The craft blogging community is a constant source of entertainment and inspiration for parents everywhere, and the winner of this award has inspired, amazed and taught us with their crafting skills, and enthusiasm for family craft activities." It was reading craft blogs several years ago that not only inspired me to get crafting, but also to start blogging about it. A lack of time may mean that the amount of crafting I get to do is no where near the amount I want to do, but I do still make a point of making some time for it, and I can't wait until LMC is old enough to involve her in doing so. If I in turn have inspired just one person to take up crafting with their family then I am ecstatic!
It seems that to get to the shortlist of entries for MAD Awards it all depends on how many nominations you get. Bearing in mind I only found out about this about an hour ago and nominations close at 5pm tomorrow (Monday 25 April) I'm pretty convinced I'm not going to make that shortlist. But, if you have been inspired just a tiny bit by what I get up to here then please do just take a minute to pop over there and fill in a nomination form and as a thank you I'll promise a few more crafting posts over the next couple of weeks!