Brilliance in Blogging.


A few weeks ago I asked you, my lovely readers to consider voting for me in the prestigious blog awards called Brilliance In Blogging (BiBs) with this post here.
These blog awards recognise new bloggers and their achievements within the blogging world.

I started my blog back in October for a way to raise awareness of disabilities, and share what little knowledge i do have of my particular disabilities: Arthritis and Uveitis Iritis.

Over these past 6 months I have been able to spread my message, and connect with so many fantastic bloggers, some of which are doing what I do. Using their voice to spread awareness and share their stories.

As you may know I like to challenge stereotypes, and find the funny side of my disability, because for me, laughter has been the best medicine!
However, I still want to share the serious side of disability and how it impacts those who may be disabled, or the people that care for them.
And I am proud to say I am achieving that with my Disability Q&A, sharing Guest Posts, reviews(these here are links, so please feel free to click on them to check out what I have been doing with this blog), and soon I am to be launching a new LinkY with the fabulous Hol called #PurpleElephant as a way of connecting people, being a platform for communicating and sharing their ideas, joys and frustrations: as a disabled person, or, a person who cares for a loved one with a disability.

I feel like my blog is really taking off, and I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful community. Who knew that I would have made some amazing friends, and fantastic connections, with such great people, just by tip tapping away in my little corner of the internet? 🙂

I asked you to vote for me, in the BiBs because, I hope what I am trying to achieve is valuable to others, as well as myself. But I truly never thought, for one moment I would actually be shortlisted.

But by some miracle I did!!

It was actually my lovely Friend katie who brought it to my attention yesterday morning! I had completely forgotten that the shortlist was going live, not because I didn’t care, but because I never expected in my wildest dreams I would make it!

I was expecting my blogger friends to reach the shortlist, an I would be joining in with the congratulations, whoops and cheers of delight for them.

So it came as a massive shock to find out that little old me had been shortlisted!

As I previously said, these blog awards really are prestigious! More than 50,00 votes were cast across 12 categories for the awards, organised by BritMums and is the UK’s largest and most influential collective of lifestyle and social influencers!

Which then gets whittled down to 10 bloggers per category!

So you can imagine my utter shock finding out that not only was I shortlisted, but in the same category as some of my most favourite bloggers. These people literally are fantastic and have thousands of follows and readers!

And i’m up there with them!

Truly it’s a privilege and an honour!

I am so proud of my little blog, and what I have achieved so far! And I really and truly hope that i can take it much further, spreading awareness far and wide!

So, my fabulous, wonderful, amazing readers I would be ecstatic if you would please vote for me once more,, to help me become a finalist in the Bibs, and who knows (lets think mega crazy for a second) even a winner?

*Does happy dance, while grinning like a Cheshire cat!*

*Reality hits!*

I highly doubt I will win, because I am up against ginormous talent! But to be a finalist would actually make my dreams come true!!

Please vote for me in the category of inspire, I can’t give you anything in return, but I hope you want to help me spread awareness, tackle stereotypes, and help combat stigma of having a disability!

YOU are the reason I was shortlisted, without your ongoing support, kindness and sharing of my content I wouldn’t be here writing this

So I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

You can vote for me only once, and you can do this by clicking the badge at the top or bottom of the page. Votes close at midnight on 18th of May, so you only have a few weeks.

Biggest hugs and love to you all!




39 comments on “Brilliance In Blogging”

  1. Fantastic Sassy! I love your blog and the way you educate and raise awareness with humour and honesty. So well deserved and fingers crossed for you that you make the final five, but if you don’t it doesn’t detract one iota from your total brilliance! Voted!

    • Lucy,
      You really are a golden soul! Thank you for your lovely words!
      Fingers crossed we are finalists together!
      Big hugs to you too for making the Readers Choice shortlist 🙂 xxx

  2. Sassy, I love your blog and I love this post. Your blog is such an honest and refreshing read full of humour. You have my vote lovely! 🙂 x

    • Thank you for your lovely words Emma!
      Congratulations to you too on making the shortlist of Fresh Voice!! 🙂
      Can’t wait to meet you at Brit Mums! xxx

    • Hey Louise,
      Thank you so much!
      Congratulations to you too for making the Family category shortlist!!
      Fingers crossed for us all 🙂
      Really can’t wait to meet you at BritMums! 🙂 xxx

    • Hey Lauren,
      Thank you so much for voting for me and leaving me a comment!
      I really appreciate it! 🙂
      Big hugs! xxx

    • Thank you Pudding!! One day we shall have a real boogie together!
      Thank you for voting for me! 🙂
      Big hugs!! xxx

  3. Huge congratulations! I too have been shortlisted, in the fresh voice category and as I’ve only been blogging since January I absolutely did not expect it! You should be very proud of yourself 🙂 #bigpinklink

    • Hey Emma!
      Big congratulations to you on being shortlisted! That’s amazing!
      Fingers crossed you reach the finals!
      Are you going to BritMums? I would love to meet you 🙂 xxx

  4. You so deserve it. Your blog has been a brilliant source of information for me, your posts are thought provoking and your Q&A have opened my eyes to so many different people’s lives that have I might not have come into contact with otherwise. Blogging is fab and I genuinely love reading yours. Good luck!! Thanks for linking. #bigpinklink

    • Thanks so much lovely lady!
      I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog, and you are learning new things 🙂 that was my hope when I began this blog, and i’m glad it’s working!
      So excited to meet you at BritMums!! 🙂 xxx

  5. Congratulations on your nomination. It sounds like you are clearly inspiring others with your posts which is a huge achievement #puddinglove

    • Hey,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
      I’m glad my blog is doing what it says on the tin! 😉 xxx

    • Thank you Laurafor the vote and the comment!
      I think I need to get my bum back down south to meet you lovely ladies! 🙂 xxx

  6. Sending more congratulations your way and hoping that #PuddingLove can help you gain some votes! Thanks for linking x

    • Hey Debbie,
      Thanks so much! 🙂
      Big congratulations to you on shortlisting for Readers Choice! I’m very happy for you! Especially as you were one of the very first blogs I followed! 🙂 xxx

  7. Hi Sassy, found your blog through the #anythinggoes link up. Congratulations on being nominated and keep up the good work spreading your message. Fran

    • Hey Fran,
      Thanks for popping over and taking the time out to comment!
      Thank you for your congratulations! I look forward to seeing you again at #AnythingGoes 🙂 xxx

  8. Congratulations lovely! It’s so nice to be in the same category – it’d be so great if we can both make it to the finals. I bought my ticket for BML – hope to meet you there! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk x

    • Hey lovely!
      Massive congratulations to you! Fingers crossed we both become finalists! That would be amazing!
      Honestly i’m honoured to be in the same category as you! You are a fantastic blogger, with a great influence!
      I owe you and Claire a big thank you, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have bothered entering! 🙂
      Sooo happy you are going to BML! Can’t wait to finally meet you!! 🙂 xxx

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