I can’t believe I’m writing this post.
Last night I found out that not only had I been nominated, but shortlisted to the top five in my category (health/disabilities) and now have a chance to win a Northern Blog Award.
I only started my blog around 3 months ago and to already be recognised in this way is just unreal.
The shortlist was decided by a judging panel which will make up 60% of the overall result. Then, in a few days, a public vote will open which will make up the remainder. (I’ll be sharing the link when it goes live!!)
The ceremony is a flashy red carpet event in September which I’m already excited about.
I was really shocked anyway but then when I saw the other nominees in my category I was just flattered. Most of them are well established bloggers with a large following so to know I’d been shortlisted felt even more special.
It came at quite a good time for me as I’d been starting to feel a bit down about my blog and wondering if I should carry on or not, so it’s lovely to have a little boost.
Writing about mental health (and physical health sometimes too) is something I do because I want to. It helps me personally but I also want others to feel less alone.
To know that I’m making even the smallest difference to people is amazing.
Watch this space!