Thank you. Seriously. Totally.
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It can be a bit annoying listening to people rattle on about all the fab things they’re up to (like, enough already), but at risk of being slightly pain-in-bum about it, I really want to say a heartfelt thank you to Muddy readers who have somehow nudged me into the shortlist for Most Innovative Blog at the UK National Blog Awards. I KNOW!!!!
I can say with hand on heart that I thought I had no chance at all, and it was with a bit of a ‘OK, who’s through then?’ attitude that this morning I started reading the shortlisted blogs as the post landed in my inbox.
I nearly fell off my perch when I saw Muddy on the list. But the reality is that its inclusion is entirely down to those of you who voted for me. It was a total bums on seats job – numbers of votes won through to the shortlist. So thank you so much, I’m totally *sniff* choked!
Sitting in my little cubby hole in my lounge, with a slowly ripping (and now discontinued) map of Oxfordshire & Bucks to my right and a wipe-clean weekly planner to my left (Martha Stewart from Staples, since you’re asking), I rely on you lot to be my company for half the week. I’ve got to know quite a few readers personally over the last few years and chat with plenty of others via twitter, facebook or through the comments you leave on the blog. In its own strange way, it’s an incredibly sociable and massively rewarding job.
Who knows whether I’ll make it any further than the shortlist. It’s up to the judges now, but honestly I feel like I’ve won the important bit already. The UK National Blog Awards have only just discovered what I’ve known from the beginning – Muddy Stilettos readers totally rock!