I’ve been Shortlisted for a Brilliance in Blogging Award!!
Apart from one or two tweets and a BiB Badge on the Blog, I hadn’t done a great deal to ask for votes. Frankly, I was a bit embarrassed to ask.
Well, I did canvas the local shopkeepers and coffee bar people who get most of my money, but they all looked at my business card as though it would be in the bin with the used paper latte cups as soon as I walked out of the door.
So a HUGE THANK YOU to every one of you who did vote! You’ve made me one happy blogger.
My son is too young to vote as he doesn’t have his own email address, but when he heard my exciting news, said :
“It’s because you’re funny, Mummy”
“Really? Oh thank you sweetheart”
“Yes very funny…… in your own way”
Adorable. Find the kid an agent.
I’m trying to ignore him but he isn’t taking any notice.
Talking of being passive aggressive, or whatever the term is for not expressing yourself in a direct way, I’m not very good at campaigning either.
These are my three top voting tactics:
- “Sorry to bother you, I don’t suppose you’d like to vote for my Blog?”
- “Please can you spare a minute? Oh ok never mind then”
- “There are 16 Blogs in my category, and they’re all terrific. Perhaps you could vote for one of us”
So I’m enrolling my Cartoon Mums to help me.
They’ll be sending messages out on my behalf asking you to vote Heir Raising into the finals. They don’t mind rejection as they have the advantage of not being real. A bit like imaginary friends for grown-ups.
In the meantime, to paraphrase a really famous post :
And if you don’t vote:
AT LEAST YOU CAN’T THROW MY BUSINESS CARD AWAY
Now, help me get to the Finals! If you’ve ever sniggered, snorted, giggled or guffawed on this site, please vote for Heir Raising as a finalist in the ‘Laugh’ category by clicking on the BiB badge in the right margin (or if you’re on a smartphone, wherever it ends up) .
Or click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BiBs2014Shortlist
Thank you! Oh yes and one vote only per person or they won’t count. That includes you, Mum if you ever get around to working out how to switch the computer on.