But even then, let’s be honest, I probably won’t.
So why have I entered a blogging competition? The UK Blog Awards 2014. In the competitive Lifestyle category with over 200 well established blogs by brilliant, experienced bloggers. When only my mum reads my blog. OK, I’m being modest there. There’s possibly another 10 of you out there.
Well, I know that I am not going to win. But it isn’t really about winning is it? I have a shoe box full of ‘Clear Round’ rosettes from my dog training days to prove that. I can’t believe I almost got away without ever needing to mention that.
In our politically correct times, with non-competitive sports’ days, we’re reminded that it’s all about the taking part. For me, it is about opportunity and increasing opportunity. Because you just never know what’s going to come out of something. You’ve got to be in it to win it, whatever your definition of winning is. If I get a handful of new readers, it’s worth it, isn’t it.
And now you, the public, can vote on my blog until Sunday 26th January (my mum’s birthday, in case you’re interested). The top 10 in each category will then make it to the Judges’ table.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to do anything glam like go to Judges’ Houses and recite our posts. And whilst Scherzinger and Osbourne aren’t on the panel, guess who is. Stig from Top Gear! If that doesn’t make Daddy Pig vote for me, I don’t know what will.
So, if you like my blog and are in the voting frame of mind, all you have to do is click on this LINK, sign up for a free account (that’s the faffy bit, but quick I’m assured) and press VOTE NOW. It doesn’t even cost you 35p like X Factor. Bargain.
And if you REALLY like my blog, you might even want to share this with other friends. Your mum. Your nan. The postman. Look, a vote’s a vote.
Right, that’s enough of me with cap in hand.
Thanks so much lovely people.
When I get that Clear Round rosette, I’ll be sure to let you know.
VOTE FOR ME HERE – THE UK BLOG AWARDS 2014