City mum Alice Harold is celebrating after this week reaching the finals of two different national awards programmes to find the UK’s premier Parent blogs; The BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards and The MAD Blog Awards (Mum and Dad Blog Awards).
Alice’s blog More Than Toast is one of just five finalists in the best pregnancy blog category of the MAD Blog Awards (http://www.the-mads.com) beating more than 2,000 other blogs nominated in the awards. In addition, she is also one of eight finalists in the Food category of the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, ran by the UK’s largest network of parent bloggers, BritMums (http://www.britmumsblog.com/bib-awards/).
Alice said: “I began writing my blog when I left work after the birth of my daughter and it’s grown from there. Initially it was a great way to network and meet likeminded people as we’d moved to a new area as well as keep my digital skills fresh, and it’s been wonderful to realise that so many people enjoy reading what I write. I am delighted to be a finalist of two such well-regarded award programmes”
Blog readers around the UK are now invited to vote for their favourite blogs at the MAD Blog Awards website, and the winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in London in September, sponsored by Parentdish.co.uk (http://www.parentdish.co.uk). The winners of the Brilliance in Blogging awards will be decided by an esteemed panel of judges and announced in June.
“Parent blogging is such an exciting phenomenon, providing parents up and down the country with an opportunity to support one another online, be creative, and make some extra money, and there are some truly brilliant blogs in this community. We were absolutely thrilled by the quality of the blogs entered into the awards this year, and are really excited to see what happens next,” said Sally Whittle, founder of the MAD Blog Awards.
Tamsin Kelly, editor of Parentdish.co.uk, added: “The MAD Blog Awards are the biggest and most exciting awards for bloggers in the UK, and we believe parents are leading the way in the blogging revolution. We are so proud to be associated with an event that celebrates the amazing diversity and quality of blogs being created by Mums and Dads across the country.”
Alice’s blog More Than Toast can be found online at www.morethantoast.org. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07817 856041.