Brilliance in Blogging: How did it come to this?

11.56 Wednesday 30 April.  Just now, this happened:

Post by Helen Wills.

I have been lucky enough to win two great blogging awards in the three years since I first converted key taps to the stories of my children. I am stunned every time, and humbled by the communal thumbs up from the blogging community. But never more than today. Not one, but two categories.

Best Writer: When I began to write, it was on this blog. I had never written before. I was no budding journalist, or wannabe romance scriber. From the minute I began, I dreamed I might one day be able to write the kind of stories people wanted to read. To craft an anecdote that holds your attention, makes you laugh, or take my side. I quickly realised how full the blogging world is of incredible wordsmiths. I am bowled over to be in this category, alongside bloggers to whom I frequently lose hours of my day, as I soak up the tales of their everyday lives.

Best Video: I make videos to illustrate my blog. I make them to show that my daughter really is as verbose as I tell you she is. I make videos to add to the memory box of this blog, to look back at achievements and mannerisms that might otherwise not stand the test of time. And I make them because I secretly quite like the free music on YouTube 😉 Mine are not the most professional of videos – I don’t do Apple (yet) so my video editing software choices are limited. But they are me. They are us. They tell it totally how it is. This is how it is today:

Thank you so much. Your vote will now decide who goes through to the finals. You have until 16 May, 2014 to Vote in the BiB Awards. 


And just because it deserves another outing, today of all days, I’m going to show you my all-time favourite video. It still makes me laugh:

23 thoughts on “Brilliance in Blogging: How did it come to this?”

  1. Well done my lovely! The second video is one of my all time favourites – actually has me in stitches every time. Thanks for re-posting it, hilarious. The first video makes me feel all emotional. What an amazing journey it has been. You are an amazing writer and have had me coming back to read your stories day after day since the very beginning. I have no doubt you’ll be going home with a BiBs trophy, because you are FAB and I LOVE you!
    p.s. blog is looking good! Have you had a little make-over?

    • You are adorable, as always, thank you. How about we all share best writer – I can’t pick between us!
      I am mid theme revamp. Decided it was time to go glossy like everyone else. I may break it any moment though!

  2. That is a superb second vid, is Bug really that cheeky?

    Congrats to you, very we’ll deserved, you are a fabulous writer. Mich x

  3. Your new blog look rocks…. many, many congratulations on your super deserved nominations; you are a great writer, and that second video had me crying with laughter – it’s pure genius. The very best of luck – I know you will be a finalist. X.

  4. Oh that video of the Bug made me giggle so much! You completely deserve both of your nominations and I have no doubt that you will make the finals and win at least one of those categories. Love the new look to the blog too x

  5. Fab videos lady! I love that second one, really made me smile! Well done you and very, very best of luck! xxx

  6. Massive congratulations, Helen. Very well deserved! Fingers crossed for the next stage. Oh and make sure that GG doesn’t claim the award for herself. We all know how much girls like shiny things 😉

  7. Eeeee! You’ve come a long way and haven’t your two grown. Lovely to look back, good luck, I’ve won the video award so I am looking forward to someone new wearing that crown!

  8. I’ve never seen these videos before. Hilarious. A well-deserved couple of nominations honey. I wish you luck xxx

  9. Really I cannot believe that you had not been writing before! Well done, well deserved and the very best of luck.

  10. Two well deserved short listings, and I will be amazed if I don’t see you in the finals for them too! X

  11. Brilliant! Great video, well done on your nominations. I need to schedule in time to vote so I don’t forget eek!!

  12. Hey Helen
    Thanks for sending this post for the BritMums Video Round-up. I’ll use it in June as I’m planning a big Britmums Live / BiBs special that month! I love the video about your BiBs nomination and bug in the pool just made me laugh when you speeded it up!!


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