A few things have happened lately in my adventures around the blogosphere that I feel like I HAVE to share with you guys. Mostly, because YOU, my readers, are totally amazing and remind me why I decided to start this blog to begin with.
Today, I was featured on the blog “The Mom and Dad Reviews” and you can check that out here. I was so honored that they chose to feature me out of all of the blogs that there are available to read out there! Very cool!
Today, I was also given a “Versatile Blogger Award” by Aimee over at Classified: Mom. Aimee is a regular reader and commenter here and totally made my day when she passed this award on to me!
I also have some super exciting news. First, a HUGE thank you to all of you that have been voting for our blog lately to win one of the Mom Central Grants. All of your work has paid off! We were chosen yesterday as a finalist in the first category of blogs, which means that we are still in the running for the grant! Out of the 15 blogs, Mom Central will choose 2 in our category to issue the grant to and we will be notified on May 2nd.
Why do I want a blog grant? There are so many plans that I have for this blog. First, grant money would help me to get the equipment to be able to feature more media in my posts. I would love to get a tripod to start doing video tutorials and also get a better camera for more professional photography. I also want to expand on our travel and business section. I want to feature local travel that families can visit and not have to spend a ton of money doing so. I also would love to attend one of the blog conferences this year and the money would help offset the conference admission fees and travel costs. The grant money would give me more financial support to grow the blog at the rate that it is currently growing, rather than having to wait on me to save up money from my freelance work to pay for it.
I appreciate each and every one of you, because your support is the reason why we are here today! I also want to thank my regular and guest posters for spending their time helping me out. I couldn’t do it without you!
I hope everyone has an awesome week! THANK YOU!