Yes, you read that right, I have been nominated for an award!
This isn’t a joke, it’s actually real.
I can hardly believe it myself since this blog has been running less than 12 months and despite it being in the pipeline a year before I finally found the courage to purchase the domain and press publish.
I was sent an email a few weeks ago asking for my contact details as I had been shortlisted in the Health management blogger category in the Health Unlocked Blogger Awards 2017. At first, I thought this might be a joke and when I was given confirmation with the details I was totally stunned.
A year ago the Looneychick blog never existed and now it’s being nominated for an award. I’m so surprised that at least 1 person nominated me in that category, let alone a judge who also read my blog and thought it was good enough to make the shortlist.
Blogging about mental health isn’t easy for me, which is why I waited a year before starting on the blog. When I talked about starting the blog with people who attend Penzance bipolar group, some of them thought that this subject might be too painful for me to write about.
I suffer from an unknown mood disorder, which is thought to be bipolar 2 although this hasn’t yet been confirmed. I also have low confidence and I have a really rough few years which is why this nomination means a lot to me.
Being shortlisted means so much to me and it tells me that although my blog doesn’t have the biggest traffic flow, there are people out there who appreciate my blog posts. There are so many people producing really good content who deserve to be nominated and I can’t believe I’m one of those people.
I would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who nominated me for this award and a thank you in advance to those of you who have voted for me.
You have all made me realise that if I keep working hard, I can improve and raise awareness on mental health. Even if I don’t win the award, the most important thing is to achieve better mental health treatments for mental health sufferers. Let’s stop talking and start achieving this.
Check out my blog and vote for me for your favourite in the Health Blogger Awards