I wanna be elected

No, I’m not running for office, although I often think I couldn’t do any worse than a lot of the current bunch. Instead, I’m looking for your votes in a different sort of popularity contest, the 2013 Mum and Dad blog awards, also known as the MADs.

Not that I expect to win anything you understand. I’m a very small fish in a very big pond (Tots 100 have well over 4,000 UK based parent bloggers registered) and there are plenty others far more deserving than me; folks who I know put a lot more time and effort into their blogs than I do.

So why bother posting about it?

Well, I set up this here blog largely as a result of last year’s MADs, where us dads were massively under-represented in the nominations. At the time I had another blog that I very rarely posted in, but after the lovely Susan Mann directed me to Tom Briggs’s rant on the matter, I decided to join in, and swell the ranks. And here I am. (You can read the longer version of that story here).

So… while I might not feel deserving of any of a MAD award, in the last 8 months or so I’ve got to know a fair few others who are, who I’ve listed here for your convenience:

Why not check them out? If you like what you see (which I’m sure you will) why not give them your support with a MAD nomination? Go on, nominate a dad! The link is right here, you can’t miss it.

MAD Blog Awards

Oh, and as far as I’m aware, none of those I’ve listed qualify for the “Best New Blog” category. I do, though, so if you can’t think of anyone else to nominate… :)

This autumn I'm running/cycling in a 30km duathlon and a half marathon, to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. You can read more about my challenge here or support me here. All donations, however big or small, gratefully received!

10 thoughts on “I wanna be elected

  1. I’m intrigued to see if our campaign works, at the very least lets hope it gives us a bit more visibility in the cut throat world of parent blogging :)

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