So! I’ve been procrastinating on writing this post for a little while but now it is time. Time to grovel, guys. Grovel for votes.
A little while ago, I found out a very sneaky friend who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are. SARAH FAIRCLOUGH) nominated me for these annual national business awards called the AusMumpreneur Awards.
The AusMumpreneur Awards are basically a networking community for mums in business and if you win a category, it is a pretty great boost for your brand, great publicity and so on. Anyway, Sarah put me into the running. “I was just on their website having a look and it asked me to put in a name and I thought there would be more steps but then I just clicked ENTER and all of a sudden it told me you were in the competition,” she told me, all green wide-eyed innocence while managing to look smug and fearful at the same time, which is impressive.
I asked my Facebook and Instagram friends to put in a vote for me and I want to thank you guys for doing that because I was named one of the finalists in the Influencer category! I am actually a finalist in two categories, the Digital Innovation category as well, but more on that one in a minute.
The thing is that once you become a finalist in a People’s Choice round, they re-set all the votes to zero so you have to start begging for votes again for the second and final round which decides the winner… but if you guys would put in a vote for me for the final round, all I can say is I would HUGELY appreciate it.
You can vote for me here – I’m in Category 4 – Influencer – Maya Anderson of House Nerd.
Voting closes this Sunday August 13th (as usual, I’ve left this til the eleventh hour but better late than never, right?)
As soon as I was told I was a finalist I was reminded of that chapter in Amy Poehler’s autobiography where she’s talking about how she doesn’t care about things like award shows and the Golden Globes and award titles but that when you’re actually nominated for one, it’s like pudding. All of a sudden, you go from not caring one bit about pudding to really, really wanting pudding, and you don’t even like pudding.