Time to Cast Your Vote

If you’ve been waiting for voting day at The Homeschool blog Awards, await no longer. The polls are open. Just a few things to keep in mind while you are looking through all the nominations…

1. Have fun
2. See tip #1.

Click on the button to see the noms and vote!

Blog Awards and Envy

Stef brought up a very good point about online blog awards, competition, and popularity contests. Even though The Homeschool Post is hosting the annual blog awards this time of year, don’t let it overwhelm you. I know very well how it feels and if I wasn’t part of their team, I would be an emotional wreck. Competition and suspense kills me! If my blog was to qualify (team authors don’t qualify) I would ask for my blog not to be admitted into the nominations. I can’t stand it. I can’t even watch a football game or suspensful film without pulling my hair out. I know my limitations.

But I will be voting at The Homeschool Blog Awards and I did send in my nominations. It’s really a lot of fun, but in case you’re like me and you need some stability so this awards seasons doesn’t drive you up a wall, check out these articles below.

And for goodness sake’s, give yourself some grace.

Don’t Let Blogging Overwhelm You

If I Was a New Blogger Again

Competition Feeds Envy

Blog Envy

And a few words from some inspirational women…

About Discouragement by Stef Layton

Just Be Yourself by Dawn at TheMommaKnows

Six Things Every Christian Blogger Needs to Know by Ann Voskamp

A Blogger’s Prayer by Ann Voskamp

The Homeschool Blog Awards is meant to be fun, build community, connect with other homeschool bloggers, get a chance to win some prizes, and be introduced to some homeschool vendors.

In all things….grace.

Homeschool Blog Awards Coming Soon

Join Me at The Homeschool Post!The Homeschool Post hosts an annual Homeschool Blog Awards that is by far the BEST homeschool blog awards around. I’m not just saying that because I’m a part of their team, but because I really do think theirs is the best. I have been a part of their team for a couple of years now and helped with the awards season from double checking qualifications, graphics, ¬†and making sure the blogs are family friendly. The women work very hard to make sure the awards an voting is handled fairly and professionally. The rest is up to all of you to publish fabulous content, keep your blog spruced up, and encourage your friends and readers to not only participate in the nominating process, but also to come back and vote.

With all that said, I wanted to resurrect some archives for you to help you get ready for the awards season.

You can create a blog button in 5 simple steps using Picnik. This way people can grab your button and place it on their blogs to help introduce their friends to your blog. You can even do a blog button swap and host theirs on your side bar.

Create a signature to put at the bottom of your posts. Sometimes a blogger doesn’t sign their name and the name appearing next to the date just says ‘admin’ and we have no idea who the blog author is. It’s simple to make a signature and insert it into your blog settings.

Get subscribed to The Homeschool Post and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. You won’t want to miss being a part of the nomination process. There are several categories to submit to and the more submissions the better! We want as many choices as possible when it comes to voting time.
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