When I started this Blog just over 2 years ago, I had no idea of what I was doing really. I knew I wanted a creative place to store some memories but I had no idea of what it took or the potential it had to grow.
Since then, it has exceeded my expectations and has opened up a whole new world for me and my family.
In the first year or so, I had a few friends and family members following (which meant the world to me). I really was and still am grateful that they took the time to even read my posts!
Today, and although I may not have the biggest following in SA, the followership has grown significantly and I am so thankful that my writing has had the tiniest little impact on a reader’s life – be it a saving tip, a competition prize or even just the comfort that they are not the only parent out there having a mini-meltdown. For me, this is the biggest reward of being a Blogger.
I’ve also worked with some amazing brands and events this year and have worked hard to share my honest opinions and experiences with you and I can’t wait to share some more – and hopefully some more exciting competitions and giveaways!
For the investment I put into the Blog this year, I’ve decided to enter the 2016 SA Blog Awards. It’s a coveted title amongst the Blogging community and I think its a great feather in one’s cap – in recognition of lots of hard work and efforts.
The only way to be recognized is by the readers themselves and those are the only votes that will count – so if you do think I am worthy please read on and follow these easy steps:
- You will see a red circular button on the top right-hand side of this blog page. Or if you viewing from your mobile, scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will find it there. Click on it!
- Select the tick box/es for Best Parenting Blog or Best Lifestyle Blog or both.
- In order to confirm your vote, you will be sent a confirmation email that you need to click on.
- If you vote for another blog in the Parenting category after you’ve voted for mine, your vote for Hayley’s Joys will be discounted 🙁
Voting runs from 28 November 2016 – 31 December 2016.
There are so many amazing SA parenting and lifestyle blogs out there, which I am a fan of too so if I were to even feature in the top 10 I would be honoured!
Thank you so much for reading and your support.
Hayley and Co.