Hola chicos, I have some AMAZING news to tell you. On Thursday night I found out that I have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Use of Video’ category for the 2016 MAD Blog Awards organised by Tots100. This news has been the best thing that could happen to me! It is the biggest highlight since I started my blog almost one year ago. I’m still in shock!
I put myself forward for these Awards not thinking that I would actually have any chance what so ever to get shortlisted. I just wanted to tell people how happy I was feeling since the moment I started my blog. I always had the idea of having my own blog and my own YouTube channel but I never had the courage to set them up until after giving birth to Sienna. I realised that I really needed to think what I wanted to do with my life as there were pretty much no options at that particular time!
I was made redundant from my job as a Legal Counsel in my company and then my dreams fell to the floor. I was unable to continue my plan of getting my qualification in order to become a solicitor in this country. I’m already a practicing lawyer in Peru but I couldn’t do a lot of legal jobs here due to the lack of qualifications required to practise in the UK. I managed to convert my Law Degree but in order to be a practicing solicitor here I had to do another 4 years of studies and practise so this was no longer an option for me. I was not getting any younger so I really started to panic.
In that particular moment I had this brilliant idea of starting a YouTube Channel and my blog, “A Moment With Franca”. This has changed my life completely for the better. I feel that I now have a purpose in life. I feel useful, helpful and can bring some money to the house because of my blog. This feeling is just fantastic.
I feel so very proud of my blog and maybe not all of you realise, but this is a family blog. It is as much Nick’s as mine. He works behind the scenes with the more technical parts of the blog and is fantastic at helping me with all of that. He is also sometimes in front of the camera when we do videos which I love, and he also helps with the editing. We are a team and I love this a lot.
It is amazing to be able to share with my husband all the high and lows of being a blogger. It is not easy as it’s is a lot of hard work. Every evening we sit down and discuss what would we like to do to improve the blog and to grow it more and more.
We have also our little stars, Bella and Sienna that are just amazing. They love being involved and enjoy every single minute of what this blog brings to them.
I did a video a few weeks ago about how I feel about these awards. This was before I found out that I was shortlisted. I published it on my facebook page. Maybe some of you have already seen it. If not you can watch it here
Now that I’m a FINALIST, I can say that my blog is an ‘Award Nominated Blog’! How cool is that?
It would mean a lot to us if you could vote for us. It is very easy to vote. You only need to put your name, surname, email, then go to my category (Best Use of Video), select my blog (A Moment With Franca) and then click submit. Easy! Thank you so much!!!
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