Have you heard? We’ve been shortlisted as one of the top 10 finalists in the Singapore Blog Awards 2015! I’m so very humbled and grateful to be shortlisted again (read about our experience at last year’s award ceremony here), especially as all I do is erm, write about my family, and the things we do.
I first started this blog when I was due to give birth to Noah, as my previous blog chronicled our IVF journey. I kept that one private, and decided to have a separate and more public blog for our lives as parents. I wanted to record as many memories as possible, and to share our experiences with other first-time parents. This year, I also launched my weekly book recommendation series, Friday Flips, because we love reading, and I wanted to share our favourite books with everyone.
It’s been almost three years since I started writing this blog, and I am truly amazed to know that there are people other than my immediate family members who actually read what I write. Thank you so much!
The Singapore Blog Awards 2015 has a slightly different format, as the past winners of the Editors’/Judges’ Choice Awards were determined by 70% Judges’ scores + 30% Votes, but this year, the winner of each category will be determined entirely by the judges’ scores. Where do the public’s votes come in then, you may ask? Well, they will count towards identifying the Top 10 Most Popular Blogs, and the 10 blogs with the highest number of votes, regardless of contesting categories, will receive prizes from the presenting sponsor, Panasonic Singapore.
So… if you think that this blog is one of your top 10 favourite blogs among the shortlisted blogs, please vote for us, okay?
Here’s how to vote (for my mum those of you who like looking at pictorial step-by-step instructions):
1. Go to the Singapore Blog Awards website (click HERE) OR skip directly to step 4, and click on the link there instead
2. Click on the bright pink button on the left, which says “Participate in the Present / What’s On”
3. You can either click on ‘View here’ to see all the finalists from the different categories, or click on ‘VOTE NOW’ to vote.
4. If you clicked on ‘VOTE NOW’, you’ll be redirected to this page
5a. If you don’t have an SPH website account, you’ll need to register for one, before being able to vote. Yes, I know that sounds a tad troublesome, BUT you’ll stand a chance to win a Panasonic Blu-Ray Player!
5b. Sign in with your SPH website account to vote, and you’ll be directed to this page. Click ‘I agree to the contest terms and conditions’, before selecting your ten favourite blogs. You can vote for ANY ten blogs, from ANY of the categories, which means you can vote for your favourite five, eight, or even all ten parenting blogs, if you want! PS. Ours is the third one in the top row, with the photo of Noah in a red long-sleeved top. It’s one of my favourite photos, because it was taken during our recent Taiwan trip, and you can read more about our trip in this post, as well as this one, if you haven’t already read them.
6. Check the grey strip at the bottom to confirm that you’ve selected ten blogs, then click the pink ‘Submit’ button on the bottom right side. That’s it! Oh, don’t forget that you can vote daily, from now until Monday, 6 July 2015, 3pm.
If you’ve read all the way to the end of this post, thank you very much for your support. I promise to come up with more entertaining posts for you, and I’ve got a few giveaways lined up as well, so do remember to check back regularly!
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