Exactly one year ago this month, while scouring the net I came across the Annual Homeschool Blog Awards. Through the review of the blogs nominated and the working of the Lord I knew that this blogging thing was definitely something I wanted to investigate. As a result, the blog Cornerstone Confessions was born.
It’s now one year later and here I am, an established blogger. In some ways I can’t believe I’ve made it this far and in others I can’t believe its only been a year. I have so much to be thankful for…most of all, you, my readers. Thank you for your continued support and for reading these weekly confessions from a developing domestic diva drawing on the divine. I know I have a long way to go but I’m so thankful for God’s guidance in the process. It has definitely been a journey of learning, humility, personal development, and encouragement. In retrospect, I can honestly say that this first year’s experience only kindles the fire as I look ahead to year number two. God’s got great things in store. I just know it!
What are the Annual Homeschool Blog Awards?
The Annual Homeschool Blog Awards are a showcase of the top home school blogs found across the web. For the home school blogger, it’s a BIG deal. For new bloggers, like myself, it’s also a great way to be introduced to the home school blogging community, make connections with several potential sponsors, and possibly receive some pretty special prizes.
This year there are 20 categories for nominations. Categories range from best encourager to best variety and everything in between. To nominate a blogger for an award, go to the Homeschool Blog Awards Nominations page to begin. At the very bottom of the page there is an image that says “Nominate Your Favorite Blogs.” Click the image and your nomination ballot will open. Keep in mind as you vote that you may only nominate one blog for each category and you may not nominate one blog for more than one category. Thus, it might be a good idea to do some research on the home school blogs you wish to nominate beforehand and make a list so that you don’t leave anyone out when filling out your ballet.
What About Nominating Cornerstone Confessions?
While I’d love it if you would nominate Cornerstone Confessions for the Annual Homeschool Blog Awards, I know there are many excellent homeschool blogs out there so I leave it in your hands. Yes, I could nominate myself, but for me, I’d much rather leave it to my readers to share what they like most about Cornerstone Confessions as it will hold much more meaning should I be selected.
As far as what categories I might suggest for Cornerstone Confessions should you choose to nominate me, ultimately it is up to you and however you see fit. That said, here are a few categories for you to think about that may be a good place to start.
- Best Homemaking or Recipes Blog: This blog should have content regarding homemaking, housekeeping, tips, ideas for making your life easier, information about raising multiple kids, or recipes that you enjoy trying. [This person should be a homeschooler but the blog doesn’t have to be exclusively about homeschooling, homemaking or recipes.]
- Best Variety: This blogger is one that could fit in any of these categories … but they just can’t be pinned down in ONE. This type of blogger is the ADD hyper-focused type… always moving on from one thing to the next… and always keeping you interested in coming back for more!
- Best NEW Homeschool Blog: It is hard making a name for yourself in the blogosphere. A lot of times, you feel as if you are writing and no one is out there. If you have stumbled upon a great new blogger who has a lot of potential and you want to share them with the rest of us… please consider nominating them for this category! [A new blog is one that appeared on the scene during or after last awards season.]
Once again, thank you for your support and encouragement during this first year. I look forward to growing and sharing with each of you more as we embark on this second year adventure. Who knows…maybe I’ll even publish that e-book I’ve been thinking about (but no promises). Happy nominating!