Welcome back people, it’s #brilliantblogposts time again! Thanks so much for all the amazing posts linked up last week and for making this linky FLY!
This week I’m linking up a post on the truly inspiring and super fun Tots100’s Blog Camp where I hosted a workshop on being on-camera, sharing my tips both behind the lens as a director and in front as a blogger and vlogger.
I’ve included my top 10 on camera tips in the post linked up, so do check it out HERE.
For those who caught that or aren’t interested in being on film, do check out my post Be Who You Want to Be. It’s one of my all time most popular posts and was also published on Huffington Post yesterday. I hope it inspires, and reassures those wanting to change direction, those wanting and daring to dream big. Go for it!
I also want to say a great, big thank you to those who voted for me in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, I’ve made the shortlist (yay) in the ‘Style’ category and would love to make it to the finals.
While voting for all the incredible talent there, please do consider my blog. If you like what I do and appreciate my style and fashion posts, please do vote for me HERE entering your name, address and clicking on Honest Mum.
I must say, I have a special place in my heart for the Bibs. I was a finalist in the Fresh Voice category in 2010, 4 weeks after starting this blog, and that nod gave me the confidence to get back on set as a director, and eventually become a full time blogger. I made it to the finals in the Video category in 2013 but haven’t scooped an award yet. I would be absolutely honoured to be a finalist this year.
I do want to add too, that I was sad not to see so many of my own personal favourite bloggers shortlisted and wanted to remind everyone of their brilliance, that awards are not the marker of worth, we all have individual, unique and valuable voices we bring to this exciting blogging platform and mustn’t let disappointments deter us from shining.
I always think of my all-time favourite director Martin Scorsese when it comes to awards season ( I was lucky enough to stand next to him at the Cannes Film Festival a few years back, although I was so starstruck I couldn’t speak which says a lot when it comes to me). Anyway, ‘Marty’ lost out, not once but 5 times, on winning an Oscar before scooping his first for The Departed in 2006. Unbelieveable. Did Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and all his other classics, mean any less because they didn’t win gold statues? Nope.
Keep truckin’ like Scorcese, I say.
Now, please do add your blog posts, as many as you like, across all genres and go share that beautiful blog love.