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Blogging Illuminated: Voices of 2013

When I started blogging in 2011 it was done on a whim and at first I didn’t really know what I would be blogging about. After the first year, it took its shape as predominantly a food blog, and now it feels like home. The opportunities I have been a part of and the network and community I have stumbled into are so inspiring. Some days I pinch myself. 

Being a part of Kidspot’s Voices of 2013 has been surreal beyond compare. To make the top 100 list out of some 700 nominations was a real surprise. But then to be presented with the opportunity of taking part in not one, but two challenges, has definitely catapulted my blogging experience into a place I never envisaged. Being involved in Voices of 2013 with a group of amazingly talented creatives is, without sounding sucky, a real honour.

I am currently editing my last post for The Good Guys Gourmet Gadget Challenge. With it comes a bittersweet feeling. I am excited to see what happens next but I don’t want it to end. I have been excited from the minute I opened the email advising I had been selected, to the arrival of each appliance, to planning each recipe, to cooking and photographing and writing and editing each blog post. I could seriously do this full time. Someone want to employ me to write and photograph recipes full time?

I have spent night after night (after night) ogling beautiful kitchens on Pinterest and dreaming. And why wouldn’t I, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. With the amount of time I spend in my kitchen, this is a big deal. And even if I don’t win, the dreaming has been part of the fun. 

My final post will be up later this week, I am stretching that baby out as long as possible! If you’d like to read my first two posts click on the links below.

Meanwhile, I look forward to the final awards night next month, cross your fingers I win myself a kitchen makeover. And in the meantime, I wish the other bloggers good luck; I am up against some seriously talented competition. If you want to check out the other blogs here are the links:

Cook Republic // Finger Fork + Knife // My Darling Lemon Thyme // One Handed Cooks



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  • Mother Down Under - Good luck…fingers crossed for you!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Kop - Fingers metaphorically crossed! And Bracken has her front legs crossed for you too!ReplyCancel

  • Your One and Only Loving mother! - Best of luck cause you so deserve it!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Life Love Hiccups - I have everything crossed for you hun, I couldnt think of anyone else that deserves it more xxReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Caitlin, really appreciate the support. xReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Oh bless Bracken. And bless you too Virginia. Thanks lovely. xReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thanks Mum, you’re too kind. xReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thanks so much Sonia, so nice to have you in my corner cheering me on. xReplyCancel

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