If you were brought here thanks to the Amara Interior Blog Awards, welcome! My name is Alex and as you will soon find out, I am very awkward in these situations.
For the second year in a row, I got an email from the IBAs to say my blog and I had been nominated for an interiors award. This segues nicely into an introduction as to how awkward I am because I don't even know what to write after that sentence. This year I'm in a different category [Best DIY Blog last year vs. Best European Interior Blog this year] and I'm kinda not sure why the change as there are fellow Irish bloggers in other categories. Regardless, I know I haven't a hope in fresh hell of even making it to the shortlist [just being realistic]. But in the spirit of awards and all that comes with them, I will attempt some annual self promotion / light begging so here goes. Please, only if you want to ...
Genuinely without this trying to sound like a stereotypical speech, it is very humbling to even be nominated under such an award like the Amara's. I'm happy enough to have just been nominated; end of. Thank you for your vote [that is if you did choose to vote for me - you should check out the rest of the nominees - srsly talented bloggers], and thank you to whoever nominated me in the first place.
Normal sarcastic and unprofessional blogging shall now resume as normal.