This post is written in response to the e-interview questions required for all Singapore Blog Awards 2012 finalists. We can also submit a video interview, but I think I’m too camera-shy for that. So, I opt for the conventional word-format and post it on my blog instead.
1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?
I’m very honoured and flattered to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. I’m thankful to my readers for their tremendous support and the professional judges for selecting my blog.
2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?
I started blogging since 2007 with the intention of capturing my son’s precious childhood memories on my blog, but it only went public in January 2009. Children grow up so fast and we, as a parent, have 10+ years to remember them as our children. Thus, blogging remains my top choice in capturing these cherished moments.
In the early days, you wouldn’t want to read my blog because it was all about my son. When I noticed that my blog readership has started to increase, I made the efforts to improve my writing style and photography skills. I learnt some basic HTML and CSS knowledge to customize and improve the appearance of this blog.
Gradually, I re-positioned my blog’s theme to parenting and lifestyle of a working mother. Now, this blog is a place for me to share the joys and challenges of motherhood, parenting advice, my son’s childhood and everything else that catches my interest – food, shopping, fashion, skincare, holidays etc.
My blogging inspirations come from many directions. It may come from my own experience (be it good or bad) that is worth sharing. Sometimes, I’m inspired by someone else’s words or comments, read a good book, watch a great movie, get moved by an incredible event or just free flow to allow whatever in my thoughts to bubble up and out.
3. How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?
Daphne and Leonny are the two veteran bloggers in this category. I like June too; I think she has a talent in writing. In fact, all the other finalists are amazing and have their own unique strengths. I’m truly humbled to be selected as a finalist, along with these awesome bloggers.
Honestly, I don’t think I stand a high chance of winning. I don’t have large followers like other experienced bloggers. Nonetheless, I feel that being selected as a finalist for this prestigious award (for the first time) is already a tremendous achievement to me.
Whether I win or lose, personally I feel like I’ve already won. I’m grateful with the new experiences that I’ve gained from this Award, and it definitely motivates me to keep this blog going.
4. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?
I’ve been diligently maintaining this blog for a few years. This blog is a delightful mix of my genuine motherhood experiences, parenting advice and information, as well as light-hearted family moments.
I would like to urge you to browse my blog a little bit. If you realize my good-hearted intention of sharing parenting advice and information, whether you’ve been visiting my blog for years or have just joined me on this journey, I sincerely hope that you would give me a vote.
MANY THANKS to readers who have voted for me,
I appreciate your every single vote!
Thank you for your support, as always!