Can We Be Inspirational?

Can we be inspirational?

Yes, I hope so.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while now you’ll have heard me mention #TribalChat.  If you don’t know what this is well it started out and still is a Twitter chat hour on a Tuesday at 8pm.  The brilliant Katie from Mummy in a Tutu is behind it all. Over the last year we have grown in numbers, have a Facebook group and numerous chats 24/7.

tribal chat logo with your vibe attracts your tribe

Three times a year we hold an awards ceremony to celebrate all bloggers, big and small.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve only been blogging 5 minutes as long as you are a member of the Tribal Chat Facebook group you can join in.   This time round we have 18 awards to choose from and I’m pretty sure if we could we would all vote for Katie to win them all.

Katie is my inspiration behind continuing to blog this past year.  I think she is marvellous and is the hardest working, selfless individual I’ve come across in a long time.  She deserves the best.   There you go I used the word inspiration.  All the hard work that Katie puts in inspires me to carry on blogging.  Even on my darker days I know it’s still possible to achieve something in the blogging world because I see her achieving.

tribal chat awards with a woman jumping up in the sunshine = voting open

So why am I talking about inspiration all of a sudden?  One of the categories in the Tribal Chart awards is for an Inspirational blogger.   I think it’s quite a big thing to be labelled inspirational but if you look a little closer at all the bloggers on the voting list they are all in some form or another inspirational.  Writing about what we love and do on a daily basis for people to read, self promotion, achieving little growth milestones, is all pretty impressive.

Louise from Little Hearts Big Love won the Inspiration award last time, to be honest, if she won it again she’d totally deserve it.  She writes about her little family and campaigns in the heart matters.  Every thing I read from Louise lifts my spirits or melts my heart, she is truly a talented writer and a champion blogger.

At the end of the last awards I got the cutest message from Helena at the Queen of collage.  She told me that she’d nominated me for the Inspiration award.  I was truly touched that a. She had voted for me and b. Then went out of her way to let me know.  Thank you Helena.

View into the valley
One of the many hills I’ve climbed on my bike!

When it came round to these current awards I thought I’d do a little campaigning for votes.  I don’t need to win anything really, I am content that I’ve won the friendship of some truly lovely bloggers.  That still, a little part of me decided I’d be doing Katie an injustice if I didn’t make an effort and see if I could win something!   After all there are only 100 or so entrants in the group, I stand a better chance winning something than at Brit Mums or Tots.

Choosing my categories to be nominated in was tough but thanks to Helena voting inspiration for me last time I figured I’d go with this.   But am I inspirational?

Yes, I hope so!   I get lots of lovely comments on my blog that makes me think to an extent I am Inspirational.  As a family we go on many outdoor adventures to a variety of far out destinations, up hills, down dales, on bikes, on foot.  Writing about this hopefully inspires others to do it too.   The Robot and I spend a lot of time messing about and playing, I document this down for others to try, again I hope this is inspirational as well!   I’m pretty sure that there are other reasons but I’ll leave it for you to make your mind up!

If you think I am at least a little bit Inspirational I would love it if you could go and vote for me in the Tribal Chat Awards.  Click the image link below to go to Katie’s site and in the voting form put my name ‘Two Tiny Hands’ in the box next to  Inspirational.

Vote for me in the Tribal chat awards

Whats that?  Dedication and Super Blogger!?   As part of the voting process you can have votes on 3 categories, at a push and if you don’t mind then please put Two Tiny hands in these too!

Please let me know in the comments if you are going to vote for me?  If you are entrant too and want to be considered for a category then let me know I’ll do my best to vote for you.   Be my cheerleaders on the 17th of January at the awards night too, I expect we will trend on Twitter so it can’t be missed!  Hope to see you there!  Thanks Karen 🙂








    1. isntitpretty

      Thanks Katie. I find I can’t carry the Robot for long lengths of time now because he gets heavy for me. Dave is the pack horse. Not going to stop us getting out though. We will find a way!

    1. isntitpretty

      Thanks David. Well done on being nominated you deserve that your hiking blogs are great and your pictures are brilliant. I am sure if you carry on as you are you’ll go far!!

    1. isntitpretty

      The awards were started a little out of protest of the bigger awards at the time last year. It was felt that the bigger awards were too in the favour of the bigger bloggers and this was a hug for all us little bloggers out there! Hope to see you there!

    1. isntitpretty

      Wow Thank you Fiona, that is so kind. I am having lots of fun with the blogging and I’m just running with it and doing my own thing. Trying not to get too swept up in the blogging politics. It’s my little space! This definately means a lot coming from you.

    1. isntitpretty

      I spotted that you’ve requested to join, I approved you. Never feel you can’t join in half way through. Everyone is really nice and it doesn’t matter. I fail to join most weeks but I still enjoy it. aaaand THANK YOU!

    1. isntitpretty

      We went cycling on holiday, it was sunny, flat and we wrapped up warm. Not as often as we go out in the Summer though. Needs there to be no wind cos it gets too cold otherwise. That photo was in September, our last big trip of the year!

  1. You’ve got my votes 🙂 I find your blog an inspiration especially when it comes to messy play and sensory play, you and the Robot have given me lots of inspiration! Oh and not to mention the fact that you inspired me to take the plunge and finally start my own blog! Fingers crossed for you xx
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    1. isntitpretty

      Oh Lucy, anyone who doesn’t know who you are should get a kick up the bum for not! You are a long standing member and they should know! lol! Although my site has fogotten you as you’ve ended up in my spam comments! oops. Thank you!!!

  2. As i’ve only been blogging for 4 months, I dont expect to get any award, but if someone lets me know they voted for me I’d be so excited and feel that I have been successful.
    Good luck lovely, already made my submission last night but with only 4 hours sleep I cant remember half of who i voted for! whoops! #familyfun

  3. You’re definitely inspirational and you write beautifully too. I’m off to vote for you. I’m up too but I haven’t done any campaigning as I don’t think I really deserve to win anything (or even stand a chance) as i’ve only been blogging for 2 months. Good luck, I’ll be there for the awards. #tribalchat

  4. Karen you have inspired me to keep blogging! You are one of the first bloggers I connected with through your brand new day linky and have always been supportive, reliable, loyal to your linky communities and tribal chat and incredibly hardworking. I know I don’t KNOW you but I feel like I know you and feel you are a very genuine person. You also inspire me to get outdoors with my family with all your fab posts about your adventures with the Robot. Recently you have been inspiring us less creative parents to get more creative with messy play which is fab too. I love where you’re taking your blog and definitely would label you inspirational. I can’t not say something about Katie too – she is soooo dynamic and always responds to every little query etc with kind words and advice – her tribal chat group has been so helpful to me – I really wish we could do something to recognise this in the awards but I totally see why we can’t! I hope to pop along to be a cheerleader on the 17th – it’s lovely celebrating success 🙂 xx
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    1. isntitpretty

      Oh Hayley I think that is up there with my most favourite comment ever! You really are a star and why on earth is your blog not on the voting list!! You deserve to have a spot there too. I can’t quite believe how far we all have come and all the support of one another is amazing. Onwards and upwards I say! THANK YOU!

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  6. Oh this is wonderful. Congratulations on the nomination and wish you the very best with the awards. I am not a member of TribalChat. I mean to participate and all but life happens along the way and other things take over. Anyway, I’ll be looking out for a post from you about after having won the award. Will be doing a happy dance this side of the pond 🙂 #familyfun
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