Support Matters #BloggersBash

It’s not easy being the partner/spouse/family member of a blogger and writer.

I can only imagine what Hubby Dearest and my kids think I am doing, as I sit, reading posts, and laughing to myself, thinking, before feverishly writing comments…

The constant checking my notifications to reply to my Blog Peeps must be so annoying…

Me needing quiet as I write…

Wondering when I am going to bed, as I toy with words on a screen for what seems like forever…

Worrying if I may turn their latest silly comment into a blog post…

Hoping that I might stop soon, to feed them…

But knowing they got my back… Priceless.

The kids have been wonderful, you know, the last couple of weeks, as I finished my WIP. They even listened to snippets, giving me support and encouragement along the way.

Hubby Dearest is a quieter supporter; he lets me get on with things, and is pleased for me when things go well, but doesn’t always really know what I am doing!

But this year he is giving me some extra special support, by accompanying me to the Annual Bloggers Bash! I wanted him to come last year too, so he could meet some of the folks I try to talk about, but it didn’t happen.

This year, he decided that he would do it. Be there for me as I debut as a speaker (more on that below), and cheer me along at the awards too… (again, see below ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

It’s quite a big thing, you know. I’ve been to several events with him over the last 20 years, as his plus one, for company parties. But this is the first time he’s going to be my plus one! (So to speak!)

We’ll try and book somewhere nice for the night, so I don’t have to rush off like a budget Cinderella at 6pm , to catch my train! and share more drinks and chats with my Blogily!

More on the post title about support

Just in case you didn’t know, I’ve been nominated for the Best Overall Blogger 2018 award at the Annual Bloggers bash. I haven’t gone on about it TOO much (yet) because my WIP drained my attention and energy, but I am back!

Best-Overall-Badge 2018

I shall, shamelessly, ask for your support, to think about voting for me… but there are some other AWESOME blogs I am up against…

Nominees:ย 
Retirement Reflections,
Daddy And Dad,
Jenny in Neverland,
Life, Books, and Moreโ€ฆ,
Iโ€™m A Writer, Yes, I Am!,
Me and My Books,
Gin & Lemonade,
Lindaโ€™s Book Bag,
A Brummie Home and Abroad,
But I Smile Anywayโ€ฆ,
Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of Life,
Sue Vincentโ€™s Daily Echo,
ย Iโ€™m Sick and So Are You

Please check them out, then click here to be directed to the voting post (to vote for me, obviously!)

There are eight other awards that are open for votes too, and believe me, some very deserving blogs on those lists too! Do vote in each category, it is so easy, simply select and click vote! Done!

But you can ONLY VOTE ONCE, so think carefully before voting!

The votes close at the end of April, so make sure you don’t forget!

VOTE HERE!

And, if you hadn’t heard, I am even giving a talk (eek!) sharing

…my top tips from a working mother on how to keep your blog running smoothly and giving it plenty of attention without abandoning your family and real life too!

Your support in not throwing eggs or rotten fruit if you are there would be much appreciated… and hopefully I don’t put you to sleep! (I’ve worked really hard on the handout too!)

Click here for more information about the Guest Speakers for the day!

There will even be a panel discussion too, which is always so informative.

And there just might be some cake involved too…..

Those were my creations last year!

Are you coming to the Bash? Let me know in the comments, I’m excited to know which new blog pals I will get to meet this year, and catch up with my old Blog Buddies too!

If not, why not? Click here to get your tickets!ย 

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70 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thereluctantpoet
    May 10, 2018 @ 11:29:10

    So sorry I missed the vote deadline – transatlantic cruise – but I’m sending you good vibrations and best wishes for winning the best overall blogger!

    I really loved reading this post. I resembled your words so much! So happy your “Hubby Dearest” is such a great supporter. I think you’ve earned being able to have your “Plus One” at the Bash!

    I know how much time you spend blogging because it seems every post I read I always see your photo icon – and I smile that you have beat me to yet another great read! Ha!
    xoxoxo

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  2. Jennie
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:09:53

    You know Iโ€™d LOVE to be there if I could. Still in the school year, and a trip across the Atlantic isnโ€™t in the cards yet. โค๏ธ

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  3. keen peach
    Apr 16, 2018 @ 21:14:49

    My vote is in! And it for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 16, 2018 @ 04:10:26

    A lovely post. I am delighted for you that Hubby is going along to support. If the bash hadn’t been at the same time as the Royal Wedding, I might have come but the timing wasn’t good for a foreigner.

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  5. gemmaorton
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 18:25:20

    Congratulations! And support is so important.

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  6. cookandenjoyrecipes
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 16:16:10

    Well done and well deserved, the nomination and I would love to hear ‘read’ your talk after the Bash.
    Best of luck to all, I have already done my voting, and you were one of them

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  7. Donna O
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 14:33:51

    I donโ€™t think Iโ€™m going to be able to come to the bash this year, being a new Mum and all – lots going on! But gutted I wonโ€™t hear your talk! Iโ€™d love to know about blogging, being a mum and juggling work etc. If you do any notes, Iโ€™d love to have a copy! Hope it goes well – I know youโ€™ll be fab! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

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    • Ritu
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 14:42:01

      Thank you Donna… why don’t you bring her along. You’ll have a room full of willing helpers!
      Or get your other half to come too… he can form a partner’s club with my hubby… they can babysit together!
      There is a handout and I’m sure… however nervewracking this may seem… there may even be a video! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  8. Hugh's Views and News
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 14:09:21

    Looking forward to meeting Mr ‘Ritu’, eating cakes, hearing that presentation and, of course, seeing you again, Ritu. Thanks for all the support you give to the Bloggers Bash, Ritu.

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  9. susielindau
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 13:28:19

    Congrats, Ritu! Support is EVERYTHING!

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  10. Lisa Orchard
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 12:42:06

    Congrats on being nominated and completing your WIP! Two major accomplishments! I stopped by and voted for you! Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Debbie Harris
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 11:56:43

    Iโ€™m so looking forward to meeting you in person Ritu and hearing you speak to us too. All the best with the well deserved nomination too. How lovely to have your husband come along to support you, so lucky to have that family support.

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  12. Phil Taylor
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:36:58

    As always, I wish I could be there. Hopefully I’ll see video of you speaking!

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  13. Midlife Smarts
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 08:54:01

    This is great, Ruta. I am coming along and am soooo excited about coming along, meeting everyone, hearing you speak and THE CAKES!! Great your husband coming along to support u! Jill x

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  14. rachaelstray
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 08:09:48

    Itโ€™s fantastc that you have support from your family! Good luck in the award and of course for your talk too!!

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  15. mistybooks
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 07:51:57

    See you & Hubby Dearest there – break a leg. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. mihrank
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 07:26:24

    well deserved, congratulations – keep up your great and amazing work…

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  17. Dee Kelly
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 02:08:50

    Congratulations! You deserve it!!!

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  18. Tim Taylor
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 21:42:21

    Well congratulations on your ever so deserving nomination!! I wish I could go to the Blogger Bash ’cause I’d like to meet the awesome folks on the other side of the screen. Maybe next year. Oh, and BTW, you got my vote ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  19. syl65
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 17:48:59

    Score one for the good guys (Hubby Dearest) . It will be even more fun Sister!

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  20. Carol
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 17:05:29

    Oh wow…I didn’t realise it was being broadcast live…I so wish I could be there so that makes up for it a little ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure your speech will be great ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. willowdot21
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:50:03

    I will be be there again, Sis so looking forward to seeing you and everyone else again.. and it’s lovely to hear Hubby Dearest will be there too! Looking to meeting him ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

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  22. OIKOSโ„ข-Redaktion
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:24:58

    Great, you are nominated! Congratulations, Ritu! Now we will do the rest. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have all a great, sunny weekend. Michael
    And prevent the birds beeing eaten by Sonu Singh. LOL

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  23. Erika Kind
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:24:17

    This is fantastic that Hubby Dearest accompanies you this year. I regret even more that I cannot make it… but one day, I will meet my brother-in-law ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  24. OIKOSโ„ข-Redaktion
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:21:31

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  25. scr4pl80
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:00:45

    Good luck! I voted for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. indishe
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:49:08

    Good luck.

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  27. Judy E Martin
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:23:07

    Oh, I am gutted not to be going to the Bash this year. Funnily enough, me and Mr Grump were toying with the idea of also coming together this year, but due to family circumstances, we just can’t make it. I would have loved to have met your hubby and caught up with you and other bloggers too and I wanted to hear your speech. I am going to watch via social media so hopefully will not miss too much!

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  28. Emmalene aka A Brummie Home and Abroad
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:53:44

    I’m very excited to meet Ritu’s cake… oops,I meant “to meet Ritu” ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Ritu
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:55:39

      ๐Ÿ˜‚ Gee thanks!!!!
      Still deciding what to make… and if Hubby is taking the car… it means not balancing cake boxes on the train… so I could be more adventurous!
      Looking forward to meeting you too!!!

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