The Versatile Blogger Award

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I have been on Twitter for little over a month. It is a strange, angry place and my brain has been boggling trying to understand it. I still donโ€™t fully. Yet, as much as I went off at Twitter last week, it does have some pretty cool silver linings.

Through being on Twitter, my reach has expanded significantly. My teeny tiny following has grown on all platforms. Iโ€™m reaching more people, people from all across the world, and making new connections with a rich variety of fellow bloggers and mental health advocates. Iโ€™m even talking to some favoured authors – people whose work Iโ€™ve admired and enjoyed for years and years-which is super exciting!!

Somehow or another, in this vast Twitter ocean thatโ€™s absolutely teaming with blogs, Much Love Kirsty stood out to someone. All the way over in California -miles and miles away from where I am in London- Super-Mom, epic blogger and astute business woman Raheela James,  author of brilliant blog Mommys Bussiness 101 , stumbled across Much Love Kirsty and found it resonated with her. So much so that having read my work she then took it upon herself to very kindly nominate MLK for The Versatile Blogger Award; an award given to bloggers by bloggers in recognition of the quality and uniqueness of their work.

Needless to say itโ€™s done wonders for my self esteem!

I am thrilled, delighted and so very touched that Raheela considered my work here worthy of this award and for this, Raheela, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means so much.

The conditions of the award nomination requires me to do the following. Provide 7 facts about myself here in this post and nominate 15 other blogs. Should my 15 selected nominees accept their nomination they will be required to complete the following:

. Write a blog post about the award

. Ensure they thank the blogger who nominated them for the award in said post, providing a link back to that persons blog

. Ensure they include 7 facts about themselves in their award post. Can be completely inconsequential and random. Just please make sure you donโ€™t accidentally give away any passwords!

. Nominate 15 other blogs of your own whom you deem most worthy of The Versatile Blogger Award

Im not 100% sure why 7 facts are important. I guess itโ€™s just a way to introduce yourself and allow readers to get to know and connect with the author some more though honestly, I feel like at this stage people might be a bit sick of hearing me talk about myself so much!

You’ll have to forgive me this time folks. The nomination is law!

7 Facts About Kirsty 

1. I was born in South Wales and lived there for ten years ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

2. I played the violin as a child – badly! ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ™‰

3. I was obsessed  with animals and wanted to be a vet when I grew up๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฑ

4. I craved bars of Dove soap in the last trimester of both my pregnancies . Not strictly to eat. To feel and smell. Iโ€™d grate it. Lather it. I washed my hands with it so much they dried out. And yeah, I may have licked it a tiny bit too! ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ˜ฌ

5. My Pottermore stats are as follows: Gryfindor House๐Ÿฆ -Cherry Wood Wand with Unicorn Hair Core๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฆ„ – Tonkinese Cat patronus๐Ÿฑ.  Iโ€™m a nerdy, not so secretly  immature woman-child! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

6. As a teen I used to tell my mother I was meeting a made up female friend, instead of my real life male bestie, because I was worried sheโ€™d think he was my boyfriend and would give me stick for it. This went on for years!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ

7. Vegetables I do not like include Avocados (fruit), Mushrooms, Parsnips, Sweet potato, Aubergine, Corguettes aaaand Tomatoes (also a fruit) ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿคฎ

What can I say? This is me!


Selecting 15 blogs to nominate for The Versatile Blogger Award took me much longer than I anticipated. I mean PHEW! It took a surprising amount of effort to and I must confess I was beginning to get pretty frustrated. Going through blogs and choosing  has been without a doubt the most difficult part of this post

But hey! I got there in the end!

I wanted my selections to be ones I genuinely liked and found something unique and exclusive in all of them. Iโ€™ve tried to provide some variety. My nominations range from parent blogs to mental health blogs to beauty and books and autism, which is a topic very close to home. So without further ado, I give you Much Love Kirstyโ€™s 15 nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award

The Much Love Kirsty Versatile Blogger Award Nominations

1. Strong Mom Sad Mom

2. Autisticic

3. Ramblings Of The Book Addict

4. Manic Grant 

5. Beauty Glow Getter

6. Becca Blogs It Out

7. Mind and Love

8. Autisim In Da House

9. Well Bean Blog

10. Being and Niceness

11. Hey Its Fay

12. Mommy Above All

13. Authentically Average

14. She Writes Her Words

15. Little Tinkablee

I did my best to scour the blogs to see if theyโ€™d previously been nominated. If I missed it and you have been nominated before then of course I donโ€™t expect you to follow through on your nomination. Furthermore, nobody Iโ€™ve selected is obliged to follow on through with their nomination for any reason at all.  I do hope however that you take delight from it as I did when I was so generously nominated by Raheela

And I hope that all my readers enjoy reading the blogs of my nominees as much as I have.

There some pretty awesome people in there!


Much Love





  1. Tinka on 4 March 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you so much! Being a new blogger I never truly know if anyone enjoys my blog it’s so lovely of you to have done this. It’s a great boost for my self-esteem and I can’t wait to thus myself for others! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’ž

    • Kirsty on 4 March 2019 at 3:18 pm

      I know exactly how you feel! I find feedback so important for exactly those reasons. Encourages me to keep on going! I was so thrilled with this bit of recognition. Iโ€™m so pleased itโ€™s given you a boost too ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Raheela James on 4 March 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely loved your blog post. Such interesting facts. I’m so glad to have nominated you. I’m also glad to have met you even though it is online. Lots of love Raheela

  3. Kirsty on 4 March 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Gosh did you really find them interesting? I thought I was as dull as a brick lol ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™ˆ Thank you Raheela. Very glad to have met you too Lovely x