UntitledAfter being so busy last week and away at Secret Garden Party all weekend, I never had a chance to share my exciting news with all of you. I made sure my Twitter followers and Facebook friends knew, but there just wasn’t time to write a post telling you that I was chosen as The Bloggers’ Lounge featured Blogger of the Week! I couldn’t believe my luck to be chosen and  was honoured to be interviewed by Rebecca for the website so that all of their thousands of readers would all be introduced to my blog. After only just going self-hosted and deciding to make some serious changes to Absolutely Lucy over the coming months in terms of layout, design and also content, it was lovely to have the chance to tell people about my plans and about what Absolutely Lucy is really all about. It was also really nice to receive so many lovely comments and messages of encouragement from readers, fellow bloggers and the guys at The Bloggers’ Lounge. So often you can feel like all your hard work goes unnoticed – and believe me, a lot of work goes into creating and maintaining a blog – so when someone finally shines a light on you it really is an amazing feeling. It is so rewarding when you receive messages from bloggers you really respect and who inspired you to start blogging with their congratulations for being chosen. You can read the full interview here.

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I also had a lovely message from Kayley Gilbert of Then Matters Now – a blog that I really enjoy reading and you should definitely check out – saying that she had nominated me for The One Lovely Blog Award! I wanted to say a huge thank you so Kayley for thinking of me and for including me in the post – I’m so touched by the nomination. Those who have passed along the award have said:

The One Lovely Blog Award recognises blogs that are yes, lovely, but this award also acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers.

As usual the award comes with a few rules to share some secrets with your readers and nominate yet more bloggers to receive the award – but after receiving a few now, I feel I am running out of “secrets” to share with you guys! So instead, I shall guide you to my awards page which has all the answers to my previous awards and my previous nominations. Again, a huge thank you to Kayley for her kind nomination and congratulations to her for receiving this well-deserved award. And of course, thanks to everyone who has supported me from the beginning, to those lovely people in my life who give me great material for the blog and all those whose kind words have kept me writing.

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