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The first ever TAS awards

Here at The Adoption Social we’ve been thinking about running our own awards for a little while, to celebrate the awesomeness that is you.

We have so many amazing bloggers in our community, tweeters too, that we want to honour tas awardsthem, so, this is what we’re going to do…

Below are a number of categories that we’d like you to nominate within. Please make just ONE nomination within each category, using Twitter or Instagram handle, or blog address as appropriate. Nominations are open 1-15th December. Nominations prior to or after then will not be counted.

We’ll be announcing the shortlists on 21st December and you’ll be able to vote up until 4th January. Our awards ceremony will then take place on Thursday 7th January, 9pm on Twitter. (For those not on Twitter, we’ll drop you a line by email).

So here are the categories:

Twitter titter award
Who always makes you giggle on Twitter? Is there someone in your feed who is guaranteed to make you laugh? Then nominate them for the Twitter Titter award.

The lol award
I bet you read loads of blog posts don’t you? But which one post has made you chuckle the most? Which one did you share because of the hysterics you ended up in when reading? Nominate that post (not blogger, but specific post) for the funniest blog post award.

‘Best bud’ award
You know sometimes you turn to Twitter and there is always someone there to support you or chat with. But who is your best Twitter friends? Who can you guarantee to reply and give you a pep talk or smile, or just a friendly ear to listen? That person most likely to reply to your tweet?Nominate them for the ‘Best Bud’ award. (Please submit twitter handle i.e @adoptionsocial).

‘That’s My Life’ blog award
You know those moment where you think yes, that describes my life perfectly? The one that you identify with completely. Well, nominate that post for the ‘That’s My Life’ award.

Photogenius award
Where do you see the best images? On Twitter, a blog or Instagram? Are there some stunning photographs on a blog you like? Nominate them for the ‘Photogenius’ award.

Big Up a Blog award
I think most of us have our favourite bloggers? Nominate them now for the best overall blog award.

Most Supportive Adoption organisation
Received great support from an organisation? Then tell us about it and nominate that organisation for our ‘Supporter of The Year’ award.

Remember nominate between 1st – 15th December, sending your nominations to theadoptionsocial@gmail.com

The Adoption Social Times 5

The Adoption Social Times is back again, sharing all things The Adoption Social with you…

Brilliance in Blogging
Wow, well that was a surprise. For those of you who don’t know – The Adoption Social was BiBbigLogo2014a-600x600nominated, then shortlisted down to the final 16 of the ‘Social’ category of the Britmums Brilliance In Blogging awards – known as the BIBS. We’re chuffed to bits to have been nominated, but shortlisted too – that’s a fantastic achievement because despite #WASO running for 68 weeks now, The Adoption Social isn’t quite a year old yet. So a big thank you to you for nominating and voting for us. We’re on tenterhooks today as we wait to hear if we’re finalists. And not only that, but we too are up for awards for our own blogs – The Puffin Diaries and The Boy’s Behaviour – and we’ve both been shortlisted in the ‘Inspire’ category. Even if we get no further, it’s great to see adoption related blogs being recognised by the UK’s biggest parenting blogger network. So…keep your fingers cross for us!

And speaking of Britmums…
A quick reminder that we’re off to Britmums Live in June. If you’re coming too, then please do let us know and we can try to meet up if you like.

We need youWe still need you!
We are always looking for posts in the following areas:
Monday – Handy Tips and Advice
Tuesday – The Blog (anonymous or in your name)
Wednesday – Adoption Social Connections (advice on blogging/social media)
Thursday – The Review or A Problem Shared

The Adoption Social is supposed to be a social place – so come along, add your posts, support each other.

Linky Time
You might have noticed – #MemoryBox is back! So make sure you write up those posts that celebrate the good bits, and help you remember the celebratory times, then pop over and link up. We’d love to see you there.

BADGE7It’s great to see some new bloggers linking up to #WASO, keep ’em coming people. Do remember to comment on other blogs if you can. Just a ‘popping in from #WASO’ is enough if you can’t think of anything else to say, but it helps the bloggers see who is visiting their site and where those readers are coming from.

Forthcoming themes for the next few weeks are:
30 May – Our best day this week…
13 June – The great outdoors
27 June – Forever

A reminder about The Adoption Social fundraiser
The Open Nest has very generously offered to donate all profits from it’s campsite on the weekend of 15-16 August to The Adoption Social, so that we can develop the website further.

openNestIf you’d like to find out more about booking, either on The Adoption Social fundraising weekend, or any other time, have a look at The Open Nest’s site here. Alternatively, if camping isn’t your thing, then you can still support The Open Nest charity by staying at their gorgeous boutique hotel – La Rosa – in Whitby, it comes recommended by us 🙂

And finally, here are a few of the posts we’ve published on The Adoption Social this month:

We published posts on how to start a blog – on either WordPress or Blogger.
– Has your child had their SATS yet? Some children are yet to sit theirs – and we posted a question about supporting your child through theirs
The lovely @ivavnuk wrote us a piece about being Scared. It’s really good and well worth a read, and a share too.
– We gave you our Top 3 WASO posts – were your favourites included?
Adoption Journey Blog wrote about balancing confidentiality – do have a read.
– A prospective adoptive mum asks more about the process of adoption now.
And we supported National Fostering Fortnight, by posting a piece from UK Fostering.

If you have any posts that you’d like to contribute, then please do send them into us at theadoptionsocial@gmail.com. We also love hearing your feedback, so do get in touch.