Everyone has a story.
It’s a little light in our souls, like a flickering candle that keeps reminding us we’re alive.
Some people are happy to keep their stories to themselves. And then there’s writers, artists, bloggers… the people who express their stories to the world.
This time last year I read a blog post that gave me the balls to enter one of my stories into one of the biggest blogging competitions on this planet. BlogHer Voices of the Year 2012 honoured 110 blogging voices from around the world. I was thrilled to be chosen as one of them.
When I wrote my story I had no idea how far it would travel. It was a story so raw, about the darkest time of my life. But Blossom Bomb was also my redemption. It showed me how beauty can come from pain. It also showed me how sharing our experiences, no matter how small we think they are, can be extremely powerful. I was just telling my story. Letting my little light shine.
Are you a blogger? Do you have a story to share? Well, it’s that time of year again. BlogHer Voices of the Year 2013 submissions are open right now.
And do you know the best bit is? You don’t have to have a pretty blog. You don’t have to have a popular blog. It doesn’t matter what gender you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fast blogger or a slow blogger. Just let your voice be the light.
This competition is purely about your unique ability to communicate your story. It’s about finding just one post that stands out. There are four different categories to choose from. It can be a narrative from your heart, a passionate opinion, an inspiring message, or you can make us laugh.
Maybe your story hasn’t been written yet. There’s still time. Submissions close on May 15th. Any post from the last year is eligible to enter. You can enter as many posts as you like, or it can be just one.
If you need a little bit of inspiration, here’s a short video clip from BlogHer.
This year the lovely people at BlogHer have offered to giveaway an eBook of the Voices of the Year 2012 Anthology to one of my readers. It’s a collection of the Voice of the Year stories from last year – a damn fine read!
This post is not sponsored by BlogHer, and my opinions and words are entirely my own…. clearly! It was my idea to do this post regardless of the bonus giveaway.
If you want to enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment and I’ll choose a reader at random at 8pm (Melbourne time) on May 15th. And if you don’t want that eBook, please leave a comment anyway! (And let me know if you don’t wish to enter).
In the meantime, don’t miss out on this opportunity to submit your story to the Voices of the Year 2013 competition. You can enter by clicking on this link.
You never know where your story will take you. Beware the power of your light.