The Yeggies recognizes the most outstanding social media content creators. To our surprise we learned that not only were we nominated but short listed as Best in Food for blogs last year during the inaugural awards in early 2013. We were quite honoured and flattered about the nomination. We never found out who nominated us, and I don't think we will ever find out. Amanda and I were happy to seek out a babysitter attend the awards show. I'd say our hopes and dreams were all shattered when Kitchen Magpie won the word for Best in Food, but they weren't (maybe a little disappointment), but we were honestly still so flattered to be considered one of the best in Edmonton.
This years nominations are open, and now that we know about this local awards show, I certainly have to give a shameless plea to nominate us! Because we want to be flattered again! Yes it is true, we can nominate ourselves, but I just can't do that. I'd rather the Yeggie judges get bombarded with so many nominations for us that they just can't ignore us and shortlist us again.
This month marked our 4th anniversary of blogging about Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet. I started this blog in January 2010, only months after Amanda's diagnosis of Celiac Disease and realizing the journey in learning about Celiac Disease and gluten free foods was going to be interesting. My brother Daniel was already blogging at Haggis and Herring about his passion of world foods and I just wanted to give it a shot to share our journey. I knew I could count on my brother for support and help to get started. Step one, setup a Blogger count. Step two, start blogging and don't look back. And I haven't. I've encouraged Amanda to blog as well, and together we have written 570 blog posts, with over a million pageviews. I manage our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well where I try to post pics of interesting gluten free foods found, sales, or even respond to followers that are just looking for a little help.
So if you think we do a great job at raising awareness of Celiac Disease, sharing great recipes, great stories and great gluten free products, let the Yeggies know by nominating us at www.yeggies.com
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