Apparently it was a competition, they had 10 blogs for people to vote for, and they offered to make mudflower the eleventh blog in the competition.
I had not heard of them before, and I never click on links that are emailed to me, so I googled them. I found the following description of sparpedia.ch
- Online Shopping, Discount Store, Vouchers, Our mission is to provide all Swiss with the latest and best offers of all online shops in Switzerland.
They are located in Switzerland. That seemed odd. Would my blog really be good enough to be nominated for an international flower blog award?
I did some more googling and it all appeared legitimate, so I replied to the email and agreed to be nominated. Apparently the competition had been running for some time prior to my inclusion as there was less than a week left until voting closed.
I had a look at the other blogs in the competition, and they were all really amazing blogs, so I was delighted that my blog was considered worthy to compete with such high quality blogs.
It was a great honour to be nominated for an international flower blog competition! Even if I didn't get a lot of votes this would still be a great experience and I was really excited to be part of it.
If you voted for me in Flower Blog Awards 2018 thank you, I really appreciate it.
The voting progressed and at the end the most amazing thing happened, I won! My blog won the Flower Blog Awards 2018. Seriously, I really won! This blog got 40% of the votes. Second and third place each got 7% of the votes.
Wow, I honestly wasn't expecting that.
They emailed me the HTML for a cool little badge thingy to put on my blog (it is over on the right hand side somewhere) and will send me some prize money that was kindly provided by their sponsors Ricardo, Easyjet, Swisscom, and Autoscout24.
It isn't every day you win Switzerland's flower blog award!