Blogger is in the running for digital award

Blogger Tom Briggs and daughter Amelie
Blogger Tom Briggs and daughter Amelie

A blogger from Polegate has been nominated for a county award.

Tom Briggs, 37, is a finalist in the blog category of the first Sussex Digital Awards for his parenting and lifestyle site Diary of the Dad.

The blog, which he started in 2010, mainly focuses on his and wife Kate’s three children, Dylan, six, Xander, four, and Amelie, one.

“I’m delighted that Diary of the Dad has been shortlisted for this award as it shows how far I have come since deciding to become my own boss,” he said.

Tom left his job as a digital content editor in 2015 to start a freelance writing career and says his blog has unexpectedly taken over as a full-time role.

“I was incredibly stressed and really wanted to spend more time with my young family, but it was a gamble as I was the only earner,” he said.

He added: “I had always hoped to make a living out of blogging, but never actually expected that to become a reality.

“Things couldn’t have worked out better though and I’m happy I made the decision when I did.”

Diary of the Dad is one of seven blogs in the running for the prize.

The winners of the Sussex Digital Awards, which has 13 categories, will be announced at a presentation ceremony at Pelham House, in Lewes, on April 13.

For more information read Tom’s blog at

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