I have no idea where to start with this post as so many amazing things have happened in the 4 weeks since the Bloggers Blog Awards in Association with Jewellery Box. My hope of the awards being twice as big as last year have come true… WOOOOO. As soon as the nomination form went live last month I had a steady stream of around 40 people constantly on the post for the day, we trended TWICE in the UK during the morning, we have had 981 people voting (a massive increase on the 490 of last year), over 2090 blogs nominated and a better response than I could have dreamed of.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting the awards, sending such lovely and encouraging tweets to me, and most of all for taking part and nominating your favourites. It’s been lovely to see everyone coming together and sharing the love – my favourite part has been seeing people not knowing who to vote for in a particular niche and others giving them recommendations of a few blogs to check out to start their research.
With all your guys help we have managed to make this a giant community affair, and hopefully one that will grow year on year and encompass a whole lot more within the community. Now, enough of my soppy talk, let’s get on to the shortlist huh?
Before we begin the reveal and the voting please, please, PLEASE do not just vote for the person you speak to most on Twitter, or the person you know well. Please take a little time to check out all the blogs in the category and decide which one fits the most, which one offers the best of that niche and which one truly deserves to win. I want this to be about the best of the best when it comes to blogs, not a popularity contest. If you need a little help narrowing down your vote here are the sections that the judges had to consider when scoring the blogs:
BLOG STYLE – Layout, design & ease of use
CONTENT – Well written, informed & engaging
PERSONALITY – Does the writing show you the blogger?
INTERACTION – Do they respond to comments, tweets etc
CONSISTENCY – Do they upload regularly and consistently
This is more than a follow for follow or popularity contest & it would be great if you could check out each blog to see which is truly the best in that niche.
All entries must be submitted by 11.59am (GMT) on 18th September 2016
Only 1 vote per person (this is monitored & any suspicion of vote manipulation will result in all suspicious votes being discounted
BLOGGERS BLOG AWARDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH
BEST BEAUTY BLOG sponsored by ILLUMINATED MIRRORS
The winner will get to select a gorgeous mirror from Illuminated Mirrors, I have my very own from these guys and they are FAB.
BEST FASHION BLOG sponsored by PUNKY PINS
A super cute handpicked gift of Punky Pins goodies worth up to £100 – check out their instagram for cute and cool overload.
BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG sponsored by LA REDOUTE
The winner will get a massive £150 to spend on Homeware from La Redoute; believe me when I say the homewares are stunning
BEST FOOD BLOG sponsored by OPENTABLE
An amazing OpenTable gift voucher of £100 – just think of all the yummy food.
BEST TRAVEL BLOG sponsored by ICELOLLY.COM
The amazing icelolly.com will be providing the winner with a GO PRO Session, and yes, I am suitably jealous of this one.
BEST DATING OR RELATIONSHIPS BLOG sponsored by RED LETTER DAYS
The winner will receive a £115.00 voucher to redeem against a Couples Red Letter Days experience of their choice (you can take a partner or your bestie).
BEST NEW BLOGGER ON THE BLOCK sponsored by BLOGGER BEAUTY BOX
An amazing bundle of skincare, makeup and general goodies from the lovely Blogger Beauty Box
BEST BLOGGING PRO sponsored by JEWELLERY BOX
BEST VLOGGER sponsored by PARENTAL INFLUENCE
A whopping £100 Amazon voucher from the lovely guys over at Parental Influence, who help social influencers engage with brands
THE GIRL GANG AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SPIRIT
sponsored by DORKFACE
A gorgeous hand created hamper of Girl Gang goodies and a portrait of the winner, by the incredibly talented Jemma.
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY sponsored by JESSOPS
Jessops will gift the winner with an awesome photography course worth £119. Courses are available all over the country.
BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA sponsored by SYKES COTTAGES
The winner will receive a £300 voucher to spend on a cottage of their choice. Yes, I said £300. Sykes Cottages have some of the most stunning UK cottages around, including log cabins too.
- BEC BOOP FASHIONISTA – PERISCOPE
- CATHERINE MW – INSTAGRAM
- DORKFACE – TWITTER
- IMIIMACE – INSTAGRAM
- MISS KATY ENGLISH – INSTAGRAM
Now you have seen the amazing bloggers shortlisted, and read the rules of voting here is the form to vote for the best of the bunch. Also, emails for those randomly selected for tickets will be sent out over the next week, so keep an eye out on your inbox.