Can you believe it’s shortlist time already? No, me either. Time goes fast when you’re having fun, judging a billion blogs and generally having a ball on Twitter on the #BloggersBlogAwards tag. Once again we have partnered up with the fab Jewellery Box to bring you this years awards, and it’s bigger and better than ever. We trended on Twitter when the first round of votes opened, and we’ve had over 2000 blogs nominated across the categories. So, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting the awards, sending such lovely and encouraging tweets, 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. Because of this I have again embedded the ‘tweet that you’ve voted’ function to the bottom of the post, which sends out a tweet to say you have voted, along with the #.
Before we begin the reveal and the voting please, please, PLEASE do not just vote for the person you speak to the 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 – trust me it’s worth the time as there’s some gems in there. I want this to be about the best of the best when it comes to blogs, and not a popularity contest. If you need a little help narrowing down your vote, then 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
- All entries must be submitted by 11.59am (GMT) on 10th September 2017
- Only 1 vote per person (this is monitored & any suspicion of vote manipulation will result in all suspicious votes being discounted
You can find the form to vote at the end of the post, just before the tweet function. Oh, FYI you don’t need to vote in every category either; vote in 1 or vote in 12, it’s up to you.
BEST BEAUTY BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH TROPIC SKINCARE
PRIZE – A beautifully handpicked hamper stuffed full of nourishing skincare goodies, from one of my personal favourite skincare brands.
BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROOI
PRIZE – An amazing handpicked selection of blogger essentials from Rooi, including a Ban.Do Agenda, Luxury Candle and a Kate Spade tumbler (I told you it was very blogger).
BEST FASHION BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH EGO
PRIZE – A £100 voucher to buy whichever beaut shoes take your fancy, and believe me they have some amazingly cute shoes.
BEST FOOD BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH KENWOOD
PRIZE – A hot off the press brand new food prep product from Kenwood. So brand new that it’s not even been released yet. Keep your eyes peeled for the prize on social media once it has.
BEST TRAVEL BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH WORLD DUTY FREE
PRIZE – An exclusive hamper from World Duty Free, which will be hand picked for the winner. Every traveler needs some duty free goodies, right?
BLOGGING GURU IN ASSOCIATION WITH STM GOODS
PRIZE – A selection of guru essentials from their Grace collection, including a gorgeous laptop backback and powerbank charger. This one is for all the blogs about blogging that are packed full of tips, tricks and all the info you could need.
BEST HOME DESIGN/INTERIORS BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH HIGHGATE BEDS
PRIZE – A beautiful bed duo worth over £200, which consists of 2 ultra comfortable pillows and a stylish headboard of your choice
BEST FITNESS BLOG IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUNDRIED ACTIVEWEAR
PRIZE – A voucher worth £50 to spend at Sundried Activewear, Tote & Water Bottle combo, plus and a 50% off code.
BEST NEW BLOGGER ON THE BLOCK IN ASSOCIATION WITH PRETTY CONTENT
PRIZE – An amazing custom designed WordPress theme for the hella talented Aisling from Antholgie blog. I am so jealous of this, as a custom WordPress design is a blogger must have.
BEST ESTABLISHED BLOGGER IN ASSOCIATION WITH SMOOTHSKIN
PRIZE – An absolutely stunning, and much raved about, IPL machine from their SmoothSkin IPL range.
BEST VLOGGER IN ASSOCIATION WITH LOOKFANTASTIC.COM
PRIZE – A whopping £500 personalised hamper stocked full of goodies from Lookfantastic.com (I’m so jealous of this)
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN ASSOCIATION WITH MANFROTTO
PRIZE – Every great photographer needs a great tripod, so Manfrotto are gifting the winner with a top of the range 3 section tripod with ball head.
BEST INSTAGRAMMER IN ASSOCIATION WITH CITY SKIN CLINIC
PRIZE – Every instagrammer needs to be camera ready, so City Skin Clinic are giving the winner and a friend the ultimate Bespoke Advanced Clinical Facial each – worth £150 each… FYI if you win I have to be the bestie you take, just sayin’.
THE BBA BLOGGER OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROWNS FAMILY JEWELLERS
PRIZE – Every top blogger needs some swanky jewels, so Browns are giving our Blogger of the Year a beautiful Calvin Klein Bico Necklace.