please take a moment and vote for the bloggers you think deserve it.

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We had a HUGE number of nominations, close to 400, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your favourite bloggers.

Voting closes at midnight on April 30th (BST).The winners will be announced on May 19th at the Bash in London. If you can’t make it along to the event don’t worry, we will put a winners post out on the evening of the same day and we will also try to live stream from our Facebook Group. Although we have pingbacks to all the winners blogs it would be best for you to check back to see if you won.


TO THE VOTERS – Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per award. There are 9 awards (so this is a long post). Yes, you can vote in each category, but only vote once in every one.

TO THE NOMINEES – Good luck to you all. Every nomination is really well deserved and as a result, this year we are doing things a little differently. Winners will have their prizes and certificates shipped to them as well as their winner’s badges emailed. However, all nominees will be entitled to a Bloggers Bash nominee badge once the voting is over. 


Don’t forget to follow all the fun in our Facebook group, on Twitter, or using the Hashtag #BloggersBash.

We also have a mailing list which ALWAYS gives you the most up to date info before anyone else. 


DisclaimerThe committee has done their best to coordinate the nominations and to ensure, where possible, we gave nominees a choice of which category they wanted to be in. Due to time constraints and limited resources, this may not have always been possible. In addition, the committee is not responsible for the quality of information nominators gave. The committee uses the information it is given. This year we specifically requested the ‘NAME OF YOUR BLOG’ not your first name. Therefore this is what we are displaying. If your name has been displayed incorrectly, you can contact us and request a change by emailing While the committee will endeavour to make changes promptly we neither guarantee to make those changes nor do we guarantee to do so in a certain time frame. 

Please note, there is usually a large number of comments on this post. Therefore, all the committee will be helping to respond to comments as I’ll be at work when this goes live!


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Who is the blogger that excels in a variety of categories? Who provides excellent content, is sociable and engaging with readers, shares other posts, or has a writing style that keeps you coming back time and time again?

Whoever you choose needs to be an all-rounder. A blogger that is head and shoulders above the rest as that’s what makes the Best Overall Blogger.


Nominees: Retirement ReflectionsDaddy And DadJenny in NeverlandLife, Books, and More…I’m A Writer, Yes, I Am!Me and My BooksGin & LemonadeLinda’s Book BagA Brummie Home and AbroadBut I Smile Anyway…Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of LifeSue Vincent’s Daily Echo, I’m Sick and So Are You

Best Overall Blogger 2018
Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of LifeSue Vincent’s Daily EchoDaddy And DadLinda’s Book BagLife, Books, and More…But I Smile Anyway…Retirement ReflectionsGin & LemonadeMe and My BooksA Brummie Home and AbroadI’m Sick and So Are YouI’m A Writer, Yes, I Am!Jenny in Neverland



Which blogger always makes you laugh the most? Whether that’s through humourous content or their blogging manner. A blogger that has your sides aching from laughter and brightens up the blog-o-sphere is what makes the Funniest Blogger.


Nominees: Professional MoronBarb TaubMonster in the next roomThe Tattooed book geekWhinge Whinge WineHot mess memoirMidlife SmartsFatty McCupcakesShallow Reflections, The Cynical Sailor & His Salty SidekickDown The Hall on Your LeftThe Phil FactorJen Med’s Book ReviewsJudy E MartinLutheranliar Looks at Life

Funniest Blogger 2018
Monster in the next roomThe Cynical Sailor & His Salty SidekickWhinge Whinge WineFatty McCupcakesProfessional MoronThe Phil FactorShallow ReflectionsBarb TaubMidlife SmartsJudy E MartinLutheranliar Looks at LifeHot mess memoirDown The Hall on Your LeftJen Med’s Book ReviewsTheTattooedbookgeek



Who inspires you? Is there a blogger that’s thought-provoking and inquisitive? Perhaps they’re a muse to you with the constant provision of inspirational content or imagery. Who’s the one blogger that touched your heart? This is what makes the Most Inspirational Blogger.


Nominees: Ali – The Dragon SlayerDinosaurs Donkeys and MsErika KindMemoirs of Miss WavesTina FriscoLondon UnattachedSage Wolfsong CreationsUnfold and Begin.comJill’s Book CafeLike Mercury CollidingOut an’ AboutMy Dad Is a GoldfishMumofthree WorldHalf Baked In ParadiseRachna saysBrilliance WithinWords In the Light, SYL65’S BLOGChocolate’n’WafflesYou Are Awesome, Robbie’s InspirationLove Books Group

Most Inspirational Blogger 2018
Unfold and Begin.comRobbie’s InspirationMumofthree WorldYou Are AwesomeMemoirs of Miss WavesSYL65’S BLOGMy Dad Is a GoldfishRachna saysAli – The Dragon SlayerChocolate’n’WafflesDinosaurs Donkeys and MsOut an’ AboutJill’s Book CafeLike Mercury CollidingLondon UnattachedBrilliance WithinHalf Baked In ParadiseWords in the LightTina FriscoLove Books GroupErika KindSage Wolfsong Creations



This award is for the blogger with the most informative and original content. Who creates fascinating content that you find yourself longing to read? Perhaps they’re a history blogger or they write about the craft of writing/blogging, or maybe they like archaeology or wine tasting. They could be an artist or musician. The topic is irrelevant, it’s the original content that counts. A blogger who shares a wealth of knowledge in an informative way is what makes the Most Informative & Original Blogger.


Nominees: Beauty Balm,  Chat about booksBibliobethA Writer’s PerspectiveWhen Women InspireMombianchrismcmullenNotebooks and GlassesHouse of HeartthoughtsofjustafanJennifer GilmourTrick BesidesOdds n Sods: A cabinet of curiositiesTalk About Pop MusicSizzling Towards 60 and BeyondThe Book TrailThe Cobweborium EmporiumPostcard ReviewsWild DaffodilAn Historian About TownGlobal Housesitter x 2Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Most Informative (Original Content) Blogger 2018
Notebooks and GlassesMombianThe Book TrailBeauty BalmOdds n Sods: A cabinet of curiositiesSizzling Towards 60 and BeyondThe Cobweborium EmporiumPostcard ReviewsA Writer’s PerspectiveTalk About Pop MusicJennifer GilmourChris The Story Reading Ape’s BlogthoughtsofjustafanGlobal Housesitter x 2Trick BesidesWhen Women InspireChat about booksWild DaffodilBibliobethchrismcmullenAn Historian About TownHouse of Heart



There are so many wonderful book bloggers out there, but which one stands out for you? Whose book reviews do you enjoy reading and engaging with? It’s not the number of reviews that are important, but more about the quality of them. Who has you clicking the ‘buy now’ button after reading a riveting summary, or who has the most thoughtful reviews? A blogger who shares an abundance of book reviews in a memorable way deserves the Best Book Review Blog.

Nominees: Between the LinesStory SnugCleopatra Loves BooksCrimeBookJunkieThe Book OwlThe Bookworm DrinkethGrab This BookHeavenaliLisa’s RamblingsThe Book Review CafeSwirl and ThreadOlga Author TranslatorRead It DaddyStefLoz Book ReviewsBlack Books Blog, The Vagaries of UsWhispering StoriesBooks n All Book PromotionsBiblioManiacdamppebbles.comFather Reading Every DayJo&IsalovebooksmychestnutreadingtreeAnne Bonny Book Reviews

Best Book Review Blogger 2018
damppebbles.commychestnutreadingtreeThe Bookworm DrinkethWhispering StoriesBetween the LinesCleopatra Loves BooksAnne Bonny Book ReviewsStory SnugGrab This BookLisa’s RamblingsHeavenaliOlga Author TranslatorJo&IsalovebooksBooks n All Book PromotionsThe Book OwlSwirl and ThreadFather Reading Every DayThe Vagaries of UsRead It DaddyThe Book Review CafeBiblioManiacStefLoz Book ReviewsCrime Book JunkieBlack Books Blog



Which blogger goes out of their way to help others? Maybe this is someone who helped you kick-start your blog with tutorials or how-to guides. Perhaps they continually reblog your posts. It could be a blogger who consistently provides useful posts on how to boost your blog. Or maybe you want to nominate someone who provides an engaging platform for others.

Someone who selflessly dedicates themselves to other bloggers is who deserves the Services to Bloggers award.

Nominees: Random Things Through My LetterboxBang2WriteMakeItUltraEm LinthorpeAnnette Rochelle AbenPortobello Book BlogThe Militant NegroNicholas C. RossisRosie AmberAlways Trust In BooksTwo Drops of Ink:A Literary BlogCompulsive Readersbytheletterbookreviews

Thank you for voting!



Have you stumbled upon a blog by chance and discovered useful information or thought-provoking content? Is there a blog that doesn’t get the notoriety they deserve? Maybe they have such an original style you can’t help but read their posts. A blogger who you believe should get the limelight for a change is who deserves the Hidden Gem award.

Nominees: So Many Books, So Little TimeA Mindful TravelerA Simpler Grace,  Bookliterati Book ReviewsRetired? No-one told me!The DreampackerKalifornicationXtherebemonstershere.comFiction Is FoodJane Dougherty WritesMeadowtree Style,  Must Hike Must Eat, Image Earth TravelBook Lovers’ BooklistBeing In NatureTeagan’s Books, Sarah TebbThe Tennis FoodieOff-The-Shelf BooksWillowdot21Deb’s WorldUnbound RootsWheelescapadesNovel DeelightsThe Quiet KnitterQueer Little Family

Hidden Gem 2018
Deb’s WorldBookliterati Book ReviewsBook Lovers’ BooklistNovel Deelightstherebemonstershere.comRetired? No-one told me!Off-the-Shelf BooksThe Tennis FoodieWillowdot21Teagan’s BooksA Mindful TravelerThe DreampackerMust Hike Must EatWheelescapadesJane Dougherty WritesBeing In NatureImage Earth TravelA Simpler GraceKalifornicationXMeadowtree StyleFiction Is FoodSarah TebbSo Many Books, So Little TimeUnbound RootsQueer Little FamilyThe Quiet Knitter



A category for those bloggers who have been blogging less than a year (joined the blog-o-sphere after 1st June 2017). Did they join with a bang? Have they made an impression? Do they engage with readers? Are they funny, or well designed, or maybe share posts that make you smile time after time. A newbie blogger who deserves recognition makes the best Newcomer Blogger.

Nominees: A Knight’s ReadsThe Daily Tales of Gregg SavageKatie’s Book CaveLoving the Fifty Somethingsarahsthinkingagain, The Horror ClubMy Plaid HeartZooloo’s Book BlogLosing the PlotThe Beardy Book BloggerOver The Rainbow Book Blog

Best Newcomer 2018
Losing the PlotThe Horror ClubMy Plaid HeartThe Daily Tales of Gregg SavageLoving the Fifty SomethingA Knight’s ReadsKatie’s Book CaveThe Beardy Book BloggerOver The Rainbow Book BlogsarahsthinkingagainZooloo’s Book Blog



Which blogger do you want to go to the pub with? Or maybe have dinner with? Who never fails to reply to comments, and has thoughtful things to say? Maybe they encourage the community through weekly challenges or blog parties. A blogger who makes the blog-o-sphere a better place is what makes the Best Pal.

Nominees: BookwitchAnnika Perry’s Writing Blogcollenchesebro.comAnita Dawes and Jaye MarieDare To Live CourageouslyLadies living in BooklandRachael’s ThoughtswitlessdatingafterfiftyA Chronic VoiceBooks From Dusk Till DawnBeing AnneD. G. KayeInvisible-no-MorethewanderingdarlingsFrom Michigan to GermanyA Walk and A LarkJust Another Blog From a Womanfancypaper

Best Pal 2018
Annika Perry’s Writing BlogLadies living in BooklandwitlessdatingafterfiftyD. G. KayeFrom Michigan to GermanyA Chronic VoicefancypaperInvisible-No-MoreBeing AnneDare To Live CourageouslyA Walk and A LarkRachael’s ThoughtsAnita Dawes and Jaye MarieJust Another Blog From a WomanBookwitchcolleenchesebro.comthewanderingdarlingsBooks From Dusk Till Dawn


That’s it folks!

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