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.
We also have a mailing list which ALWAYS gives you the most up to date info before anyone else.
Disclaimer: The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Remember to get your ticket for the bash.
TO THE VOTE
BEST OVERALL BLOGGER
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 Reflections, Daddy And Dad, Jenny in Neverland, Life, Books, and More…, I’m A Writer, Yes, I Am!, Me and My Books, Gin & Lemonade, Linda’s Book Bag, A Brummie Home and Abroad, But I Smile Anyway…, Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of Life, Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, I’m Sick and So Are You
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 Moron, Barb Taub, Monster in the next room, The Tattooed book geek, Whinge Whinge Wine, Hot mess memoir, Midlife Smarts, Fatty McCupcakes, Shallow Reflections, The Cynical Sailor & His Salty Sidekick, Down The Hall on Your Left, The Phil Factor, Jen Med’s Book Reviews, Judy E Martin, Lutheranliar Looks at Life
MOST INSPIRATIONAL BLOGGER
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 Slayer, Dinosaurs Donkeys and Ms, Erika Kind, Memoirs of Miss Waves, Tina Frisco, London Unattached, Sage Wolfsong Creations, Unfold and Begin.com, Jill’s Book Cafe, Like Mercury Colliding, Out an’ About, My Dad Is a Goldfish, Mumofthree World, Half Baked In Paradise, Rachna says, Brilliance Within, Words In the Light, SYL65’S BLOG, Chocolate’n’Waffles, You Are Awesome, Robbie’s Inspiration, Love Books Group
MOST INFORMATIVE (Original Content) BLOGGER
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 books, Bibliobeth, A Writer’s Perspective, When Women Inspire, Mombian, chrismcmullen, Notebooks and Glasses, House of Heart, thoughtsofjustafan, Jennifer Gilmour, Trick Besides, Odds n Sods: A cabinet of curiosities, Talk About Pop Music, Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond, The Book Trail, The Cobweborium Emporium, Postcard Reviews, Wild Daffodil, An Historian About Town, Global Housesitter x 2, Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
BEST BOOK REVIEW BLOG
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 Lines, Story Snug, Cleopatra Loves Books, CrimeBookJunkie, The Book Owl, The Bookworm Drinketh, Grab This Book, Heavenali, Lisa’s Ramblings, The Book Review Cafe, Swirl and Thread, Olga Author Translator, Read It Daddy, StefLoz Book Reviews, Black Books Blog, The Vagaries of Us, Whispering Stories, Books n All Book Promotions, BiblioManiac, damppebbles.com, Father Reading Every Day, Jo&Isalovebooks, mychestnutreadingtree, Anne Bonny Book Reviews
SERVICES TO BLOGGERS
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 Letterbox, Bang2Write, MakeItUltra, Em Linthorpe, Annette Rochelle Aben, Portobello Book Blog, The Militant Negro, Nicholas C. Rossis, Rosie Amber, Always Trust In Books, Two Drops of Ink:A Literary Blog, Compulsive Readers, bytheletterbookreviews
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 Time, A Mindful Traveler, A Simpler Grace, Bookliterati Book Reviews, Retired? No-one told me!, The Dreampacker, KalifornicationX, therebemonstershere.com, Fiction Is Food, Jane Dougherty Writes, Meadowtree Style, Must Hike Must Eat, Image Earth Travel, Book Lovers’ Booklist, Being In Nature, Teagan’s Books, Sarah Tebb, The Tennis Foodie, Off-The-Shelf Books, Willowdot21, Deb’s World, Unbound Roots, Wheelescapades, Novel Deelights, The Quiet Knitter, Queer Little Family
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 Reads, The Daily Tales of Gregg Savage, Katie’s Book Cave, Loving the Fifty Something, sarahsthinkingagain, The Horror Club, My Plaid Heart, Zooloo’s Book Blog, Losing the Plot, The Beardy Book Blogger, Over The Rainbow 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: Bookwitch, Annika Perry’s Writing Blog, collenchesebro.com, Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie, Dare To Live Courageously, Ladies living in Bookland, Rachael’s Thoughts, witlessdatingafterfifty, A Chronic Voice, Books From Dusk Till Dawn, Being Anne, D. G. Kaye, Invisible-no-More, thewanderingdarlings, From Michigan to Germany, A Walk and A Lark, Just Another Blog From a Woman, fancypaper
That’s it folks!