Huge congratulations to all the winners at the 2018 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards – worth checking out these blogs, some of which sounds really great and I wonder why I hadn’t known about them.
And thanks to the committee for putting on such a great event

Reblogged from Sacha Black: The WINNERS of the 2018 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Are… @bloggersbash – SACHA BLACK

THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 ANNUAL BLOGGERS BASH AWARDS ARE… @BLOGGERSBASH

THIS IS IT FOLKS, the winners of the 4th Annual Bloggers Bash awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted and promoted the bash. I can’t believe we’re finally at the end of another year.

This year was the biggest yet, with just short of 10,000 votes.

A HUGE congratulations to all the winners and runners-up of the awards. Don’t forget, winners will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and a notebook from Greenstory stone notebooks stationary and the second place and everyone who placed will receive a badge.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

 

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 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

RUNNER UP – But I Smile Anyway

SECOND – Gin & Lemonade

WINNER – Linda’s Book Bag,

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FUNNIEST BLOGGER

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

RUNNER UP – Fatty McCupcakes,

SECOND – Jen Med’s Book Reviews

WINNER – The Tattooed book geek

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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 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

RUNNER UP – Love Books Group

SECOND – Jill’s Book Cafe

WINNER – Ali – The Dragon Slayer

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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 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

RUNNER UP – Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond

SECOND – The Book Trail,

WINNER – Jennifer Gilmour

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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 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

RUNNER UP – The Book Review Cafe

SECOND – Swirl and Thread

WINNER – Jo&Isalovebooks

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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: Bang2WriteMakeItUltraEm LinthorpeAnnette Rochelle AbenPortobello Book BlogThe Militant NegroNicholas C. RossisRosie AmberAlways Trust In BooksTwo Drops of Ink:A Literary BlogCompulsive Readersbytheletterbookreviews

RUNNER UP – Rosie Amber

SECOND – Portobello Book Blog

WINNER – Compulsive Readers 

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HIDDEN GEM

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

RUNNER UP – Deb’s World

SECOND – Retired? No-one told me!,

WINNER – The Quiet Knitter

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NEWCOMER BLOGGER

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

RUNNER UP – A Knight’s Reads

SECOND – Losing the Plot

WINNER – The Beardy Book Blogger

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BEST PAL 

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

WINNER – Being Anne

 

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