Two months and five days.
That’s exactly how long it is until the best blogging event of the year opens its doors to lots of lovely bloggers from all over the UK and beyond.
The Bloggers Bash, for anyone that doesn’t know (and where on earth have you been if you don’t), is an annual event for bloggers. It’s a physical meet up in London, England and it’s open to any blogger from any platform, in any country. There will be speakers, awards, a debate panel, lots of laughs and great conversation – what more could any blogger want? Continue reading
The Bloggers Bash is now less than 3 months away, which means the committee is frantic and hysterical behind the scenes. Or maybe that’s just me.
And if you don’t know what the Bloggers Bash is, DAMN you should. It’s an annual get-together for all bloggers from all platforms from all over the world, although it’s hosted in London. Wanna come meet your blogging buddies? Get your ticket here.
Each year we release the awards, and their new swanky logos, so you can see what you will be nominating and then voting for.
NOMINATIONS WON’T OPEN UNTIL MID-APRIL.
But for now, let me introduce this year’s ABBA’s (Annual Bloggers Bash Awards). Continue reading
Today is a glorious day because it’s the day I sprinkle the Bloggisphere with magical glittery unicorn dust. Gathered using only the opposable thumbs of dwarf pixies and phoenix feathers dipped in liquid gold.
Wait, no. What I mean to say is,
THE BLOGGERS BASH TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
Get them while they are hot folks because the venue does have a capacity limit, and that means tickets are limited.
It’s first come first serve. So, once the tickets are gone, you ain’t getting in. We have bouncers. **
Tickets are £10 that’s ten pounds sterling and can be brought using the PayPal button at the bottom, your ticket will be sent to you before the event.
And don’t forget, if you want to be in with the chance to win a bucket load of blogger and author prizes, we are running a blogging competition here, which closes at the end of Feb.
Twas the night before
Christmas the Bloggers Bash and four little bashers were busy squirrelling away final plans, stuffing winners envelopes and getting ready for the morning. The days of google hangout conference calls are over, Sacha has finished her counselling to stop saying ‘what about another poll?’, the committee has been united and the bash is on the final countdown.
But a rumour abounded that some BOOB was on the loose, and wanted to sabotage our plans. He/she/it/genderneutralbaddie would be in disguise. But which one would be outed/thwarted/twatted? Sacha said she was having none of it and maybe we should re-open nominations….
This is it. These are your Bloggers Bash Awards. BIG thank you to everyone who made suggestions. The committee spent an entire evening discussing all of them. Lots of them were similar or connected to each other, so rather than take each one specifically we have tried to incorporate as many as possible under the awards we have chosen.
We have a number of new awards this year, and some changes to the old ones.
For those new to these awards, they are part of the Annual Bloggers Bash. A physical get together in London, England, every summer. This year’s is on June 11th, if you’re interesting in attending then drop us a line on:
You can find more information here, information about the venue here. If you can’t make it but want to follow electronically, you can join the facebook group here, or use the hashtag (#)BloggersBash to follow the feed live on the day.
We are not accepting nominations YET. We will be open for nominations for the awards on April 22nd. So in the mean time, have a think about who you want to nominate and who you think deserves these awards.
Finally, if you would like a bloggers bash t-shirt then Geoffle will be taking pre orders during April, so hop over to his blog and ensure you follow him for the latest news on them. Continue reading
I promised this year would be bigger and better and it really is.
I feel like a school girl at a
backstreet boys, Spice Girls, Boyzone, Take that, fuck it showing my age Justin Bieber concert. But…. here is our next big announcement…. *Drum Roll Please* Continue reading
As part of the bloggers bash (the annual get together for bloggers) there are a number of awards given out. Awards that are voted for by you.
Last year, the committee agreed on 6 awards for the bloggers bash awards. However, this year, we are opening up the award categories to you… Continue reading
The Bloggers Bash Committee said this year would be bigger and better – and trust me, it will be. We, the committee, have plans afoot to make it a cracking day.
If you don’t know what the bash is, it’s an annual get together for bloggers everywhere. The bash is open to everyone, whether you blog about writing, cooking, parenthood, beauty, fishing or anything in between, this is the event for you. AND irrespective of blogging platform – so if you have friends from other platforms please let them know.
The event is open to any blogger from any blogging platform – and please, if you aren’t a wordpress blogger – share this post.
This is the chance for you to meet (in real life) all those firm friends you have made through blogging. This year, the bash is on Saturday the 11th June, in London, England.
I said we had plans. We do. The first of those plans is the exciting news that we have secured a venue. And boy is it amazing. Continue reading
After the stonking success of the first Bloggers Bash, the committee crawled under their respective duvets and hid having exhausted their supplies of extroversion.
HOWEVER, we have recovered, reconvened… discussed, deliberated…. and guess what…. we’re going to do it all over again! THE BASH IS BACK PEOPLE. The bash is really back. Continue reading
Although I spend most of my weekly wonders looking to the skies, or pulling up rugs and checking what secrets are hidden under there. I decided to do something different this week.
As a fantasy and science fiction writer I have to create entire worlds from scratch. The level of detail needed for that can be overwhelming. One of the things I spent time researching when writing my novel was unusual festivals. I needed to create some rituals around a funeral and a couple of festival events. What I wanted was the detail, the random intricacies of odd celebrations – what are the traditions, what ‘things’ do they have and do in these festivals. This research has done so much more – my head is exploding with ideas, so I had to share this bonkers list.
This has made me question why we obsessively celebrate certain things, How these festivals come into play – what happened to cause the worship of these things, and more importantly what considerations do I need to make about the history and creation of festivals in my own world and stories.
Hope you find these as useful as I did. Here are the most bizarre festivals I found and some of them really, truly are, bonkers! Continue reading