This is it. The waiting is finally over.
The Bloggers Bash Awards are now open for voting.
We had a HUGE number of nominations, over 350, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.
Voting Closes June 9th at 12pm. The winners will be announced on June 11th at the Bash. If you can’t make it then a winners post will go live at 5:15pm on June 11th.
Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per category. There are 10 awards, (so it’s a long post) make sure you vote in them all.
Good luck to all the nominees.
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.
First in Funniest blogger. The nominees are as follows:
Barb Taub, Lucy Mitchell (Blonde Write More), Tara Sparling, Linda (nutsrok), Ned Hickson, Meghan Sara, Seumas Gallacher, Bun Karyado, Ross Murray, Beth Haslam, Al the Author, Ronnie, Marcia Meara, Donna, Christian Touchet, Tim- things as they are, Tamzen Temple, Tabby, Fiction Fan, Paul Lander, Melinda,
The criteria, in case you forgot is: Which blogger continually makes you laugh out loud? Has someone made you laugh so hard you cried? Maybe you snorted drink through your nose at one of their jokes. Who’s the funniest blogger of them all?
Next up Best Book Review. The nominees are as follows:
Linda Hill, Rachael Ritchety, Olga, Rosie Amber, Rebecca Beattie, Christoph Fischer, Amanda Jayne, Diane, Jade, Joanne, Carol, Cleo, Jo, Hayley, Cathy, home is where the wine is, Sonya, Jacqui, Alise & Bec, Katherine, Reading Confessions Blog, Ronovan et al. Ste J, Joseph at Relax and Read Reviews, Loretta (Literary Lightbox).
The criteria is: Which book reviewer do you love? This isn’t about being prolific this is about quality reviews. Who’s the most thoughtful reviewer? Perhaps their thoughts on a book persuaded you to read it, maybe they use their blog as a platform for authors as well, or perhaps you love them for their scathing honesty!
Next up, Best Dressed. The nominees are as follows:
D.G. Kaye, Simon at Permanent Style, Sue at Great War Nurses, Judy Martin, Marlou and Willeke at Saudades de Portugal, Jess at Handi- Capable, Morgan at The Rose Quartz, Irene Waters, David Videcette, Becca at Becca’s Books
The criteria is: This is for the most stylish blog. Who’s blog looks sleek and sexy? Maybe they use stunning imagery, or a well designed theme, or perhaps they just have a unique written style to their blog posts. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so only you can judge whose blog is the best dressed.
Next up, Best Newcomer. The nominees are as follows:
Gill Jacob, Lorraine at The Book Review Cafe, Jane/Audrey at My Novels, My World, London Health Mum, Caryl at Mrs Bloggs, Xenia, at Whippet Wisdom, Element, Kaisha at The Writing Garnet, John and his team at Windlight Magazine, Em at Keystroke, Ginny at A New Me, Janice at On The Land, Kyra at Being Mommie, Mumbletymuse, Nick Verron, Robert Fear, Nikki Lopez, Zoe at The Girl On The Piccadilly Line, Sheeny Cundy, Drew Sheldon, Cynthia T. Luna, Noelle at Crime Book Junkie
The criteria is: This is for bloggers who have been blogging less than a year. So bloggers who joined the bloggisphere after 1st June 2015
Who joined the bloggisphere with a bang? Perhaps they are funny, or well designed, or maybe their posts make you smile time after time. Whatever the reason, this is for a newbie blogger that you think deserves recognition.
Next up Most Inspirational Blogger. The nominees are as follows:
Annette Rochelle Aben, Rea at Rea Book Reviews, Thomas at Bestowing Fire, Nimue at Druid Life, Steve, Sue and Stuart at The Silent Eye, Lynn Gerrard, Shelley Wilson, Erika Kind, Chelle at Chelle’s Book Reviews, Anne Cater, Erik Tyler, Alyssa Moore, Kristi Jo Jedlicki,
The criteria is: Who consistently inspires you? Is there a blogger that’s thought provoking and inquisitive? Or perhaps they have become a muse to you with constant provision of inspirational content or imagery? Who’s the one blogger that’s touched your heart? This is the nomination for them.
Next up, Hidden Gem. The nominees are as follows:
Rich at Waffle Me This, Ron at Progressing into Solitude, Annika Perry, SharaLee at Sharalee Reads, Rebecca at The Brunettes Bookshelf, Patrick Brown, Chesapeake Films, Martin Baker & Fran Houston at Gum on my Shoe, Emma at Book Around The Corner, Alix Long, Pat Ruppel, Sarah Brentyn
The criteria is: Which blog doesn’t get the notoriety they deserve? Maybe you stumbled on them by chance, and discovered a minefield of information. Maybe they make you smile or have such an original style you can’t help but go back.
Who would you like to have the limelight for a change? This is the award for them.
Next up Services to Bloggers. The nominees are as follows:
The criteria is: Who’s the kindest blogger of them all? Which blogger goes out of their way to help others? Maybe someone helped you kick start your blog with tutorials or maybe they continually reblogs your posts. Perhaps someone consistently provides useful posts on how to boost your own blog. Or maybe you want to nominate someone who provides a platform for others.
Who do you want to thank for their dedication to other bloggers?
Next up, Most Informative Original Content Blogger. The nominees are as follows:
Lizzie at Dream Discover Italia, Morgan at Living Liminally, Karrie Higgins, Laura Perry, Eli at A Writer’s Caravan, Diane Tibert, Samer Chidiac, Flossie Benton Rogers, Aquileana at La Audacia de Aquiles,
The criteria is: This award is for those bloggers with the most informative original content. Who, time and time again writes fascinating content. Perhaps they are a history blogger, maybe, a blogger who writes about writing craft, or maybe they like archaeology, or wine tasting, or perhaps they are an artist or musician. The topic could be anything, what were looking for is a blogger who shares a wealth of knowledge that they have carefully researched and pulled together themselves.
Who do you find yourself longing to read because of their content? This is the nomination for them.
Next up Best Pal. The nominees are as follows:
Judith Barrow, Claudette P. Esterine, Rach at Our. Rach., Adele Archer, Anne Williams, Mae Clair, Graeme Cumming, Lucile de Godoy, S. Bradley Stoner, Claire Huston, T. Wayne at A Joy Process, Steve McPherson, Charles Yallowitz, Elle Klass, Margot Kinberg, Jo Bradley, Charli Mills, Helen Jones,
The criteria is: 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. Who wouldn’t the blogging world be the same without?
Last but by no means least, Best Overall Blog. The nominees are as follows:
The criteria is:
This award is for the blogger who has the best overall blog. Who is the blogger that for you, excels in a variety of categories? Perhaps they’re sociable and engage with readers, maybe they share others posts, or have a writing style that keeps you coming back time and time again.
Whoever you choose needs to be an all rounder, a blogger that for you is head and shoulders above the rest.
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