Annual Bloggers Bash Awards: Who to Vote For

There’s only 2 weeks left to vote in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards and you may be wondering to yourself: hmmmm, but just who shall I vote for? Well, never fear Just Another Blog From a Woman is here to help. This post is mainly a shout out to all the wonderful bloggers that have been incredibly supportive of my blog over the years and also a shout out for the excellent and talented bloggers I’ve had the luck to come across. When you’ve perused everyone’s blogs below, you can cast your vote HERE

Best Overall Blogger

  • I’m Sick and So Are You: I’m not sure why you would vote for Christine. She’s trying to take down every blogger in existence. Plus she writes terribly, she isn’t funny in the slightest, her posts aren’t remotely deep or profound nor cleverly entertaining at the same time and she definitely didn’t write one of the best posts I’ve ever read. You can read it HERE and check out her blog whilst you’re there. It’s awful*
  • But I Smile Anyway: Lovely Ritu, Meter Maid. Actually she’s not a meter maid. She’s a very good blogger, mother, wife, teacher and very lovely person (rumour has it that she’s also an amazing baker. I’ll have to report back to confirm whether this is true or not). This blog post of hers HERE was extraordinary.
  • A Brummie Home and Abroad: Our Emmalene is definitely the kind of girl you’d want to sink a cocktail or two with. Her travel posts will leave you insanely jealous, the photography in her blog is stunning plus she is an exceptionally good writer, but don’t tell her I said any of this. Check out this dreamy post on her love for Italy HERE
  • Gin & Lemonade: First of all, here you have one of the best blog names ever. That’s enough to win a vote alone. Luckily, Lorna has a lot more to offer on her blog than just a name (and I’m not just talking about her awesome hair). She writes well on her family and very important topics. My favourite blog posts of hers is HERE. It’s one of those posts that everyone should be made to read. And I mean everyone.

*it’s clearly not. It’s definitely the opposite of awful.

Funniest Blogger

  • Fatty McCupcakes: I love Katie, mainly because she makes me feel like I’m not the only idiotic person on this planet who constantly gets themselves into ridiculous situations. Also, she happens to be very funny. She could tell you a story about watching paint dry and she would have you in hysterics. My favourite post of hers is HERE and it had me LOLling so much, I was very grateful that I didn’t read it on public transport.
  • The Phil Factor: Sexiest man alive, Phil has been blogging since 1807. However, he’s not just a sex symbol. He has brains too. And he also happens to be very, very funny. It was so hard trying to pick just one of his posts as they are so consistently funny, but have a gander at this one HERE then take yourself on a little stroll around his blog.
  • Hot Mess Memoir: The delectable Angela does something very clever with her blog. Not only is she very funny, but she makes everything so relatable you feel like you’re chatting with a mate whilst reading her posts. As a Brit, I found this post HERE particularly enjoyable.
  • Midlife Smarts: The highly entertaining Jill is the woman behind this very funny blog. I loved her post on Henry VIII’s wives HERE. Not only was it lots of fun to read (like all of her posts), but it was actually very informative too.
  • Lutheranlier Looks At Life: Alice is a woman who has lived and is living a full and fascinating life. And she looks at this life with great humour. My favourite post of hers most definitely has to be her tale about dating none other than Steve Martin. Check it out HERE!
  • Judy E Martin: Lovely, lovely Judy. Please do check out her blog. She’s a great writer and I particularly enjoy her humorous limericks. Especially the Christmas ones. I know this isn’t very seasonal of me, but check this one out HERE for starters.
  • Shallow Reflections: This blog is run by Molly who provides a light hearted look at life. Check out her latest blog post HERE.

Most Inspirational Blogger

  • You Are Awesome: Not only is Angela one of the loveliest people you could come across in the blogging world, BUT she also happens to be a very good blogger and an excellent writer. Every single week after reading a wonderful post of hers, I ALWAYS find inspiration. Warning: her blogs will make you think and then think some more. As with Phil, I found it so hard to pick just one of her posts as they’re so outstanding, but this one HERE in particular went down very well when I shared it on my personal Facebook page.
  • Unfold and Begin: Jennifer provides much inspiration and sage advice with her blog. I also feel her blog is bit of a hidden gem too. Please have a good look through her blog. there are so many wonderful posts. I particularly like her posts that detail how people have changed their lives and started over. She recently published a very important post HERE, so I just had to share this one with you.

Most Informative Blogger

  • Global Housesitter x 2: Suzanne is a marvellous woman. She travels all over the globe (mainly Europe) housesitting for various people and looking after their furry friends. Her posts are not only informative about the places that she visits, but she also provides a lot of information about how you too can become a housesitter (it sounds amazing). Like Emmalene’s blog, the photography is fantastic. Check out her latest post on Turkish culture HERE.
  • Talk About Pop Music: Just Another Blog From a Woman connects closely with Talk About Pop Music. We both love music and a lot of the time, we have similar tastes. Steve’s blog is THE place to go to find out about new music. Check out this wonderful post that he wrote about our Kylie HERE
  • An Historian About Town: The very stylish Jessica has been very helpful indeed. She wrote a post about how to look after your clothes and taught me things that in my 42 years, I didn’t have a clue about. She also loves castles (I mean, who doesn’t), has a very cute dog called Agnes and does a monthly feature that I adore, recommending a favourite book and a favourite tea (two of my most favourite things). Her post about clothes care is HERE.
  • Notebook and Glasses: As someone who lives with chronic pain, I find Ali’s blog such a fantastic source of information on how to live with pain. This post HERE is particularly useful.
  • A Writer’s Perspective: April must have a very, very big brain. She knows so much about history, in particular medieval history. Her posts are fascinating and you can learn a great deal from her blog. I loved this post HERE about what peasant’s used to eat and found it very interesting. Also, did you know she owned the month April?

Best Book Review Blog

  • Lisa’s Ramblings: Lisa has excellent taste in literature and her reviews make me want to read the books she talks about. She’s also a very lovely lady. Check out her latest post of book reviews HERE
  • The Book Owl: This book review blog is run by a very nice man called Denzil. He also runs the Discovering Belgium blog which is equally excellent. Check out his review of a book by some bloke called Phil Taylor HERE

Services to Bloggers

  • There’s only one person that you should be voting for in this category and that’s Em Linthorpe. Not only is she the nicest person, has excellent taste in music and is incredibly kind hearted. She does so much for other bloggers. She helps run the Big Up Your Blog Facebook group in her spare time, she’s written blog posts that are incredibly helpful for us bloggers and she is very approachable if you ever have a blogging query. If you don’t vote for her, then I’m sorry we can’t be friends. Oh she’s also a good blogger too. Have a look at this post HERE. In it, Em loses her mind and makes claims that no one should take seriously. I’m not sure why I’m directing you towards this post. It’s literally the worst blog post every written.

Hidden Gem (blimey there are so many blogs in this category that I love, so I’m going to be very succinct with each one. Good luck choosing out of this lot).

  • A Mindful Traveler: Lovely person, lovely blog for all your travelling and eating needs. Read this post of Lorelle’s HERE
  • KalifornicationX: Incredibly talented writer, very funny, bit saucy, hates millennials (even though he is one). Read why HERE
  • Deb’s World: I love Debbie. Her warmth and love of life will jump out at you off the screen. Read this outstanding post HERE. You might need tissues while you do.
  • Unbound Roots: Erin is a wonderful woman. She has a love of the outdoors that is infectious. She’s also a very good artist. Read this fascinating post HERE.
  • Fiction is Food: Like so many bloggers, Gary is the loveliest person. He’s also a very clever fantasy writer. Please go to his blog and read his writing. You won’t regret it. HERE is a fine example of his work.
  • Wheelescapades: A marvellous blogger who always provides an interesting read. Plus she loves cats and books, so why wouldn’t you vote for her? Check out this excellent post of Gemma’s HERE.
  • Willowdot21: I adore Willow. Such a kind soul and she has very good taste in music (being a music blogger, you soon learn everyone’s personal taste in music). Check out her post HERE about random acts of kindness.
  • Retired? No-one Told me!: Carol is not taking retirement lying down. Have a look at her pro-walking/anti-diets post HERE

Newcomer Blogger

  • Vote for Losing the Plot. You’ve been told, now get and do it. Please have a look at her wonderful stories about us bloggers HERE

Best Pal

Well, it may not have come to your attention, but yours truly has been nominated for this award! Thank you to whoever did that. I love you to the moon and back. Now, as I’m talking about myself, I thought I’d take the liberty of recommending several of my posts.

*I’m bigging myself up here, aren’t I? Obviously not the whole internet, but it is my most liked post ever.

Now, you might think my blog is all right, but not brilliant or you might indeed think it’s the biggest pile of shit you’ve ever come across. If either of these scenarios is the case for you, you may want to vote for one of the following lovely ladies. I am honoured to be nominated along with them and if I’m honest, they are probably much nicer people than I am (I haven’t heard any of them swear about scooters once. Oh actually, Cherie may have…)

  • So let’s start with Cherie then as she is awesome. If you want an American living in Germany who loves a beer, has a handsome ice hockey playing German husband, has great taste in music and has her own tattoo salon then From Michigan to Germany is the blog for you. I love this story HERE about how her German in-laws “welcomed” her to Germany.
  • Next up is the lovely and bubbly Josy. Her fantastic blog is A Walk and a Lark. It is a beautiful blog as she details her hiking adventures. First it was in and around London and the south, but now she lives in Vancouver, her blog has become even more stunning. She also used to live in Japan and travelled extensively in New Zealand and she has done some wonderful posts about those countries too. Have a look at this post HERE and you’ll see what I mean Josy’s blog. I would also say that Josy is one of the most informative bloggers out there too.
  • Then please can you have a look at Orla’s blog Fancypaper. Orla is an excellent writer who writes about a variety of subjects, but it is her blogs about parenting that Orla’s writing really shines. I adore this stunning post HERE about motherhood that highlights the difficulties of motherhood and how we all do things differently.
  • Next, we have Rachael at Rachael’s Thoughts. She proudly resides in the North East and has written a great post about it as well as an excellent post about changing her career, but it’s her beautiful post about her Step-Mother HERE that I’m going to leave you with. It is incredibly heart-warming.
  • Last, but by no means least, we have The Wandering Darlings. Melanie is a fantastic travel blogger and has seen so much of the world. Her blog is incredible, but the post of hers that I enjoyed the most is the post that she wrote about her parents and how they gave her this love of travelling. Incidentally, Debbie at Deb’s World, just so happens to be her Mum. How lucky is Melanie? You can read her post HERE.

So, that’s your lot. I probably haven’t helped you decide who to vote for as there are so many good blogs to choose from, but if you vote for any of these that I’ve mentioned then you will have voted for a good ‘un.

Don’t forget, voting closes on 30th April and you can vote HERE. It’s very quick and easy and there’s no need to register nor provide an email address. Best of luck to everyone nominated.

62 comments

  1. You did such a great job describing all the blogs!!! Thank you for the shout out, and yes, I did swear about those damn scooters!!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. rachaelstray · April 16

    Thanks Hayley. It’s amazing to be nominated and I’m in excellent company 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. d1sneykingdom · April 16

    OMG IM SO PROUD OF YOU! you may not know me but I started following you this morning and I’m so proud your a nominee I voted you Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April Munday · April 16

    Thank you for mentioning my blog, Hayley. You’ve chosen some of my favourite posts to recommend some of my favourite blogs, so I hope people are going to take a look at them.

    If I didn’t own the month, who else could?

    Liked by 2 people

    • thebeasley · April 16

      Exactly April. It’s all yours and I’m very honoured to be born in it. I hope people read the posts I recommended too. They are all my favourites.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Cheers my lovely, and shared the love 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      My pleasure and thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Now that I have eaten dinner and rested my sore muscles from walking too much today, I can write more due to higher energy levels 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to do this write-up about us all!

        Liked by 1 person

      • thebeasley · April 16

        Absolutely no problem. You’ve all given me so much & been so supportive. It’s the least I can do x

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Image Earth Travel · April 16

    Great to be nominated in the Hidden Gem category but sadly, not in your nomination above. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      Congratulations! Sorry no, I haven’t come across your blog…yet. I’ll be sure to check it out though. Best of luck x

      Liked by 1 person

      • Image Earth Travel · April 16

        Cool, let me know what you think – always open to feedback (good or bad). 🙂

        Like

  7. Such an amazing round-up – and apparently you’ve stolen some words from my as yet unpublished Who To Vote For Blog…(quickly goes off to edit…)

    Loving your work xxxxxx

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Ritu · April 16

    Loving all your write ups about all the blogs Hayley!!
    I’ll save you a HUGE piece of cake!!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Gary · April 16

    Good grief, I was pleased just to be nominated by Ritu! Here you are shouting out all these fabulous blogs too. Many thanks for the mention…but what made you pick (or find) Dead Men of Dunharrow?? I’m sure that’s buried proper deep lol.

    On an aside, did you know I wrote that specifically for a friend from Wales (now living in Utah) whose favourite castle is the one featured? Not a lot of people know that 😂

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      I did not know that. I wanted to find one of your posts that scared me (which is quite a few of them) and I thought this one was very well written and yes I did have to do a bit of digging around your blog in a stalky manner ha.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Gary · April 16

        The A to Z posts are about all my writing across short stories to manuscripts. I thought you might have found it in there as I’m sure I referenced it. All linked to by a brand new character who is demanding a book 🤔

        Stalk away lol. I’m fine with you doing it 😂

        Liked by 1 person

  10. fattymccupcakes · April 16

    You are SOOO amazing to say such nice things about so many of us! Ya’ll are really showing up my lazy af method of just dropping links 😂😂. I should have upped my game!
    You have easily made my week, if not my life, with your kind words, friend. If I can make someone laugh describing paint drying, I have reached ultimate humor enlightenment, for sure 😆. I also literally laughed so hard I maybe peed a little when I read that Phil has been blogging since 1807 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      Hahaha. It’s a well kept secret that he doesn’t want anyone to know. My words are all true, so thank YOU. Luckily, before I wrote this post I pretty much had a post in mind already for each blogger, so I just had to find the links ha!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. KalifornicationX? As in Kal? Think I know that guy…but unseriously though, thank you beasley. It means a lot to be seen as a gem. (liquid emotions) Oh my, I feel so special right now. I’ve had a few votes in the past for these kind of awards. I feel so good inside. Like a used condom.

    So thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      Hahaha. If there’s one thing I want to make a man feel like- that’s a used condom. You absolutely deserve it. You’re very, very good. Like a fully functioning condom.

      Like

  12. Lorna · April 16

    Thank you for the mention. You are groovy. Also, I approve of the post you linked up! 😉 xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  13. fancypaperblog · April 16

    Hayley you are too good x this is a generous lovebomb of a post. Thank you for your kind mention and I agree with everything you said about all the others. Lovely xx 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Debbie Harris · April 16

    I’ve woken up on the other side of the world to read this post and it’s made my day already….and I haven’t even had a cup of tea yet!! What a lovely lovely soul you are to write and promote so many of us. I’m just so chuffed to be nominated at all and to be able to attend the bash with Melanie, is just the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to meet so many of my favourite bloggers!! Thanks so much for your kind words and sharing my post, I am glad you added in the bit about having tissues handy. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 16

      Good morning Debbie! Well I know I definitely needed those tissues when I read your post. It’s my pleasure. I wanted to give back something to a community that has given me so much. Fingers crossed I’ll meet you at the bash! X

      Liked by 1 person

      • Debbie Harris · April 16

        You did a brilliant job of summarising all the blogs, it’s not easy as there are so many good bloggers to vote for. I agree this community has given me so much more blogging confidence too, I love the positivity and generosity of everyone. You are very special and I’m hoping we can meet up. Thanks again Hayley. 😊❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      • thebeasley · April 16

        😍

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Phil Taylor · April 16

    Thank you for including me Best Pal Blogger

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ely · April 17

    I came across this post and felt like I know several of these nominees and I am FANS and friends and love them dearly. I did however, notice that you took the time to Speak PRETTY negatively about only ONE blog and it was kind of harsh! I was
    Like ok cool
    I can respect the honesty- I’m with that. I respect that. And then I was expecting that you’d also criticize some
    Others, to be fair…but you only showed nothing but love and positivity to EVERY SINGLE OTHER blog you chose to mention. That being said- maybe it would have been better to leave her out completely… so as to not single out the ONE blog you dislike and literally tell everyone she’s an awful blogger and not to
    Vote for her. It almost sounded REALLY personal. Does that make sense?!? Maybe it’s just me. It’s obviously just an observation- I respect you and think you’re an awesome writer. I’m just not sure that was thought out enough. Thanks for all the great suggestions though!

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · April 17

      Hi Ely. I’m assuming you’re talking about Christine’s blog- I’ Sick and So Are You? I’m thinking my British humour isn’t coming across well here. I ADORE Christine and her blog. I was being very, very sarcastic. Regular readers of my blog understand my warped sense of humour and Christine will especially understand it as she’s a good blogging pal of mine. Also, my regular readers are a fan of Christine’s work and will know I’m clearly only joking. Thanks for your kind words that you still generously offered up though. Man, if I was being serious that really would have made me a TERRIBLE human being Haha.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ely · April 17

        Omg lmfao COMING FROM MISS SARCASM asshole of the year herself
        HAHAHA!!!! I was like omgosh that was mean LoL but it’s that time of the month for me! So what can I say! Sorry about the misunderstanding hahahah!!!! I actually went to her blog and was like- man her writing is actually GREAT what is she talking about!!! Def not one of my smartest moments! I’m an airhead don’t even mind me girl lol!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • thebeasley · April 17

        Hahaha. Christine is amazing. When she writes her posts about others bloggers she talks about them in the same sarcastic manner (they’re hilarious- check them out if you ever get the chance), so I was kind of also trying to reflect her style of writing. I’m glad it got you to check out her blog though & that you agree she is an amazing writer. Don’t worry about it love x

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Unbound Roots · April 17

    Hayley, you are the sweetest! And, thank you so very much for the shout-out! You did such a wonderful job describing each and every blog. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Steve · April 17

    Thanks for the mention and good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. a mindful traveler · April 17

    Thanks for the mention gorgeous Haley. Good Luck to everyone. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Lutheranliar · April 20

    You are, my Dear One, most def a Best Pal. I’m not sure if it was me who nominated you (?) but you most certainly have my vote. xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  21. gemmaorton · April 20

    Thank you so much for including me in such a fantastic list. So many brilliant bloggers! Good luck 😊

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s