National UK Blog Awards (#UKBA14)

“Blogs have quickly turned into a key part of online culture” (source)

I started blogging back in 2007 at the tender age of 14, when I created blogbykobrak, I managed to keep it going for 5 years before I decided to focus my attention on writing about events and industry news, higher education and opinion oriented posts. 
The obvious choice for me was to create a new blog as I had outgrown my previous set-up and didn’t want to be associated with past posts about GCSE procrastination of how hard being 15 was. 
I think that a lot of dedication goes into writing a blog and keeping it updated regularly. Unlike university assignments, which you are told to write, a blog is something you create yourself and it is about being proactive and dedicated. It is a commitment that allows me to share my personal opinions and escape the stresses of work for a short while. 
I love writing my blog & even though I am unable to update it on a regular basis all the time, it is something that I happily dedicate time towards. Which is why when I recently stumbled upon the National UK Blog Awards (#UKBA14) on twitter a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to share it with you guys. 
You have a week left until the deadline on 1st December to enter you blog and best of all it is completely free!

So if you would like to be recognised for the time and effort you put into you blog, head on over and enter this week. It is open to individuals and well as businesses and it doesn’t matter if you have only been blogging for a few months or even for a few years, it is open to absolutely everyone. There are a range of different categories including a specific Events one as well as lifestyle, fashion and even education!

If you do enter please let me know on twitter @imdamnstudent and don’t forget the hashtag #UKBA14! I would love to check out some new blogs so if you have any recommendations please send them my way & good luck to all of you who enter!