It is easy to establish that April was a stressful and busy month for me, my whole focus was on uni work and it became all consuming. I had to try and focus myself on the important academic tasks and distance myself from distractions, such as this blog. But rejoice my schedule is almost clear from essay writing and I have decided to participate is Elizabeth (aka Rosalilium’s) BEDM challenge (Blog Every Day in May).
The idea is you write and publish a blog every single day throughout May, which is a pretty brilliant challenge for me as I tend to start posts and leave them lying around for a few weeks before finishing them. If you are also participating then please let me know in the comments below or via twitter, it would be great to read other people’s posts.
I also met, at long last, Annie (The OCD Squirrel) who I seemed to miss at the last two events we were both at! Annie was the winner of Most Innovative blog and I had a great time chatting with her and Dom (dommovies), who coincidentally was presenting the award for the events category.
I also met the lovely Katie (Scarphelia)*who’s blog I have been reading for ages & love, Beth (Beauty in Beta), Natasha (Graphique Fantastique), Charlotte (Charlotte Lenia) and Laura (Smile at Style) throughout the night! Definitely check these girls out!!
All the blogs shortlisted in the 14 categories are of exceptional standard, and it has been nice reading blogs on a range of different topic interests! The full list of Winners & Highly Commended can be seen on the Blog Awards website 🙂
I knew that IDS didn’t deserve to win the Education category, so it is great to be able to pass my congratulations on too The Learning Spy who won best individual blog & University of Bedfordshire Digital Marketing Team who won best organisational blog. Also a big congratulations to iPads in Primary Education, Magical Maths, The Student Bloggers & EUROPP European Politics and Policy who were awarded highly commended. All of them are truly fantastic blogs that are so relevant to the education sector!
With the Events category I had actually been reading a few of them for a very long time & I was convinced that there were too many great blogs within my category for IDS to get close to being the winner. HOWEVER somehow it was IDS’s name that was called out! That’s right this little blog has won the Best Individual Event Blog! To say I am shocked is an understatement but I am so very proud and I have to thank all of you guys who voted and spend time reading it 🙂
A massive congratulations to Irina from The MICE blog, Natalie from the South London Blog, Sternberg Clarke and Merlin Events who were all awarded highly commended, and a big congratulations to Scarlett Entertainment who won best organisational events blog! Please go and check them out!
I genuinely had a great night & the last few months of taking part in #BlogHour and being shortlisted have meant I have met some incredible people and bloggers! This event is only going to get better and bigger! Gemma and Becki who organised and planned the whole thing did a fantastic job, they made it a very special night & for that I want to say a massive massive THANK YOU!!!
The nominations for the 2015 Blog Awards shall be opening later this summer & I strongly recommend that all of you take part! If this blog can win that who is to say yours won’t next year??