Why I can’t wait for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards to be over

12 Comments 21 June 2012

A happy blog reader!

You may think this is a post about blogging, but it’s not. Read on.

For several (many) months I have been working on the 2012 Brilliance in Blogging Awards. I’ve been writing articles, collating votes and lists of blogs, emailing (hundreds and hundreds of emails), researching the best way to do different aspects of the awards process, writing a script for the hostess of the Awards evening, Katy Hill and generally trying my best to Get It Right. And over all I think I’ve done ok. And I have really enjoyed it.

I’ve enjoyed discussing blog awards with some bloggers who initially thought ‘what a waste of time’ and then through our chat realised that actually, blog awards and being a part of them is pretty cool. (You know who you are!)

I’ve enjoyed showing the lists of finalists to people who don’t normally read blogs, giving them an example of what really good blogs are all about…and then seeing them return again and again to those new discoveries.

And I’ve enjoyed clicking through all the nominations and eventually the finalists, reading through them in order to write different promotional material and realising how much I really, really love reading these blogs. Some I am already a fan of, but many are new discoveries for me. And this is why I can’t wait until the Brilliance in Blogging Awards are over.

I want to spend a lot more time really reading what these clever, creative, interesting, witty, informative people have to say.

Blogging awards are a great way to discover new blogs you haven’t come across before as well as a great way to let the world know about the fantastic bloggers we already know about.

Major blogging awards such as the Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BiBs), the MADS and the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards are an excellent tool for increasing awareness of blogging, bringing this creative form to the mainstream.

The benefits of bringing parent blogging into the mainstream include more opportunities for parent bloggers who would like to monestise their blogs or use their blogs to promote their products (such as books or tutorials), or simply making it easier to justify the time we spend on the blog to those around us!

And above all else, the awards are a fantastic way for readers and other bloggers to show recognition and appreciation of effort and talent.

So readers, if you would like a brilliant list of blogs to read, have a look at the finalists in the various blog awards, and you can start with the 2012 Brilliance in Blogging Awards!

Winners announced Friday 22 June, from 7-8PM, for a live Twitter stream, follow @BritMums.


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12 Comments so far

  1. Expatmammy says:

    You’ve done an amazing job, I devastated I couldn’t join the fun and frolics of tomorrow night. Keeping my fingers crossed

  2. laura says:

    You R-O-C-K lady … you have done such an amazing job. Thank YOU!

  3. Wow. What a ton of work. Thanks for giving us a voice – and I’m looking forward to reading!

  4. I’m sure we’re all in awe at your energy and enthusiasm – and grateful for your tireless efforts on our behalf.

  5. HELEN says:

    you’ve done a brilliant job, thank you for all the informative emails & support, look forward to meeting you x

  6. You’ve done a fabulous job of organising everything and keeping all the finalists in the frame. And I feel very proud to be part of it.
    Everything you say is so true. Lots of people are quick to knock the awards but they help to justify what we do and make it better understood by the wider media and public. It’s just great to see talented bloggers being recognised and celebrated.
    Well done for all your hard work. See you there. X

  7. Renata says:

    You’ve done an amazing job, all credit to you for staying sane.

    It really nice to sift through the blogs up for an award, a lot of blogs, that normally wouldn’t be on my radar, have caught my interest.

    Dominic isn’t doing very well at the moment, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can come (we’re waiting to hear from Great Ormond Street surgeons), I have a plan and a back up plan in place though. I’m really looking forward to meeting other bloggers (and getting out of the house without children attached)- there are a few people on my hit list of ‘must meets’ and you’re one of them!

  8. Thanks for all your hard work and looking forward to meeting you tomorrow x

  9. HerMelness Speaks says:

    Well done, sweetie. You’ve done an excellent job these past weeks.

    Keep it going for a little while longer, although if I see a broken down woman sitting in the corner rocking and whimpering to herself, I’ll guess it’s you!

    I’ll bring cake. HMSx

  10. You really have worked hard to pull this off and you should be very proud of yourself. I’m sorry I won’t be there tonight but I’ll be catching up on social media and congratulating the worthy winners.

    Have a wonderful time.
    CJ x

  11. Tattieweasle says:

    Looking forward to it! It will be fantastic!

  12. Bod for tea says:

    You all did an amazing job, thank you so much for a wonderful conference and it was fab meeting you finally, if only for a second! 😀

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