2018 Blogger Bash Awards****

***I’m told this Bloggers Bash thing is a BFD….and in case you don’t know what BFD means, VPOTUS Joseph Biden said that during his first term as Barack’s second in command and BFD stands for “Big Fuckin Deal.” I’m also told you can vote on a plethora of blogging categories. 

Here’s a link to the blog posted by Ms. Sasha Black, on her blog…. followed by all the info she has on her blog, but if I don’t include it here…..then this was a waste of my time….right? Click the link below, right beneath these words, to actually vote.




he FOURTH Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2018 are now OPEN FOR VOTING.

We had a HUGE number of nominations, close to 400, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your favourite bloggers.

Voting closes at midnight on April 30th (BST).1 The winners will be announced on May 19th at the Bash in London. If you can’t make it along to the event don’t worry, we will put a winners post out on the evening of the same day and we will also try to live stream from our Facebook Group. Although we have pingbacks to all the winners blogs it would be best for you to check back to see if you won.


TO THE VOTERS – Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per award. There are 9 awards (so this is a long post). Yes, you can vote in each category, but only vote once in every one.

TO THE NOMINEES – Good luck to you all. Every nomination is really well deserved and as a result, this year we are doing things a little differently. Winners will have their prizes and certificates shipped to them as well as their winner’s badges emailed. However, all nominees will be entitled to a Bloggers Bash nominee badge once the voting is over. 


Don’t forget to follow all the fun in our Facebook group, on Twitter, or using the Hashtag #BloggersBash.

We also have a mailing list which ALWAYS gives you the most up to date info before anyone else. 


DisclaimerThe 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. In addition, the committee is not responsible for the quality of information nominators gave. The committee uses the information it is given. This year we specifically requested the ‘NAME OF YOUR BLOG’ not your first name. Therefore this is what we are displaying. If your name has been displayed incorrectly, you can contact us and request a change by emailing annualbloggersbash@yahoo.co.uk. While the committee will endeavour to make changes promptly we neither guarantee to make those changes nor do we guarantee to do so in a certain time frame. 

Please note, there is usually a large number of comments on this post. Therefore, all the committee will be helping to respond to comments as I’ll be at work when this goes live!


Remember to get your ticket for the bash.




Who is the blogger that excels in a variety of categories? Who provides excellent content, is sociable and engaging with readers, shares other posts, or has a writing style that keeps you coming back time and time again?

Whoever you choose needs to be an all-rounder. A blogger that is head and shoulders above the rest as that’s what makes the Best Overall Blogger.


Nominees: Retirement ReflectionsDaddy And DadJenny in NeverlandLife, Books, and More…I’m A Writer, Yes, I Am!Me and My BooksGin & LemonadeLinda’s Book BagA Brummie Home and AbroadBut I Smile Anyway…Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of LifeSue Vincent’s Daily Echo, I’m Sick and So Are You

Best Overall Blogger 2018
Retirement ReflectionsGin & LemonadeA Brummie Home and AbroadMe and My BooksSue Vincent’s Daily EchoI’m Sick and So Are YouDaddy And DadJenny in NeverlandLinda’s Book BagI’m A Writer, Yes, I Am!Life, Books, and More…But I Smile Anyway…Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of Life



Which blogger always makes you laugh the most? Whether that’s through humourous content or their blogging manner. A blogger that has your sides aching from laughter and brightens up the blog-o-sphere is what makes the Funniest Blogger.


Nominees: Professional MoronBarb TaubMonster in the next roomThe Tattooed book geekWhinge Whinge WineHot mess memoirMidlife SmartsFatty McCupcakesShallow Reflections, The Cynical Sailor & His Salty SidekickDown The Hall on Your LeftThe Phil FactorJen Med’s Book ReviewsJudy E MartinLutheranliar Looks at Life

Funniest Blogger 2018
Fatty McCupcakesProfessional MoronWhinge Whinge WineThe Cynical Sailor & His Salty SidekickHot mess memoirBarb TaubThe Phil FactorShallow ReflectionsMonster in the next roomLutheranliar Looks at LifeMidlife SmartsJudy E MartinJen Med’s Book ReviewsDown The Hall on Your LeftThe Tattooed Book Geek



Who inspires you? Is there a blogger that’s thought-provoking and inquisitive? Perhaps they’re a muse to you with the constant provision of inspirational content or imagery. Who’s the one blogger that touched your heart? This is what makes the Most Inspirational Blogger.


Nominees: Ali – The Dragon SlayerDinosaurs Donkeys and MsErika KindMemoirs of Miss WavesTina FriscoLondon UnattachedSage Wolfsong CreationsUnfold and Begin.comJill’s Book CafeLike Mercury CollidingOut an’ AboutMy Dad Is a GoldfishMumofthree WorldHalf Baked In ParadiseRachna saysBrilliance WithinWords In the Light, SYL65’S BLOGChocolate’n’WafflesYou Are Awesome, Robbie’s InspirationLove Books Group

Most Inspirational Blogger 2018
Memoirs of Miss WavesSage Wolfsong CreationsOut an’ AboutLike Mercury CollidingTina FriscoRachna saysMy Dad Is a GoldfishLondon UnattachedRobbie’s InspirationLove Books GroupAli – The Dragon SlayerErika KindHalf Baked In ParadiseYou Are AwesomeBrilliance WithinSYL65’S BLOGUnfold and Begin.comMumofthree WorldChocolate’n’WafflesWords in the LightDinosaurs Donkeys and MsJill’s Book Cafe



This award is for the blogger with the most informative and original content. Who creates fascinating content that you find yourself longing to read? Perhaps they’re a history blogger or they write about the craft of writing/blogging, or maybe they like archaeology or wine tasting. They could be an artist or musician. The topic is irrelevant, it’s the original content that counts. A blogger who shares a wealth of knowledge in an informative way is what makes the Most Informative & Original Blogger.


Nominees: Beauty Balm,  Chat about booksBibliobethA Writer’s PerspectiveWhen Women InspireMombianchrismcmullenNotebooks and GlassesHouse of HeartthoughtsofjustafanJennifer GilmourTrick BesidesOdds n Sods: A cabinet of curiositiesTalk About Pop MusicSizzling Towards 60 and BeyondThe Book TrailThe Cobweborium EmporiumPostcard ReviewsWild DaffodilAn Historian About TownGlobal Housesitter x 2Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Most Informative (Original Content) Blogger 2018
Wild DaffodilHouse of HeartAn Historian About TownThe Cobweborium EmporiumBibliobethChris The Story Reading Ape’s BlogThe Book TrailthoughtsofjustafanMombianOdds n Sods: A cabinet of curiositiesChat about booksTalk About Pop MusicBeauty BalmSizzling Towards 60 and BeyondGlobal Housesitter x 2A Writer’s PerspectiveWhen Women InspireNotebooks and GlasseschrismcmullenJennifer GilmourTrick BesidesPostcard Reviews



There are so many wonderful book bloggers out there, but which one stands out for you? Whose book reviews do you enjoy reading and engaging with? It’s not the number of reviews that are important, but more about the quality of them. Who has you clicking the ‘buy now’ button after reading a riveting summary, or who has the most thoughtful reviews? A blogger who shares an abundance of book reviews in a memorable way deserves the Best Book Review Blog.

Nominees: Between the LinesStory SnugCleopatra Loves BooksCrimeBookJunkieThe Book OwlThe Bookworm DrinkethGrab This BookHeavenaliLisa’s RamblingsThe Book Review CafeSwirl and ThreadOlga Author TranslatorRead It DaddyStefLoz Book ReviewsBlack Books Blog, The Vagaries of UsWhispering StoriesBooks n All Book PromotionsBiblioManiacdamppebbles.comFather Reading Every DayJo&IsalovebooksmychestnutreadingtreeAnne Bonny Book Reviews

Best Book Review Blogger 2018
BiblioManiacStefLoz Book ReviewsLisa’s RamblingsmychestnutreadingtreeThe Book OwlRead It DaddyGrab This BookThe Bookworm DrinkethThe Book Review CafeAnne Bonny Book ReviewsThe Vagaries of UsStory SnugFather Reading Every DayOlga Author TranslatorCrime Book Junkiedamppebbles.comWhispering StoriesCleopatra Loves BooksBlack Books BlogBooks n All Book PromotionsJo&IsalovebooksSwirl and ThreadHeavenaliBetween the Lines



Which blogger goes out of their way to help others? Maybe this is someone who helped you kick-start your blog with tutorials or how-to guides. Perhaps they continually reblog your posts. It could be a blogger who consistently provides useful posts on how to boost your blog. Or maybe you want to nominate someone who provides an engaging platform for others.

Someone who selflessly dedicates themselves to other bloggers is who deserves the Services to Bloggers award.

Nominees: Bang2WriteMakeItUltraEm LinthorpeAnnette Rochelle AbenPortobello Book BlogThe Militant NegroNicholas C. RossisRosie AmberAlways Trust In BooksTwo Drops of Ink:A Literary BlogCompulsive Readersbytheletterbookreviews

Services To Bloggers 2018
Compulsive ReadersNicholas C. RossisRosie AmberbytheletterbookreviewsPortobello Book BlogMakeItUltraAnnette Rochelle AbenEm LinthorpeBang2WriteAlways Trust In BooksThe Militant NegroTwo Drops of Ink:A Literary Blog



Have you stumbled upon a blog by chance and discovered useful information or thought-provoking content? Is there a blog that doesn’t get the notoriety they deserve? Maybe they have such an original style you can’t help but read their posts. A blogger who you believe should get the limelight for a change is who deserves the Hidden Gem award.

Nominees: So Many Books, So Little TimeA Mindful TravelerA Simpler Grace,  Bookliterati Book ReviewsRetired? No-one told me!The DreampackerKalifornicationXtherebemonstershere.comFiction Is FoodJane Dougherty WritesMeadowtree Style,  Must Hike Must Eat, Image Earth TravelBook Lovers’ BooklistBeing In NatureTeagan’s Books, Sarah TebbThe Tennis FoodieOff-The-Shelf BooksWillowdot21Deb’s WorldUnbound RootsWheelescapadesNovel DeelightsThe Quiet KnitterQueer Little Family

Hidden Gem 2018
therebemonstershere.comWillowdot21Retired? No-one told me!Meadowtree StyleBeing In NatureBookliterati Book ReviewsSo Many Books, So Little TimeBook Lovers’ BooklistThe DreampackerThe Quiet KnitterWheelescapadesSarah TebbDeb’s WorldKalifornicationXFiction Is FoodA Simpler GraceThe Tennis FoodieUnbound RootsTeagan’s BooksOff-the-Shelf BooksA Mindful TravelerMust Hike Must EatImage Earth TravelNovel DeelightsQueer Little FamilyJane Dougherty Writes



A category for those bloggers who have been blogging less than a year (joined the blog-o-sphere after 1st June 2017). Did they join with a bang? Have they made an impression? Do they engage with readers? Are they funny, or well designed, or maybe share posts that make you smile time after time. A newbie blogger who deserves recognition makes the best Newcomer Blogger.

Nominees: A Knight’s ReadsThe Daily Tales of Gregg SavageKatie’s Book CaveLoving the Fifty Somethingsarahsthinkingagain, The Horror ClubMy Plaid HeartZooloo’s Book BlogLosing the PlotThe Beardy Book BloggerOver The Rainbow Book Blog

Best Newcomer 2018
Loving the Fifty SomethingLosing the PlotThe Beardy Book BloggerZooloo’s Book BlogMy Plaid HeartThe Horror ClubOver The Rainbow Book BlogsarahsthinkingagainKatie’s Book CaveA Knight’s ReadsThe Daily Tales of Gregg Savage



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. A blogger who makes the blog-o-sphere a better place is what makes the Best Pal.

Nominees: BookwitchAnnika Perry’s Writing Blogcollenchesebro.comAnita Dawes and Jaye MarieDare To Live CourageouslyLadies living in BooklandRachael’s ThoughtswitlessdatingafterfiftyA Chronic VoiceBooks From Dusk Till DawnBeing AnneD. G. KayeInvisible-no-MorethewanderingdarlingsFrom Michigan to GermanyA Walk and A LarkJust Another Blog From a Womanfancypaper

Best Pal 2018
Ladies living in BooklandBooks From Dusk Till DawnInvisible-No-MoreDare To Live CourageouslyJust Another Blog From a WomanA Walk and A LarkBookwitchBeing AnneAnnika Perry’s Writing Blogcolleenchesebro.comFrom Michigan to GermanywitlessdatingafterfiftythewanderingdarlingsD. G. KayeAnita Dawes and Jaye MarieA Chronic VoicefancypaperRachael’s Thoughts


That’s it folks!

Remember to get your ticket and to follow us on Facebook or Twitterusing the Hashtag #BloggersBash. We also have a mailing list which ALWAYS gives you the most up to date info before anyone else.



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