Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Judging Blogs For The Bloggers Blog Awards
I hate blogs. There, I said it. I have judged nearly 300 blogs over the last few weeks on a spreadsheet that just kept vomiting up new blogs at the end of the list like a spewing toddler that ate two breakfasts,and now I never want to see another blog as long as I live. (This may be a lie for dramatic effect)
So what have I learnt, after judging so many blogs?
I have learnt that there are some INCREDIBLE blogs out there, some blogs that deserve HUGE attention and are head and shoulders above other blogs, some have photography skills that would make David Bailey weep, and some of you chicks have posing skills that Cara Delevingne can only dream of. (Work it, ladies and gents)
We all know that there are more blogs out there than ever before and it is getting harder and harder to get noticed in a sea of beauty/fashion/lifestyle posts. I can see how so many people have poured their heart and soul into their blogs, with very little return.
Please, I beg you. If you read a blog today. Leave them a comment. It gets really disheartening when you have put a lot of time and energy into a post, only for it to get no comments, and just a minute or two of your time, can make a blogger feel so great. I love comments, we all do. Share the love a bit, leave a comment on a blog today.
What else have I learnt after judging nearly 300 blogs? I have learnt that some bloggers have a thousand and one badges on their sidebar, they proudly announce they are a Coconut Queen (Whatever the hell that is) but they haven't got an archive on their blog. Please put an archive on your blog. Not only is it helpful for readers, they can look at different months and see all your different posts without having to click through 37 pages of posts, it also means that I will not swear at my screen as much, when I am trying to make sure your blog is under two years old. If I have to go through 23 months of posts to discover when you first started, you can guarantee I am knocking off a point. OKAY? OKAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?
It is hard, being in a position to judge other blogs, I've been blogging for seven years now and so many blogs that I read, I sat there and thought, "I wish this was my blog" I am in AWE of so many bloggers out there and it has definitely inspired me to raise my blogging game since beginning this judging process and I CANNOT WAIT to see who is shortlisted for awards tonight. Check out Hayley's blog this evening for the shortlist. http://www.teapartybeauty.com
And please remember, whether you are shortlisted or not, you are absolutely incredible, keep up the fantastic work, you inspire me and lots of other people too.
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