Posted on August 23, 2016

How it feels to get shortlisted in the #BloggersBlogAwards



Oh my word. It happened again!

I know it would be a lot cooler if I was all sassy and confident about being nominated. But that would be a lie.

Last year, I was nominated for Best Longstanding Lifestyle blog. I wrote about it here. I wasn’t expecting to be shortlisted last year as there are so many blogs out there, but so proud that I was!


This year I was sure I wouldn’t make the cut. A few people said they had nominated me for pro blogger, but I was also seeing a lot of other bloggers getting Tweeted saying they had been nominated.

These awards were twice the size of last years. 490 voted last year. This year, a massive 981 people nominated their favourite bloggers. That’s a lot of people. I was seeing loads of people on the hashtag talking about it, a lot of bloggers I don’t know.

It’s easy to feel known in your bubble of blogging friends. But I’m very aware that there are groups of bloggers all over the UK that are grouped together based on niche and location. Bloggers that have never heard of me and I’ve not heard of them. Even in Leeds, there are bloggers at events I’ve never heard of before! It’s mad.

Being shortlisted last was such a nice surprise and when I didn’t win, I was mostly happy to not have to get up and do a speech! I wasn’t expecting for my name to come up, especially as I was up against some big names. I thought there might be a small chance I’d be shortlisted for pro blogger as a handful of people had nominated me for it. But a handful amongst almost 1000 votes cast, is that enough?


I grabbed myself a beer and sat at my computer when the announcement was about to start. I had put my oven on the wrong setting because I’m a massive dickhead. This meant I was eating during the announcement.

It all happened so fast. I saw my name for a split second and then a million Tweets followed.


Then I got an e-mail saying I had been shortlisted for not one, but TWO awards.

I had to put my dinner plate on the floor and I cried.

Yup. I actually cried.

That might sound pathetic to some of you, but I’m an emotional person, OKAY.

I get overwhelmed very easy and when I’m overwhelmed, the pressure inside my chest and heart comes out of my eyes. So leave me alone. It’s how I am, so don’t try and change me.

It’s just that I work SO HARD on this blog. I know, I know, everyone says that. But it is the number one priority in my life.

I put a lot of love, time and energy into building not only this site, but my other two sites, into something I can be proud of. I’ve over 1000 blog posts on this site alone.

That’s a lot of blog posts.

When something means a lot to you, it’s amazing to get the recognition for it. For someone to be like ‘hey, we see you work hard and we like what you do’.

That’s the stuff that motivates me to carry on.

So thank you so much to everyone that voted for me and everyone that reads my blog.

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I’m shortlisted in:

  • Best Blogging Pro
  • Best Lifestyle Blog

I’d love it if you would vote for me here.

Thank you and good luck to everyone else shortlisted! Also WELL DONE TO HAYLEY for creating something amazing. Again. What a hero.

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  • Reply Jemma August 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

    This makes me love you even more. Thoroughly deserved and I hope you win everything and make a speech and make us all LOL haha <3 xxx

  • Reply Matea August 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!! You’ve truly deserved it and I sincerely hope you’ll win at least one award, that would be so awesome! 🙂
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  • Reply Erin August 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    definitely well earned! And I have already voted for you 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Reply Emma August 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Congratulations Corinne, well earned and I have my fingers crossed for you! I absolutely adore reading your posts. 🙂

    Emma @ Emma’s Bookery

  • Reply Kim Carberry August 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve to be nominated….Wishing you the best of luck! I’m off to vote now x
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  • Reply Claire August 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    You crying just proves you work so hard on your blog and how incredibly appreciative you are for being nominated so don’t apologise! I wish you the best of look and hope you win at least one of these awards Corinne

    Claire ❤| My Little Memoir
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  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves August 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What an incredible honor! Congratulations Corinne!
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  • Reply Mica August 24, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Congrats Corrine, that’s so exciting, well done!

    I voted for you in both categories – good luck! 🙂
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  • Reply Aimee August 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve voted for you – you so deserve to win. Good luck! x
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  • Reply Charlie Elliott August 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations! Hope to meet you at the ceremony!
    Charlie, Distracted

  • Reply Anca August 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Awww, that is so nice. I’m so happy for you, I hope you win. xx
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  • Reply Lucy August 29, 2016 at 9:58 am

    So deserved chuffed for you and will definitely go and vote now whilst I remember Lucy x
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  • Reply Lexi September 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations! That is so exciting. You absolutely deserve it, your dedication to your blog is very inspiring.

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’
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  • Reply Rebecca September 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I actually can’t think of anyone more deserving of two nominations.
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