Well, what a whirlwind week! My obscene lack of posting means it must’ve been a busy one. I’ve been in London for a few days, catching up with my favourite bloggers, popping in to a few press days and attending the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.
When I found out I was shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award, I was quite gobsmacked. I won’t patronise you with the whole ‘humble blogger’ thing – it’s not that I didn’t think I deserved it. I put lots of work into A Little Bird Told Me and I wouldn’t spend so much time on it if I didn’t think it was worth it. But there are so many blogs out there, some with actual millions of readers. There are also lots of London-based blogs that are featured regularly in the mainstream press. To beat off such stiff competition seemed like an impossible task. But I did it!
Photo courtesy of KBel
The awards were held at Bond in central London. There were cupcakes and (extremely low alcohol content) Cosmos, of course. But my favourite feature was the wall projection, which displayed all the blogs shortlisted alongside a quote from someone who nominated them. This is mine – I was truly touched to read it. If the author would like to step forward, I have a virtual hug waiting for them!
The dress code was ‘awards fabulous’ which immediately sent me into a panic spiral. I don’t own fancy clothing! Eventually I decided on my Zara sequin pencil skirt, teamed with a Zara velvet tee, French Connection courts (which crippled me, as always), an ASOS clutch and Mango necklace. In this photo I was using the clutch to hide my food baby. Just like the celebs!
I didn’t win, but that’s okay. I was beyond delighted to be there with so many talented people, and the fact that a mainstream media powerhouse like Cosmopolitan is recognising and embracing bloggers is a prize in itself. And as well as being a wonderful way to reward bloggers for their hard work, the awards are also a goldmine of inspiration and new reading material. Just check out the list of winners!
I have a special post lined up for tomorrow to say thank you to everyone who reads Little Bird, but for now I want to say thank you so very much for nominating and voting for me in the Cosmo Blog Awards. It’s your support and interaction that makes this blog what it is, and for that you all deserve a cupcake. Not that I have enough for everyone (or any at all, in fact). But you know what I mean.
Were you at the awards, or did you follow the evening on Twitter? What do you think of the winners – have you found your new favourite blog?