2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards VOTING OPEN @bloggersbash #BloggersBash – SACHA BLACK

Blogger's Bash Competition 2017

The annual Bloggers Bash is drawing near – June 10th in London England. The voting is now open!


This is the third annual Bloggers Bash and each year it gets more exciting. There are writing competitions, prizes awards, and most of all, fun. And for those who cannot attend, the gracious hosts of this event – Sacha Black, Hugh Roberts, Ali Isaac and Geoff Le Pard keep us up to date with video clips, posts and announcements as time grows nearer to the event, and most importantly after the event.


One of the fun things this gang has organized is Voting for your Favorite blogs and bloggers. The nomination stage has come and gone. The nominees have been selected and now it’s time to vote for your favorite blog/blogger in each of the selected categories. And I’d like to add that I was thrilled to find my name on this ballot in the category for ‘Best Pal’ blogger. So please take a moment and follow the link below Sacha’s post here and vote for your favorite bloggers, and while you’re there, I hope some of you will tick off my name and support me with your vote. I’d also like to thank all of you who initially nominated me to be considered for this prestigious nomination.


D.G. Kaye cartoon


I’d also like to note here that I recently posted an article about my dilemma about if I would be going to the Bash. Since last fall I had full intentions of going to the Bash and then there was a bit of kerfuffle in my life that had my intentions pending. Well it seems that dilemma seems to have sorted itself out with my friend Zan visiting here to look after her mom and while here found out her mom’s cancer, thankfully, hadn’t spread and she has since returned home to her house which still hasn’t sold. But the universe works in mysterious ways and even though those obstacles had deterred me from booking my airfare and have now been rectified, enabling me to go to London and have a place to stay, I sadly, won’t be attending.

My husband hasn’t been well these past few weeks and there is no way I could go thousands of miles away in good conscience without worrying about him every single moment of every day so as it turns out, all those ‘Murphy-like’ delays were a blessing in disguise delaying me to book my airfare which in the end, I would have had to forfeit.


That said, I will live vicariously through my blogging pals to keep me updated on the fun and games. I’m disappointed that I won’t be meeting my many blogging pals in London this year and won’t be able to spend the time planned with my friends Sally Cronin, Sacha black, Sherri Matthews, Hugh Roberts and Christoph Fischer. But the good part is, there’s always next year!


This is it. The waiting is finally over.

The THIRD Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2017 are now OPEN FOR VOTING.

We had a HUGE number of nominations. Hundreds of them in fact! So thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your fave bloggers.

Voting Closes June 2nd at 12pm. The winners will be announced on June 10th at the Bash in London. But if you can’t make it physically a winners post will go live at 5:15pm (BST) on the same day. Winners will have pingbacks to their blogs, but we all know how unreliable that is. So please make sure you check back to see if you won.

If you haven’t bought your ticket for the meet up yet, you can do so here.

TO THE VOTERS – Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per award. There are 10 awards, (so this is a long post). Yes, you can vote in each category, but only once in every one. . . Please continue reading and casting a vote in each category for your favorite blogs.



Source: 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards VOTING OPEN @bloggersbash #BloggersBash – SACHA BLACK  



52 thoughts on “2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards VOTING OPEN @bloggersbash #BloggersBash – SACHA BLACK

  1. Funny, I just shared Sacha’s post earlier this morning! I’m so sorry you aren’t able to attend but you DO need to be there for your hubby. I would like to go next year just to meet so many of my favorite bloggers! I’m already busy the first two weekends this June with a major family event and a windsurfing clinic. Like you, I’m staying home the rest of the time to write! I voted for you “Best Pal” and congrats on your nom if I haven’t said it yet 🙂


    1. Aw, thanks Ter, you’re so sweet! I’m glad you’re busy with family things and leisure events. Maybe next year both of us will make it across the pond. 🙂 ❤


    1. Thank you Sacha. I’m so sad but will vicariously through reports, videos and updates. 🙂 Prayers for your country ❤
      And when I figure out how to send you a little video clip, I'd love you or Hugh to show it at the Bash? 🙂 xoxo


      1. We don’t have presentation software like a projector and screen – it was another 400 or something silly for it. But let’s have a convo me you and Hugh by email and see if we can think of a way to do it. There will be a way.

        P.S. Thank you for the prayers, it’s awful, we are stronger together x


  2. Sometimes Murphy comes through (recycling your previous post on this) and things all work out for the best in the end. Glad they did. As you say, there’s always next year 🙂


  3. I voted already and of course it was for you in your category 😉 Sorry to hear you won’t be attending but I agree that family comes first ❤ Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery


    1. Aw, thanks sweet Christy for both your vote and your lovely wishes. Yes, priorities begin at home so I’ll live vicariously through my wonderful pals through blog reports, photos and video. 🙂 ❤


    1. Aw thank you my dear friend. I am so sorry I am not able to attend this year. Looking forward to hearing all about as I’ll live vicariously through my wonderful blogging friends. ❤ xx


  4. Hello Debby! I hope your husband makes a full recovery very soon. I’m sorry you are unable to make it to the Bloggers Bash this year, but like you said, there’s always next year. All the best!


  5. The Universe has a way of sorting these things out Debby.. I Do hope your hubby is OK.. I can quite see the reasons for staying closer to home.. And yes there is always next year.. I live much closer but will not be going..
    Congratulations upon your nomination dear Debby I will follow the link and cast my vote if it is still open..
    Much love my friend and forgive me not catching up on the rest of your wonderful posts today I am way behind so many from my two weeks absence..
    Lots of Love.. Sue xxx ❤


    1. Thank so much for this lovely visit Sue. And thanks for your congrats and for voting for me. Please don’t apologize for catching up lol, gosh, if we had to catch up for blogs we read for days, it would take days. Always happy to see you pop by when you can. ❤ xoxo


  6. Congratulations on your nomination for the bash, Debby. I have cast my votes. I’m sorry to hear that your husband is unwell and that you won’t be attending the Bash this year. Good thing, as you say, that Murphy prevented your spending money on a useless airfare. Strange, he’s usually happier to upset the applecart. Your husband’s illness must be unexpected. I hope he is on the road to recovery and up and about soon. Best wishes to you both. Like you, I’ll be anxiously awaiting the results of the voting.


    1. Thank you so much Norah, for the well wishes. Yes, I suppose with all the mayhem, it worked out in the end for me, although I’m still very disappointed that I won’t be at the Bash this year. We can both live vicariously through our blogging pals for Bash updates. 🙂


    1. I know Deb, it sucks. And thanks for the well wishes. And Yes, I will try to plan it again for next year. And, perhaps I’ll get to the UK before that to visit my friend and if so, we’ll get together before next year!!! 🙂 x


      1. That would be great, keep me posted on your plans, I think you have some idea of what my diary is like, it takes some forward planning to clear space. Which is what I did or the Bloggers Bash! I was supposed to be judging at a big show that day, but I cleared it because I didn’t want to miss out on such a rare chance for a physical get together!


      2. I’m not entirely sure I will go now, I’m so tired, work is so very hectic just now. I’ll see how I feel closer to the day. I know it sounds ridiculous, as I live less than 50 miles from central London, but getting into town is such a trial, however you do it.


      3. Aw Deb, I’m sorry to hear that I bet you’d have a great time. I hope things work out and you get to go. Then I’d have someone else to hear all about it from. 🙂 Do let me know if go. 🙂 Sounds like you could use a fun time out.


  7. Too bad you can’t go to the Bash, Debby – you were so much looking forward to it. But, it appears that you are needed at home more. Glad you didn’t buy your ticket yet. And, because of all the social media forms and blogs of your pals, you are able to follow it all, almost live! Well wishes to your husband!


    1. Thanks so much Liesbet. Yes, thankfully there will be many posts about the Bash for us all to enjoy. Thank you for the well wishes too. 🙂 xx


  8. Hi Debby,
    Congratulations on your nomination. I JUST found out I was nominated also when I saw Sacha sent me a badge in my email. I started to write her there was an error and then I checked the list! I am beyond shocked that my blog was nominated but so happy and excited! I never dreamed I’d be on it. Do you mind telling me how people get nominated? I can’t find it on Google. This is seriously one of the highlights of my life to be recognized by the other members of the blogging community this way. Please let me know how this wonderful thing happened. How do the nominees get selected? Thanks so much.
    An excited Janice


    1. Hi Janice. Yes, I saw your blog nominated too! Congrats! I thought for sure you’d win, lol, but it seems there were well over 6000 votes this year for bloggers as the community has grown exponentially. Last year I was also nominated and came in 3rd (the badge is on my sidebar). I know it’s exciting! Becoming a nominee is simple – People who enjoy your blog nominate you in the early stages, a few months before the Bash. Sacha puts up a post on her blog that nominations are open for a few weeks and lists the categories. Any blogger can vote for their favorite blogs in each category! Sorry you never saw the nomination vote post, you could have voted for yourself, lol. 🙂


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