What Happened to the BiBs17 Awards? Doesn’t The Writing Matter Anymore?

BiBs17 awards title image Blog letters in gold

I THOUGHT OF SEVERAL REASONS WHY I SHOULDN’T WRITE ABOUT THE BIBS17 AWARDS OR AT LEAST THIS TOPIC. 

What if:

  • people just skim through it, missing crucial points and get the wrong message?

  • I come across as disrespectful towards blog awards organisers?*

  • people think I’m wilfully setting the cat among the pigeons in an attempt to get massive views?**

  • a clear explanation has already been published somewhere and I’ve managed to miss it (likely as I generally live in my own clueless hole)?

  • even worse, nobody gives a crap because blog awards are by no means the focal point of blogging?!***

  • worst of all, please God no, people think I’m being churlish due to last year’s awards!

So…

*This post is not a tirade against the BiBs17 awards organisers. I’m not that foolish or rude (bloomng hope not anyway!)
*Given the sheer saturation of parent blogs out there, I’ve got more chance of scoring a date with Chris Hemsworth than getting crazy stats on this post.
***I totally appreciate nobody starts blogging to win awards (and many people question their existence anyway). So maybe none of this is a big deal and it could all just read like a  mountain-out-of-a-molehill whinge-fest! 

However, at the time of writing I honestly don’t know the answer to the question in the title and frankly I can’t not write about something that is on my mind just because it may go down the wrong way with people…what’s the point of blogging then?  Here’s the thing: 

 

THE OTHER DAY, I WAS DOING MY LINKY READING, COMMENTING AND SHARING AND ALL THAT JAZZ.

One of the posts I read was by the poetic genius Rhyming with Wine: her absolutely brilliant poem about blog stats that describes  the utter head wrecking preoccupation with views/rankings/SEO/social media 24/7 activity /yada yada that ends up eating away at many a blogger’s energy and self confidence like some awful disease. There is also another brilliant post on a similar topic – which you will not regret reading it is SO ridiculously funny – by a Life Just Ordinary.

stressed woman at laptop writer award post

 

As another good blog friend of mine – whom I won’t name without her approval which I can’t get right now as she has FAR better things to do on her Saturday night than write blog posts about blogging – put it (better than I ever could):

Everyone is so busy thinking that they have to stumble, link, pin, tweet, YouTube and Instagram that they forget why they started blogging in the first place – to connect with others and share stories.

I’m one of those people!!

Ok I know the phrase ‘why they started blogging in the first place’ is highly subjective and I’ll address that shortly.

Anyway, I loved Dawn’s stats post so much – and just as strongly disagreed with her claim that she still hasn’t ‘found her voice’ – that I commented I was voting for her in the writer category of the BiBs17 awards. It’s never an easy decision when they are so many über talented wordsmiths out there but I’d decided this about a month ago based on loving her work for some time.  Cue much expression of love and thanks from Dawn. Later in the evening, I popped onto the BiBs site so that I could start casting my votes for everyone I had in mind. I stared at the screen confused, thinking I must be mistaken.

 

THERE WAS NO WRITER CATEGORY IN THIS YEAR’S BRILLIANCE IN BLOGGING AWARDS! YES AN EVENT THAT CELEBRATES AND HONOURS BLOGGERS’ WORK HAD LEFT OUT AN AWARD THAT CELEBRATES AND HONOURS THE VERY WRITING OF BLOGS!

I was totally surprised, felt bad for Dawn and frankly felt like a plonker for my public promise to her earlier on.  I couldn’t help ponder over what I see as the puzzling removal of the writer award from this year’s BiBs17 categories.

a quote about the importance of words in BiBs17 awards post

 

OBVIOUSLY THE ORGANISERS KNOW THEIR REASON FOR REMOVING THIS CATEGORY AND SEE IT AS A JUSTIFIABLE ONE.

Perhaps it was felt the Readers’ Choice somehow covers it? I’m not sure I see how to be honest as surely that is an overall all-encompassing category.  Surely removing a specific category that honours the actual writing on blogs is counterintuitive? Perhaps it’s nothing other than logistical/budgetary reasons? Only x amount of money for prizes or whatever.  I don’t know.

Anyway, without ANY disrespect intended towards the BiBs17 Awards organisers – I have several questions.

 

 

IS THE ABSENCE OF A CATEGORY THAT RECOGNISES THE WORDS ON THE SCREEN, A REFLECTION OF WHAT BLOGGING HAS BECOME?

As many people said in relation to 25 Things That Annoy The Hell out Bloggers, there are massive blogs out there with eye watering daily visitor numbers and a social media reach beyond even most brands’ wildest dreams…that are poorly written. Some of us will see those sites as the very embodiment of successful blogs. Others will see the formulaic content and linguistic errors as hardly an example of a successful blog.

The very astute Katie of Squirmy Popple says in this excellent post:

The bloggers with the biggest following and the most influence [are] the ones who are good at all the other stuff that goes along with blogging – social media, networking, branding and self-promotion.

 

Now, this post is in no way trying to belittle such blogs. If you have the resources to hire people or are switched on enough, social media savvy enough, hard working enough and whatever else enough to build a mahoosive blog, well bloody done. I can’t do it as I just don’t have the energy level or ability to drag myself away from Mad Men Netflix binges for long enough (yes I do know about laws of attraction and that famous Henry Ford quote about self belief so if I tell myself I can’t build a massive blog, well…then I probably never will). 

Ok, now remember the line about going back to the reason we started blogging in the first place?

 

OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT REASONS WHY PEOPLE BLOG AND NOBODY SHOULD BE PUNISHED OR JUDGED FOR THEIR REASONS. 

My reason for blogging will be different from your reason which might be different to that of Janet over there etc

  • Many bloggers have the goal of monetisation from the start. High traffic and social media follower numbers will be king to them. Nothing wrong with that. We all need to put food on the table.

  • There are those who do it for the love of the written word and the reaction their writing receives. They would trade 1000 empty views for just one comment like: “I was meant to write two blog posts this morning but instead I spent three hours binge reading you. Can’t get enough of your blog.” 

  • There are bloggers who get a buzz out of having a positive impact on others, be it through their words or photography. As I’ve said before, if I stopped blogging tomorrow my marriage post is the one I’ll hang my hat on. The immense effect it had will stay with me forever. To Musical M on Your 12th Birthday which I thought would bring me vitriol instead brought me confessions from parents who felt less shit as a result (or at least just as shitty but in good company!) A BLOGGER’S WORDS CAN HELP PEOPLE.

  • Some of us want to simply document our family/individual memories. A blog provides a structured and logical platform for this, rather than regularly emailing everyone we know or clogging up Facebook.

  • Of course, there are those bloggers who want share their knowhow:  recipe sites, craft blogs, budget advice, IT tips and son on.

what's your story image for BiBs writer award post

 

Your blog, your prerogative. However, whatever reasons people have for blogging…

 

…HAS IT NOW BEEN DECIDED WE DON’T NEED TO RECOGNISE THE WRITING PART OF WRITTEN BLOGS?

No blog can exist without words.  Are the words on the screen no longer important? And what about the blogs that aren’t heavy on photography or video etc? The ones that are just about the writing? Surely, they’ve been sidelined?

 

I admit I’m a linguaphile. I studied French and English at uni and when I launched my blog, friends and family said ‘words are your thing Prabs’ (judging by the average length of my posts, they’re a little too much my thing). I even launched #BlogStars (no that’s not a shameless plug…ok a little bit) because I needed to share my excitement at other bloggers’ great wordsmithery.  Words DO something to me. Ok, words aren’t  everyone’s thing. I get that. My husband doesn’t think language is that important. He’s not the least bit bothered by a poorly written email or a text message filled with errors. For him, it’s more about just getting the message across – and getting it across quickly. (Seriously, how we’re even together is a miracle.) Me? Sloppy incorrect English makes me break out in a rash. Fair enough, not everybody gets hung up on the language of every blog they read, but surely it has to count for something?

quote about writing in BiBs17 awards post 

 

DOES IT MAKE THE WRITER AWARD GIVEN TO PREVIOUS WINNERS MEANINGLESS?

No it’s not a Pulitzer or the Victoria Cross for incredible bravery in battle. No I’m not making this about me (my piece of glass isn’t shown off to every Tom, Dick and Harry who comes round but in fact sits discretely in my bedroom) but honestly, I can’t help wonder.

 

WON’T MINIMISING THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING, BY GETTING RID OF THE WRITER AWARD, JUST MAKE THE AFOREMENTIONED BLOG DESPAIR WORSE?

I see countless mentions, including when I was compiling that aforementioned Annoying Things post, that for many (most even) bloggers, the writing is the ONLY part of blogging that they enjoy amidst the sheer weight of blogligation, as Dawn brilliantly calls it. No you don’t need an award to make you carry on enjoying writing – that would be slightly bonkers with thousands of bloggers out there but only one writer award  – but what message does it send those of us who love the writing aspect? Do you get me?

 

WHAT DOES THAT ACTION SAY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE TODAY AND THE FUTURE OF BLOGGING?

Society, as we already know is on a downward ‘dumber and dumber’ spiral. Maybe I’m old and cliched and simply repeating what our parents said and their parents before them but surely the Kardashianised culture, a super power leadera super power leader who can barely string an intelligent sentence together, the narrow minded vile comments on chat threads that erupt on social media are just some of the many symptoms of this dumbing down of intelligence.

It may sound like a tenuous connection but I actually genuinely wonder if eliminating the writer category in a blog awards list is symptomatic of this dumbing down.

 

 

OF COURSE THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT IS NONE OF THE ABOVE!

Maybe this year there is no writer award because after last year’s #Jeangate incident, they now associate that category with calamitous wardrobe fails and didn’t want to risk it.  Rumour has it some saddo squeezed herself into tight white jeans (can’t remember her name). Nobody needs to see that again.

I’M A FINALIST (EEK!) IN THE READER’S CHOICE CATEGORY OF THE BRILLIANCE IN BLOGGING AWARDS
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOTE FOR ME TO WIN, I’D BE SO GRATEFUL AND HONOURED!
Just click on this THIS LINK and fill in boxes 1, 2 and 13. 
Super quick and easy!
(Voting closes July 2nd.)
Thanks muchly!

 

 

 

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42 Comments on What Happened to the BiBs17 Awards? Doesn’t The Writing Matter Anymore?

  1. justsayingmum
    May 15, 2017 at 9:30 am (5 months ago)

    Oh I’m shocked they have removed the writer’s award. That to me was the epitome of an award. Well, my lovely, you will always be remembered as the last writer – now that is one hell of an achievement – no one else can ever compete with you now! #BigPinkLink

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 10:32 am (5 months ago)

      lol you’ve made me laugh. well as I joked to Emma but didn’t dare put in this post, my wardrobe fail was the tough act to follow!

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  2. Siobhan
    May 15, 2017 at 10:22 am (5 months ago)

    Great post – I too was a little disheartened that this category didn’t exist anymore, partly because it felt like there are so many brilliant bloggers out there who now only fit into one or two other categories, which makes it really tough when you can only vote for one for each! #BigPinkLink

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 10:35 am (5 months ago)

      It’s quite silly really in my opinion but hey ho.

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  3. mums' army
    May 15, 2017 at 10:27 am (5 months ago)

    As a newbee to the blogging/online party I have no idea what BIBS are although I have seen the words popping up recently so I think I need to have a read up on what it all is etc but it does seem crazy after having a read of your post that there is no writers award? I thought that was the one most important thing about having a blog?! Totally agree with you about Dawn at Rhyming with Wine, her poems are genius and leave me totally in awe xx Nicky #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 10:34 am (5 months ago)

      Tis all a shame. Thanks for reading.

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      • prabs
        May 15, 2017 at 1:09 pm (5 months ago)

        I’m laughing. Excuse me…I’m off to officially change my name to Nicky 🙂 x

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        • Rhyming with Wine
          May 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm (5 months ago)

          Haha sorry Prabs. I was very cheekily jumping in to thank Nicky at Mums Army for the bloglove! xx

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          • prabs
            May 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm (5 months ago)

            not cheeky at all! I’d misread who the comment was to.

  4. Amy Treasure
    May 15, 2017 at 11:42 am (5 months ago)

    All of this. I’m flummoxed. Also disappointed as only fit loosely into other categories. It’s a real shame 🙁

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 11:49 am (5 months ago)

      I know sweetie. Thanks so much for reading.

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  5. Tubbs
    May 15, 2017 at 11:59 am (5 months ago)

    I love the writing aspect of blogging – the creating and reading other people’s. I thought it was a it was a shame they weren’t doing one this year, particularly they were doing one for visuals. And it makes the decision for Readers Choice even harder!

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  6. Rhyming with Wine
    May 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm (5 months ago)

    I didn’t think it was possible to feel so many emotions from reading a single post. I’m first of all so so touched that you would even consider me as your nomination. I’ve spent all weekend telling my nearest and dearest (possibly a random stranger in the park too) that the incredible Prabs that won the best writer award last year has thought about nominating meeee this year. That has been enough to make my bloggy year. Category or no category. That’s winning at blogging for me. That aside may I please applaud you for this extremely articulate and perfectly worded piece. I scrolled the catagories myself and wondered where on earth I could now fit so many of the incredible writers out there for a nomination. As you say, in many cases we’re down to two. There are writers out there who can move me to tears and make me laugh until my face aches all within the space of a blog page. (Yes Prabs. Im including you here.) They can reach out and build confidence, offer support and lift up an isolated and struggling mother on one of those days where the shiz quite literally hits the fan / sofa. It’s disappointing to see that we are so restricted as to how we can recognise this in the awards. For me though, this post is enough. I’m off to share the pants off it. (Or should I say skinny jeans which I actually thought looked blimmin amazing so there!) All the hugs. Possibly a chest bump too. x

    Ps. Can I also please just say here for the record – Squirmy People’s incredible post rebelling against the tyrant that is SEO – Outstanding!

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm (5 months ago)

      OH gosh what an incredible response. Thank you so much for all the tweeting etc and also just spotted your FB share. Your reaction is so touching in so many ways x

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  7. Silly Mummy
    May 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm (5 months ago)

    Having been kind of barely connected to blogging lately due to personal life, I only just realised last night the BiBs are here again! Now I’m trying to decide whether to even bother trying this year – I’m leaning towards no! Hadn’t realised the writer category was gone, and love this post. The writer category is the one that mattered most to me, I must admit. I get that many bloggers do focus perhaps more on other aspects, and I am pleased to see people get recognised for their achievements in all those other aspects. But I think it is a shame if we stop recognising actual writing ability at all. And this is not specific to the blogging world – in general, I think less and less recognition is given to the talent involved in people being truly good writers. People seem to increasingly believe writing is something that anyone can do. True in a way, but to do it well is still a skill, and it makes me sad if it is no longer recognised. & I also love Dawn! And you – that’a the clear plus here! You will now be the reigning, never defeated champion of the writing award!

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm (5 months ago)

      Ha ha the last bit made me chuckle. But yes you’ve hit the nail on the head totally with the rest.

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  8. Heather Keet
    May 15, 2017 at 8:12 pm (5 months ago)

    I think it’s sad that they took out the writing award. I don’t know their reasoning but it does seem more and more like the “recognized people” are just not writing well and it’s more about the social media reach. I purposely follow people slowly on social media – my Twitter is a snail’s pace of growth compared to most people. I want to interact! I see no point in mindlessly following bloggers who I’ll never read and just scroll past them on my feed. It does them no good and wastes my time trying to get to who I want to see. #CandidCuddles

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm (5 months ago)

      Hear hear Heather

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  9. Wave to Mummy
    May 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm (5 months ago)

    It’s strange in a way but I wonder whether or not it might be because, at the end, Britmums is a corporate organisation. And what sells, advertising wise, is not flowing prose, but pretty pictures and massive social media following. So in that sense, it is reasonable why you might set awards for those type of blogs.

    I haven’t entered this year and tbf probably won’t. Not because I have anything against it but I feel just too damn busy to start asking for votes.

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    • prabs
      May 15, 2017 at 11:41 pm (5 months ago)

      I hear you re corporate and advertising etc but I do think if they take out the writer category, the awards are a tad meaningless. You may be right though.

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  10. Rosie @ Little Fish
    May 16, 2017 at 4:06 am (5 months ago)

    Great post! Was nodding along to all this. I can’t imagine ever having a glimpse of a blogging award, but I do enjoy watching all the build up every year. I think as you say, taking out the ‘writer’ award takes away the significance of writing in this blogging malarky. I’m someone who fits more into the ideas/tips/crafts/photography side of blogging, but I still see the writing as being key to making my posts appealing. Plus as an English graduate I also wince every time I see a spelling or grammar mistake in a major blogger’s writing!!! xx

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    • prabs
      May 16, 2017 at 8:11 am (5 months ago)

      ah glad you related and thanks for reading

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  11. Mackenzie Glanville
    May 16, 2017 at 6:43 am (5 months ago)

    I honestly don’t know much about the awards, or even my own stats. Sometimes my friends think I live in a bubble, maybe I do. I write because I love writing, I love to help inspire others and because I discovered when I don’t write I feel unfulfilled. Writing equals happiness for me and if I was to get bogged down in statistics it would just take away my pleasure. I see my subscribers going up when I get my mail chimp emails, so I like seeing that rise but otherwise it doesn’t matter, I don’t intend to warn money from my blog, i have been offered opportunities and I turn them down. Writing is my joy. Great post! I do agree that writing matters and some blogs I just find all about advertising and that is a turn off. #candidcuddles

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    • prabs
      May 16, 2017 at 8:26 am (5 months ago)

      Yours is the best way to be Mac. I regret the day I started looking at stats!

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  12. John Adams
    May 16, 2017 at 6:43 am (5 months ago)

    I kinda think 101 different things about this Prabs. I’ll do the controversial bit first. As you have clearly stated, people have different reasons for getting into blogging. Some simply want to write something for their friends and family to read, others want to start a multi-media publishing empire and retire to Miami in a beachside condo. Blogging is just a step on the way for such individuals.

    Nothing controversial so far…so here it comes. If you are going to produce a blog that is even mediocre, you need to accept that writing is only a part of the process. Understanding the legalities of publishing law, the technicalities of web hosting and WordPress / blogger, getting to grips with social media and learning how to take a good photograph are the basics. It took me ages to realise this. Blogging isn’t simply writing, it is about so much more (you’ll notice I left YouTube off the list because that just opens up an entirely whole different world altogether!!).

    That said, the lack of a writer category does strike me as a little odd. If there’s going to be a photo, social media and video category, then having a writer category seems like it should be a given. it would merely recognose one of the essential skills of blogging.

    Shall I finish on another controversial note? Yeah why not? I’m gonna go on a tangent here, but should there be a dedicated dad blogger category? I used to be set dead against this. I have, however, come to appreciate that when it comes to parent blogging awards where there is a public vote element, us guys are seriously disadvantaged. The mere number of mum bloggers who will vote for mum blogs makes it exceedingly difficult for a guy to win anything. Yes, yes, okay, I’ve won a couple of awards over the past year so I need to be careful what I say. Neither of the awards I won, however, was a dedicated parent blogging award ceremony and one of them had a gendered mum / dad blog category.

    Best of luck in the Reader’s Choice category and this year I hope you wear Activewear to collect any award.

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    • prabs
      May 16, 2017 at 8:17 am (5 months ago)

      Nothing controversial here. You speak total sense and I wholeheartedly agree dad blogger category by the way. Thanks for reading Johno 😉

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  13. MomOfTwoLittleGirls
    May 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm (5 months ago)

    That’s really strange. I haven’t really delved into the blog awards bit yet, I just assume I can’t vote or anything since I live outside the UK. But this is about the 3rd or 4th post I’ve read today on them so I’m definitely going to have a look.
    #candidcuddles

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  14. Random Musings
    May 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm (5 months ago)

    I noticed the writers category was missing this year too. At first I thought I’d missed it.
    I completely agree with what you’ve said. How can you have blogging awards without recognising the main component of blogging. Sure the other things are important, but the writing is the main element. It’s like handing out Pulitzer prizes because the cover is pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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  15. Aleena
    May 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm (5 months ago)

    yeah I’m a bit confused as to why my comment has arrived through Facebook rather than your blog!! How very random! You can find me over at MummyMamaMum.com

    And yes, the form had definitely loaded properly, I guess I was just being optimistic!!

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  16. Talya
    May 18, 2017 at 11:43 am (5 months ago)

    Errrrr….seriously no writing award. I mean isn’t that what blogging is supposed to be all about….writing? Or maybe I have decided to take up the wrong profession. Great post as always blog wifey and thanks for linking this up to #coolmumclub xoxo

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    • prabs
      May 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm (5 months ago)

      We live in crazy times lol

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  17. Mum in Brum
    May 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm (5 months ago)

    I couldn’t agree more Prabs – I’ve always viewed the writing category as a vital category. Yes, we should recognise those who are great at social media, photography etc , as all of it takes skill and hard work…but come on! To get rid of writing?? I completely agree that the ‘most successful’ bloggers are those who are good at all of the other stuff (i.e. self-promotion) that comes with blogging. It’s obvious really…But the awards should celebrate those who blog just for the love of writing. I’m sure that’s what most blogs are born from…x #coolmumclub

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  18. Helena
    May 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm (5 months ago)

    It seems like a right popularity contest to me.#candidcuddles

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  19. MMT
    May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm (5 months ago)

    I think there should definitely be a best linky award no?
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub. I like T am a bit switched off from it all after last year nearly throwing myself off a blog cliff after the award season!
    Of course, if I were to be a finalist I’d be eating my words pretty damn quickly ha ha! Don’t think I need to worry too much about that though 😉

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    • prabs
      May 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh dear sorry to hear that Sarah. Better off out of it then.

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  20. Helen
    May 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm (5 months ago)

    I agree with you. It is a shame that in essence decent writers with smaller followers are in serious danger of being over looked – and not just at the awards. It feels like a case of he who shouts the loudest gets heard with blogging lately. Stats, numbers, rankings can all be fixed. A friend of mine had a website for his business and cheats his way through SEO and Google to boost his hits. I think what I’m trying to say is that a readers choice wouldn’t necessarily be the best writing, but more likely the widest reach. #coolmumclub

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  21. Alan Herbert
    May 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm (5 months ago)

    Agree with everything you say Prabs. Surely the point of blogging is the writing.

    Although it does seem more and more like it’s the Social Media that is more important.

    Perhaps the winner last year was soooo good they decided to retire the award as no one else would compare?

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    • prabs
      May 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm (5 months ago)

      tee hee flattery will get you everwhere. Thanks for reading. Yes tis all a social media whirl now.

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  22. Liz Deacle
    May 24, 2017 at 4:33 am (5 months ago)

    I don’t know anything about the awards but I do know you deserved to win. And… how do you write such long posts my girl??? Your head must be buzzing after a day of writing! I love reading your rants because they are so beautifully written but guess what? Now I’m late for picking Tess up from her singing lesson!! Keep them comping Prabs,
    Liz x
    #thedreamteam

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  23. Single Mum Speaks
    May 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh Prabs, you have said everything I think about the BIBs situation. I’m not bothering to even ask for votes this year-I’ve had some technical issues and also lack of time this year so blogging has really been on the back burner anyway, but I am outraged at the lack of a writing award-although on the plus side at least it means I won’t be trying and failing to canvas for votes as I definitely don’t fit into any of the other categories!

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    • prabs
      May 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh I think so many of us feel that way about the other categories. I’ve half-heartedly pitched for readers’ choice but I don’t even have a hope in hell!

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