For a while now my blogging social life has revolved around my much loved Big up your Blog group, care of Suzie and Em (please think of for Services to Bloggers). I love Throwback Thursday, being Social on Saturday and the bonanza big read and share on Sundays. It encourages me to write- have new material- all prepared for the weekend, ready to go. I have made online friends. Tons of them. From all walks of life and focusing on all different topics. There is a type of loyalty and support in this group that I believe a rare find for the Internet. It isn’t all a blatant cover up for self promotion and I have had actual conversations far ranging, extended and meaningful. A far cry from the bland Nice post-hey check me out!! engagements. For a mother who has recently come to terms with anxiety focused around a changed lifestyle, this interaction has been therapeutic as well as just full of laughs.
I nominated plenty in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards and I now have plenty to nominate. It was easy to nominate yet at times tricky to limit my choice to one in each category. One of my toughest votes was Best Pal. And there I was sitting in the Bloggers Arms with all the other onliner oneliners (get the pints in Plot who is nominated for Best Newcomer if you want an idea who to vote for there) when the news comes in. Nominated for Best Pal!! Now, I have seen who is in there with me and, well, I am not expecting the actual accolade, but the nomination itself is a lovely feeling. I mean Josy, Melanie, Hayley, Cherie and Rachael are some of my actual best pals in blog world anyway and I jumped joyfully into the rest of the list with the hope of finding more blogs just like these for future perusal. However you can still vote for Fancy Paper if you feel that you would like to. It is very warming to know someone or ones may have actually chosen Fancy Paper for this award and I like it. Being a (hopefully good) friend is a huge part of my real world life. I am relieved my blog represents that. Enough gabbling. Time for a drinkie folks- a cyber one as I am still in charge of two smallies- so here you go folks and I encourage you to add your choices of tipple in the comments below. In fact, if you would like to make this thing an extended party, why don’t you PM me through facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell me your favourite drink and party food of choice, I will write a round up and link all back to you. Blog party anyone? 👠🎉😎🤔👩🎤
Let’s blast this thing.
There are so many bloggers that have been nominated in the other sections that I love, so my current voting was a difficult decision in many cases. I am so glad for those who got a nod of some kind, however every blog I read and comment on regularly, to me, is a wonderful piece of work that is written with passion and careful thought – or I wouldn’t be in there. So let us all celebrate blog life as it is. We can start off with the following bevvies and we will add as we go along. Something for everyone in here🥂🥃🍻🍺🍹🍸🍷🍼☕🥛🍵🍶🍾.