The 2016 Blogger Awards!

Hello everyone!

If you were around last year, you may have known a girl called TheAmbivert123, AKA Ambi, who hosted the 2015 Blogger Awards. It was the most amazing thing, for me, that had happened all year; it brought so many bloggers together and spread positivity. Unfortunately, due to a few things, Ambi had to delete her blog early this year (which, of course, was very upsetting).

A few weeks ago, I received a lovely email from her, asking me if I wanted to host the 2016 Blogger Awards, as she wasn’t around yet still wanted it to continue. After I got over my complete shock and screaming fangirl moment, I accepted: it was my favourite part of last year, and I’m so incredibly honoured to carry it on. Thank you, Ambi!

Right, onto the Awards: if you weren’t here last year, you won’t know how it works, so I will explain. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

There are 12 categories in which to nominate blogs, or bloggers. They are listed below, with a description to help you to decide which blogs fit the award best. You can nominate anybody, and the blogger with the most nominations for that category will win the award. However, all nominees will be recognised.

The Rules (PLEASE READ)
• It is preferred if you nominate one blog/blogger per award, but if you’re finding this difficult, two should be the maximum.
• Post ALL NOMINATIONS on this post, or write a post that links to this post so that I am notified as to who you have nominated. If you don’t know how to make a pingback, you can always ask, or email me.
• If you do not link your nominations to this post in some way, they cannot be counted.
• You must link your nominees to their blog – just writing a name will result in confusion, because there are multiple Em’s to give an example.
• Please tag your blog posts that relate to the awards with the hashtag #2016BloggerAwards. This is so that both the readers and I can keep track of any nominations.
• Results will be posted on 31 December, to allow as many people to submit their nominations as possible.

The Categories
Blogger of the Year
A blogger that you feel has stood out this year as being very inspiring, kind, and who holds many of the qualities that you feel makes a fantastic blogger. This blogger can be one who you aspire to be and who’s personality traits cause them to, again and again, be seen as a central part of your blogging community, both to you and others.

Blog of the Year
Through their posts, the blog which you nominate for this category will have made an impact on the community with their writing. Each aspect of the blog is well thought-out, and their posts are both creative and original. Content, appearance and the effect you think this blog has had on you as a person and other people should contribute to why you nominated them.

Kindest Blogger
Somebody who has always been there with a lovely word if you feel down. They do not judge you, and can always be relied on to say the sweetest things no matter the situation that you find yourself in. Their comments are ones that stick in your mind because of their kind words, and they are nice to everybody and anybody.

Most Approachable Blogger
No matter the time of day or the amount of followers you have, you feel as if you can always talk to this blogger. Whether they have 10 followers or 10000, they do not make you feel unwelcome, and allow you to feel as if your opinions will be listened to. They’re friendly, and their personality makes it so that they are easy to have a conversation with.

Best New Blogger
A person who has, ∈spite not being in the Blogosphere for long, made an impact. This award is for those who have taken blogging in their stride, and right from the beginning, given it their all. They have firmly entrenched themselves within the community, emerging into blogging and not letting their ‘newbie’ status bother them.

Most Positive Blog
The posts on this blog, or this blogger’s personality, lift your mood whenever you are not feeling your best. They could write inspirational posts, or have the personality that allows you to smile when they comment or speak to you; a simple post or conversation with them can make you happy.

Most Helpful Blogger
Somebody who has always strived to help anybody, in any situation. This can be through their posts, or through any contact you have had outside of blogging. They have always helped you when you needed any assistance or advice, whether that would be with blogging or any real life situations, and they go out of their way to offer you this help.

Best Looking Blog
When you look at this blog, it should be obvious that they’ve spent some time on making it look amazing. It can be through the way they’ve organised it, the design in general, the best pictures: whatever element they’ve put into their blog, they’ve done it incredibly well. Remember, beauty is subjective, so don’t feel worried that other people may disagree with you.

Most Relatable Blog
Many of the posts that they write, you find yourself relating to. This can be because of their style of writing, or the stories that they share; when you read their blog, you think that you aren’t alone.

Most Creative Blogger
There are some people who have added wonderfully original ideas to the Blogosphere. These people have contributed awards, tags, challenges and anything else that has been very well created. As well as this, they could be a creative writer, artist or could be a musician – anything that showcases a talent, or brings something never brought before to the blogging world. This is flexible, so you can nominate 2 people if this one is especially difficult.

Funniest Blogger
This blogger will never fail to make you laugh. Through what they say, their posts or how they interact with people, they put a permanent smile on your face and can have you in stitches. They can be unexpectedly funny, can say the strangest things, but the one thing that this person has is a brilliant sense of humour.

The Wildcard
If you think that a blog/blogger should be recognised for an aspect of their blog/blogging personality that doesn’t fit a category on this list, then you can nominate them here, with the name of the aspect that they deserve and a comment. Though no one will necessarily ‘win’ this, those that stand out will be featured in the Results post.

I hope that you all have fun with this. Even if you don’t win, your blog will ALWAYS be valid, always be brilliant, because you’ve put so much work into it. This is a celebration of all the bloggers this year, new and old.

I couldn’t have set this up without the help of Tara – who, though she doesn’t post any more, is my closest and oldest blogging friend that remained so. In addition, L helped me out with the descriptions for some of the categories, so a huge thank you goes out to him as well.

Spread the word, everyone! Remember to tag your posts with 2016BloggerAwards!

Thanks to Ambi, again, for letting me host these awards. It means so much to me, and I can’t believe I’m getting to do this.

From Elm 🙂

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206 thoughts on “The 2016 Blogger Awards!

  1. too many categories too many amazing bloggers aaaaaaaa can i just like nominate 298329382 people for each one its a little over the 2 maximum but ehh 😉

  2. AHHHHhhhhHHHHhhhh
    THIS’LL BE SO FUN
    yep, i’m that one blogger who didn’t know about this last year… just ignore me flailing happily while you cool, seasoned bloggers roll your eyes.

  3. I’m so glad this is continuing even though Ambi has left! I have all of the ideas and no idea who to nominate! Time for some thinking.

      • nooooo ive been her for like 3 minutes and i dont follow many people i’ll look like such a beg if i nominate anyone for the others lol

      • I ACTUALLY WILL!! i started this blog in january but i didnt write or comment anything on it until july so yeah i guess i am

      • SNAZZY MCSNAZZ (i keep saying that unironically and it is…. a problem). ok but like im literally and irl meme , i literally just write trash. okayyyyyyyy maybe i’ll wait till nov/dec to post my nominations then, just for you ❤

      • Be a cool thing and NOMINATE DA PEEPZ go searchin’ for blogs YES
        I used to say ‘yes lads’ ironically and now I say it accidentally IT’s TERRIBLE

  4. I’m new to the blogosphere (Pfft! You know that 😉). but I think this is a really fun thing.
    Okay let me be honest, I had a little of your reaction when I skimmed through the post. Especially because you’re hosting it. Yay!!! 👏👏👏
    I’ll probably participate next year, when I would have had the chance to know a lot of bloggers cause I’ll just be a month into this tomorrow, but regardless. Can I reblog it? So it would be seen by users that have been a long time on WordPress.

    • Yes, of course you can – thank you SO much! And don’t worry about not participating! 🙂 Through this, you can hopefully find new blogs to follow!

  5. This is such an awesome idea!! I wish I could’ve gotten to know Ambi… she had to delete her blog just as I was starting! Please wish her well for me! 🙂

  6. OMG! Is this real? We have a thing called BLogger Awards. This is freakin’ cool. Great work Elm. And now I have to go nominate people. Honestly, this is amazing. I feel like I am part of something great. Thank you for hosting it. : D

  7. AHHH I REMEMBER THESE LAST YEAR OMG.Remember when you absolutely slayed them last year!? I’m so glad it’s continuing yaayy MAJOR YAS to you for hosting them 😀
    Buuut I’m gonna tarry a bit before posting my nominees just cuz I need some time SINCE EVERYONE IS SO AMAZINGGGG AND COOOL.

  8. I literally remember this from last year! AS IF it was a whole year ago! I was a brand new blogger, barely knew anyone and it was so lovely to see a huge community nominating others for all their hard work! Congrats on hosting Elm, you’re doing great! Cannot wait to see who wins haha! When will the winners be announced? Need to put it on my calendar haha! x

    • Thanks – I’m still in shock that I AM hosting it! Hopefully on 30 December – the day before my birthday!!! 🙂 And YES I REMEMBER LAST YEAR OMGG! Bloody HELL was that a year ago?! That’s insane; I remember you starting your blog as well!

  9. AHHHHHHH!! *does the Sharpay ‘brrrr’ thing*. This is so exciting! It must be so lovely for you that you were chosen to host it! Am I allowed to nominate you? Because you and your blog are AMAZING and you make me really happy!

  10. The Wildcard- You, Elm!
    Most Relatable- Jill, at rantandraveaboutbooks.wordpress.com
    Funniest Blogger- Laura, imissyouwheniblink.wordpress.com

  11. Blogger of the Year
    sarinalangerwriter.com
    Sarina is just AWESOME. I’m yet to read her book, but I ALWAYS read her blog.

    Blog of the Year
    thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com
    I love her POSTS. Just awesome! Tash is amazing!

    Kindest Blogger
    Yikes! They’re so many nice bloggers but I’m going to have to go with Ayaka @ Midnight Ranter’s blog
    midnightranterblog.wordpress.com/

    Best New Blogger
    Emma is amazing! Seriously LOVE her posts!
    bookemma.wordpress.com

    Most Approachable Blogger
    Aditi is so kind, thoughtful and AMAZING. Have to nominate her : aditipallod.wordpress.com
    and SITHARA!! musingsofamellowmind.wordpress.com/

    Most Positive Blog
    I’ll have to choose Azura @ Azura Skies for always being amazing! Her blog posts are always so… Uplifting
    azuraskies.wordpress.com
    and
    peachiiikeen.wordpress.com. Wander Girl is amazing! Her posts are so helpful and wonderful ❤

    Best Looking Blog
    So many great looking blogs, but i have to nominate:
    thegirlwithcoffe.wordpress.com
    https://dailydelightsblog.wordpress.com/
    I wish I could nominate my blog for this 😛

    Most Relatable Blog
    AHHH! I'll have to go with :
    https://josmith1845.wordpress.com/

    Most Creative Blogger
    I LOVE Maya @ ArtsyTeen
    artsyteenblog.wordpress.com/
    And, who can forget
    absolutelymuffin.com
    AMAZING

    Funniest Blogger
    Cait @ PaperFury is so funny and amazing! 100% deserves this!!
    paperfury.com

    The Wildcard
    clairehuston.wordpress.com/
    AWESOME

    That's my nominees! Good luck!

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