I love blogging, I really really do. I love the online world and catching up on the many many blogs that I follow on a regular basis, I love twitter and I love generally being connected to the Internet with the limitless information and entertainment it presents. Plus I am kinda hooked on it…
But I also love magazines.
I grew up reading them – from Smash Hits when I was a kid that my Grandma used to subscribe to for me and send down in the post from Lancashire, to buying ‘Celebrity Style’ (where did that one go to?) Bliss, Sugar and 17 magazine as an early teen and then when I was around 15 I graduated onto Cosmopolitan. This is of course after reading my mums slightly yellowed copy of Cosmo Beauty Tips from the early 1980’s. My love affair with magazines continues to this day, partly because I work in a media-related field and partly just because I just love them. There is something so relaxing about curling up on the sofa to flick through the latest copy of your favorite glossy.
But enough waffle…the point I’m trying to get to…
A couple of weeks ago an email popped up in my inbox inviting me to go along to the launch of the inaugural Cosmo Blog Awards and I may have squealed a little bit. So I went along and yes, my imagination is already way ahead of me and the idea that my little blog might have a small chance at being in the shortlist for the awards being run by a magazine that I grew up reading (and still do) is extremely exciting.
But of course it isn’t down how much I want it, or to the Cosmo team – it’s down to the people who read the blogs and voting is open now until the 4th of August.
To vote, all you need to do is:
– Go to the link that is either below or the one highlighted above,
– Choose a category: beauty
– Enter the url www.beautyjunkielondon.com (or of course the url for your other favorite blog!)
– Then write a couple of lines about why you think the blog should be nominated.
It’s probably a bit of a long shot, but it would absolutely make my day/month/year/lifetime if my blog ended up on the shortlist. I will be keeping everything crossed from now till August, and a HUGE thank you for anyone who does decide and take the time to nominate this blog.