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Top of the blogs: 2014 marks first UK blogging awards in London


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Interest in internet blogging has flourished in recent years as Tumblr and Blogger have become household names and rising numbers of would-be journalists, chefs and designers have turned to blogging as a starting point for internet fame.

As we have seen, with blogging, comes great potential: more and more frequently, we are reading about the emergence of writers and entrepreneurs who have built their lofty empires from the humble foundations of a niche WordPress blog. In recent weeks, the feel-good story of food blogger Jack McEnroe’s rise to fame has sparked interest amongst Hollywood executives and may soon be on the big screen. It seems that blogging has finally come of age and is no longer in the shadows of the intimidating tradition of tabloid and television media.

To celebrate the success of the best of the blogs, the first-ever UK Blog Awards will be presented in a star-studded ceremony in London on April 25th at The Grange St Pauls Hotel. Over nine hundred entries have been received for the inaugural event.

UK Blog Awards founder Gemma Pears commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the level of response we have had from both bloggers and the voting public. Blogging has definitely come of age, and it’s time to recognise the cream of the crop.”

Over sixteen thousand people, including Olympian Rebecca Adlington and TV personality Katy Hill, have voted online for their favourite bloggers. From those selected, a short-list of the best of the blogs will now be assessed by a panel of experts, with the collaboration of Perry McCarthy, the original Stig from Top Gear, and Mike Little, the Co-Founder of Wordpress.

Award hopefuls from online shopping giants, to The Tate Gallery, the WWF and the British Library, along with individual specialist bloggers, will fight it out in fourteen categories. These diverse categories range from events to weddings to fashion to travel and lifestyle in order to celebrate the broad diversity of the blogosphere.

Gemma Pears added “The UK blogerati will be out in force on April 25th. We expect social media to melt down on the night, since every attendee will be telling their readers who wins!”

More information, including details of the shortlisted bloggers and tickets for the Awards Evening, is available via the National UK Blog Awards website 

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