With all of this in mind, I decided it might be a fun idea to start a blog award of my own. The idea came to me when I was thinking about some of the sweet and lovely friends I've made through blogging and how I could let them know how much I appreciate them and their support! I don't expect this to become a huge deal, I don't even know what you guys will think of it, but I hope you will like the idea behind it at the very least!
So, this is basically my award! I decided to call it 'A Ribbon of Affection' because it pretty much sums up what I want the award to be about. I don't want to make too many 'rules' and I want people to be able to adapt them to suit themselves.
I was hoping that instead of awarding a new blog, or a blog with under 200 followers or any of that hooplah, you award a blogger you really admire. I like the idea of awarding your 'blogger pals' and the people who inspire you. It's just a little way of letting them know how awesome you think they are!
If you decide to pass this award on, I was thinking you could maybe list five or so reasons why you love that blogger and how you became friends in the first place. This doesn't have to be in the typical list format, it can just be one big paragraph - whatever you prefer! Why does their blog inspire you so much and why should everyone else check out their blog too? Again, this is just a general idea! You can really chat about anything you want.
You can also nominate whoever you would like! If you have 5 very close friends, then you can pass the award on to all of them.
So to start things off, here are the special blogger's I would like to award.
Tara of The Style Rawr
I only discovered The Style Rawr this year and it's quickly become one of my favourite blogs to read! Tara in particular has been amazingly sweet to me, she always supports my artwork and she's just given me a real boost! I think she's probably one of the most genuine blogger's around, she always makes time for her readers which can be such a rare thing these days. I also adore Tara's style - she has a serious love of maxi dresses and Wildfox, and she always looks flippin' immaculate (even in insanely hot weather conditions - kudos!). She's just a bit of a cutie really and I can't tell you how much her sweet comments mean to me!
I think lots of you will agree with this choice, as Jennie is surely one of the loveliest blogger's around! I actually think Sailboat is one of the first ever blogs I followed, and I've never stopped reading. Jennie has been so unbelievably kind to me, I was actually a little shy to speak to her to start with because I really look up to her as a blogger, but I needn't have been! She's been so supportive of me and my illustrations, and always makes the time to comment on my blog posts which is so appreciated. The one thing I really love about Jennie is that she is so honest and relatable, her lifestyle posts are my absolute favourites and I never tire of reading her thoughts and insight.
I also love how caring she is and how much she clearly loves her pets! I'm very envious of her little bunny Ralphie - I wish I could have one of my own.
Marta is amazing really. I've been friends with her for such a long time now and we're always emailing each other about how things are going etc. Marta inspires me because she is never afraid of trying new things and experimenting with her blog. I really adore the vlogs that she makes, I think she comes across so so well and you can see how genuine she really is. She's honestly one of the most thoughtful people I have ever come across, she quite often sends me sweet gifts all the way from Portugal and I treasure each and every one! Marta has supported me right from the start really, and that means so much so I'll be forever grateful for that. I especially love her lifestyle posts/vlogs about what she's been up to lately, oh and not to mention her cute cat Lily who oftens appears in her videos! I really hope that a lot of you will pop over to her blog because she's honestly a blogger who is very deserving of your time, she's a genuinely lovely girl and I hope she continues to be successful and happy!
I really hope you've enjoyed this post, I really loved writing about my blog pals - but I also just wanted to say that I appreciate all of my followers! I never take it for granted that you've taken the time to have a look at my little blog and leave me such amazing comments!
Let me know what you think of this blog award idea.
P.S. Please feel free to use this award if you would like to 'gift' it to any of your own blog friends! Please let me know if you decide to do a post so I can have a peek.