Second The Best ! #bloggersbash

Today was wonderful and I can’t believe it’s already over πŸ˜₯

I am most proudΒ and extremely thankful to those of you that voted…
I got second place in my Category Best Overall Blog Award!

There were some huge blogs I was up against so I was so amazed!

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Still speechless… (well as gobsmacked as a chatterbox like me can!)

Still, I phoned my Hubby Dearest to let him know the good news and he was so happy for me, and my Lil Man and Lil Princess were jumping up and down, because “You know mummy, second the best!” followed by “Did you get anything??!!”

I said I got lots of claps and cheers, and a tee-shirt!

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And I was lucky enough to also win a bracelet from Barb Taub!

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I regret that I took hardly any photos but there are a few of my core blogily Erika, Judy and Rich, who I met for the first time in person!

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And of the organisers, Sacha, Geoffles, Hugh and Ali!

 

 

 

A wonderful masterclass too byΒ Luca Sartoni, a Growthketeer at Automattic, who gave us some great tips on connecting social media to our blogs, and some interesting info regarding reblogs, and PressThis!

We ended up having to leave a little early, but the time we spent was worth it, every second!

My only regret… not being able to sing “We Are Blogily”!

Sacha/Geoffles/Hugh/Ali – I didn’t get to write in the guest-book, but next time can we have karaoke too??!! πŸ˜‰

Meeting some brilliant bloggers, and writers, and putting voices and faces to names… I can’t Β wait to do it all again next year!

Open your diaries, ande book the date NOW!

10th June 2017 will be the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards take 3!!!!!!

Right, the excitement and general craziness has hit me now.. I think I need my bed!

Til Tomorrow Peeps!!!!!

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  2. Alka
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:17:41

    Congratulations for this award, Ritu!

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  3. New Journey
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 15:53:33

    Well deserved my friend…and what beautiful bracelet…congrats…..kat

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  4. Sherri
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 18:31:22

    Love this! Many congratulations for your second placing Ritu, that is an amazing accomplishment for a fantastic award! I wish we could have had more chance to talk, but I can tell we’re on the same wavelength as I asked for music and dancing lol πŸ˜€ Karaoke too…even better! I’m gutted we didn’t get to sing your song…even more to save up for next year…we won’t forget We will have to go until midnight I think Lol πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ xx

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  5. livingincyn
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 09:05:35

    So glad I got to meet you! Discovered you thanks to the BB and was so glad to wrangle the courage to talk to you! Congrats again! And see you next year! ❀

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  6. lbeth1950
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 03:19:16

    Congrats! Well deserved!

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  7. Corina
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 01:00:48

    What fun! And second best is quite a feather in your hat!

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  9. mopana
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 17:26:34

    I am very happy for you, Ritu πŸ™‚ This is a great news.
    Congrats!
    xoxo ❀

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  10. syl65
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 16:54:30

    Good afternoon Sister! Glad you had a wonderful time! 2nd place… awesome!

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  11. Judy Martin
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 16:35:18

    It was a wonderful day all round and I am so happy that all our blogily managed to meet up at last! πŸ™‚

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  12. Prajakta
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 15:12:07

    Big big big Congratulations πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  13. Hugh's Views and News
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 13:15:16

    It was a pleasure to finally meet you yesterday, Ritu. First of all, thank you so much for my box of Maltesers. They are still sat here on my desk, unopened. There’s a good reason for that and it will all be revealed soon.
    Many congratulations on your Second placing for The Best Overall Blog. Very well deserved and you should be very proud of all that you have achieved on here in building up not just a fantastic blog, but a great blogging community as well.
    My only regret is that I did not have more time to speak with you all. As you saw I was on video duty, but I still seem to have almost lost my voice, today, because of all the talking I did get to do.
    Did anyone mention Welsh Chocolate? Yes, me! It’s arriving tomorrow and I have a bar with your name on it, so I’ll be in touch soon with details of how to get it to you.
    And next year (when I have that microphone) I just may insist you start us all off with ‘We Are Blogilly’.
    Thank you for coming along to the Bloggers Bash and for being a big part of making the whole day a success, Ritu.
    xx

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    • Ritu
      Jun 12, 2016 @ 14:23:33

      Aw Hugh! Thank you! I was so glad to finally give you a huge hug!
      Next time I will be more prepared with time so I cam be there and chat for longer!!!!!
      It was a fantastic turn out and I think all the nervous energy has got the better of me now. … I’m sooooooh tired! Off to have an afternoon nap now lol!
      (((Big hugs))) to you, Dearest Hugh :)💖

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  14. vanbytheriver
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 13:04:39

    Many congrats to you, Ritu, so happy for you, and the recognition for your lovely blog. Don’t be surprised !!!! ☺☺☺

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  15. Lisa A.
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 12:39:18

    Felicidades Ritu! Congratulations! It looks like it was fun! πŸΎπŸŽπŸ€—β€

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  16. Daisy in the Willows
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 10:39:29

    CONGRATULATIONS! Very happy for you. Lovely to be considered and mentioned so publicly and the bracelet is beautiful x

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  17. The Story Reading Ape
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 09:39:39

    CONGRATULATIONS – WELL DESERVED RITU πŸ˜€

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  18. masgautsen
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 08:33:10

    Congratulations on your second place! Looks like you had a good time! I hope I get the chance to go next year.

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  19. Thumbup
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 07:09:14

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  20. Bun Karyudo
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 06:41:06

    Many congratulations! πŸ™‚

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  21. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 06:22:30

    Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:

    Congratulations to ‘But I Smile Anyway…’

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  22. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 06:21:05

    Congratulations!

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  23. Nandini Bharadwaj
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 03:35:22

    Congratulations! That’s a great blog-achievement! πŸ™‚

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  24. blondieaka
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 00:59:23

    Awesome, well done! πŸ™‚

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  25. beeorganizedwithpamela
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 00:49:35

    Congrats!!

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  26. Miriam
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 00:17:50

    Congrats to you on coming second, so awesome. And it sounds like it was a fantastic day. πŸ™‚

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  27. Simon
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 00:17:24

    It was great to meet you at the bash Ritu. It was an amazing day! πŸ˜ƒ

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  28. Erika Kind
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 00:03:03

    We are blogily…. whether we sang it or not πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ™† awesome day with all of you and congrats again my overall fantastic sister πŸ’–

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  29. ladieswholunchreviews
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 23:46:11

    Congratulations, what an honor!

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  30. freyathewriter
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 22:55:36

    Congratulations!

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  31. pranabaxom
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 22:41:16

    WoW! Congratulations.

    Now, what is huge blog? Like monster trucks?

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  32. barbtaub
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 22:33:40

    It was so much fun to meet you today! Congrats again on your wonderful award. It was certainly well-deserved and you earned every one of those cheers.

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    • Ritu
      Jun 11, 2016 @ 22:42:17

      Thank yo so much Barb! I loved our little conversation too! Here’s hoping today will be just the start of many more meet ups!!!
      My daughter was just a little jealous of the bracelet!!!! πŸ™‚

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  33. wafflemethis
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 22:33:22

    And another whoop whoop. Goodnight Sis😊

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