The Bloggers Bash 2018 – My take! #BloggersBash #MondayBlogs

Saturday the 19th of May took it’s time to arrive, but equally, it sped its way here, if you know what I mean!

Nominated

The Annual Blogger’s Bash is one of the pinnacles of my year (I can’t say THE pinnacle… family might object lol!) and I always look forward to it immensely!

This year we were in a lovely venue, the George IV in Chiswick, and the weather was glorious!

Of course, we also shared the special day with a couple of otherΒ minor events, such as the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan (congrats!) and the FA CUP final, and my best friend’s daughter’s first birthday… certainly chose a popular date!

There were a few notable absences, where certain folk were either unwell, or caught up in the ridiculous traffic that clogged the roads and trains.

But there was a healthy turnout of both familiar faces as well as some new ones (to me, anyway!)

 

We chatted, mingled, networked, asked questions, gave advice, ate drank and were merry!

The committee was up there, introducing, presenting and generally making merry!

 

My nerves when I was speaking were evident, as I physically shook when I started, but once I got my groove, all was well! There were even questions at the end, which I’m told is a good thing!

 

Sacha’s presentation about mailing lists was really enlightening too! I may even start thinking of starting one!

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Awards were handed out periodically through the day, as were book prizes for a raffle that had several draws… And I won one of those prizes!

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Gotta love a book prize!

And I was also asked to be part of the panel discussion, where I felt just sitting and smiling through would be sufficient, but I did input a little!

 

And I am honoured to say I was awarded Third place Runner upΒ for Best Overall Blog 2018. There was some tough competition, but what an honour, to get some recognition!

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Thank you Voters!

There will be a much better one of this shot out there, but my long-suffering Hubby Dearest, who accompanied me, took a sneaky couple of all the attendees!

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I am really grateful to Sacha, Geoff, Hugh, Suzie, Shelley, Graeme, Helen and Adam for taking so much time over the last year, organising such a fantastic get together!

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The Fab Committee!

Thank you to all the Committee for creating such a wonderful event for us to be a part of.

Congratulations to all the Winners, Runners Up, and Nominees! You are all stars!

The awards are fun, but the Bash itself, and meeting other bloggers out there – priceless!

I simply can’t wait for next year!!!!

112 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. olganm
    May 23, 2018 @ 11:07:26

    Congratulations, Ritu. I’ve seen several posts about it and it sounds fantastic. β™₯

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  3. Mary Smith
    May 23, 2018 @ 08:47:44

    Sounds like a great, fun day, as always. I couldn’t make it this year but hope next year I’ll be back. Is there a date yet? Congrats on coming third in the overall blogger category πŸ™‚

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  4. writerchristophfischer
    May 23, 2018 @ 04:25:29

    Reblogged this on writerchristophfischer and commented:

    Great write-up on the Bloggers Bash 2018 by the wonderful Ritu

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  5. Qui Talks
    May 22, 2018 @ 01:36:28

    Congrats, girlie!!!πŸ’•

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  6. dgkaye
    May 22, 2018 @ 01:26:51

    Thanks for sharing Ritu, for those who couldn’t be there. πŸ™‚

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  7. Terri Webster Schrandt
    May 22, 2018 @ 00:57:34

    I’m glad to read it was a fab day! We had a busy day here in Sacramento California with street closures in the downtown near the venue for university graduation, to which I attended, all due to the Amgen Cycling Races. Congrats on your 3rd place–quite an honor!

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  8. learningCMS
    May 22, 2018 @ 00:23:05

    Never attended such an event but I would luv to πŸ™‚

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  9. Sara
    May 22, 2018 @ 00:22:10

    Never attended such an event but I would luv to.. πŸ™‚

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  10. Sherri Matthews
    May 21, 2018 @ 21:11:05

    Congratulations on your award and your talk Ritu! Lovely write up of a lovely day filled with lovely people πŸ™‚

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  11. Julie
    May 21, 2018 @ 17:17:59

    Congratulations Ritu! Glad you had fun! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  12. Charli Mills
    May 21, 2018 @ 16:35:05

    What a wonderful time you had, Ritu! Congratulations on your award and for presenting!

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  13. Judy E Martin
    May 21, 2018 @ 16:25:24

    Thanks for sharing your day with us, Sis, it looked amazing and I am sorry I couldn’t be there with you all. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    May 21, 2018 @ 16:07:25

    Thanks for sharing your experience at the bash, Ritu. It looks so amazing.

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  15. josypheen
    May 21, 2018 @ 14:49:07

    Congratulations Ritu!

    I am loving all your photos! It looks like a fantastic bash!!

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  16. Shivangi
    May 21, 2018 @ 14:38:51

    Congrats to all involved in this bash. May it keeps growing!

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  17. Snuffy
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:44:12

    It looks like it was a fabulous day, I really wish I could have been there! And congratulations on your award!

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  18. pranabaxom
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:39:49

    “We chatted, mingled, networked, asked questions, gave advice, ate drank and were merry!” – no singing, dancing (belly)? πŸ˜ƒ

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  19. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:27:07

    Congratulations to all involved! The images – also at Marje-blog are showing great fun. Michael

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  20. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:26:04

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  21. samfiftysomething
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:23:06

    It was a fab day indeed Ritu 😊 congrats on the third place, we’ll deserved! Your speech was excellent too well done πŸ‘

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  22. Graeme Cumming
    May 21, 2018 @ 13:03:25

    It was a great day, Ritu, and you made a magnificent contribution (and I’m not just talking about the cakes here!). The nerves didn’t show, and I was standing pretty close to you while you were on stage. Next time, don’t mention them, and no one else will know.
    Here’s to the next one!

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  23. syl65
    May 21, 2018 @ 12:29:31

    Awesome event Sister! Congratulations to everyone involved and all who could make it.

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  24. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 21, 2018 @ 10:31:24

    A lovely write up of the event and lots of pics Ritu. Can’t believe that’s it for another year. It comes and goes so quick! Here’s to the next one! Xxx

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  25. Throughmylens
    May 21, 2018 @ 10:05:43

    Aww what a lovely event, it was so wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing Ritu and congratulations on your award 😘 xx

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  26. Hugh's Views and News
    May 21, 2018 @ 09:47:28

    A fantastic roundup and a fantastic day, Ritu. You’re such a big part of the whole Bloggers Bash spirit. Thanks so much for doing the talk (which was brilliant) and for joining us on the panel. So glad you enjoyed the day. It was also great to meet ‘hubby dearest.’ From what he told me, he thoroughly enjoyed the day as well.
    P.S – Those homebaked treats you baked, were lovely. I especially enjoyed the carrot cake(s). 😍

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    • Ritu
      May 21, 2018 @ 18:18:11

      It was my pleasure Hugh, the baking and the nervous speaking!
      Thank you all for making it something so special!
      Hubby Dearest is ready for next year!
      ❀ πŸ˜€

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  27. rachaelstray
    May 21, 2018 @ 09:43:32

    Congratulations lovely. It looked and sounded like a brilliant day. Gutted to have missed it!

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  28. a mindful traveler
    May 21, 2018 @ 09:42:41

    Congratulations lovely. Awesome shots and a memorable day for sure. Xx

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  29. Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2]
    May 21, 2018 @ 09:16:25

    Well done Ritu, for you did contribute to making the day a special one. I did note that the cakes went fast if the photos were anything to go by πŸ™‚ See you next year!!

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  30. Masha
    May 21, 2018 @ 08:55:53

    WOOOHOOO!!! Congratulations Ritu, you deserve it. ❀

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  31. Erika Kind
    May 21, 2018 @ 08:50:49

    Aw, sis, I wish I had seen you. The first talk is the worst… lol! But guess what, I had so many and still I am nervous like hell… haha! I know you did great and I hope they recorded your talk. Awesome, that you carried another award home. I have to say, you are the only winner I know. I so hope I can make it next year to the Bash again. Love ya, sis πŸ’–

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  32. thebeasley
    May 21, 2018 @ 08:08:39

    So great to meet you Ritu. It was such a lovely day. Love these photos too!

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  33. Terry Tyler
    May 21, 2018 @ 08:06:31

    This is a great write-up, Ritu! πŸ™‚

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  34. kritsayvonne
    May 21, 2018 @ 08:01:40

    Congratulations to you and all the other winners. I can ‘feel’ it was a fab event through your write up. x

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  35. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    May 21, 2018 @ 07:50:03

    It really looked like it was a great time. I will be there for sure next year!!

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  36. Stevie Turner
    May 21, 2018 @ 07:04:25

    Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:

    Looks like a good time was had by all. So sorry I couldn’t make it…

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  37. April Munday
    May 21, 2018 @ 07:02:39

    It was indeed a lovely day and Hubby Dearest was charming.

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  38. willowdot21
    May 21, 2018 @ 06:41:35

    It was lovely wasn’t it Sis I tried hard to speak with everyone but it just seems to flash byπŸ’œπŸ’œ. I love the Bash and the committee as much as you and did get some sideways looks from family for saying it was the Highlight of my year! 😁 Anywho as ever it was great to see you and meet hubby dearest who is a treasure. Looking forward to next year already πŸ’œπŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’œ

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  40. boundlessblessingsblog
    May 21, 2018 @ 05:46:10

    Congratulations to you Ritu and such a beautiful write up and so nice to see you bloggers getting together and having a great time. Thanks for the share.

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  41. Zoe O'Farrell
    May 21, 2018 @ 05:43:39

    Congratulations on your place and I loved your talk!! Gutted I didn’t get to speak to you- slightly nervous of speaking to anyone on the day! X

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  42. shelleywilson72
    May 21, 2018 @ 05:35:37

    A lovely write up, Ritu! Huge congratulations on your award. It was an honour to announce your category and celebrate your win. Lovely to see you again (and meet Hubby Dearest 😁) and thanks for the gorgeous cakes xx

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    • Ritu
      May 21, 2018 @ 06:05:04

      Thanks Shelley! I just love the whole ethos of the day, as it should be.
      Meet, mingle and magpie! (And in my case, Make cake!)
      Like I said, the awards are secondary really, it is such fun to see everyone, chat to all, and get some new ideas about what you can do to make blogging better for you! ❀

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  43. Lucy Mitchell
    May 21, 2018 @ 05:24:38

    Fab to see you! Lovely cakes and fab speech.

    In my photo I look like a giant haystack 😦

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  44. niasunset
    May 21, 2018 @ 05:23:49

    Congratulations, this is so beautiful. Thank you dear Ritu, love, nia

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  45. thereluctantpoet
    May 21, 2018 @ 04:06:15

    Congratulations again, My Dear!!! So happy for you and glad that you and Hubby Dearest! Had a fun time! I can only surmise that he had more fun as your Plus One than some of the Plus Ones that you have been?? LOL! Great photos of a great time!!
    xoxo

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    • Ritu
      May 21, 2018 @ 06:02:27

      It was a great day! He got to meet peopel I talk about and see that they are real, not just internet souls!
      But I enjoy all his plus one events too to be honest!
      Thanks Chuck!

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