You might have seen on social media over the last day or two that the Style XL Award nominees have been announced. I am extremely excited and proud to say that I have been nominated for Top Social Media Influencer - which is amazing! I am 'up against' blogging legends Kat Henry, Georgina Cox, Danie Vanier, Lottie L’amour and Kitty Morris. All of them write blogs that I love and find inspiring, so to be in the same category as them is a real honour!
Leah did an amazing job of putting together the awards after The British Plus Size Awards were cancelled at the last minute last November. The community really came together at this time, crying out that people who had been nominated would not receive their award - so Leah, being her usual community minded self put together these awards and I have to say I am really excited to attend!
I feel like the cancellation of The British Plus Size Awards really caused something bigger in the blogging scene than just a loss of money. It caused people to realise that they don't need the backing of big companies to be successful or an award to make them realise the importance of their place in this community.
People really came together and it gave a boost to the feeling of community and friendship with in the blogging world. People grabbed onto each other, supported each other and really came together - it was a fantastic thing to see in the light of such a tragic event!
And that is why...
When it comes to the Style XL Awards I am simply asking you to cast your vote. Not to vote for me but to vote for the people you want to see win. I already feel like a winner being allowed to be a part of such an important community and attending such an event. Yes, an award from the Style XL Awards would be fantastic, but the feeling of community is far more important.
Things like this are important - allowing the community to have their say and show bloggers how important they are, but remember if you're not nominated or you go home without an award - you are still a winner! Thank you Leah for bringing us altogether for something like this, I can't wait to party with you all!
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