Happy Sunday! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and are getting ready for a brand new week. I thought today I would take some time to write a post dedicated to something rather exciting. This is a more personal post, I do try to open up to you all on my blog but sometimes it is so difficult. In a nutshell...I'M SHORTLISTED IN THE COSMOPOLITAN BLOG AWARDS! I never thought in my right mind that I would be shortlisted a third year in a row and be here writing another post about being shortlisted...it just doesn't seem real! I just don't have the confidence in myself or my blog to be able to say that I am worthy for awards like this...I am just a girl who writes away on her little space on the internet haha. Things like this don't happen to me very often!
On Monday 5th October Cosmopolitan released the shortlisted for this years awards and I was so shocked to learn that I had been shortlisted. I was at work on my lunch break when I started receiving some tweets about the awards saying congratulations...and at this point I was completely confused as I totally forgot they were releasing the shortlist on this day. I searched for Cosmopolitan and quickly went to read the shortlist to find my name listed under the first category...'Best for Beauty'. There are so many amazing blogs nominated this year so I literally feel so privileged to be considered and to be shortlisted amongst some of my favourite bloggers! Then to top that all off I kept scrolling through to have a little nose to see who else has been shortlisted under other categories - I am so excited about meeting everyone at the awards next month. I saw some of my lovely blogger friends, discovered some brand new reads and then I saw my name again...under 'Best Use of Photography'! Oh my goodness, at this point I was getting so emotional and I was getting some funny looks in the kitchen at work haha. It took me a long time to think things through before putting myself forward for the awards again this year. I just knew if I didn't give the awards one last try this year I would literally kick myself. I feel so overwhelmed and blessed that I honestly don't even have all of the words to describe how I am feeling right now. I have been shortlisted during the 2013 and 2014 awards but I never actually placed in my categories when I was at the awards evening in London. Obviously, it is disheartening because we all work so hard with our blogs and we have all partaken on this wonderful blogging journey. Even though I never placed I always walked away feeling so motivated and determined to work even harder with my blog...it is a huge part of my life and I love it so much! If you nominated me then THANK YOU so much…It literally means the world that you took the time to do so and even considered me. I really do appreciate it and this means so much to me, my blog has become a major part of my life now and it wouldn't be where it is without all of your support. My blog is my little place on the Internet where I can ramble about all the things I love without being judged or anything. It has been my creative outlet to break away from the reality of everyday life, stress and everything else in between. I literally love you all! I really wish everyone the best of luck, getting shortlisted is a milestone in itself for me so anything else that happens along the way will be an added bonus.
I am shortlisted under the first and third categories in the #CosmoBlogAwards for 'Best for Beauty Blog' and 'Best Use of Photography'. You can vote via the Cosmopolitan voting page and I am under my categories as 'Sophia Meola'. If you enjoy my blog then I would really appreciate it if you voted but I mean there are so many amazing blogs in my categories I know it'll be so hard to choose. It only takes a few minutes and a few clicks here and there. You can also click the #CosmoBlogAwards widgets and graphics dotted around my blog which will lead you to the voting page. If you do vote then pretty please let me know…I would love to thank you all for taking the time to do so! Voting closes on the 26th October 2015. Finally, I want to say a huge Good Luck to everyone who is shortlisted in this year's awards too! Being a blogger myself I understand how much hard work and dedication goes into writing and creating a blog so I really wish everyone the best luck in the world - I really hope we all make it! Us bloggers have to stick together right! #BloggerPower
Lots of Love