Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Please vote for me in the UK Blog Awards
Look, I don't like to ask, really I don't. It's demeaning. But if I didn't ask, you wouldn't know about it, so I have to.
There's a thing called the UK Blog Awards. I decided to enter it this year for the first time. I've been blogging about beer and pubs, and more lately cider, since 2006, which makes me the second or third oldest beer blog in the UK. Over that time I've completed the transition from freelance adman and part-time writer to full-time writer. I now write for a variety of publications, but this blog remains the place for me to air thoughts and musings that don't quite fit anywhere else.
Last year I expanded it to give more details of events etc, and links to the other writing I do - there are pages of links to all my Publican's Morning Advertiser and London Loves Business columns, for example.
I'm enormously proud of this blog and what it's achieved, so when I saw these awards I thought 'why not'? Beer blogging is a brilliant and often overlooked corner of the blogosphere and by entering these awards I hope I'll bring a bit of attention to it.
The first round of judging is a pubic vote which is open from now until 3rd December. All you have to do to vote is follow this link and leave your name and email address - it'll take less than a minute.
I'm not going to do a hard sell because that would be demeaning to us both. But if you have ever enjoyed reading this blog over the last eight years, please gimme a click.