Blogger Awards

When the Bloglovin’ award nominations were released, I had a moment of, “Hey, where’s all the blogs I read?!” Shortly followed by, “Where’s the diversity?”

Faye of Fuyume started a conversation on Twitter about the above questions and I eventually emailed Katy of Modly Chic and suggested we host awards for a Friend Fridaytopic. And so here we are.

Before I jump in, I want to preface this listing with “This is not the be all, end all of bloggers!” I often hesitate to point out different bloggers I like because I’m from Generation Everyone Gets an Award. I’ll try my hardest to be inclusive of all types of bloggers.

Creative Juices (Most Creative)
Chelsea of Dear Winnie. Chelsea’s blog is setup as an open letter to Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue. I love Chelsea’s Blogging for Daters series.

Bella of The Citizen Rosebud always surprises me with her her anti-rules layout. Whatever you thought you knew about blog layouts, Bella’s site just blows them all out of the water and in a good way. I also love her series highlighting over 40 bloggers.

The Real Deal (Authenticity)
B of Beautifully Invisible is one of the most authentic anonymous bloggers around. Her posts are continuously engaging, well written and, most importantly, community-promoting.

Spark Notes (Most Helpful)
You can’t go far in the world of independent fashion blogging without hearing about Vahni of Grit and Glamour. She provides up-to-date pertinent information on topics bloggers want to know about from Copyright law to how to build a better blog.

Newbie (Best Blogger Less Than a Year Old)
I seriously don’t know how Collette of Statements in Fashion does it. She really is a super blogger “newbie” blogger who has worked to build community through providing continuous support to other bloggers through social media and features on her site.

Can You Hear Me Now (Most Connected)
You know? I really don’t know who to put for this one! I think if you are a blogger who uses Twitter more than ten times a day and responds to every comment you get, you are connected!

If I had a Hammer (Best DIY)
Whenever I read Leia’s Delight’s, I’m always transported into Leia’s world. I love it! It feels like an adventure every time I visit (and that’s what a blog should be like!). From nails to cooking, this girl’s got it goin’ on!

Tribe Leader (Blogger Who Leads Others and Brings Bloggers Together)
When I started writing about being a feminist, I quickly found out other women were hungry for this topic. I emailed a few bloggers and saw the idea take hold and be lead by Franca of Oranges and Apples as well as Mrs. B. of Mrs. Bossa Does the Do. They really took the idea and ran with it.

Practically Perfect (Most Fashionable)
Erika of The Style Activist repeatedly blows me away with her fashionable outfits coupled with personable entries. Also MJ of Fierce Beauty and Fashion. I love her use of colors and also her willingness to let me bounce crazy ideas off her!

Paint by Numbers (Best Beauty Blogger)
I originally started following Anna Saccone on YouTube. Unlike other YouTube Gurus who their their blog as an extension of their channel, Anna really makes an effort to provide unique and one of a kind advice to her readers on topics from diet to beauty.

Renaissance Blogger (Best all around blogger, fashion, beauty, lifestyle)
This can definitely be anyone I mentioned above. I admire these bloggers so much. And many more!

Update and Thanks
Thanks for reading this week! I was very proud of the two articles I put out. I know race is a hard thing to talk about, but I encourage you all to take up questions and arguments of race in your everyday lives. Thanks for sticking with me through these tough subjects!

I think I finally got wireless back at my house. If you haven’t noticed, my online activity has been slowed down due to lack of internet at my house, which is fine, but I like blogging, reading and commenting. So look out for me to be back at full force next week.

About Courtney Mirenzi

Courtney Mirenzi is the voice behind Those Graces. She has been named one of the 50 Most Fashionable People in Boston, one of The Boston Globe's Top Bloggers and favorite human of one of her cats. She loves red lipstick, hiking and traveling. (Find out more.)

Comments

  1. Love your nominations. I’m finally getting to reading through the final half of the participating bloggers today. There are so many great blogs being named here – it’s astounding. Thanks for sharing your top 10 list. – Katy

  2. Thank you for the mention, Courtney. Much much appreciated. It all seems to be snowballing now – the discussions on the Google group are fantastic. Well done to you for ‘coming out’ as a feminist and asking the question!

  3. “Generation everyone gets an award”. I love that! You must trademark it and make it into a book.

  4. I love these categories but still find them too limiting and not diverse enough but im a hard girl to please lol xx

  5. Aww! Courtney, you’re so sweet. I really appreciate this! The Bloglovin’ awards definitely cater to the “celebruty” blogs, most of which I don’t read. So, it’s nice to know that someone else appreciates the work of the down-to-earth bloggers as much as I do.

  6. Courtney you are so kind! I’m not sure why blog lay-out not normal, lol I thought it was. Perhaps my left handedness is showing!

    B, Leia, V, France and Mrs Bossa are such strong bloggers and all are so supportiive of their community- well chosen! Now I have to check out these I haven’t yet heard of.

    Thanks for including my name on such an esteemed list! -Bella Q

  7. This is such an awesome idea for a FBFF! I love all these blogs you mentioned (and will be checking out the few I haven’t seen before)… and I am so incredibly flattered that you mentioned me! Thank you so much, Courtney <3

  8. Thanks for the nom!

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    @gritandglamour

  9. Thank you so much for the nomination….so sweet of you!!!

  10. Thanks so much for the nom! I like Erika on Style Activist too! Her outfits are fab! (and I think your crazy ideas are awesome!:) )

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