Monday, August 6, 2012

The Nominations Begin!

The Bloggy Awards' nominations are officially open! Nominations will be open for officially one week, until Monday, August 13th, 11:59 eastern standard time.

To refresh your memory, the Bloggy Awards is an event quite like the Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, Teen Choice Awards, etc. etc. only for bloggers and it will be held online. It will last approximately a month, and the winners of the awards get bragging rights of being the best at their category. 

To nominate, email in your choices to: You can email in exactly THREE blog choices for each category. Please format your nominations as so:
Category Name
Blog Name (link)
Blog Name (link)
Blog Name (link)
You can nominated up to three blogs for all the categories, but please make sure to try and vary your choices. It would be no fun if a blog was nominated for every single award. Additionally, try to highlight some smaller blogs, too. Don't just go for the blogs with the most followers, try to nominate smaller blogs. The point of the Bloggy Awards is to let everybody know about some new blogs and also share the blogger love.

Please note that IF YOU NOMINATE ONE BLOG FOR MULTIPLE AWARDS, your nomination will be deleted. We don't want one blog being nominated for all the awards, and we want to recognize as many blogs as possible, and even if you really like a blog, please don't list the one blog for EVERY category where it's remotely applicable. That is diminishing many other people's chances to be nominated and get to be an official nominee.

Also, if you would like to be an official nominee for a category, find your blogger friends and ask them to nominate you! Try to tell as many people as possible about these and we really want these to be special and really successful!

Once nominations close, we will tally up the votes, publicly announce the official nominees, and then send the nominees a set of questions. For each category, there will be a different set of questions we ask for the nominees. We will then publish the questions here and the official voting for the final winner will be open for a week. Simple right?

The categories are:
  • Well-known blogger
  • Best design
  • Best reviews
  • Most helpful
  • Best breakout blog (Best new blog, meaning within six months)
  • Best review for a contemporary book (For this, if you nominate somebody leave a link to their review)
  • Best review for a paranormal book (For this, if you nominate somebody leave a link to their review)
  • Best review for a dystopian book (For this, if you nominate somebody leave a link to their review)
  • Best review for a sci-fi book (For this, if you nominate somebody leave a link to their review)
  • Best review for a fantasy book (For this, if you nominate somebody leave a link to their review)
  • Best meme
  • Nicest blogger
  • Most creative blogger
  • Hottest blog (best content: I just got tired of constantly saying "Best" and "Most")
  • Best group blog
  • Most influential
  • Best author blog
  • Promo Queen 
  • Best tour group blog
(If you have a more original name, feel free to tell us so we can fix it!)

We really want this one to be successful, so please try and tweet and spread the word about this so as many blogs as possible will participate! Please check out the "About the Bloggy Awards" page for more information and "FAQ" if you have any other questions.

As of now, the winner will probably only get bragging rights for winning the award and a web button to go with it, but we are working on getting swag out to the winners if any authors are willing to participate.

If you have any questions, feel free to tweet us or email us.

Again, we really hope this is successful and don't be afraid to help spread the word, ask questions, and nominate people!

Note: Even if somebody says they don't accept awards, you can still nominate them. This isn't a typical awards thing where you pass it on to other bloggers, this is just spreading blogger love and recognizing the blogs who've gone above and beyond. :)


  1. This is awesome!! Should you include the award for the best book tour blog?

    1. Thank you!!! I think DMBT deserves a nominee (LOL), so I'll go spread the word! Thanks again!

  2. This is awesome!

    (You have best reviews listed twice though!)

    1. Thanks for the catch! I keep forgetting to check them over! Haha well now it's fixed so thanks again! :)

      ~Eileen @ The Bloggy Awards

  3. While grateful for the nomination, there is already a blogger award - for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I recommend checking out their site. And some of your categories seem a little vague and undefined - hottest blogger? Nicest? Most Well Known? By what standards do you judge these things? Who ARE the judges? Just some constructive feedback.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! The Bloggy Awards is in no way professional or widely known, it's just a blogger-voted awards system to spread blogger love. There are a ton of bloggers out there and we're just trying to recognize some really amazing bloggers. There aren't any judges, and the standards are you just have to own a blog. It's purely reader-cast, and we're just organizing the entire event. :)

      ~Eileen @ The Bloggy Awards

  4. I don't see anything wrong with handing out another blogger award. Who says there can't be more than one? I like the titles, too. Nicest Blogger makes sense to me, because you're not talking about the blog itself, but you're talking about the bloggers. People don't just see what we blog about, they talk to us on twitter and other forms of communication.

  5. This is awesome! I love it! And I love all the different categories you all came up with :)

  6. This rocks, but sadly I JUST realized I'm too late to vote now T_T

  7. I was too late to nominate people =0( I saw the list last night but got distracted. My blog was nomitaded though so that was cool. Great idea you have here!

  8. I never knew this existed. As part of The Reading Cafe it would have been interesting to see where this leads for all possibilities.

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