The Barefaced Chic Shortlisted For A 2016 UK Blog Award

Well Boil My Head And Call Me A Cabbage – We Did It!!

As I write this post I am trying my best to actually sit still and not do my ‘happy dance’ – which basically involves jumping up and down, repeatedly punching the air and shouting, “Yes, Yes, YES!!” Lord know what the neighbours think I’m up to.

You see I started down a path a few weeks ago that I thought would probably end today; I was nominated for a 2016 UK Blog Award. For those of you not familiar with the UK Blog Awards, here’s a snippet from their website:

The UK Blog Awards are not just another Awards evening, but the chance to be acknowledged and recognised as a true knowledge provider within your industry and provide a unique opportunity to promote yourself and/or your company to other Blogging professionals and organisations. The awards are more than an event, but a digital outreach platform that connects blogs with brands. We also work with brands to help them connect further with their online audience.

Think the Oscars of the blogging world and you won’t be far off.

So why am I annoying the neighbours? We only went and bloody-well did it! We got shortlisted!!!! And I say we because without your votes I’d be drinking a huge cuppa and getting on with my daily blogging life. Which would have been fine, because I really didn’t expect to get anywhere. In fact, I burst into tears when I found out – actual sobs and everything.

Why the tears? I’ve been asking myself this for the past hour and a half. I think it’s because this is the proof I needed, the proof that I have not been talking to myself for the past year. Well, I have – I talk to myself a lot. I often answer myself too, I even get into arguments with myself (yep, my brain runneth over with weirdness, but I like it!). The thing is, I haven’t been talking to myself on this little blog of mine. You’ve been listening, and you must have been liking because you took the time to vote – for which, I am incredibly grateful!

So what happens next? It’s now over to the judges, who will reveal the winners during an award ceremony in London on the 29th April. So I’ll be shopping for a new dress then!!!

I’m now going to wrap up this post, I simply cannot keep still any longer because:


P.S. I’m just looking back at this post and it seems to be overrun with exclamation marks, I’m leaving then in though because it’s all a bit ‘!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ 🙂

P.P.S Please take a minute to explore all the other wonderful blogs that have been shortlisted. I wonder if they’re doing their own happy dance?

P.P.P.S This post was brought to you by a combination of disbelief and excitement.


  1. January 30, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Hey Michelle, it’s Lyn, another shortlisted finalist-am trawling my way through the other nominees-love your blog/writing 🙂 Please excuse my own wobbly writing-am “dancing my own happy dance” as we speak! Congratulations xxx

    • January 30, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Ah Lyn thank you 🙂

      I’ve been doing the same thing. Trouble is I keep getting caught up in reading the posts of other finalists and forget why I’m there! I couldn’t care less if your writing is ‘wobbly’ – it touches people and that’s what it’s all about.

      Catch you at the awards, but do keep in touch in the meantime.

      Michelle xxx

  2. April 4, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Hi Michelle.

    I saw that you followed me on Twitter (thank you – have followed back!) and so thought I’d check out your blog. Just wanted to say a big congratulations to you for being short-listed. A real honour and you must be thrilled. Well done on all your hard work and dedication. I too hope to get recognition one day for my own blog but it’s still early days as only relaunched a couple of months ago! Please check it out though if you get chance.

    All the best and good luck!

    Sharron x

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