I’ve been shortlisted! House 21 Blogger Awards Nomination

When I started my blog in May 2018, I never intended to get any type of recognition for it. I started because whenever I met clients or professionals who knew about my role in marketing, they would ask what they needed to do to drive more traffic to their website. I would always recommend blogging. We all know there’s a bit more to it than just writing an article – that in itself can be challenging for some. I thought I have to practise what I preach, and it just became a creative outlet for me. I use it as somewhere for the articles that magazines and online publications did not ‘print’ to go, as well as my adventures and vacant ramblings.

House 21 Blogger Awards

I love sharing my tips in my Marketing Series, using the knowledge I use day in day out in my day job. My passion has been writing about my home town in the Cardiff Series. Last week I shared Ghost Stories from Cardiff, and I a looking forward to sharing more about its unique history.  

Here we are a year and a half later with flipping award nominations!

As I entered my 30s, it has become more difficult to get friends together – even for a coffee. Especially the ones who have children. We have to plan our nights out, trips to the theatre, and catch-ups weeks and months in advance. With my boyfriend working shifts, including 3-3 weekends a month, I have more free time to socialise, but not many to spend the time with. I started attending blogger events in Cardiff, just to meet new people, and get to visit some of the fantastic venues that I probably wouldn’t have entered before. 

Manon Houston
Manon Houston’s photography tips. Photograph was taken at the House 21 event at Cathedral 73 in March 2019

I went to my first House 21 in March 2019. It was held at Cathedral 73, where we enjoyed a delicious brunch and inspirational talks. I got to hear from Simone Venner a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Megan Fflurr a beautiful Cardiff creator who is just launching Pethau and got photography tips from Manon Houston. I have used these tips too! As well as these rousing events, the House 21 team are also incredibly encouraging. As part of their website, you can upload your blog posts, and they can introduce you to brands. This is how I was able to collaborate and write about the Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels.

House 21 Gin and Juice Cardiff Bloggers
Brunching with the girls.  Cardiff Bloggers at the House 21 event held in Gin at Juice, in June 2019

What awards have I been nominated for?

I have more than one nomination. Can you believe it?! Here are the award categories I have been shortlisted for;

Best Beauty Blog Post

Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Best Work Blog Post

Ten tips for overcoming writer’s block

Best Feature Blog

Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Best Review Blog Post

Viva Forever!

Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

It really is the taking part that counts!

I know everyone says it; “I don’t mind if I don’t win” but deep down they do. I genuinely mean it, though! I do not expect to leave the event in December with any awards, especially as I have seen the competition. I am absolutely delighted that I have been chosen. I can not wait to get glammed up, drink a prosecco or two and mingle with all of the Cardiff blogger community. 

I have to give a massive thank you to House 21, and congratulations to everyone who has been nominated. Good luck, and I’ll see you at the awards ceremony!


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