I’m absolutely thrilled to say that I won first prize in The Bloggers Bash Blog Post writing competition 2018 with my winning short story – The Queen’s Dress Down Day! https://mjmallon.com/2018/03/21/the-bloggers-bash-blog-post-competition-2018-the-queens-dress-down-day/
It was such an unexpected but lovely surprise. To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement! I’m sure I blubbered a whole lot of nonsense when I went up on stage to accept my award… talk about unprepared! OOPS!
The bash is such a fun and informative event. I have been lucky to be able to attend every single bash (all four in total.) It’s a way to connect beyond the virtual world with like-minded authors and book bloggers.
If you haven’t been to one before, I urge you to do so – you won’t regret it.
This year I noticed a new trend. Many book bloggers won awards. Book bloggers work so hard to promote a love of reading and to promote authors who might otherwise not be so successful. So keep up the hard work.
YAY !!!!! Delighted after winning Best Book Review Blog @BloggersBash #bloggersbash so so delighted and thankful to everyone who voted ! @Jo_isalovebooks pic.twitter.com/ZyunpKz4AO
— Jo&Isalovebooks (@isajones75) May 19, 2018
Feeling slightly emotional at winning the Best Overall Blog at the #bloggersbash awards. Thank you SO much if you nominated me or voted. I am thrilled ❤️😍 pic.twitter.com/CfHsfXbxE7
— Linda Hill (@Lindahill50Hill) May 19, 2018
Here’s a link to the list of all the winners for this year’s bash: http://sachablack.co.uk/2018/05/19/the-winners-of-the-2018-annual-bloggers-bash-awards-are-bloggersbash/
I took a few photos… Here are three lovely lasses – Esther, Ritu and Willow. Ritu did an awesome job with her speech. I truly believe she is wonder woman! Her energy and enthusiasm for blogging needs to be patented.
A special treat went to Little Miss Bad – Sacha Black – Organiser of the Bloggers Bash…
It was lovely sharing a chuckle with Barb Taub and Sherri Matthews.
But, I’m a bit alarmed by an odd sprinkle of fairy dust floating into Sherri’s specs…
Then came the panellist questions, one came from Lucy At Blonde Write More’s readership who asked a very dodgy question – Do you write your blog posts in the nude? Graeme Cumming’s expression, and the laughter from the panellists says it all. But, Geoff is looking very thoughtful… His body language and that blue beard Smurf look speak volumes…
After teasing his beard again and again Geoff Le Pard admitted that he’d indulged in writing blog posts in the bath! In the nude, (well you can’t have a bath fully clothed can you?) Of course you can’t.
I wonder whether there were bubbles? Blue ones perhaps, to cover up the necessary!!!
Moving on from Geoff’s confession Suzie Speaks strange expression below suggests an ability to see Sacha’s weird martial art movement behind her…
What a day to remember! In typical Marje fashion I had a bit of an accident when I got home. I fell on the stairs. Total Miss Clumsy! Pleased to report that no harm done just a touch of bruising…
Getting back to Geoff’s confession about his habit of blog posting in the bath. Do you think this could be a new blogging trend? Or, is this a unique characteristic that only a blue-bearded Geoff could master?
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Well done – delighted for you!!! Looks like a fantastic night was had by all!!!
Thank you so much. It was a blast. 🙂
Thank you Lizzie. It was such a fun event – still buzzing. 🙂
So delighted for you Mark!
Oh! Ha ha… Mark’s out but Marje is in! Thanks Ritu. And well done you too. xx
Thank You! 🙂 <3
Congratulations, Marje. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to make it this year. It sounds like it was every bit as much as fun as previous years.
Thank you Mary. It certainly was, we missed you, hope to see you next time. Xxx
I hope so, too. And maybe before then?
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Congratulations, Marje 😀
Thank you Chris and many thanks for Reblogging. 🙂
Welcome, Marje 😀
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Congratulations, Marje! What a delightful surprise for you. Short-story writing is an art form many of us have never, and likely will never, master. I salute you! And thanks for a great post full of familiar names having fun. I enjoyed it very much! 🙂 <3
Hi Marcia, thank you! It was such a fantastic day, it rushed by so fast! Time flies when you’re having fun! Glad you enjoyed the post Marcia. 🙂
Congratulations on your short story win, Marje. What a lovely event.
Hi Robbie, many thanks for your kind words. I really enjoy writing short stories and trying my luck at competitions. 🙂
Many congratulations on winning this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog Post competition, Marje. That trophy was meant for you. Thanks for writing and sharing a post about your day. It was wonderful to see you again. Keep on writing those brilliant short stories.
Hi Hugh, I enjoyed yesterday so much. It was so lovely to see you too. I shall keep on writing my short stories. Maybe one day I might put together a book of short stories and flash fiction. x
That sounds like an excellent idea, Marje. The short story world needs lots more authors to come and join it and to publish their short stories. And don’t forget to include this story (and the one about the bath form bubble man). 😀
Ha ha! Yes, I had fun writing the bubble man one too. 🙂
Wowwww, huge congrats Marje for winning the competition! I know there had to be some tough competition in that contest! Thanks for sharing the tidbits and lovely photos from the Bash too! 🙂 <3
Thank you Debby. I couldn’t believe it when Hugh said first prize goes to Marje Mallon! Such a day! I wish you and the sisters could have been there. Xxx
Me too. But you dun us proud! <3
It was the best of days and well done again Marjie you really did deserve it 💜💜💜
Indeed it was such fun.
Thank you so much Willow. Xxx
I so wished I lived in the UK. What a fabulous group of people! Hugs and love to you all. Congratulations again, Marje for the fabulous win. Her Majesty will never be the same. <3
I wished you and all the sisters of the fey had been able to be there. Xxx
It would be spectacular. We’d have to come for a week though. LOL! 😀 And, even that wouldn’t be long enough. <3
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Congratulations to our Sister of the Fey, Marjorie (MJ) Mallon for her fabulous win at the Blogger’s Bash in London yesterday. <3
Thank you Colleen. So thrilled and happy to have my story chosen for such a wonderful prize. Xxx
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Thank You! 🙂
Delighted for you! I wrote one and never submitted. Am desperate with dates.
Lovely award too😊
Hi. Thank you so much. Yes it’s s gorgeous award. 🙂
And a lovely piece that won it.
Thank you so much glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Congratulations, Marje! And thanks so much for sharing the Bash with us ❤️
Thank you Tina, it’s my pleasure I wish you could have all been there. 🙂 x
Me too ❤️
Thank you Allie. 🙂
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Thank you for reblogging. 🙂
Congratulations! Sorry, i am a little bit late with my wishes! Michael
Thank you Michael, very kind of you. 🙂
Thank you Rosie. 🙂
Great write up Marje of a wonderful day, and huge congratulations on your fantastic win! I think you must have sprinkled some fairy dust my way to help my writing along the way 😉 <3
Hi Sherri. It was such a fun day and lovely to see and spend time with you. Yes I do like to spread magic wherever I can! Xxx
Lovely spending time with you too Marje…and I’ll take all the magic I can! Didn’t get my post out this week as hoped, next week it will be and I will link to you then. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 xxx
Congratulations again and it sounds and looks like a fun day! I don’t have a bath anymore, so no blogging in the bath for me, even if I wanted to!
Thank you Olga. It was indeed a very fun and special day. I’ve never tried blogging in the bath and doubt I ever will!
Great post, Marje. Glad you enjoyed the day.
Thank you Graeme. I certainly did. Lovely to see you hope we do another mini bash soon!
Nothing planned just yet, but I’ll let you know. Though there’s nothing to stop you organising one in your neck of the woods!
Oh great. Yes I could do I suppose…
Thanks for posting these highlights. It seems it was a great event, as one would have expected. 🙂 I wish I was closer to join you! 😀 Love & best wishes, dear Marje
I wish you could have been here too. I so love these events. Love to you, Marje x
Congratulations on winning the short story competition 😀
Thank you Georgia 🙂
Congratulations, Marje! I’m catching up on all the wonderful happenings at the Bloggers Bash. Good job!
Thank you Charli. It really made my day! 🙂