A few weeks ago I headed to the Essex Digital Awards 2016. My blog was a finalist in the Entertainment Category and so I went to the awards ceremony with my husband to see if I would be lucky enough to win an award. I was so excited as it was a local awards for the Essex area and I was really proud to be shortlisted along with six other great blogs. The event was held at the Weston Homes stadium and was a sit down dinner and drinks. I wore this gorgeous Wallis jumpsuit which fits beautifully and was just the right amount of smart/casual. I teamed it with some of my fave Z Collection jewellery, Accessorize beaded flats and my Kate Spade handbag.
The evening was great and such a nice opportunity to meet other Essex businesses and people. I was astounded to win the Gold award in my category and so happy that the judges had this to say about my blog.
“Engaging and witty in style with clever sharing options, this blogger knows their market inside-out and uses powerful imagery to catch the eye. First class!”
Thanks to this amazing night and so many lovely comments about my blog I decided to make a pretty bold move. I’ve been a unhappy in my full time job for a while now. The hours are so long and it really started to affect my personal life and my ability to keep up with my blog. I had been toying with the idea of leaving and focusing just on the blog and with the excitement of the awards I made the leap and handed my notice in. Its a pretty scary thing as I’ve been in my current job for nearly 12 years, but I’m so excited about the future. If you caught my snapchat you’ll know I’m not expecting to make millions from my blog or be the next big thing, but if I can have more time with my husband and at home plus I can continue with my blog that I love so much then I’ll be happy.
Thank you to everyone who has tweeted or snapped me to wish me well. I am heading off to Spain for a week and when I get back I’m finishing up my notice period working two days a week. My last day of work is the end of June and I can’t wait to put some real time and focus into the blog. Along with a blog redesign, the next few months are hopefully going to be very exciting for Bang On Style.
Thank you to everyone who stops by and reads the blog and who take the time to tweet me or comment. It honestly means the world.
Here’s to the future.
You can read all about the winners of the Essex Digital Awards here EDA16 The Winners.