Meet & Greet! Nominate Your Favs!

This event is now closed, thank you so much to all  of you that participated! Please feel free to read through the comments below to find blogs to add to your reader. Mark your calendar for the next meet and greet April 15th-17th!

I’m so excited for this week’s meet and greet topic! I check out each and every blog that is in the comments section of my meet and greets. Given the amount of participants plus their suggestions, it can take me a while but I get to them. Sacha’s blog was recommended during my last meet and greet by Simon (thanks Simon!). He recommended this post which peaked my interest and I followed Sacha so I could come back to her blog at a later time and go back to my meet and greet to continue reading more blogs before I fell too far down the rabbit hole.

Not long after I started following Sacha, I saw a post called Bloggers Bash. I was scrolling through my reader and hadn’t read the whole title and thought, “What?! Why would someone promote bashing bloggers?” Then I scrolled back up and read the whole title, “The Bloggers Bash AWARDS Are Here”. Oh that’s different…

That prompted the idea for this week’s meet and greet topic! To participate, I’d like for you to leave a link for a blog that you think is award worthy. Whether small or large, one you just found or have been following for years, they are all fair game! I think this is a great way to put the focus on other blogs. Of course, leave a link to your blog at the end of the comment but just this once I’d like to focus on our fellow bloggers in this meet and greet. Sharing is caring, and you’d be surprised by how many people will stop by your blog based on what you have to say about someone else!

Don’t be afraid to come back throughout the weekend. You can nominate a blog a day if you want!

The rules of engagement are as follows-

  1. Nominate at least 1 blog and tell what category you are nominating it for. If you want to list more than one blog, I’d suggest a separate comment for each nomination otherwise it will sit in my spam folder until I can get to it (I only allow for 2 links).
  2. Tell a little bit about why you feel this blog deserves the nomination.
  3. Leave a link to your blog. It can be a post, your about page or your home page but please don’t leave any further comments about your blog, this time we are focusing on the nominees!
  4. Share, share, share! Either reblog, spread the word on social media or both! The more that hear about this, the more exposure your blog and nominees get!




Best Overall Blog Award-

They’ve got it together! Great content, stand out in a crowd, and an example of what a great blog is all about!



Funniest Blogger Award-

Cracks you up time and time again! The blogger you can depend on for a great laugh!



Most Inspirational Blog Award-

Inspires, motivates and possibly even challenges you!



Best Dressed Blog Award-

 The most visually appealing, stylish or best looking blog. The one that makes you want to step your blog layout up!




Most Informative (Original Content) Blogger Award-

This blogger goes out of their way to provide articles, information, how to posts, reviews, or other content that they do all of the behind the scenes digging for you.


Best Book Review Blog Award-

Maybe their reviews are persuasive, maybe you appreciate their perspective, or they start great discussions about the books they review.



Services to Bloggers Award-

This blogger goes out of their way to help other bloggers. Whether it’s tips, tricks and advice for other bloggers or they’ve actually helped you format or fix something on your own blog. This is for the blogger that goes above and beyond to help their fellow blogger.


Hidden Gem Blog Award-

A blog more people should know about! Whether you just found them, they just started, they’ve been at it for a while but don’t have as much exposure. Shine your light on them!


Newcomer Blog Award-

Whether they’ve hit the blogosphere with a bang or you just know they will do great things soon, recommend bloggers that have just started blogging within the past year that you can’t get enough of!


Best Pal Blog Award-

This blogger makes you feel like you’ve known them for a while or like you’d want to hang out with them if they were in the area. Maybe they strike up great conversation,  really listen and interact, or maybe they just have a good vibe.

All credit for layout, award categories, award images and this post in general goes to Sacha. I was going to reblog this post  but thought this would be a fun way to get the word out to those that didn’t know about the awards and incorporate it into my meet and greet. Thanks again Sacha for allowing me to share in this way!

Please note, this is just for fun. This is not going anywhere beyond this meet and greet. If you are interested in nominating blogs for the actual Bloggers Bash Awards, please go to Sacha’s Bloggers Bash to get the latest information. Start brainstorming blogs to nominate when the real nominations open up!

A big thank you to The Bloggers Meetup for spreading the word about this meet and greet in their neighborhood of the blogosphere! 

And the nominees are…



160 Replies to “Meet & Greet! Nominate Your Favs!”

  1. Heylow Niki 🙂 I have tweeted about this wonderful blogger award bash and here I am with a few nominations 🙂 I have 4 , so I guess will see quite some comments of mine here 😉 I am here to nominate for funniest blog category 🙂 Every single post of hers cracks me up without fail and seriously if you are feeling down, just head to her blog and dearest Donna’s post will take care of your mood ❤

    For best overall blog category, I give it up to dearest Jacqueline at . Whether it be quotes or poems or stories or photos, she is simply amazing and so much encouraging to the newbies as well. She must have quite a huge following and I admire that she still finds time to comment and like others posts rather than just replying comments on her own post 🙂

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    1. Thank you for coming back to participate! Thanks for the nominees! Jacqueline does have a wonderful blog! I second that choice! I haven’t had the pleasure of going to the other blog yet, but I look forward too it! Just like motivation, you can never have too many funny blogs on your reader 🙂

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  2. I actually have two blogs for the inspirational category 😀 I simply just could not decide , I am so so sorry :\

    Nominating and for the best inspirational blog 🙂 In case of Diane who is behind ladies who lunch reviews ,her enthusiasm for life and wittiness in the posts and creativity is incredible 🙂 Diane you have inspired me from Day One and continue to do so 🙂

    Miriam behind outanabout is such an awe-inspiring person. She is one of the first veteran bloggers who encouraged me and whom I look upon as a role model . Her zest for life, enjoying the simple pleasures of the daily routine, her travel posts, everything somehow leaves you with a “wow” feeling as you peruse her reading. She is someone who inspires and motivates me and somewhere along this blogging journey I have grown attached to her as well 🙂

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    1. Another new to me blog, I haven’t been to the first one. I know Miriam very well, she’s a kindred spirit. I love her! She’s very kind, warm and personable. I love the connections in the blog community!

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      1. Thanks Niki. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to make it to this meet and greet but from what I’ve seen it was a huge success. Congrats to you on growing your space so beautifully and forging connections with so many wonderful bloggers. Have a wonderful week ahead. xx

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      2. Thanks Niki and yes I’ve since visited and read many of the comments from your meet n greet. Including that one, which was really touching. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there!

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    2. Minaxi, you are an absolute dear for nominating me and thank you so much for your lovely compliments. I absolutely love blogging and the whole blogging community. Niki, it’s nice to meet you, too, and I’ll stop by for a meet and greet soon.

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  3. As for the best pal award, I am nominating Rachel at 🙂 Seriously she is such an angel and when you comment on her posts, the way she replies is as if you are in a bistro having a cup of coffee 🙂 One of my earliest finds in the blogger world and I just love her posts 🙂 I seriously wish if we were somewhere close so that we could have been friends in person 🙂

    As for my blog, it is and I am all for spreading positivity and a huge fan of happily ever afters in every walk of life which you would have guessed by the name😉 This blog is a small endeavour from my part to spread some cheer and also hope to hand you some tequila and salt when life throws you lemons! Whether it is love and relationships or some travel tales on your mind, find your pick in my bloggie world. Cheers and Warmest wishes,Minaxi ❤

    Thanks a lot for hosting this Niki. This was so much fun ❤

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    1. You are awesome Minaxi! Thank you so much for your participation in this meet and greet! You have recommended some excellent blogs that I am already in love with and others that I’m sure to love as soon as I see them. I appreciate you taking the time to give such a beautiful description of each one. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  4. As for the best pal award, I am nominating Rachel at🙂 Seriously she is such an angel and when you comment on her posts, the way she replies is as if you are in a bistro having a cup of coffee:) One of my earliest finds in the blogger world and I just love her posts:) I seriously wish if we were somewhere close so that we could have been friends in person:)

    As for my blog, it is Cheers and Warmest wishes,Minaxi ❤

    Thanks a lot for hosting this Niki. This was so much fun ❤

    P.S.- I had mentioned a few lines on my blog in the earlier comment but I just re-read the guidelines which says nothing about our own blog. Oops 😦 I have mentioned the award again with just my blog link so you can delete the previous comment 🙂

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  5. Hi everyone! I want to nominate my colleague Rachel Vreeman’s blog:
    For most inspirational blog. She is a pediatric health services researcher who writes about her work in Kenya caring for children and their families with pediatric HIV. She also is co-author of several NYT best selling medical myth busting books and she blogs about those too! She has amazing photographs.

    I blog about issues around ADHD, anxiety, parenting and advocacy. My latest post is here:

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  6. Hi Niki from DC! I wanted to get back in and nominate Gendermom for being the most inspirational. She writes about her journey raising her young trans daughter. She is raising awareness about this issue through being brave and sharing her story:

    Here is my lastest blog post. I actually posted two today plus was busy on twitter! 🙂
    It was a great day…full of energy and passion…hope this post conveys that!

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