Last weekend, I attended the 1st ever Northern Blog Awards! My blog isn’t even a year old and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed being apart of the blogging community. I was nominated and received a lot of votes for the Vloggers and Travel Blogger categories but I didn’t make the short list for the awards. I really appreciate anyone who voted for me but I’m not sour about not being selected. The shortlisted bloggers for both categories were all amazing, I didn’t stand a chance this year. It was a great experience for me and I’ve learnt a lot from the process.


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Here’s what I learn’t from my first blog awards:

Get a hotel – Getting the last train meant I missed some of the awards. I won’t be doing that again. I just wish the hotel rooms weren’t so expensive! £200 a night just isn’t in my price range. 

Bring a friend – Even though I was surrounded by other bloggers, it would have been nice to have a friend with me. I’ve travelled the world solo but there was something about this event were I wished I had a friend to cause trouble with. Might have made me a bit more confident. 

Mingle – I met a lot of amazing bloggers and they all have interesting blogs and story to tell. Even though I had to leave early, I still made use of the time I had to get to know some people before hand the meal and on my table. I wish I had chance to meet more of you!

Business cards – I brought Business cards with me but I totally forgot to hand some out. I forgot peoples handles etc as the time went on and the drinks piled up! Rookie error! If I met you, hit me up so I can follow you!

See who’s going – I wish I checked out the names of the bloggers on other tables before sitting down. A few of the bloggers I already followed and love were at the event and I didn’t realise! Nooo!

Talk with the brands – There were a few brands that turned up to the event but I was too busy mingling to speak to some of them and I had to leave early. Stupid trains. I did speak to Christy’s who gave me a lovely pair of slippers and Booth’s who gave me a lot of ideas for mum’s Christmas present! 


It was an amazing night. Here’s a few photo’s I managed to take before the wine started flowing on our table!











Thank you to Holly and WeBlogNorth team for putting on an amazing event! See you next year!

Check out my NBA’s vlog to check out the event!


Have you been to a Blog Awards event? Which one was it and what was it like? Let me know in the comments below! 

Natasha Atlas
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