The Dating category was newly introduced to the UK Blog Awards for 2016, thanks to dating guru and now UK Blog Awards 2017 head judge, Charly Lester and we were delighted to award, Katy from All Sweetness and Life as the individual Dating category win in 2016. As you will read, a Blog can initially begin as a hobby or a personal diary account of your day to day life.
We see many of our entrants content spiral into an influencer career. Katy's blog story illsutrates just how this can be done, with six years later, winning a UK Blog Awards and working some of the biggest names in the business. We hope you enjoy reading as much as we have.
Tell our readers a bit about you and your Blog content..
My blog, All Sweetness and Life started as a personal dating account but has now developed into a more general dating & relationship blog, covering everything from first date nerves, celebrity break ups and the latest sex toys on the market! It’s in its sixth year now and something I am very proud of.
Since your big win, where are you now?
It’s been a fabulous year in terms of my writing and along with the blog I have been asked to write for National papers including, The Sun, The Independent and The Mirror - I speak regularly on LBC and BBC radio and was thrilled to be a guest speaker on Woman’s Hour a few months ago. My latest challenge is bridging the world of vlogging and I intend to be breaking the internet on You Tube by the end of the year!
Be fearless about what you write. At the beginning of the blog I was more conscious about what other people might think about my opinion, now I couldn’t care less and find that actually, it’s often the more controversial posts which get the best hits and most interactive reaction. People want to read something that will interest them and maybe challenge their own opinions - and the beauty of a blog, having your own platform, is that you supply that. To me the more honest and open a person is on their blog the more authentic and interesting it is to read.