Are you umming and ahhing about whether or not to enter the 2017 Amara Interior Blog Awards – or any blog awards for that matter? There are so many reasons to take the plunge and enter blog awards so we thought we would round up our favourite ones to motivate those still on the fence…
Being entered or entering yourself for a blog award creates numerous opportunities for you to work with the brands involved with the awards but also gives you the chance to meet other bloggers to help promote your site and is a fantastic way to source collaborations. Not just confined to the awards night itself, there are many opportunities throughout the run up to get in touch with other bloggers taking part and it also gives you the chance to reach out to the brand sponsoring your category.
2. Increase Site Traffic
When people are searching for new blogs to read, they will frequently check out the blog award winners and shortlisters as these are guaranteed to be good reads. If you make the shortlist or even win, your traffic is certain to increase as everyone wants to see for themselves how amazing you are at blogging on your subject. We have heard first-hand from previous IBA winners that many more people and brands have sought them out after being involved in the awards each year.
3. Increase Self-Esteem
Simply being nominated for an award is a fantastic achievement and will give you that glowing pride feeling, which only grows if you are then shortlisted. Imagine how great you will feel if you blow everyone else out of the water and win the award? This is one of the best reasons to get involved in blog awards and it is definitely something to shout from the rooftops when you are nominated and the hopefully shortlisted.
4. Improve Your Site’s Rankings
Being nominated for a blog awards is a great way to build links to your site be it through guest posts or voting pages. These links will instantly improve your blog’s ranking on search engines, helping new readers to find you with ease. by improving your rankings and making yourself more visible in your chosen niche you are also demonstrating your authority to any brands looking to work with new up and coming bloggers which in turn could push your rankings up even more.
5. Make Blogger Friends
Being involved in a blog awards means you’re sure to meet a huge range of like-minded bloggers. These people will have the same passion and interests as you which can blossom into a lifelong friendship over time. These friends will also become sounding boards for any new ideas you have for your blog and you will can offer the same guidance to them. The interior blogging world is notoriously friendly and welcoming, so enter blog awards to get your name out there to fellow bloggers within this vibrant community.
6. Increase Blog Awareness & Recognition
You work hard on your blog, you spend countless hours perfecting images and content to ensure that everything looks amazing and the key reason for entering blog awards is that you receive some well earned recognition for all your hard work. Winning an award motivates you to keep going and to try even harder to keep your blog at its best, which in turn could see you nominated again and again. So if you have worked really hard this yeah on making sure your blog is fanastic, treat yourself to a blog award nomination!
Have we inspired you to start to enter blog awards? If so take the plunge and nominate yourself for this year’s awards!