Rather delighted this week to have made it down to the final 6 out of 100 entries for the Prime Location Property Blog competition. There are three categories Best Blog, Best Newcomer and Best Blog Post, as well as a Users Favourite Blog Gong for the blog with the most votes. It can be an odd thing, writing a blog. Sometimes you just wonder if you’re talking to yourself, sometimes it helps to get stuff off your chest, sometimes you just fancy a rant and sometimes you’re proud and want to share something you’ve created. Having recognition that people like reading what you write and seeing the photos of properties you renovate is officially a Very Nice Feeling.
Here’s where you vote, it’s very easy to do: http://www.primelocationblog.com/uk/vote-for-your-favourite-property-blogger
I find myself in sterling company:
A Little Drop of Cognac, written by Graham Downie from the beautiful region of Cognac, France, from where he writes about life in the Charente Valley, hints and tips on buying abroad and general property musings.
The House Historian, written by Melanie Backe-Hansen, the in-house historian for Chestertons and a lady whose knowledge and expertise make for a fascinating blog on property heritage and the things long forgotten about the homes we live in.
The Property Newshound, a blog by journalist Graham Norwood who specialises in writing about the residential property market, as well as owning two buy-to-let properties. His style is certainly not ‘fluffy’, so expect articles on negative equity not neutral colour schemes 🙂
Buying Agent is Tracy Kellet and her blog makes me giggle, an irreverent and sometimes quite scathing view of the London property world from a buying agent / client’s perspective. Great when people have an opinion and actually have the courage to write it down!
Karen Haller‘s blog is filled with beautiful finds, observations and interior tips, with insights into colour psychology and how it affects our interior spaces and moods.
All in all, a finalist list crammed with all types of different expertise and knowledge, and whoever wins whatever title will be a worthy winner. That said I have my Bombay and a straw ready, whichever way it goes 😉