Esports News UK has been shortlisted as a finalist for the UK Blog Awards in the Social Influencer category - and it's all thanks to you.
So, thank you so much for voting for us in the nominations process! We're technically listed within the company/business blog bracket, rather than the individual blogger category, as we have more than five guest writers.
We'll be attending the UK Blog Awards on April 20th 2018, and whatever happens, it's great to be among the finalists.
Apparently there were more than 4,000 entries and nominations made, so to be on the shortlist of six to eight company bloggers (depending on category) that got through, this means the world to us.
Judges will meet on January 31st to review the site, with their final decisions being made on February 16th. We'll find out who the winners are on the awards night on April 20th.
The UK Blog Awards has been going for five years now. Organisers say the event has grown bigger than they could ever have imagined, and they're in the process of revamping their website to have a more global appeal.
The Awards will have a new venue this year, plus new networking events are on the way.
"We like to think that we are the biggest and most influential UK Blogging Awards (and the most coveted) around," the team said in an email sent to Esports News UK earlier today. "It's because of this that we realised we needed a bit of an upgrade.
"So we got in touch with the amazing Lauren at So Brand Creative who weaved her incredible magic and has rebranded the UK Blog Awards into something truly epic! Now we've had some excellent feedback from a team of bloggers who have helped us craft this into something that resonated with influencers, bloggers and vloggers globally... so we hope you love it as much as we do!"
In a world of UK esports drama and occasional negativity, it's nice to be recognised in this way.
From Dom and all of us at team ENUK, thank you again for voting for us!