The judges and I are pleased to announce that this year there are two winners of the annual Bloggy Award. Coincidentally, both live outside my country which means the award is now international. Yay!
The Bloggy Award aims to reward superior achievement in blogging. This year's winners are prime examples of that. The two winners are ubiquitous in the blogging world -- they're everywhere. Whenever I visit someone's blog, these gals have already commented on it. They devote serious, sustained effort to supporting and encouraging the rest of us. Plus, they post on their own blogs with great frequency and provide polished content that's a joy to consume. These women could charge for their work and I'd still happily visit their blogs.
Suzanne from Canada and Kezzie from England. Each winner will receive a big-ass trophy and gift. Each will receive adulation from you and the rest of the blogging community. And each will receive my heartfelt gratitude for a job well-done.
Our first winner is Suzanne from Canada. Suzanne blogs at Suzanne Carillo where she offers beautiful outfits creatively made from thrift-store purchases. I admire the exceptional skill Suzanne displays in her clothing choices and combinations. She often puts fashion ideas in my head and I'm sure she inspires many of her other readers.
Equally attractive is Suzanne's bubbly personality. Her charisma is palpable. She's funny, playful and smart. I've met Suzanne twice in person and her wit and intelligence make conversation a joy.
One indisputable accomplishment that propelled Suzanne into our award-winning circle is her herculean effort to support blogging. Suzanne conceived, organized and managed a blogger meet-up in Vancouver this Summer which I was honored to attend. The event was large with an unprecedented number of attendees. Suzanne, with assistance from friends, made gifts, planned activities and ran the show. That work took incredible strength and fortitude. Suzanne's enthusiasm for blogging and bloggers is immense. She certainly deserves recognition and a Bloggy Award. Congratulations, Suzanne!
Kezzie. Chances are you know Kezzie because she visits more blogs than Santa and leaves more comments than anyone else. Her words are always supportive. Kezzie is one of those rare people on the planet who view helping others as a mission. In her job, Kezzie teaches children about the joy and magic of music. She plays numerous instruments and knows how to cultivate music-appreciation in little ones. That's a wonderful contribution to the world.
Kezzie lives in London, England. It's interesting to watch her visit nearby British locations and show us pictures on her blog. Seeing them makes us feel like she took us along on a foreign adventure.
Kezzie shows us outfits on her blog that are adorably cute. Her style is bright, colorful and fun. For me, watching her dress up is like seeing a musical -- equal parts fantasy with reality. Her clothes seem to have a sense of heightened reality that's entertaining to observe.
Finally, Kezzie's personality is joyful and eccentric. Her passion for "Doctor Who" exceeds anyone's. Kezzie is the interesting person you want to invite to your party 'cause she'll entertain everyone with the wildest stories and tales.
Let's join together and give these gals a round of applause!