Boopers this is literally my most exciting blog post ever!!! I am so thrilled to tell you that Bec Boop was announced as the winner in the Best Blog category at last night’s Online Marketing in Galway Awards Ceremony!
It’s been an exciting few days, I flew back to Ireland to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday night. I was also a finalist in the Best Blog category at the 2014 Awards ceremony so I really didn’t want to get my hopes up and had absolutely no expectation of winning! The Online Marketing in Galway awards (or #OMiGAwards) recognise Galway’s best Website, Social Media Campaign and Blog along with awards for People’s Choice and Overall Marketing Leadership. There were over 200 applicants this year so I was absolutely thrilled when Bec Boop was announced recently as one of the five finalists in the Best Blog category. The competition was extremely tough this year and I was up against some fantastic blogs – Yummy Mummy, My Kids Time, Results Ireland and Total Fitness Solutions.
I will honestly never forget the feeling when Bec Boop appeared on the main screen as the winner for Best Blog. I nearly cried…and I still feel like crying with excitement! It means absolutely everything for me to be recognised in Galway , to be recognised as the best blog in my hometown. I am so passionate about everything Galway related, it’s my absolute favourite place and I have strived to support local businesses and organise lots of fashion, charity and blogging events in the community through my blog.
I can’t thank Maricka and the team behind Online Marketing in Galway enough for the fantastic network they have created. I’ve attended lots of the monthly meet-up’s this year and found them so beneficial in improving my online marketing strategy for Bec Boop as I mentioned in my 2014 Year in Review blog post. Thank you also to the judges for selecting Bec Boop as being deserving of this amazing award! I still cannot believe it! The supporting messages I’ve received on Facebook, twitter and Instagram since winning last night have been so overwhelming with the continuing message being that I really deserved to win. And I’m going to believe what you guys say in this case 🙂 I literally spend every spare second working on my blog and this can be difficult sometimes especially when balanced with a full-time job in financial services but it’s moments like last night that really make everything so worthwhile 🙂 A lot of people out there still don’t understand the concept of how much hard work goes into blogging and it’s thanks to organisations like this that are recognising it more.
I intend to use my prize to make Bec Boop even better and as good as it can possibly be. I’ve won some amazing prizes with thanks to the sponsors – Galway Enterprise Centre, the G Hotel and Eventbrite. To top it all off I was selected as the random lucky winner of the Gold Sponsor prize at the event – my luck was really in! Meaning that I also won two return flights to a European Destination of my choice from Ireland West Airport.
Congrats to all the other winners on the night. I am absolutely honored to be included among such amazing Galway businesses:
Best Website Vespa.ie
Best Social Media My Kids Time
People’s Choice An Pucán
Best Blog Bec Boop (me)
Overall Marketing Leadership Pat Divilly Fitness
Thank you to everyone for your kind messages, it means so so much to me xoxo
Professional Photos included in this post by Julia Dunin Photography
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