The Shomo awards 2019 rocked.
Last weekend I headed off to London with my good pal Cass from Frugal Family. We were headed to the SHOMOS – the UK money blogger conference and awards. These awards are organized over by Andy Webb who runs the UK money bloggers community and blogs over at Be Clever with Your Cash an awesome blog for money-savvy readers
We had the best couple of days.
On the Friday we filled up with (free) street art, good company and tasty Italian food.
The UK money bloggers conference
On Saturday we headed over to the conference. It was buzzing from the start and we had a project to launch to our fellow money bloggers. Cas and I have created a box of conversation prompts to get families talking about money You can find the let’s talk about money cards we created here if you want to take a peek. Ever supportive we had the most lovely feedback from our colleagues.
The conference began with talks around pensions and retiring, time management, great new apps. There were talks on sponsored work, monetising your blog, advertising networks. There was also a money fair where brands like Experian, Yolt and Pension Bee (the event sponsors) shared how they like to work with bloggers.
Most importantly there were new money blogger friendships and alliances made and old ones renewed. There was a lovely lunch, bubbles, pizza and brownies too.
What a smashing day.
The SHOMO awards 2019 – the winners
In the evening the money blogging award winners were announced. (I do urge you to check out all these great blogs)
Cass Bailey from Diary of a Frugal Family won a much-deserved blogging legend award on the night- and she truly is.
skintdad.co.uk won readers choice, best money-saving blog. best money-making blog,
becleverwithyourcash.com won best personal finance blog, best money podcast and Shomos success of the year
bronni.co.uk won best new money blog
themoneywhisperer.co.uk won best family and money blog and best investing blog
savvyinsomerset.com won best frugal and thrift blog
thriftylesley.com won best frugal food blog
debtcamel.co.uk best specialist money blog
instagram.com/frompenniestopounds won best money influencer
youtube.com/c/mamafurfur won best money micro-influencer
Lotty Earns – WARNING: Bee Loans recommended in Facebook groups? Don’t get stung won blog post of the year
and savethestudent.org won the best charity of the year
Do check out the blogs above for some great reading around thrift and finance and if you are a money blogger do consider joining this awesome, friendly and fun community
We had such a lovely time at The Shomo Awards 2019
And just one more thing ….
The UK money bloggers are a talented bunch and their book shop has just opened You can take a look here at The UKMB book and course shop.