Although the shortlist for the Cosmo Blog Awards 2013 was announced a good few days ago, I haven’t actually posted about it on my blog until now. I’ve been trying to find the best way to explain what it all means to me, and think I finally have!
My YouTube channel (Punk Chyaz) has been shortlisted in the Best Beauty Vlog category – I’m still slightly in shock, and simply couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my name up there alongside the likes of Tanya Burr and Vivianna Does Make-Up!
If you’d like to vote for me, please click the button above to be taken to the voting form on the Cosmopolitan website. Go through the voting pages until you reach ‘Best Beauty Vlog’, where you can vote for me! Be sure to follow the form to the end, fill in your details and click ‘Sumbit’ for your vote to count.
So, why vote for me?
It’s no secret that I’ve always wanted to be shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award. I know there are some bloggers and vloggers out there who are too cool for school and sneer at blog awards, but not me. I think they’re a great way of recognising and celebrating online creativity and hard work.
I consider myself a bit of an old-timer when it comes to YouTube. I created my channel in 2006 and started posting regular beauty videos in 2008. The past 5 years of my life have been the best so far, and YouTube has played a huge part in that – I wouldn’t be involved with even half of what I’m doing now without it!
But there’s something more; something I could never have imagined in a million years. The first time I ever received a comment from a viewer saying I had actually helped them to feel more confident, actually made a difference in their life, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Every time I receive a comment or message like this, it makes my day and pushes me onwards and upwards. Some of the messages I have received have been humbling beyond words.
Since the very beginning, I have always made the point that I make my videos for you. Almost 500 videos later, and this is still the case – it’s why the vast majority of my videos are requested ones, and why I try to reply to each and every comment I receive. It’s something I wouldn’t change for the world!
I am thrilled to have been shortlisted, and even got to this point amongst such talent! Even daring to think I have a chance of winning makes me very nervous – It’s a long shot, but it’s one worth taking – if you have a spare moment, please do consider voting for me. It really does mean a lot.
Thank you all, and if you do vote please let me know – I’d love to thank you!