I am beyond excited that I have been nominated for this SHOMO award. Blogging is very much a delayed gratification process where you work hard all the time and maybe not feel the results of a post until weeks or months later when you see how it helped someone. So to be shortlisted for an award is an incredible feeling.
The Frugal Fox is aimed at helping people to live the best version of their life whilst on a budget. I work hard to research and provide guidance to anyone looking to still dine out, go to the theatre or have a wedding without feeling like they are contributing to further debt. There a myriad of blogs in the community that focus on eating for as little as possible, scrimping here and there or spending hours doing online polls and so I wanted to bring something fresher to the table – a new hybrid of a frugal and lifestyle blog.
Growing up I was always the friend with the old-person brain who was sensible, organised and thrifty. As a teenager that doesn’t make you very cool but now I finally feel like I’ve found myself and I’m using my strengths for good by outputting content that people can be inspired by and learn from. I am continually responding and adapting to feedback of my content.
I know there is money to be made by hosting adverts on my feed and accepting all sponsored content regardless if it’s relevant to my readers but the design and authenticity of The Frugal Fox was important to me. I have no adroll, consistent content on-brand, social widgets – all in a sleek and contemporary design.
When I first started this blog 12 months ago I conducted research into money blogging. I researched the SHOMO awards and promised myself in that first week I would work hard to win an award and that’s truthfully the only goal I set myself to achieve. Wish me luck!
What is the SHOMO awards?
SHOMO is the UK Money Bloggers’ annual awards. There are 17 award categories and I have been nominated for thebest frugal & thrift blog (sponsored by Idealo). The winner will be announced at the annual conference in London on 17th November 2018 (hotel already booked). Learn more about the SHOMO’s here.