I won! I’m Money Blogger of the year!

Can you believe it? Because I can’t!

My little blog isn’t even a year old, so when I found out I was shortlisted for the UK Money Bloggers Money Blogger of the Year award, I didn’t think I had a chance in hell of winning.

The SHO-MO awards, which celebrate the best in UK money blogging had 12 awards to hand out, and I was initially shortlisted for two – Best new blog and Best money making blog. Then on holiday in Berlin I found out I was also shortlisted for the top award – Money Blogger of the year – with Emma from Aldi to Harrods and Ricky from Skint Dad – two incredible and well established blogs.

So wandering around Berlin without WIFI all day, I finally get connected and noticed I had about 60 tweet mentions so thought something must be up. And yep, I was Money Blogger of the year – chosen by journalists and PRs in the financial industry. The best of the best – ARE YOU KIDDING?! I had to read it a few times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.

Money Blogger of the year

Vix from Quidco and Andy from Be clever with your cash picking up my award for me.

Money Blogger of the year

So what now?

I’m not too sure, but plan to spend a lot more time on my blog. If I can win this doing a few hours a week, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if I spend really committed to it.

I am very proud of it but it isn’t where I want it to be yet. I want to add so much more content, but haven’t been able to find the time – which I fully intend to change. In fact, there are two books I plan on writing as well. The next year is going to be huge for Lotty Earns!

Thank you!

There are loads of people I need to thank. First off, you. The fact you read this and follow me on Twitter/Facebook etc just blows my mind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my ramblings, I hope its helped you save a bit of cash (or at least got you cheap wine).

Kate and Mark – Thanks for convincing me over beef noodles to set this up. You pushed me into it after a year of ummming and ahhhing. You guys believed in me before I did.

Sam – Thanks for designing my site for me and thank god he did, because I am rubbish at anything technical. He managed to figure out what I wanted when I had no clue. The site looks amazing and your support has been and still is invaluable. If you have a blog (or are thinking of setting one up) and want someone amazing to help out, totally check him out. You can contact him here – [email protected]

Adam – Thank you for helping me out with all the technical bits I can’t handle, for looking after my server and calming me down when my site crashes because of ridiculous amounts of traffic at random times.

The UK Money Bloggers network – Meeting you guys last year was incredible and the advice and support has been life changing.

Harry and my family – For the unbelievable amount of belief you have in me. Love you.


  1. Ms. Montana September 13, 2016
    • Lottyburns September 13, 2016
  2. Emma September 13, 2016
  3. Phil September 13, 2016
  4. Nicola @ The Frugal Cottage September 13, 2016
  5. Harry September 13, 2016

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