As the editor and main contributor to the The Diamond Store Magazine I was proud to collect the first prize at the national UK Blog Awards® 2016, as winner of the Brand Blogs category for Fashion & Beauty.

The UK Blog Awards® is UK’s biggest event recognising industry social media and digital talent and achievements across Britain, and connecting bloggers with brands.


charity Project for “Skills for Change” March 2015sparked-logo-transparent-300x103

“Hi Johanna, you are the lucky recipient of the highly coveted Award of Excellence for your work on the project titled Keywords for Charity Website for SEO.  Only 3% of Sparked micro-volunteers receive this award, so you should feel pretty special.” allows professionals to give something back to non-profits and charities. It’s an online volunteering organisation that lets others benefit from your skills whenever you have a little bit of time to spare. “Global Short Story” Competition Winner, December 2013

“The December 2013 Global Short Story Competition first place prize goes to Johanna Bergstrom, of Malaga, Spain, of whose story ‘The Bitch Next Door’ Fiona says: “This is a fast paced intense story, exploring preconceptions and assumptions about other people and their actions. The way events are distorted is given a neat twist at the end – the Chinese whispers that gossip thrives on are very well done – and this is wholly believable and satisfying.””

The official competition details and the announcement of the winners are available on the InscribeMedia website and blog.

You can also download the story on the site, or read it here: The Bitch Next Door. “Rising Star” Award, March 2013

“Hi Johanna Bergstrom, Congratulations! Your Hub article How to Live Within Your Means and Be Happy was selected as a Rising Star! Excited? We are! You’re an inspiration to all new Hubbers who are getting started and an encouragement to “veterans” as well. We hope that you continue to enjoy writing at HubPages and participating in the community. We certainly enjoy your work. Congratulations again.”