South African Blog Awards 2007

South African Blog Awards 2007It’s that time of the year again, and it seems the topic of discussion on everyone’s blog is “South African Blog Awards”. With a rebranded awards site, and neat widget functionality, it looks like this year’s awards might be taken a bit more seriously.

You may recall I won Best Tech Blog in the South African Blog Awards 2006 (Site doesn’t seem to be working properly). I don’t think that will be happening again this year, in fact, I probably have more of a chance winning in the new category, best GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered) blog. There are far better tech blogs around this year!

My site focus has somewhat shifted from tech discussion to being more of a creative outlet. I hope my blog now reflects a more accurate picture of who I am. It has definitely been a good move from a career perspective, I find my blog now attracts more work than my company website does!

Last year I launched a tongue-in-cheek propaganda campaign to get suckers to vote for me. It seemed to have worked. I’m not sure if I will go down that same route again this year, rather maybe re-use a couple campaigns 🙂

I know I haven’t launched a new site design over the last year, rather I have chosen to better the current design I have. So if you are going to vote for me, then click on the widget on the right menu. Either way get voting.

Let’s hope this year the awards are given to a few more winners. Don’t get me wrong I’m a HUGE fan of 2Oceansvibe, I read it everyday, but one blog, that doesn’t run off a blogging platform, doesn’t allow for commenting, and doesn’t have an RSS feed winning all of the below awards takes the mickey of this Blog Awards thing slightly.

  • Best Overall Blog
  • Best Writing
  • Best Post
  • Runner up in Humour
  • Runner up in Lifestyle

By Mark Forrester

Co-founder of WooThemes. Makers of WooCommerce - acquired by Automattic. Mark is a husband, dad, early stage investor, photographer, gadget geek and sports fanatic. Proudly based in Cape Town, South Africa.


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