Announcing the 2007 South African Blog Awards

by Jeanne on February 13, 2007

in Food blogs & blogging

Sa_blog_awards_2007_logoYes folks, it’s hard to believe, I know, but a whole year has passed since we last rolled out the red carpet and indulged in some mutual air-kissing and back-slapping.  You guessed it – awards season has rolled around again!  And it’s not just Dame Helen Mirren who’s in the spotlight this time – it’s South African bloggers who are gearing up to celebrate the best of the South African blogosphere over the past 12 months. 

And I must say, I think that the quality and diversity of South African blogs improves year after year – apart from my own beloved Cooksister!, here is a selection of other possible nominees for your perusal before you plunge headlong into nominations (alternatively check the rather del.icio.us list of SA blogs or the Technorati list):

Apparently Nothing

Aquila Online

Beyond the Pass

BigRic

Cherryflava

Commentary

The Cru

The Fishbowl

KitschnZinc

SA Rocks

So Close

YBlog

Once you’ve had a browse and decided who you like, head on over to the 2007 SA Blog Awards site, read the small print and get nominating (the nomination form is at the bottom of the page and you will need to provide URLs plus your e-mail address).  Only ONE nomination per person is allowed, so do give some thought to your nominations.  Alternatively, click on the SA Blog Awards 2007 logo near the top of the left hand column on this page and follow the instructions.

Nominations are open until Monday 26 February 2007, after which a panel of bloggers and "celebrity judges" will review the nominated blogs (taking into account relevance and quality) in each category and submit their individual top 10 in each. The votes will be tallied and the top blogs resulting from this will go through to the finals.

Final voting will be open to the public from the Monday 5 March 2007 till midnight Friday 16 March 2007.

So off you go – do some proudly South African reading, exercise your democratic right to vote nominate, and sit back and enjoy watching democracy at work ;-)

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Scott at Real Epicurean February 14, 2007 at 1:56 am

It’s great that you rounded up some fellow SA Bloggers for us to check out.
I think my only chance of winning anything would be to do a “Best Blogger Living In My Street Awards” ;)

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Cru Master February 14, 2007 at 7:39 am

Thank you kindly Jeanne for mentioning the rest of us mere mortals!
What a great touch!
Id like to point you to another amazing site http://www.themuso.co.za – they are commentators on Indie music and I believe deserve to be named best new blog!
have a great day!

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Aquila February 14, 2007 at 9:33 am

consider yourself nominated – and thanks for the “vote of confidence” – nice.

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Nic February 15, 2007 at 9:34 am

Hi,
Thank you so much for the link to SA Rocks in the post. I really appreciate the support and the link through considering we are SO SO young in the blogosphere!! :)
Goodluck and thanks again for the support!
P.S: SA Rocks is looking for weekly contributors and we are missing a food slot… so if you are interested please email me.
Thanks

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Jeanne February 15, 2007 at 11:22 am

Hi Scott
Glad you found them interesting! I just didn’t think my international readers would know many South African blogs and I’m always keen to promote the SA blogosphere ;-) And hey, you coudl be onto something with the “Best Blogger in My Street Awards” – it could catch on ;-)
Hi CruMaster
Only a pleasure – and credit where credit is due! And of course I will support anyone who supports fabulous SA wines ;-) I will check out the indie music site – thanks for the tip.
Hi Aquila
Thank you – and right back atcha! And as I said to CruMaster, I give credit where credit is due. Happy blogging & keep the flag flying :)
Hi Nic
Absolutely a pleasure. New blogs need a little promotion and I believe so wholeheartedly in your blog’s philosophy. I will also be adding a link to you in my sidebar under “My favourite African blogs”. Good luck!

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Lorissa February 18, 2007 at 1:41 am

Thanks so much for the mention, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for you again this year! :) There are so many fab new SA blogs to check out. I’m looking forward to finding some new reads.

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Mike Golby February 20, 2007 at 9:26 pm

Answered your comment of a couple of days ago, Jeanne and, if memory still serves me, I pondered the mystery of many of our best bloggers being overseas. Hell, this blog fits every category — food appears to be a subtle cover for this, that, and everything else of substance; all wrapped in verve, wit, style, and sass. More, I know you’d be blogging whether we locals latched on to “social software” or not; and, to my mind, that makes you a winner every which way.

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