SA Blog Awards: the results

SA Blog Awards party

So we got all dressed up last night and went off to join about 200 other party people at Chevelle, to find out who the winners were in this year's SA Blog Awards. If you're a regular reader, then you'll probably know that we were nominated in three categories again this year. And if you're somewhere in this photo, then you'll probably know that we didn't win anything this time around. :)

We came second in the Photographic Blog category (the winner was I Wrote This For You) and second in the Travel Blog category (the winner was the Portfolio Collection blog). Strangely, we're not particularly disappointed about not winning - the thing that's meant the most to us throughout the process has been the constant stream of people telling us either in person, or via email or Twitter, or right here on our blog, that they'd voted for us and that they really enjoy and value our photos and our commentary each day.

(We've also had a whole lot of compliments on the new design, by the way, but those compliments must go entirely to Max Kaizen, the creative brain behind this beautiful layout.)

So, from the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to all of you. Winning awards is not what makes this worthwhile. Knowing that we regularly brighten your day, teach you something, persuade you to get out there and do things, rekindle your memories, or make you want to visit our fabulous city - those are the things that count, and I sincerely hope that we can keep on doing them for a long, long time.

You can see all the results here: SA Blog Awards 2009. And to Chris, Miguel and Tyler, you did a fantastic job in pulling this together - thank you.

9 thoughts on “SA Blog Awards: the results

  1. Beverley

    Well done Paul & Kerry-Ann on achieving what you have, for me your blog comes top as it keeps us in touch with one of our favourites places outside of the UK.

    We love the links you give and together with the photo’s it gives a real feeling of being in Cape Town so when we return we’re already familiar with any the happening and changes of your beautiful city!

  2. mjw

    I have to agree with you on the support – the number of people who told me they’d voted for me and hoped I would win was heartwarming. They had such nice things to say and it is very helpful and motivating in those moments when writing seems like such a lonely pursuit.

  3. Guinivea

    This blog is awesome!
    I live in Cape Town and I visit this blog everyday AND still see things I have never seen before and learn new things all the time!!
    Keep up the great work guys…

  4. Paul

    Thanks @ChrisM – Brandon’s photos have been circling – proving again why he’s the undisputed King of Event Photography. ;)

    Thanks @Beverley – while nice to have, appreciation shown by our readers are worth more to us than awards.

    @mjw – too true – though I still think you deserved a win for the best post, especially for this one… and not because of the photos. ;)

    @Guinivea – thanks! It’s true, we also find that we’re constantly discovering new things.

  5. Iain

    Hi Kerry-Anne,

    You guys have got an awesome blog here. Congratulations on what you’ve achieved so far and better luck next year. We were lucky to win against such amazing competition.

    Love and respect,


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