On returning to South Africa from Michigan, USA. I decided to jump into the South African blogging community and soon realised that there was no platform that celebrated these phenomenal women!
That first thought set in motion what can only be described as a wild and exciting rollercoaster of conversations, meetings, experiments, and decisions… a rollercoaster that finally turned a corner and headed straight towards what is now called:
The SA Mommy Blogger Awards!
The concept is pretty simple… bloggers enter into three categories of their choice (out of a total of 19 categories) and submit links to two of their posts for each category. Unlike the other awards that are around, the winners of these awards will be determined by a panel of independent judges. It is not a popularity contest. It doesn’t matter how many likes and shares you’re able to generate The winners will be chosen by the judges based on the quality of content they are producing. So even if you’re a new blogger with a small readership, if you write a good quality post, you stand a good chance of winning. The entrant for Best Blog 2017 needed to submit the STATS of their blog as well as 2 posts that they believed was the best they had written.
The judges carefully read through every post submitted. Analyzing the bloggers writing, creativity, and enthusiasm for their brand.
The 19 Categories are as follows along with the 2017 winners.
Best Foodie – Mama Chef Jozi
Best Travel – 3 Kids, 2 Dogs, and 1 Old House
Best Tear-Jerker – Disney Mom Blog
Best Socia Media – Choose A Row
Best Rising Star – My Daily Cake
Best Inspiration – A Million Beautiful Pieces
Best Comedian – Tonic and Tiaras
Best Parenting – Modern Zulu Mom
Best New Voice – Mommy Explores
Best Photography – Rose and Thorns
Best Business – Generally Social
Best Beauty – For The Beauty Of It
Best Craft – In These Stilleto’s
Best Education – Heart Mama Blog – Adoption
Best Blog 2017 – Caffeine and Fairy Dust
This is the first year that these awards are running and we have had 74 bloggers enter (an amazing number considering the time frame!)
We had 3 phenomenal judges.
The sponsors for the awards were: