Friday, September 10, 2010

SA Blog Awards, I'm driving everyone nuts!

As you all know , we have made it through to the finalists round of the SA Blog Awards in the category for Best Overseas Blog by a South African, YAY!

Just an update on what is happening! Well, to be honest, I don't really know! The voting stage is blind so I am not sure if we are at the top of our category or stone cold last, all we can do is wait and see!

I have to admit that I have been driving all my friend nuts with the blog awards by constantly asking them to keep voting. I have had so many questions from them, that I realised our loyal followers might have a question or two themselves.

So here is a glance at our SA Blog Award journey, if you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment!

I didn't think that we would make the cut to the finalist's round and I'll tell you why:
  • We are a baby in blog terms, we only started writing in May of this year!
  • We only realised the blog awards had started when there was a week left of the nomination phase (so we missed 20 days worth of nominations)
  • And there are some pretty amazing blogs out there. I encourage you to go look at the list of finalists, they are impressive and I am proud and honoured to be among them
Now I am not telling you all of this because I am fishing for compliments, that's not it at all! Rather, I am so excited that we have made it this far! Now that's not to say that I don't want to win...heehe! Once you get this close you can't help but pull up your sleeves and get ready to fight for first place. I don't know if it's me simply being human  or if it is because I am super competitive. Either way, it has meant that I have gone out of my way (sometimes to the annoyance of my friends) to promote our blog and get people voting!

However, instead of just nagging for help (which I did try), I decided I would try and make my facebook statuses unique so that people would want to vote! I am not sure if this strategy worked...but here are a couple of my attempts at trying to lure in votes from my facebook friends:

  • Imagine Dory from Finding Nemo singing this: Just keep voting just keep voting just keep voting voting voting
  • Have you done it today and will you do it tomorrow? What about the next day?
  • SCENARIO: Your at work waiting for the minutes to pass so you can go home and grab some chow. You just wish the minutes would go faster. You have checked all your emails and your randomly scrolling through Facebook. You sigh. "I just wish there was something else I could do". LIGHT BULB."Shit, I haven't voted for Claudia's blog yet, better do that now! Would you look at that, it's time to go! Thanks Claudia for filling my day"
Now, why am I telling you all of this, it has absolutely nothing to do with Korea! Well I disagree! I think that South Korea has been a teaching destination for a while but only in recent years have South Africans started  to consider it! And I love Korea and I think that if we win this, or at least do well, we will get more exposure in South Africa meaning that the adventures that teachers have in Korea will also get exposed which means that maybe more South Africans would consider this amazing place for a gap year!

Now of course winning is cool for other reasons, there are prizes....but I have no idea what they are, they have not been announced! So who knows! Hahaha!

So, if you would like to vote just click on the badge to the right of the page, check that cokorean has been highlighted under the Best Overseas blog category, scroll to the bottom of the page, put in your email address, and click on the link in the confirmation email!

What is really cool is that you can vote once every 24hours! So if you feel up for away!

There is only one week left of voting! So, once I know, I will let you all know the outcome! Fingers crossed.

Post by Claudia


Che said...

hahahahaha... i'm also a South African living and teaching in South Korea - also have a very new blog that is a finalist in the Best Personal and Best Design category... and I am ALSO driving everyone IN-SANE with "vote for me" .... are we twins?
good luck!

Claudia and Oliver said...

Hahaha! So funny! I gave your blog a visit! It is amazing. Your kids must love you, you are so creative!

Good luck!!!!!!

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