African Blogger Awards – Thank You!

Phew. Yesterday afternoon I was minding my own business when I got a Twitter notification from African Blogger Awards that Not Another Poppie was chosen as the runner up (together with the fabulously chic In My Bag) in the Health & Beauty category.

AFRICAN BLOGGER AWARDS

There are two reasons I’m bringing this up, and the first is to explain how they choose their winners. Nobody votes (thank the heavens, ain’t nobody got time to beg their followers to vote for them) and they calculate your influence and reach purely by looking at your stats across all platforms – you hand everything over to them and the human element is eliminated completely. You can read more about that here.

I’m an advocate of this because I’ve never been good at popularity contests – I don’t think I’m hungry enough for awards and recognition to grovel and beg my peers and readers for favours. I’ll also happily accept runner-up status in a competition like this over triple-first-place in a competition that relies on generating votes. The winners aren’t listed on their website yet, but you can scroll down the African Blogger Awards Twitter timeline to see them all.

Secondly (and much more importantly) I’d like to thank you for reading, following, sharing, liking – those are the things that counts. While I’m at it, thank you for all the well wishes and congratulations yesterday (and also for allowing me to lightly bask in some self congratulation). You guys rock xxxx

C x

 

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20 Comments

  1. May 6, 2015 / 10:01 AM

    Well done yay 🙂 I Love your blog and i make sure i read your posts daily. I am currently starting my own blog.So i use your blog and your posts as an inspiration 🙂

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 10:29 AM

      Thanks Sophia! All the best with your new blog xx

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 12:20 PM

      Thank you Charlene x

  2. Bronwyn
    May 6, 2015 / 12:44 PM

    Congrats! That’s fabulous! I am so happy for you.

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 1:08 PM

      Thank you very kindly x

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 4:38 PM

      Thanks so much! xxx

  3. sivanya
    May 6, 2015 / 2:48 PM

    what a super duper achievement! well done 🙂 thank you for the amazing posts. your blog is my all time favorite! wishing you all the love light and happiness to keep them posts coming 🙂

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 4:38 PM

      Thank you for the very kind words!

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 7:26 PM

      Dankie my mater xx

  4. Ilze Munday
    May 6, 2015 / 4:59 PM

    Congratulations!

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 6, 2015 / 7:27 PM

      Thank you Ilze!

  5. Cecile
    May 7, 2015 / 7:34 AM

    Wow!!!!! You go girl! baie geluk, dink jy verdien dit. Nou kan ek tog spog met my fab maatjie.

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 7, 2015 / 7:46 AM

      Dankie my vriendin xx

  6. May 7, 2015 / 12:43 PM

    Congrats, your blog is amazing!xx

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 10, 2015 / 12:23 PM

      Thanks so much!

  7. Wendy
    May 12, 2015 / 8:48 AM

    You deserve it! Congrats! Next time take first place;)

    • Chantelle Bester
      Author
      May 13, 2015 / 8:33 AM

      Yes ma’am!

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