I’m still not convinced by the validity of the Podcast in the local market. Yet Saul and Jarred continue to try and prove me wrong. They’ve been doing a relatively good job of it lately and even went as far as to invite me on to the latest episode of the Digital Edge.
We speak to Nic Haralambous of SA Rocks, Seth Rotherham of 2Oceansvibe, Exmi from Expensive Mistakes Cheap Thrills, Shaun Oakes of Shaun Oakes.com, Jason Bagley from the Incredible Connection blog and finally Se7en from Se7en.org. We round up that line up with a summary of the blogosphere by Justin Hartman, head of blog aggregator Afrigator.
Nothing particularly groundbreaking came out of the bloggers interviews: We are all egotistical, we all like to win stuff, we all brag, blah blah blah. It’s riveting blogger “Days of our living lives online” sorta stuff.
Definitely worth listening to. Do it.
And thanks to Saul and Jarred for having me on the show. Always a good boost to the ego hey?!
I am very pleased to announce that SA Rocks has been nominated for Three SA Blog Awards this year. I’m not going to harp on about this but felt it deserved a blog post to mention and ask for readers to head over to the SA Blog Awards site and vote for SA Rocks.
If you click on the image below you will be taken to the voting page and SA Rocks will be highlighted already in the following categories:
South African Blog of the Year
Best Blog about Politics
Best Group Blog
Your support and votes would be very much appreciated!
There are some fantastic blogs nominated this year and a whole host of categories so be sure to look through and vote for your favourites.
It’s always been pretty tough to represent locally when it comes to international awards online. The market is much larger than ours when you look abroad, many are dismissive of what we have to offer and some have simply yet to discover the jems that emerge from Africa.
However one blogger is breaking that mould. Glad to be a girl has taken home the Best African Weblog award at the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards. I think this is a fantastic achievement for the blog and for South African bloggers alike.
That’s right, it is that time of year again. time for the SA Blog Awards.
Nominations are open so all you need to do is head over to the SA Blog Awards website and submit some nominations. I say “some” because you can’t simply nominate SA Rocks for “Best blog of the year”. You’ll need to put at least three other nominations in three other categories. So click the below blogawards keychain and vote for SA Rocks and as many other blogs as you can think of.
I have some suggestions for you if you are a bit stuck:
As the US bloggers tour came to a close I was asked to put together a short summation of our trip with Ray Lewis. We decided to ask the bloggers what South Africa means to them, this is the response we received:
I don’t often take part in chain blog posts, but this one I quite enjoyed and Rafiq tagged me so what else could I do?
To set it straight to start with, I blog about South Africa. South Africa is in Africa and Africa is a moving, culturally rich and incredibly curious continent. So to begin, that is probably why I like to live in Africa and blog about a country within Africa.
I could wax lyrical all day about South Africa as you mostly know, I’ve done it for just under two years on this blog. Two years, wow. Anyways moving swiftly onwards to the points:
This is my home so I embrace it
SA is entrenched in my being and has defined me as a human being and doing
I choose to stay here in spite of being able to leave so while I am here, let me make a difference
Africa breathes potential
Africa exudes excellence
Africa promotes triumph
If you can make it in Africa you can make it anywhere in the world
South Africa is only beginning its journey to recovering and greatness, I want to be there through it all
This is why I blog about Africa and South Africa. I am nothing without South Africa. It has defined me, built me, created me and inspired me. I need South Africa more than it needs me.
Our first proper day of excursions kicked off today with a helicopter tour of Cape Town. What an absolutely stunning city CT is. I wont go in to that too much because this post is purely going to show you all the bloggers on the tour with me and the links to their respective projects or blogs.
Virtual Africa is the brains behind this amazing photograph. They will be supplying the tour with more panoramic shots as we progress through the trip.
For now you click on the image below to visit the full panoramic view or click here.
It’s Sunday morning and we’re at the Rosebank Hotel. It has recently been redone in it’s entirety. What a pleasure.
So basically the next ten or so days I will be on a whirlwind nationwide tour around SA!
I am blogging on various platforms and have decided to try my best to split up the content according to the platforms that I am writing for. My personal blog, nicharalambous.com will consist of interviews with the 8 or 9 bloggers that are on this tour from around the USA.
I will also be writing on the Bizcommunity blog where I will try to keep things a bit more formal and prim and proper and as business orientated as possible. I will be uploading photos, audio, notes and lots of video content to my Zoopy Profile and cross posting things on to the HCR blog as well.
SA Rocks will be the platform that I make use of to show everyone how incredible South Africa is. We are going to be doing some insane things on this trip and I will be recording everything in widescreen HD and uploading to Zoopy to put on here.