Just got a call from Vincent Maher and saw on Twitter that this, here, blog won best Business Blog at the SA Blog Awards 2008 in Cape Town lastnight.

I was in some very esteemed company (to name a few) and I really didn’t expect to win. Gottaquirk, in particular, is one of my personal favourite blogs and its an honour to even be in the same category! So, it turns out, that those late nights and early morning blogging sessions have been worth it after all. Pity I couldn’t make the awards this year in Cape Town to accept in person. Thanks to my readers and thanks to the judges for the award. Man, I love awards.

Update: Also just saw on Twitter that our very own blog aggregator amatomu.com won best site promoting blogs and Thought Leader won BOTH best political blog AND the coveted BLOG OF THE YEAR! Yeah baby!

Congratulations to the other winners. A big thanks to the readers, contributors and everyone who voted. A big thanks especially to our very special Thought Leader contributors that have made the blog such a success.

The growth of these awards are testament to how blogging is becoming ever more popular in this country. And that’s good news.


Full List of winners:

South African Weblog of the Year: thoughtleader.co.za
Most Humorous Blog: blog.ecr.co.za/breakfast
Best Overseas South African Blog: cooksister.typepad.com
Best Blog about Politics: thoughtleader.co.za
Best New Blog: blog.ecr.co.za/newswatch
Best technology blog: imod.co.za
Best Business Blog:matthewbuckland.com
Best site promoting blogging: amatomu.co.za
Best Green blog: urbansprout.co.za
Best Undiscovered Blog: livinglifebreathlessly.blogspot.com
Best Entertainment Blog: blog.ecr.co.za/breakfast
Best Post: mushypeasontoast.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-not-to-buy-condoms.html
Best Original Writing: mushypeasontoast.blogspot.com
Best Photographic Blog: jenty-mylifeinpics.blogspot.com
Best Blog about Food and Wine: cooksister.com
Best Music Blog: peakperformances.co.za
Best Podcast: blog.ecr.co.za/justplain
Best Group Blog: blog.ecr.co.za/breakfast
Best Sports Blog: keo.co.za
Best travel blog: capetowndailyphoto.com
Best Personal Blog: tertia.org

5 Responses to “SA Blog awards 2008: This blog awarded "Best Business Blog"”
  1. Prozac….

    Prozac….

  2. […] The Webby Honoree says that this award places the Thought Ledaer among the top 15% of the 8 000 entries submitted to the Webby awards. This latest accolade comes hot on the heels of Thought Leader last month winning both “Blog of the year” and “Best political blog” at the local SA blog awards. […]

  3. Congrats Matthew. Well deserved!

  4. Congrats!

  5. Hey, congratulations! :)

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