TheTechieGuy voted as the Best Advice Blog in Africa
It was my fault. I forgot to set my phone to silence mode. Around 3am I was awaken by my phone’s continuous vibration indicating the arrival of new messages. Semi-awake and with one eye open I wondered which client was having a major crises as I grabbed the phone. Now a little more awake I realised it was 3am in Las Vegas where I was attending the EMC World conference but it was around 12pm in South Africa. Fortunately, there was no crises but the messages were of congratulations as TheTechieGuy Blog won the African Blogger Awards in the Best Advise Blog category !
What are the African Blogger Awards ?
The 2014 African Blogger Awards are unique in the way that winners are selected. Each Blogger entered their blog into the category that best described their blog. The only requirement was that entrants had to sign up with the Webfluential platform which is a system that independently measures each blogger’s real stats from sources such as Google Analytics and then ranks each Blogger based on their reach, resonance and relevance. The African Blogger Award Winners were selected not by public vote or by a panel of judges but winners were selected “based on scientific metrics, rather than through peer nominations”.
As the name suggests, entrants to the African Blogger awards were restricted to the African continent only. Entries were received from 27 African countries including “Nigeria, Kenya, Benin, Mali, Morocco, Togo, Cameroon, Malawi and Eritrea, to name a few, with the diversity of nationalities being a clear indication that social media influencers across Africa have welcomed the opportunity to be measured quantitatively against their peers,” says Murray Legg, co-founder of the African Blogger Awards.
Blogging on the African continent is mimicking the world-trend as Blogging systems gives people a platform to make their voices heard. These voices are getting louder and louder to the point where the public, brands and even Governments are taking note of the various Bloggers making waves and influencing public behaviour. These are given the term “Influencer”. Webfluential platform identifies these influencers allowing marketers to get in touch with the correct blogger for their audiences.
Mike Sharman, Co-found of the African Blogger Awards revealed that “The entrants’ combined audiences total over 5.6 million blog visitors, 10.2 million Twitter followers, 2.5 million Instagram followers, with YouTube channels offering a combined 75 million views.”
These stats, together with factors such as engagement, content syndication and spill over into traditional media such as TV, Radio and Print make a powerful influencer.
I am fortunate to be apart of this growing Blogging trend and would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the reader, for coming back again and again for more TheTechieGuy content.
Liron Segev a.k.a TheTechieGuy