So I just finished voting in Ghana’s first social media awards – an initiative of BloggingGhana – and I must say, it was such a tough decision. But that’s a good thing. It means there’s a ton of great content out there! What’s more, I found out about some blogs I never knew existed and of course I immediately followed their owners via twitter. Congratulations to all participating blogs!
Also, Circumspecte.com (Yes, this blog!) is a finalist under the “Best Citizen Journalism Blog” category. I’ve never actually described myself or this blog as “citizen journalism”, so it’s really humbling to be considered as such. Why? Because it means that all this writing – something I simply enjoy doing – counts for something. That in itself is enough. Thanks to all who’ve read, written to me, challenged, supported and egged me on. You can vote till March 8 at www.blogcampghana.com/voting
I couldn’t have wished to be in better company. Circumspecte is running alongside http://sarpongobed.blogspot.com/. Obed is a very interesting person who’s obvious passion for writing and Ghana is contagious. When I returned to Ghana after college and working in the US he invited me to be on the WritersProject radio show – that was my first radio showing and it was a lovely opportunity to share some of my creative writing. We also worked together on the Ghana Decides project for Ghana’s recent elections.
Anyway, I’ve done my voting, so now its over to you. Head over to http://www.blogcampghana.com/voting/ and submit your vote! I’ll tell you one thing though: you’re going to have tough decisions all through because all the participating blogs are amazing!
Also, don’t forget to register for BlogCamp 2013. It’s free and a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of social media. Plus, you get to network and meet amazing folk! Until the next!
Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.