I won the "Best Business Blog" category at the 2009 South African Blog Awards!

Over 4000 blogs were nominated in this year's awards, and over 25 000 people voted.

I also scored some free goodies with the award, including:
  • A subscription to the Sunday Times  (I still love reading the newspaper in print as a special treat, so this is a super prize for me);
  •  A subscription to Encyclomedia (a PR match-making tool that helps local businesses get press releases out to the right journalists);
  • 12 SA Blog Awards branded Kika-sacks (I'll use one of them next time I hit the beach and give the rest away with reckless abandon); and
  •  "Black Bottle" whisky.

As much as I enjoying getting free stuff, by far the most enjoyable part of the experience has been all the congratulatory messages I've received on Twitter, Facebook, Email and SMS. Thanks everyone! This award and the whole experience of winning it is very encouraging for me as a blogger.