The Occasional Traveller has been honoured as one of the top 10 finalists in the omy.sg Singapore Blog Awards 2013 – Best Travel Blog category. While it’s not the first time participating in the awards (TOTshop was nominated for Best Blogshop last year though I didn’t win), this marks the first time that The Occasional Traveller has actually been considered for any sort of travel blog award out there… whee!
Update: I removed the Singapore Blog Awards links as they shut down their website in 2017, but I left this post up for posterity.
What’s the big deal you ask? The SBA is an annual event that recognizes the top bloggers in Singapore for various categories and is one of the more prominent local blog awards, which hopefully leads to more traffic and possible blogging gigs for me in future. There’s a trophy and other swag for the winners in each category, but more importantly each category’s winner gets a fully sponsored blog trip to Northern Territories, Australia. A free trip for a travel buff, how awesome would that be!
How this works is that while 70% will be up to me and my blog to impress the judges, 30% of the final score comes from voting, so I’ll need the help of you, my dear readers, to help me win this because I’m up against some pretty popular blogs! Head on over to the SBA website for more – you’ll have to sign up for an omy account to vote, and you can vote once for each category every day all the way till 23 June.
I’m honoured that all the work on my blog is being recognized. In case you’re not already a convert, you should vote for The Occasional Traveller because:
- It exists to inspire you, yes you sneaking a peek at this in the workplace or lecture
- And remind you to travel more – it is possible for the everyday person with a full-time job to indulge in a love for travel
I had to write a travel post based on this year’s 1960’s theme and how that inspired me… that was a pretty challenging post to write, but you can check out my post about space travel. Yes, space travel was one of the hot topics of the 1960’s and who knows, maybe something I could do in this lifetime.