Singapore Blog Awards 2014: VOTE and win a Mystery Prize!

Featured

Help vote for my students – Steven Lek and Simon Chan – to win at this year’s Blog Awards and you stand to win a Mystery Prize worth up to S$45.90! :)

Lovingly Wrapped by Yours Truly

Mystery Prize

Step 1: Go to the Singapore Blog Awards site, click on Editors’ / Judges’ Choice

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 2: Log in with your facebook account so they know you are not a robot. Your info will be kept secure! :)

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 3: Decide whether you want to participate in the Lucky Voters’ Contest. If you do not reside in Singapore, choose the second option.

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 4: Scroll down till you see the Best Individual Blog and Best New Blog categories

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 5: Click on the circle to reveal the list of finalists and vote for Steven

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 6: Click on the circle for Best New Blog and vote for Travelled Paths

Singapore Blog Awards

To Win A Mystery Prize

Send your screenshot to voteforstevenlek@gmail.com, with subject title ‘I Want To Win A Mystery Prize’. Your screenshot should look like this:

Singapore Blog Awards

If their pictures appear in the circles, it means your vote has been counted. Also, I should be able to see the date and time in your screenshot of your desktop! :) [Mine's in the bottom right hand corner!]

OR if you are using your handphone to vote:

Singapore Blog Awards

THANKS for voting! You Are AWESOME!

You Can Vote Once Per Day Till End July 2014! :D

*The more votes you send in, the higher your chances of winning this prize! :) Get your friends and family to vote, and send in their screenshots together with yours!

Remember: the email address to send it to is voteforstevenlek@gmail.com.

Singapore Blog Awards 2014: VOTE and win a Barbie Champion Doll!

Help vote for my students – Steven Lek and Simon Chan – to win at this year’s Blog Awards and you stand to win a Barbie Champion Doll of your choice! :)

Step 1: Go to the Singapore Blog Awards site, click on Editors’ / Judges’ Choice

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 2: Log in with your facebook account so they know you are not a robot. Your info will be kept secure! :)

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 3: Decide whether you want to participate in the Lucky Voters’ Contest. If you do not reside in Singapore, choose the second option.

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 4: Scroll down till you see the Best Individual Blog and Best New Blog categories

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 5: Click on the circle to reveal the list of finalists and vote for Steven

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 6: Click on the circle for Best New Blog and vote for Travelled Paths

Singapore Blog Awards

To Win A Barbie Champion Doll:

Send a screenshot of your vote to voteforstevenlek@gmail.com, with subject title ‘I Want To Win A Barbie Champion Doll’. Your screenshot should look like this:

Singapore Blog Awards

If their pictures appear in the circles, it means your vote has been counted. Also, I should be able to see the date and time in your screenshot of your desktop! :) [Mine's in the bottom right hand corner!]

OR if you are using your handphone to vote:

Singapore Blog Awards

THANKS for voting! You Are AWESOME!

You Can Vote Once Per Day Till End July 2014! :D

*The more votes you send in, the higher your chances of winning this prize! :) Get your friends and family to vote, and send in their screenshots together with yours!

Remember: the email address to send it to is voteforstevenlek@gmail.com.

Singapore Blog Awards 2014: VOTE and win a LEGO Friends set!

LEGO Friends

Help vote for my students – Steven Lek and Simon Chan – to win at this year’s Blog Awards and you stand to win an exclusive LEGO Friends set with a Friendship Diary! :)

Step 1: Go to the Singapore Blog Awards site, click on Editors’ / Judges’ Choice

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 2: Log in with your facebook account so they know you are not a robot. Your info will be kept secure! :)

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 3: Decide whether you want to participate in the Lucky Voters’ Contest [if you do not reside in Singapore, choose the second option]

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 4: Scroll down till you see the Best Individual Blog and Best New Blog categories

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 5: Click on the circle to reveal the list of finalists and vote for Steven

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 6: Click on the circle for Best New Blog and vote for Travelled Paths

Singapore Blog Awards

To Win The LEGO Friends Set with the Diary

Send your screenshot to voteforstevenlek@gmail.com, with subject title ‘Win LEGO Friends’. Your screenshot should look like this:

Singapore Blog Awards

If their pictures appear in the circles, it means your vote has been counted. Also, I should be able to see the date and time in your screenshot of your desktop! :) [Mine's in the bottom right hand corner!]

OR if you are using your handphone to vote:

Singapore Blog Awards

THANKS for voting! You Are AWESOME!

You Can Vote Once Per Day Till End July 2014! :D

*The more votes you send in, the higher your chances of winning this prize! :) Get your friends and family to vote, and send in their screenshots together with yours!

Remember: the email address to send it to is voteforstevenlek@gmail.com.

Singapore Blog Awards 2014: VOTE and win Kenzo fragrances!

Kenzo

Help vote for my students – Steven Lek and Simon Chan – to win at this year’s Blog Awards and you stand to win a Samsung Camera, a HD camcorder, SK-II products, and even these Kenzo fragrances worth S$230! :)

Step 1: Go to the Singapore Blog Awards site, click on Editors’ / Judges’ Choice

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 2: Log in with your facebook account so they know you are not a robot. Your info will be kept secure! :)

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 3: Decide whether you want to participate in the Lucky Voters’ Contest

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 4: Scroll down till you see the Best Individual Blog and Best New Blog categories

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 5: Click on the circle to reveal the list of finalists and vote for Steven

Singapore Blog Awards

Step 6: Click on the circle for Best New Blog and vote for Travelled Paths

Singapore Blog Awards

To Win The Kenzo Fragrances

Send your screenshot to voteforstevenlek@gmail.com, with subject title ‘Win Kenzo Fragrance’. Your screenshot should look like this:

Singapore Blog Awards

If their pictures appear in the circles, it means your vote has been counted. Also, I should be able to see the date and time in your screenshot of your desktop! :) [Mine's in the bottom right hand corner!]

OR if you are using your handphone to vote:

Singapore Blog Awards

THANKS for voting! You Are AWESOME!

You Can Vote Once Per Day Till End July 2014! :D

*The more votes you send in, the higher your chances of winning this prize! :) Get your friends and family to vote, and send in their screenshots together with yours!

Remember: the email address to send it to is voteforstevenlek@gmail.com.

Make Your Blog An Award-Winning Blog: 1st Dec 2013

Singapore Blog Awards Trophy

It is one thing to win a blog award. It is quite another to help someone else get good enough to win a blog award.

This is the challenge I have thrown myself. :D

Today, 5 bloggers attended this workshop which have set them on the path to winning their first blog award. I’ll be with them the entire way and I’m sure that in 2014, I’ll be able to celebrate their wins with them. :)

What They Learnt Today:

1) What Is The SBA & Why Do People Bother?

2) Which Categories To Concentrate Your Efforts On?

3) Why Some Blogs Win Awards While Others Don’t

4) What To Do Between NOW And SBA 2014

What They Said After The Workshop:

“This workshop teaches me how to prepare for SBA 2014!”

“Good to know why and how those bloggers won this year!”

“Insightful tips!”

“Really awesome… and really worth the fees”

“Insider knowledge of what it takes to win!”

Singapore Blog Awards 2013 Winners

To find out more about upcoming workshops or to engage me for personal coaching, drop me an email at gracewwg [at] gmail [dot] com. :)

THANK YOU!

It’s pretty amazing how, before winning the award, I’d visualized the trophy sitting on a corner of my desk and how it now IS sitting prettily on that same corner of my desk. :)

I’d like to share with you what happened during those special moments after my name was announced on stage, and what’s going to happen next now that I’ve won the award…

I’ve already confessed right here on this blog that my nervousness was off-the-charts the week leading up to the awards ceremony. I love surprises but the anticipation really was killing me. I think I did alright after the emcee announced that I had won the award. Did not trip while getting onstage to collect the trophy (hur hur), smiled my best at the photographer, and got off stage…

Only to have tears well up in my eyes.

There would be a video interview right after each award recipient got off stage so on one hand, I wanted to cry a bucket’s worth of joyful tears but on the other hand, I had to hold myself together. I was staring at the ceiling the whole time, hoping gravity would help keep the tears from spilling out of my eyes. Janet from Omy gave me a tissue and helpfully suggested that I go freshen up in the washroom. :D

And the interview went well, I think. Though I have no idea when and where the video would be uploaded. :D

So, besides winning the uber-cool trophy, I have also gotten:

1) A $300 Exabytes voucher + 1 free Domain + a $200 Pebble Watch

2) A pair of Glossi sunglasses worth $280

3) A JBL On Tour Micro Speaker AND

4) A 9-day SPONSORED TRIP to Northern Territory, Australia in August!!!

I’m certainly looking forward to the trip with all the other Singapore Blog Awards 2013 winners! :)

And yes, I’ll definitely be back for more come Singapore Blog Awards 2014.

I’d already declared on Facebook that if I lost the award this year to any of the 3 cartoonist finalists (out of a total of 10 finalists) in my category, I’d start drawing cartoons come 2014. Thankfully, I can now spare everyone the horror of viewing my “artwork”. Hehe!

And coming up next:

1) My Book Launch – Just some final touches and my book should be ready for print. Exciting! It’s titled ‘Blogging for a Living’ and I think it’d be very useful for bloggers, people who work with bloggers, and anyone else who’s curious about whether bloggers actually make money and how they monetize their blogs.

2) Blogging Workshops! – I’ve actually taken a long hiatus from these as I have other projects I’m working on. But after winning the blog award, I have renewed confidence that what I have to share is going to be very helpful to those who attend my workshops. I’ll release the dates tomorrow so do watch out for the blogpost. :)

3) More interviews – This is what is unique about my blog so I WILL make it happen. I’ll be on the lookout for more interesting and inspiring people to feature here so stay tuned!

And finally, a big THANK YOU to…

1) My Creator. I don’t usually speak about my faith but trust me when I tell you I prayed really hard that I’d win the award! :D I have a little card I keep in my wallet that reads “Where the will of God leads you, the grace of God will keep you”. Amen.

2) My family, especially my dad – his interview helped me win the blog award :)

3) My fiance, who’s been by my side through my ups and downs, and topsy-turvy crazy blogger’s life.

4) My readers, fans, friends and all who cast their votes for me, a big big THANK YOU!

5) The hardworking Omy.sg team – Alvin, Janet, Ruilong, and everyone else.

6) All my interviewees. You guys make this blog special. I like eating the same food all the time so if I’d become a food blogger, this blog would receive a ‘flame’ award, not a blog award. I think it’s better off being an interview blog, with the occasional lifestyle post. ;)

Steve Jobs told us to “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” while one Facebook fan told me to “stay humble” and I replied with a “Why not stay awesome?”. So, here’s what I’d like to share with you…

Stay Humble, Stay Awesome! :D