2015 Blog Awards Nominees revealed


images2015 BAKE Awards nominees have been revealed and once again TechtrendsKE has made to the list of nominees under the best technology blog category.

The Awards are scheduled for 2nd May 2015. The awards aim to single out bloggers with great creative and innovative, useful and regular content and posts.

This year’s awards themed “Content is King” will bring together various online content creators including corporate organizations, celebrities, SMEs, county governments, and national government agencies for an evening to celebrate the growth of the Kenya blogging space.

With rapid development in internet awareness and penetration, the corporate world has discovered that the internet is the fastest and the most convenient platform to reach out to its target audience.

The awards started with the submission phase which ended on 18th February, enabling individuals to recommend their blogs or their favorite blogs for consideration.  A group of 5 judges then went through the submissions, picking the best 5 in each category.

It is in the Judging phase that the quality of each blog plays a great role in determining which of the 5 is capable of winning in the voting phase.

The 2nd of February marked the start of the voting phase where each of the 5 nominees were required to rally their readers to vote in their favor.  Kenyans can vote for their favourite blogs at blogawards.co.ke/vote.

Kenya has the third highest number of blogs in Africa. It is estimated that there are currently 15,000 created Kenyan blogs with the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) having registered 7,000 blogs. There are 450Million created blogs worldwide.

Among the key sponsors for this event are Airtel Kenya as gold sponsors, Hivos Foundation, Intel, x-news and xpose.

To vote one can click here. Here is the full list of the nominated blogs in this year’s awards:

1. Best Technology Blog

  1. http://techmoran.com/
  2. http://tommakau.com/
  3. http://www.droid254.com/
  4. https://olooesqr.wordpress.com/
  5. http://techtrendske.co.ke/

2. Best Photography Blog

  1. http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/blog/
  2. http://www.victorpeace.com/blog-4/
  3. http://buoart.com/
  4. http://benkiruthi.com/blog3/
  5. http://mwarv.click.co.ke/

3. Best Creative Writing Blog

  1. http://bikozulu.co.ke/
  2. http://crazynairobian.com/
  3. http://www.mydeardoris.com/
  4. http://www.magunga.com/
  5. https://wordedveil.wordpress.com/

4. Best Business Blog

  1. http://www.sunwords.com/
  2. http://bankelele.co.ke/
  3. http://kenyabusinessideas.com/
  4. http://liliankaivilu.com/
  5. http://moneyacademy.co.ke/

5. Best Food Blog

  1. http://pikachakula.com/
  2. http://pendolamama.co.ke/
  3. http://leotunapika.com/
  4. https://healthylivingkenya.wordpress.com/
  5. http://thewineandfoodreview.com/

6. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

  1. https://dannyfarm.wordpress.com/
  2. http://www.farmingafrika.com/
  3. http://graduatefarmer.co.ke/
  4. https://conservationatheart.wordpress.com/

7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

  1. http://www.thisisess.com/
  2. http://mskibati.com/
  3. http://stylesketches.com/
  4. http://silvianjoki.com/
  5. http://ourstylekenya.com/

8. Best Politics Blog

  1. http://info.mzalendo.com/
  2. https://kanalispeaks.wordpress.com/
  3. http://www.brainstorm.co.ke/
  4. http://gathara.blogspot.com/
  5. http://agachiri.blogspot.com/

9. Best New Blog

  1. http://pendotalk.co.ke/
  2. https://chanyado.wordpress.com/
  3. http://building.co.ke/
  4. http://nyatichiy.com/
  5. http://kenyabusinessideas.com/

10. Best Corporate Blog

  1. http://community.ihub.co.ke/blogs/
  2. http://chasestories.chasebankkenya.co.ke/
  3. http://blog.batakenya.com/
  4. https://storymojaafrica.wordpress.com/
  5. http://www.pivoteast.com/blog/

11. Best Topical Blog

  1. https://inkedbiker.wordpress.com/
  2. http://www.oilnewskenya.com/
  3. http://owaahh.com/
  4. http://www.lizlenjo.com/
  5. http://www.kenyaweddings.co.ke/blog

12. Best Sports Blog

  1. http://www.futaa.com/
  2. http://www.michezoafrika.com/
  3. http://superfoota.co.ke/
  4. http://www.osbke.com/
  5. http://www.ragahouse.com/

13. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog

  1. http://www.ghafla.co.ke/
  2. http://www.v3rcity.com/
  3. http://www.nairobiliving.com/
  4. http://www.jaytakeapic.com/
  5. http://www.africacelebritynews.com/

14. Best Education Blog

  1. https://cipitlawstrath.wordpress.com/
  2. https://okachformusungu.wordpress.com/
  3. http://francophonie-at-daystar.blogspot.com/

15. Best Travel Blog

  1. http://nyatichiy.com/
  2. http://www.safari254.com/
  3. http://www.travelstart.co.ke/blog/
  4. http://zurukenya.com/
  5. http://adventure254.com/

16. Best Health Blog

  1. http://healthkenya.co.ke/
  2. http://ask-thenutritionist.com/
  3. http://sitawa.blogspot.com/
  4. http://janemukami.com/

17. Best County Blog

  1. http://kakamega411.com/
  2. http://county-411.com/baringonews/
  3. https://uasingishudecides.wordpress.com/
  4. http://northriftpolitics.com/
  5. http://www.nepjournal.com/

18. Kenyan Blog of the Year

  1. http://www.mydeardoris.com/
  2. http://silvianjoki.com/
  3. http://www.thisisess.com/
  4. http://zurukenya.com/
  5. http://pikachakula.com/
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