Ghana's 2nd Blogging & Social Media Awards is ongoing and I'm excited to let you know that Circumspecte and myself have been nominated for a total of THREE categories!
- Best Blog
- Best Female Blogger and
- Best Twitter Profile
You can vote by clicking here - all you need is your email address and a few minutes. Voting ends March 28, 2014. I also encourage you to take a look at some of the other nominees, a lot of great content and folks.
I must say that after our nomination and subsequent win for Best Citizen Journalism and News last year, having three nods is very encouraging and tells me that maybe I'm doing something right :)
Thanks to everyone who nominated/votes for me and everyone who reads, follows, engages and supports me.
Jabdulai vs. Circumspecte
That said, I'll admit I am a bit surprised about a couple of things.
First, that jabdulai.com (the "second generation" of Circumspecte) made the list in lieu of circumspecte.com (this site, which is the more popular one). Again, that's a good thing. So in case you were wondering - yes, jabdulai.com is Circumspecte. It's just (hopefully) a better platform geared at improving your online experience, because in essence, you are central to Circumspecte.
Second, that my twitter profile (@jabdulai) made the cut! Definitely a pleasant surprise, thank you tweeps :)
So last year, I used my nomination for Best Citizen Journalism blogger as an opportunity to see how effective social media could be as a campaign tool. In addition to tweeting my heart out about how Circumspecte has helped me grow, I created this video on 10 things you probably didn't know about Circumspecte, slipping in a few seconds of me doing the Azonto. From what some commentators said, the "azonto bribe" worked - their words, not mine LOL!
Well it's 2014 and Azonto has - quite sadly - had her day. I hear the dance in the streets now is Alkayida (not to be confused with the terrorist group); which unfortunately I have not learned. So there will be no dance antics this year.
As we say, Content is King and Conversation is Queen.
I'd like to invite you to have a Twitter chat with me on Friday March 21, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:00pm GMT; a "Meet the Blogger" kind of thing. I will be sharing some blogging and social media tips, and we can talk writing, branding, development, media, education/career, scary "life stuff" - basically stuff you find on Circumspecte.
I'll respond to any questions you might have - like this "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session I did in 2010 - and will ask a few questions of my own about what your Circumspecte experience has been and what you're interested in.
Got questions? Comment below or email them to me at jemila(AT)circumspecte.com, with your name and/or twitter handle. You can join or follow the Twitter chat via hashtag #MeetJemila.
Great, I'm already excited and hope you join in!
In the meantime, here are 20+ reasons why you should considering voting 'jabdulai' (Circumspecte) by March 28, 2014.
Thanks for all the support!