if you participated in the south african blog survey, or even if you didn't, you might find the results interesting. read this to see what the south african blogosphere is doing. it seems that there are only an estimated 5000 active bloggers among the 4.5 million internet users in south africa.
do you remember when i told you to the new girl in the centre, dominique, who opened organic earth, the organic shop? well, i convinced her to start a blog. you can visit her here, and tell her i sent ya!
if you have a blog with blogger, you can check out this site. you sign up for an account, and it lets you back-up your blog. they have a free package, and also better packages that cost a little. they are also launching a 'convert your blog to a book' service soon. that sounds so cool! they say that they are working on other blogging platforms, and hope to make it available for typepad, and others soon.
visit the bloggers choice awards website. you can nominate blogs for 2009. and you can follow the links to the nominated blogs. see what makes some of those blogs so great. i must say, when i follow some of those links, i think that some of the 'smaller' blogs i read, and quite a few of the local ones, do a lot better than some of the popular ones there. maybe we should be nominating some of our favorites, so the world can see that we have great bloggers too, even if those blogs don't get thousands of hits per day! i signed up, and logged in, and then used the search block to search for some of my favorite blogs. if i found them, i voted for them, if not, i nominated them. who knows, you might just find yourself popping up there... just remember when you nominate a blog, to go back and vote for it too! remember, if your favorite blog does not appear there, it is your own fault!
and maybe you can spread the word on your blog too...
jacki janse van rensburg - SCRAPPIN TIMES scrapbooking shop, benoni, gauteng, south africa