A few days ago, I received an unexpected email with the news that my blog, The Yogini from Manila, “has been nominated by several netizens in #bloggys2015, Philippine Blogging Awards” as a nominee/finalist for its Health and Fitness category.
For many years, blogging awards recognized bloggers in various fields (entertainment, travel, multimedia, lifestyle and even advocacy). Health and wellness was never included as a category. I guess awareness of health and wellness was not as high in consciousness then as it is now. In fact, when I started my yoga blog in 2006, yoga was not yet as widespread as it is now.
I am thankful to Bloggys 2015 for initiating the category on Health and Fitness. It is high time we give wellness the same, if not greater, importance for bloggers and the public in general. Health is always our true wealth.
What is Bloggys 2015?
Paul Agabin, CEO of Essays.ph (organizer of #bloggys2015) says it “is a nationwide blog awarding event in the Philippines. It continues the legacy of recognizing Filipino bloggers through a variety of niches and industries across the nation.”
There are 2 awards to be given. One is by jury selection, the other is a People’s Choice award.
For the People’s Choice award, selection will be by voting. If you have been following my blog for some time now and feel that it deserves your vote in the #bloggys2015 category for Health and Fitness, I would humbly appreciate it.
Here are the voting mechanics according to Bloggys’ site (voting is only till Oct. 31, 2015):
1. In order to vote, you need to have a valid: Mobile Number, Email Address, Facebook Account
2. You can vote for multiple blogs (Just select the nominees that you want to vote).
3. You can only vote ONCE per section (i.e. If you have already cast votes in Section 1, you can still cast votes for Section 2-5, but not on Section 1).
4. Creating duplicate Facebook accounts to cast votes is strictly prohibited.
5. The finalists and winners will be revealed in the gala night, November 21, 2015 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig.
Cast your vote for The Yogini from Manila here. Just scroll all the way down the Section 5 page and look for my URL: yoginifrommanila.com.
Thank you in advance!!!
And…..since voting allows multiple voting, I would like to send out positive vibes to all my friends who are likewise nominated. Please consider voting for them as well (shucks, I hope I don’t miss out anyone – only the URLs are shown and I’m going by memory, lol).
On Section 1 voting page (A-D), please vote for:
On Section 2 voting page (E-J), please vote for:
On Section 3 voting page (K-O), please vote for:
On Section 4 voting page (P-S), please vote for:
On Section 5 voting page (T-Z), please vote for:
Congratulations to all my friends as well as to all the other bloggers nominated. Just being a nominee/finalist is an honor already and a challenge to do even better with our blogs.