If you follow South African blogging with a keen eye sim-i-lar- to- the – very focused speaking Horatio Cane from CSI Miami you’d be aware of the current flood of posts on the web about the upcoming SA Blog awards.
Being the very insightful chaps that we are here at MyCityByNight we decided to sit back and let the “witty” banter flow back and forth between finalists at the awards about how the event is rigged and how judges are blowing other finalists and vice-versa (truth be told, we were pretty much too hungover to think coherently enough to add to what was going on). So yah, I guess its time for MCBN to throw our glistening 2c coin into the hat around the SA Blog Awards debate.
First off I’m going to start with our gripes…
MyCityByNight was started at the backend (haha, witty computer joke) of 2009, which pretty much classifies us as a NEW BLOG based on the guidelines laid out by the Blog Awards bigwigs. Somehow, we totally missed a nomination (apparently due to lack of votes) in this category and instead were selected in the Best Entertainment and Best Music Categories. Its not that we’re bummed (ah man, poor choice of words), we just would have loved the option of choosing to run in Best New blog with people who have had the same amount of time as us to develop.
Then there’s the matter of the voting system… As Nash from Bangers & Nash (who we are running against in Best Entertainment) mentioned regarding the clause in the rule book that says you can vote ONCE EVERY 24hrs– it’s kind of unfair to expect the rest of us to run against the likes of the traffic monster that is 2Oceansvibe (also in Best Entertainment). That’s pretty much like a SABC1 documentary going up against the next episode of Star Wars. Yes Seth, you get one compliment from us because you are indeed the guy who was at forefront of blogging and online publishing for many years- you are the Godfather (but we all know he gets shot up & then can’t talk properly and shit).
A fair deal of you will also be unaware that the organizers of the SA Blog awards have decided that ONLY THE TOP 2 MOST VOTED FOR blogs by the 17th of SEPTEMBER will be invited to the One & Only to have the opportunity to be judged by judges whose alliances have been questioned for the top honours in their categories. Hmm. I would’ve thought you need at least a TOP 3 to make this a legitimate and auspicious occasion. But once again maybe that’s just us at MyCityByNight.
Onto the brighter more cheerful stuff
Well… First off we’re lank chuffed that all of you and the SA Blog Awards give us enough respect to run for the title of ROCKY BALBOA STAIRS CLIMBING CHAMP alongside the likes of Bangers & Nash (who we respect a great deal and quite dig, but will still beat to the top 2 in Best Entertainment) and 2Oceansvibe (who we respect slightly less, but are still weary of- like Turkeys with that weird wobbling throat thing, uuugh) in the Best Entertainment blog category. Hey we’re even up against the likes of the Soweton Entertainment Live Blog (what????!!!! A national newspaper, really? Bring it).
We’re also fairly excited about the fact that we’ve made it through to the Best Music blog finalist list. This is almost as much of a group of death as the Entertainment category. We’re up against 2 of our buddies from the MyCityByNight blogroll- Listenup and the mad nuts over at Don’t Party. Again, we’re freaking stoked to even be there with you guys- RESPECT… but it wouldn’t be the MyCityByNight way to go for second best… We’re coming for that title, even if it means that you guys are always pushed to stay on your toes as far as bringing the heat in MUSIC goes!!! 🙂
Like it or not- you are busy contributing to the record of digital publishing by reading and interacting with all of these blogs… So why not make it a good contribution to the architecture of the online and social media blogosphere and spend your time at MyCityByNight. It’s time for new royalty in the blog monarchy- and one that is about the people, who spend their work and leisure hours browsing the fun-bubble filled halls of MCBN. It has always and will always be about YOU- YOU ALL are the reason we started MCBN and the reason why we will continue to bring you the best competitions, the coolest sneak peaks and hottest insider info so that you can also, like US walk out the house at the end of the day- all showered and spritzed with some sexy fragrance- and say:
This… is MY CITY BY NIGHT 🙂
There… just an honest an open request from Stacky, Kreg, our Joburg Late Night Alumni- Von Lurie & Hidro and of course… ME, Ricky for you to VOTE FOR MYCITYBYNIGHT once every 24hrs by clicking on –
or liking this article, sharing it on Twitter- anything. ONLY IF YOU THINK IT’S WORTHWHILE 🙂
We’ll keep spreading the love (hehe) no matter what!
MyCityByNight x x x