Bloggers are aplenty in the worldwide web community and the ‘blogosphere’ will only get wider as the online platform is embraced by more corporations and organisations across the globe.
It’s hard to build a sense of belonging with such an extensive network of global bloggers, but what Nuffnang has done is to give bloggers a virtual family, a place where they can belong and gather with other like-minded people.
Although our blog content vary largely (eg. mine is primarily focused on cars and motorsports, but is not exclusive to just automotive) there are certain characteristics that all bloggers share – such as the love for expressing ourselves in public and blatantly sharing our opinions literally out in the blind to strangers out there.
Through Nuffnang’s initiatives and activities, bloggers get to know each other and engage in a common direction when involved in a particular campaign for advertisers. That’s the other beauty of Nuffnang – making friends, meeting like-minded people and having an alternative source of income.
Blogging with my pink laptop wherever I go (this was a recent 10-day press trip to Indonesia)
Previously I was on WordPress.com which doesn’t host HTML so I could not add Nuffnang ads to my site until this year when I did a total website overhaul and switched to my own server instead. I’m proud to have Nuffnang ads running on my side bar now, for my readers to view when they come by to read my work.
I have yet to participate in any of their events or been invited to do campaigns for them, but I hope that day will come because I believe Nuffnang adds great value to my blog and likewise, I genuinely hope to help Nuffnang and its partners/clients.
I have read and watched Singaporean bloggers such as Xiaxue, Qiuqiu, Peggy Heng and even my celebrity girlfriend Silver Ang grow and develop with Nuffnang; growing in content, popularity and personality even. I would be lying if I said I witnessed all these without a tinge of admiration (nope, not green with envy, not yet not yet…)!
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not admiration for their fame but admiration for the opportunities they get to express themselves in more ways as well as getting to know other like-minded bloggers and building strong friendships with some!
I believe every blogger is unique – unique in content, unique in delivery of content, unique in presentation, unique in style, unique in personality. It is difficult to single out bloggers but Nuffnang is making the effort to reward bloggers for their hard work.
The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 will be held on 16 December 2011 at Putrajaya Marriott in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I will already be in KL that weekend for Formula Drift Malaysia so it would be swell if I could get a seat and be part of the 500-strong blogger crowd hailing from the Asia Pacific region.
The Awards “aim to not only honour the region’s best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific.” Thank you Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott for your support in the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards too!
Nuffnang, I’m ready for you – anytime, anywhere, any day. Are you ready for me?