Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards 2014 – My Picks

Last year, I think the voting was 30% judges and 70% public. These picks are for the 70% public votes, based on my observations and the number of fans the following people or blogs have, and of course my personal preferences. What are your picks? Where possible, I will tell you who I’m voting for. ūüôā¬†

 

Best Blog

My shortlist, in no particular order… I can’t say who I’m voting for, but this category is TIGHT! Too many loved ones involved, perhaps I’ll skip this one.. or not.. Geez this is hard… Adventurersfrom will probably win it again, which seems so unfair because that’s like Bayern Munich versus Arsenal. Weytin Arsenal fit do?

Ganyobinaa.com            jabdulai.com            nanaaweredamoah.wordpress.com    

mightyafrican.blogspot.com           adventuresfrom.com            mindofmalaka.com     

 

Best Organisational Blog

This one is simple —–> ¬† ¬†¬†accradotalttours.wordpress.com

 

Best Male Blogger

Another tough one for me, ¬†Ato’s got fans EVERYWHERE. We’ll have people voting from Sweden and Tonga, quote me. It’s not so straight forward, because Efo too has some underground home support (er er erm). Ameyaw Debrah might just steal it though, because, well entertainment.

Ato Ulzen-Appiah                 Ameyaw Debrah                 Efo Dela Amegaxi

 

Best Female Blogger

Another tough one. I don’t even have a shortlist. May the best woman win!

 

Best New Blog

I’m going for¬†flashfictiongh.wordpress.com

 

Best Facebook Profile

My favourite here is facebook.com/boyskasaghana     You should check them out, they are doing great stuff over there!

 

Best Twitter Profile

At first I thought this one would be difficult, but no long tin charley. Keep calm and vote for @GhanaInPix

 

Best Instagram Profile

My personal favourite didn’t make the list, but¬†@Ghanyobi is my pick here.

 

Best Youtube Profile

It’s¬†FOKN Bois ( YouTube.com/foknbois ) for me¬†

 

Best Tumblr Account

Another tough one for me. My shortlist:

kobbygraham.tumblr.com                    ofoesaysit.tumblr.com

mutombodapoet.tumblr.com                Accradotalt.tumblr.com

 

Best Google+ Profile

Is this even a question? Lol give the award to +AtoUlzenAppiah

 

Artiste & Personality with Best Social Media Presence

Nana Aba Anamoah. Who else?

 

Media House with Best Social Media Presence

Citi fm. Simple koraa.

 

Public Official with Best Social Media Presence

I hope sentiments don’t get in the way. Let’s be realistic, and fair.¬†

Hannah Tetteh ‚Äď Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Organisation with Best Social Media Presence

GhanaThink Foundation.  Of course!!!

 

Best Emerging Social Media Account

keek.com/funnyfaceGh I haven’t seen his keek, but com on, it’s funnyface, his fans LOVE him. Remember krodoso fool? Enough said.

 

To see ALL the finalists, go to http://www.blogcampghana.com/social-media-awards/finalists-blogging-and-social-media-awards-2014/
To vote, go to http://www.blogcampghana.com/voting/

 

The End! *Drops mic* 

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I am not beautiful, and that’s okay!

It was a decision I made, in 2008. I’m not beautiful. I stopped wearing earrings, stopped spending lots of money on clothes, gradually stopped spending lots of money on my hair. Most importantly, though not immediately, I stopped caring whether people thought I was pretty or not. How did I come to that point? I guess things had been building up for a while. From going through puberty in JSS where girls in my school would get ranked by the boys in terms of beauty, leaving a trail of bruised egos and battered self esteem… …To going through SSS and watching girls struggle to work makeup magic with Vaseline and talcum powder. Seeing girls cry pitifully because their breasts were too small or because their stomachs were too big. Oh, how many girls lost their virginity to the first guy that said to them: “You’re beautiful”!?… …Then being in university, watching girls spend up to 2 hours getting dressed and made up for lectures. Watching girls buy butt and breast enlargement pills, do stomach flattening exercises everyday, cry because some guy said they were ugly… Juxtapose that with having a male best friend and a squad of male friends who were virtually untouched by these “troubles”. And of course, add my laziness (waking up 2 extra hours early to get dressed is not easy for me), my desire to be first in my class, my inability to wear high heels or breathe in tight clothing, my reluctance to spend Cedis and hours in a salon, sitting under a hair dryer… Now there are women that are (almost) universally accepted as beautiful. Off the top of my head, Beyonc√©, my friend Gyamfua, Genevieve Nnaji, etc. Now take your mirror, look at yourself. Are you really there? Ok, now put away the mirror and ask 5 strangers. I see too many girls fuss unnecessarily about their appearances, when frankly, there’s not much improvement in the befores and afters, and they really shouldn’t waste their time and money. And as my Anji and I say, pick your things in life and go be excellent at them. This is why I don’t play piano; I love music, but I sucked at it and it never “clicked” with me, so I pushed it aside to concentrate on other things… Some things can be bought, including beauty, but until you’re rich enough for that, stop wasting your time and with a joyful shrug, repeat after me…. I AM NOT BEAUTIFUL, AND THAT IS OKAY. Instead, work on things you actually + foreseeably have a shot at, such as a career, or a business or an education – you know, those things where it has been proven that time + effort = success. When you’re successful, you can buy a new face, breasts, buttocks etcetera. You don’t believe me? Just ask Nicki Minaj and Kim K! Also, my new catch phrase.. “Nowhere cool”. Kelly Rowland, who I thought was perfection, got breast implants. Charley even her, she wasn’t happy with herself. I wonder if she’s okay now. I mean, there will always be a prettier face, hotter body, bigger rack… So where does it end? At some point in 2008, I said to myself “who the hell (that I actually care about) cares anyway?” I certainly didn’t! It isn’t all rosy self-acceptance, mind you. I’ve had tough moments where a cheating boyfriend caused me to want to care more about my looks… Occasionally I relapse into vanityliosis, but thankfully these have been less frequent as I’ve grown older ūüôā About guys, I guess I’ve been lucky enough to fall for guys that aren’t really into looks (MOST OF THE TIME), and thankfully everyone I’ve liked has liked me back. ūüėĒ Well, not everyone, Johnny Depp… *sigh*

I want to be a successful architect, and help people and improve lives with my talent. I decided early on that I didn’t need to be beautiful to achieve this, and that’s okay with me. I am not beautiful, and that’s okay.

Hating on Menstruating >_<

¬†I HATE menstruating. Why do female human beings have to menstruate? Can’t we just pass gas once a month?

When I feel that twinge in my abdomen that heralds the start of my period, I feel like crying. I used to take combinations of Ibuprofen, Hostan, Panadol and Diclofenac for the pain, but I cut down when I legit saw stars in the daytime once. 

I hate menstruating, because it’s hard to concentrate on work when you’re continuously excreting blood and constantly having to check if it’s time for a change. I hate it, because it means I can’t go to site, or take long trips if I don’t have bathroom arrangements planned in advance. I tried taking a long trip while on my period once, and ended up crying outside a pit latrine in Dormaa Ahenkro because that was the only place available for me to change in. (sigh) It also means I can’t eat chocolate, or sugar, though for some weird reason Coca-cola settles my stomach and soothes my cramps.¬†

 

If someone came up with a drug that stops menstruation but has no adverse effects on fertility… Chai!