Voting for the BAKE Awards 2018 has been ongoing for weeks and is set to end on 30th April 2018, which is only 13 days away, so you have less than two weeks to make your vote count. If you have done your voting, well and good. If you haven’t, then this article is meant to stir up your interest to vote for a blog site you’d like to see bag that award.
The BAKE Awards 2018 are in 23 categories and each category has five blog sites nominated for the competition. The categories are Best Technology Blog in which tech-ish.com, androidkenya.com, techguy.co.ke, incubateafrica.net and techweez.com have been nominated. According to their websites, “Techish Kenya focuses mostly on opinions on Tech, Business, Entrepreneurship and Startups. Plus the usual biased Gadget Reviews”, “Android Kenya aims to bring the latest news from the Android world to you in a timely manner”, the primary focus of Tech Guy “is technology, gadgets and the digital space with a special interest in how it affects the Consumer”, when Incubate Africa has the “main focus of showcasing African founded & developed technology to the rest of the world” whereas Techweez prides itself as an “an online magazine with an objective of giving coverage of everyday technology”. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The second category is the Best Photography Blog where we find k63.studio, tatianakaranja.com, thementalyst.net, antonytrivet.co.ke, and petersize10.com nominated. K63.studio is run by a self taught photographer whose style of photography is Afrofuturism, tatianakaranja.com is mostly travel photography done by Tatiana as she tours Kenya and elsewhere in the world, TheMentalist.net is run by Trevor Maingi whose photography covers a broad spectrum of Travel, Landscapes, and Lifestyle photography, as Antony Trivet focuses on Weddings and Portraits – mostly about People photography, whereas Petersize10.com, run by Peter Ndung’u, is mostly about high profile events photography. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The third category is that of Best Creative Writing Blog where we have medrine.co.ke, dennispeters.blog, jamesmurua.com, catemukei.com, and magunga.com. It is in this category where your beloved bikozulu.co.ke used to be found but new BAKE Awards rules say that he can no longer be nominated. There isn’t much to be said about these creative writers other than each writer has his/her own creative ways to tell interesting stories about life, events, and in rare cases objects. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The fourth category is the Best Business Blog. Blogs that have set themselves to provide us with business news and were nominated in this category are herbusiness.co.ke which introduces itself as “a magazine for young and savvy women entrepreneurs in Kenya to Launch, Grow and Expand their businesses”, kenyanwallstreet.com which is specialized in “providing the latest and most relevant information on the Kenyan Financial Market enabling you make sound investment decisions”, businesstoday.co.ke that tends to offer inspirational, advisory and informative information on how to start and manage businesses, lydiakamaubizhub.com that offers almost similar services as those offered by businesstoday.co.ke but targets marketing, then we have biznakenya.com which has set out to “improve the quality of life by marketing and promoting access to better goods and services.”Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The fifth category is that of Best Food Blog where this year we have kaaris-kitchen.com, afoodiescollective.com, thiskenyanvegan.com, kulanini.org, and kaluhiskitchen.com nominated. Those of you who are interested in improving their cooking skills, any of those top 5 blogs in food and recipes will be of much help. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The six category is that of Best Environmental Blog a category where we ought to find the most in depth information about our environment and how it ought to be preserved. Nominees for this category are conservationatheart.wordpress.com, falsafa.co.ke, iamjusticeforwildlife.blogspot.co.ke, kelvinswildchronicles.wordpress.com, and lizmazingira.com. It appears this is the category where bloggers haven’t moved from wordpress to own domain names. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The seventh category is that of Best Fashion and Style Blog and in this category we find lizmadowo.co.ke, itgirl.co.ke, kagendobeatrice.com, thefashionmobster.com, and luciamusau.com. I have no comment on this category as I do know absolutely nothing about fashion. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The eight category is that of Best Agricultural Blog, a category where bloggers are required to inform us about our agricultural activities and status. Those nominated in this category are kenyanvet.wordpress.com, topfarmer.co.ke, theorganicfarmer.org, farmerstrend.co.ke, and graduatefarmer.co.ke/blog. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The ninth category is that of Best New Blog, and in this category we find blogsites that sprung up in the course of last year, of which fithealthytalk.co.ke, newafropolitan.com, mumenough.com, kalekyehealth.com, and kibibi-chemsto.co.ke have been nominated. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The tenth category is that of Best Corporate Blog, or blogsites maintained by corporate bodies. The nominees this year are brightermonday.co.ke/blog, epicenterafrica.com/blog/, pesacheck.org, tufilamupictures.com/blog/, and awa254.org/#blog. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
The eleventh category is that of Best Topical Blog where we have owaahh.com, meetrendy.com, goodlifekenya.com, kenyaemploymentlaw.com, and mummytales.com nominated. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
Lastly for today we have the 12th category of Best Sports Blog where blogsites osbke.com, soka.co.ke, magongo.com, RagaHouse.com, and futaa.com have been nominated for the BAKE Awards 2018. Click Here to vote for your preferred blog in this category in BAKE Awards 2018.
Due to time and space, the remaining 11 categories will be covered in the next article.