GoodThingsGuy won the award for the Best Lifestyle Blog and took the top spot as South Africa’s Blog of the Year for the second year in a row.
The South African Blog Awards aims to bring South African bloggers to the forefront of people's attention, both locally and internationally, increasing exposure for South Africa’s bloggers around the globe.
Through the recognition process of current South African bloggers and the publicity created around the awards, blogs and bloggers, the platform aims to encourage people who are outside the realm of blogging to discover the world of blogging.
The awards have evolved since the original inception in 2010 through a process of public opinion, blogger opinion and social media expert's opinion. Entries were open in 16 main categories, including Best Business Blog, Best Environmental Blog, Best Food and Wine Blog and Best Lifestyle Blog.
Brent Lindeque, the founder of GoodThingsGuy, says that all he wants to do is change the national conversation and give South Africans a balance to the news in South Africa.
Recognised as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 'Top 200 Young South African’s' as well as a Primedia 'LeadSA Hero', South Africa’s GoodThingsGuy is thankful for the continued support of the readers.
"I am so incredibly humbled and thankful for both the awards. To be named South Africa’s Blog of the Year again is just mind-blowing."
"The platform has become one of the leading good news sites in South Africa and has grown from a simple idea to share a few good stories on Facebook to a full team that brings good news to South Africans every day."
"I have to give a massive shout out to all our readers who regularly tune in and catch up with the good things. You make us what we are today, and this award is actually yours for all the support you give us."
This is GoodThingsGuy’s fifth award since it was launched. The site was selected as South Africa’s Blog of the Year in 2017 and also placed on the global list of 'the most interesting websites'.
The platform is three years old and is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. The team behind GoodThingsGuy believe that there is good news all around and say that over a million readers a month agree with them.
For more information, visit www.goodthingsguy.com. You can also follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook or on Twitter.