So, just for fun, I signed up Fabodylous for the OMY.sg 2012 Singapore Blog Awards a month ago and just last week, a friend of mine messaged me “Congratulations Wee Kiat! You got into the top ten!”. Yay! I guess to me, that’s already an achievement because there were like, about a hundred bloggers who signed up for the category I got shortlisted for.
BUT this is just the beginning! From now until 31st June, you guys can help me nab the top spot for my category, “Best Individual Blog”!
All you have to do is to go to the link below
sign up for an OMY.sg account and vote for me! Currently, I’m leading in votes. But it’s a long way to go until voting period ends. So help me stay on top! 🙂
For those who are curious, what do I stand to win, it’s a 4D3N trip to Macau! *excited*
OMY.sg also sent me an e-interview, and here it goes.
How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?
Well, I feel a little sense of achievement already being in the top ten and beating so many bloggers to it. And it’s motivating cause I take blogging pretty seriously (I plan to use it as a medium to teach and motivate others). This is one of those things which shows me that I’m doing things right. And lastly, since I’ve gotten this far, I guess I’ll go all the way to try to win it! 🙂
When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?
I started blogging in January 2010, because I thought it would help me progress as a person. I thought that, by blogging, I could test out my writing and Internet Marketing skills, spread some knowledge around and also make new friends and expand my network, especially with people who are also into bodybuilding and fitness (and it did). My inspiration comes from everywhere but I owe many thanks to the experience I gained as an intern at Yeah Local, that was the real kick that ignited my creativity about marketing. I could be sharing my current diet and training plan or perhaps even just the thought-provoking debate I had with a friend earlier in the day.
How do you feel about the other finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?
Haha. Here’s the truth – I did not take a single glance at the other finalists’ blogs until I came upon this question. And when I did, my first thought was, “Wow! How did I get into this crowd?”. Every other blogger seem to lead a very amazing and different life journey.
There’s a Singaporean living in Hong Kong, and I love his short snippets and photos of the Hong Kong lifestyle, from a Singaporean perspective.
We have an senior blogging about his younger days, which really makes me wish that there was a time machine, so I could experience life in the 60s to the 80s, and how people got by with the technology available those days (I had the same wish after watching the movie “Hot Tub Time Machine”).
Even the blog of an everyday girl-next-door amuses me, cause from her blog, I see how different my lifestyle is from someone else my age.
And then it struck me. These guys got chosen into the top ten because they stand out in one way or another and probably so did I. I wonder how did I stand out? Perhaps the judges read my blog and thought, “Damn! This guy eats six meals a day and trains like, every day! What a weirdo. Hmm… I wonder how will it be like to have a bodybuilder in the top ten. Alright, he’s through.” Haha.
How do I think I fair against these guys? I guess I have an equal chance with everyone else. I’m ok if any of these guys win. I think they deserve it. I wouldn’t mind at all honestly.
Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?
The reason I blog now is to inspire and motivate people. I have lots of personal principles and life lessons, mainly focusing on success, self-improvement, work ethics, self-actualization and motivation. I’m pretty conservative at openly sharing all of them right now because one thing I believe in is that people should lead by example, and I’m always trying to improve myself so that I could be that example. Once I’ve reached that state, I want to show that through the principles I’ve believed in and applied in my life, I have made it. And that most people in most situation, if they do the same, they can achieve their life goals too.
I hope by winning this contest, I’ll be able to garner and motivate more readers. So if you’re with me, vote for me! 😉