Winners 2011

Best Australian Blog 2011 overall winner

Styling YouThe Best Australian Blogs 2011 Competition, run by the Sydney Writers' Centre, has proven that the Australian blogging community is insightful, engaged and very active.

With so many quality blogs entered, the judges had a difficult job. However, we are pleased to announce the winners of the competition.

The overall winner was the blog that scored the highest score of any of the category winner blogs, as marked by the whole judging panel.

The 2011 winner of the Best Australian Blogs competition is Queensland blogger Nikki Parkinson for her blog Styling You.

Styling You was a stand out as a regularly updated blog rich in good writing, quality multimedia content and social media engagement. Not only is the blog visually attractive and an engaging read, Nikki also has a strong community of supporters.


2011 category winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition.

Business winner

Styling YouStyling You – Nikki Parkinson
www.stylingyou.com.au

Business category judge Joel Norton, chief strategy officer of Boost Marketing, on Styling You:
"Nikki's blog has a great variety of content combining images, copy and video to entertain and engage readers. It has a high level of interaction and comments from readers and excellent integration with social media. YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter were all clearly visible and easy for readers to connect with."


Commentary winner

News-with-NipplesNews with Nipples – Kim Powell
www.newswithnipples.com

Commentary category judge Valerie Khoo, founder and national director of the Australian Writers' Centre, on News with Nipples:
"Kim's writing is insightful, informed and topical. She also has an acerbic wit and is not afraid to criticise the media in Australia."


Lifestyle/Personal winner

Random-Rambling-SAHMRandom Ramblings of a SAHM – Lori Dwyer
www.rrsahm.com

Personal/Lifestyle category judge Brenda Gaddi, founder of the Australian Bloggers Conference, on Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum:
"I chose Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum as the overall winner for this category for the simple reason that her writing is brilliant. It's painfully raw and brutally honest. Lori is fearless in her writing. She's been through hell and back and her writing is her truth. And I respect that a lot."


Words/Writing winner

Bothersome-WordsBothersome Words – Abigail Nathan
www.bothersomewords.com/blog

Words category judge Angela Meyer, LiteraryMinded blogger, on Bothersome Words:
"Abigail blogs not only as an editor but as a reader. Her posts are informative, passionate and insightful, and never didactic. They are tightly written, with their own little quirks, like entertaining footnotes. She has a welcoming and generous tone and plenty of knowledge to impart. There is both variety and consistency, and the blog should be enjoyed widely by editors, writers and the general reader."


People's Choice Award

Bike-ExifBike Exif – Chris Hunter
www.bikeexif.com

The most popular blog is Chris Hunter's Bike EXIF, which received 2,583 votes. This was at least a 1000 more votes then any other blog. A total of 13,355 people voted in the People's Choice Awards.


Finalists 2011

Congratulations to all the finalists in the Best Australian Blogs 2011 Competition.

Business finalists

Global-CopwyrightGlobal Copywriting

Sarah Mitchell
www.globalcopywriting.com/blog


finalistsbusiness-herBusinessHer Business

Suzi Dafnis
http://blog.abn.org.au


Kite-powerKite Power Australia

Jo Hegerty


PR-WarriorPR Warrior

Trevor Young
www.prwarrior.typepad.com


Styling YouStyling You

Nikki Parkinson
www.stylingyou.com.au


Business Category Honourable mentions

Innovation Leadership network
Tim Kastelle
http://timkastelle.org/blog


TheSheEO blog
Jen Dalitz
www.sphinxx.com.au


Commentary finalists

Darcy-MooreDarcy Moore

Darcy Moore
http://darcymoore.net


News-with-NipplesNews with Nipples

Kim Powell
http://newswithnipples.com


MolksTVTalkMolksTVTalk

Steve Molkentin
http://molkstvtalk.com


finalistscommentary-thefailedestateThe Failed estate

Bob Denmore
http://thefailedestate.blogspot.com


Skpetic-LawyerThe Skeptic Lawyer

Katy Barnett and co
http://skepticlawyer.com.au

 


Commentary Category Honourable mentions

Servant of Chaos
Gavin Heaton
www.servantofchaos.com


Four Four Two
Kathy Stone
http://au.fourfourtwo.com/blogs


Lifestyle/Personal finalists

finalistspersonal-allconsumingAll Consuming

Kim Berry
www.allconsuming.com.au


Bike-ExifBike Exif

Chris Hunter
www.bikeexif.com


GoraGora!Gora!Gora!

Jason Staines
http://gora-gora-gora.com


Not-Drowning,-MotheringNot Drowning, Mothering

The NDM
http://notdrowning.wordpress.com


finalistspersonal-NotQuiteNigellaNot quite Nigella

Lorraine Elliot
www.notquitenigella.com


Miscellaneous-mumMiscellaneous mum

Karen Andrews
www.miscmum.com


Random-Rambling-SAHMRandom Ramblings of a SAHM

Lori Dwyer
www.rrsahm.com


finalistspersonal-carlyfindlayTune into Radio Carly

Carly Findlay
http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com


Lifestyle / Personal Category Honourable mentions

Woogs World
Mrs Woog
www.woogsworld.com


Frock & Roll
Corrine Lynskey
www.frockandrollonline.com


Words/Writing finalists

Bothersome-WordsBothersome Words

Abigail Nathan
www.bothersomewords.com/blog


Call-My-Agent!Call My Agent!

Agent Sydney (anonymous)
http://callmyagent.blogspot.com

 


Creative-PennCreative Penn

Joanna Penn
www.thecreativepenn.com


Graham-StorrsGraham Storrs

Graham Storrs
http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com


Musings-of-a-Literary-DilettanteMusings of a Literary Dilettante

John Boland
musingsofaliterarydilettante.wordpress.com


Words / Writing Category Honourable mentions

Pitch Fever
Catherine Boundy
www.pitchfever.com.au


Book to the Future
Michelle McLaren
www.booktothefuture.com.au