Tag: omy.sg blog awards

Super Heroes of Singapore’s Blogosphere

July 22nd, 2012   •   3 comments   

Singapore Blog Awards 2012
Winners of the Singapore Blog Awards posing with GOH Minister Heng Swee Keat and VIPs from SPH

Donning “superhero” outfits and “larger than life” persona, bloggers of all stripes, shapes and styles congregated at the Singapore Flyer’s Food Trail yesterday afternoon for some hot, sweaty fun at the 5th Singapore Blog Awards. Organised every year by the tireless team from Omy.sg, the ceremony has grown from year to year, attracting social media mavens and sponsors across an ever growing list of categories.

Like in previous years, I was privileged to be a judge helping to seive out the best from amongst the good. It ain’t easy, I assure you! Competition is stiff and I am very heartened by the sheer effort and energy put in by the various contesting bloggers. In any case, congrats to all participants of the awards – you guys are all winners in your own ways!

Read More

Do You Want To Be a Social Media Star?

April 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   

If so, nominate yourself for the 5th annual Singapore Blog Awards!

Organised by Omy.sg, SPH’s leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, the Singapore Blog Awards recognises “new-age wordsmiths” with the passion, determination, and energy to “create and maintain informative and innovative blogs”.
Read More

Its Time to Nominate and Vote for Your Favourite Blogs

April 29th, 2011   •   no comments   

Singapore Blog Awards 2010
Do you have what it takes to be a winner like these guys?

Its Nomination and Election Fever – not just for the General Elections but also for Singapore’s top blogs of the year. Let’s get those flabby content generating muscles all warmed up for the Singapore Blog Awards 2011.

Organised by omy.sg, the Singapore Blog Awards “honours creative, hardworking and persistent “new age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.”

Read More

We Are All Stars @ Singapore Blog Awards 2010

July 11th, 2010   •   6 comments   

Singapore Blog Awards 2010

It was an afternoon to remember at Movida of St James Powerhouse when virtual virtuosos became real rock-stars. More than 100 bloggers, models, singers, friends, fans and followers of social media stardom congregated for Omy.sg’s Singapore Blog Awards 2010. As one of the judges for the awards, I had the privilege of evaluating the shortlisted finalists for two of the categories, and was blown over by the quality of the entries.

Looking around the hall, I had the following quick thoughts (being an insightful blogger – remember?) on what Singapore’s blogging scene has become:

Read More

More Than $40,000 Worth of Prizes for Bloggers

April 10th, 2010   •   no comments   

Before I talk about the great opportunity for bloggers, I must first declare that I’ve been selected to be a judge of the 2010 Omy.sg blog awards. Spearheaded by bilingual news portal Omy.sg, the awards have always been well received by the blogosphere year after year.

It is a great honour for me to be appointed alongside other more well-known luminaries from the arts, entertainment, and digital communities like Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director, Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice, Ms Anna Lim, Radio 100.3 deejay, Mr Josh Lim, Managing Director of Advertlets, Mr Chua U-Zyn, CEO of Ping.sg, Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre, Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions, and Mr Danny Yeo, who is a theatre practitioner.
Read More

Do We Really Need So Many Options?

June 18th, 2009   •   no comments   

One of the greatest contradictions in life is that “the more the merrier” isn’t necessary true when one is swamped by choices. In fact, having too many options open to you could lead to an analysis paralysis and a freeze in decision making.

So having one hundred different flavours for your ice-cream, a thousand different blog templates, or 10,000 different pantone shades to paint your wall in may actually work against your business rather than for it.

Don’t believe me? Just watch this engaging presentation by Barry Schwartz, a well known psychologist and academic at Swarthmore College who spoke about the paradox of choice. His central thesis is that having a greater variety of options needn’t necessarily improve the quality of life. In fact, the plethora of choices that we have in this Internet-fueled day and age may actually lead to lower satisfaction levels and discontent rather than hyper delighting one’s customers.
Read More