The BAKE awards were held last Saturday at the Intercontinental hotel. It was awesome as bloggers hang out, ate until they were full, then ate some more. That’s how much food there was. The most important thing was we celebrated bloggers. The best bloggers in Kenya. You voted for them and we just crowned them winners. There was a festive mood in the air. People cheered for their favourite bloggers when their names were called. There could be only one winner for each category (there were 2 for sports) so of course there were a few sad moments when people found out that they hadn’t won. But in the end we all celebrated. We had fun, mingled and people vowed to win it the next time around.
The blogging space has grown over the last three years. Most of the bloggers who won in 2014 have not won before. The competition has become stiff and this is a great thing for the industry. New writers are coming up, content is getting better and confidence is growing. We look forward to bigger and better things in the next year.
Potentash Founder. A creative writer. The Managing Editor at Potentash. Passionate about telling African stories and stories about the inclusion of minorities. Find me at email@example.com.
“We're all stories, in the end.” ― Steven Moffat