TV Tonight has won the People’s Choice Award in the Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition.
The competitive category saw 941 blogs competing in The People’s Choice round in the awards run by the Sydney Writers’ Centre.
This is the first time my blog has won any accolade since I launched the site 5 years ago. I’m absolutely stoked with the result and I really appreciate everyone who took the time to vote for me.
As you know this site has been about passion for Television in all its glory: Australian content, when it’s great, when it isn’t, when we deserve better, feature interviews with talent and creative, breaking the scoops, staying on top of those pesky programme changes, keeping the networks honest, serving as a go-between audience and networks, taking readers behind the scenes……..
There are now over 20,000 posts on the site and over 250,000 comments. The site now averages over 380,000 unique viewers and 1.7m page views per month -and remains completely independent.
Yes it is a punishing schedule for a solo blog. I think by now most of you know I attend to the site every day of the year, including on my holidays (my friends keep telling me off). But knowing that the site has an effect and is so appreciated is what drives me.
A total of 17,250 people voted in the People’s Choice Awards with TV Tonight receiving 785 votes, just 16 votes ahead of the runner up. Phew!
I’d like to thank the Sydney Writers’ Centre and acknowledge my web designer David McDonald, the publicists who I deal with on a daily basis (especially when I am asking those questions you wish I wasn’t!), but most especially I would like to thank you all for remaining so damned loyal. You guys rock!
PRESS RELEASE (The Sydney Writers’ Centre):
The Sydney Writers’ Centre today announced the winners for the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2012. David Knox’s much-loved TV blog TV tonight http://tvtonight.com.au/ won the People’s Choice round with a total of 785 votes. 17,250 votes were cast in the People’s Choice round.
“We were overwhelmed by number of votes the People’s Choice round received. It’s an excellent sign that the Australian blogosphere is booming,” said competition coordinator Rose Powell. “TV Tonight is a well-loved blog. David writes a rich range of great content, and has developed a very loyal readership. We’re delighted he won
the People’s Choice round.”
1,024 blogs entered the competition; almost double the 570 entries in 2011. Of those entrants, 941 bloggers opted to enter the People’s Choice round.