Australians may be geographically isolated, but thanks to the internet we no longer feel it. Through my blog, I’ve connected with amazing people from all around the world. And to celebrate our home-grown blogosphere, the Australian Writers’ Centre has created the Best Australian Blogs Competition. It’s our chance to show our country – and the world! – what we can do.
A close friend and fellow blogger urged me to enter. Thanks Stella (yes, that’s her name too!) the writer of the sparkling new Crafty Theatre blog.
After reading so many great Aussie blogs, I realised I didn’t have much chance – but that’s never stopped me before. And when I looked at the prizes … well, I couldn’t resist having a go. The competition is sponsored by Trafalgar Tours and Random House Books. I think you can see where this is going …
Prizes to die for
The winner receives a 7-day tour of Turkey! I’ve always wanted to go. My parents are Greek, but their families originate from Asia Minor – present day Turkey. (Tarakson used to be Taraktzoglou, until Dad migrated and Anglicised it.) If by some chance I win, Stella, you’re coming with me 🙂 Her family originates from there too.
Other amazing prizes include writing courses with the Australian Writers’ Centre, or cash, books, and a mentoring session with Random House Australia. Some bloggers might even end up signing a book deal with this thriving publishing house. This is a wonderful opportunity for local bloggers and not to be missed.
Categories you can enter
There’s a comprehensive range of categories to enter:
• lifestyle / hobby
• personal and parenting
• words and writing.
I entered the latter. Entering is quick and easy. It’s worth a try. Visit the writers’ centre website for details: http://www.writerscentre.com.au/community/best-australian-blogs-comp/ You have to hurry, though. Entries close this Thursday, April 3. You can follow the competition on Twitter #bestblogs14.
Good luck to us all!