Back in May 2020, I was informed that I won the SWA Site of the Month April (Personal). For the uninitiated, Singapore Website Awards (SWA) is organised by Exabytes, a cloud service provider and leading web hosting provider in Southeast Asia. SWA seeks to recognize and reward the outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best web developers, web designers and web agencies and at the same time encourage creativity, sharing and improvement of overall web design quality in the country. The SWA has been giving out awards since April 2017.
On 31 Mar 2021, the SWA organised a virtual presentation ceremony over Zoom and the winners had a chance to say a few words on the awards. Since the winners are already published on the SWA website, there were not surprises. What was not announced was the Site Of The Year for the Personal, Business, and E-Commerce categories.
To my surprise, Music Photo Life was announced as the winner for the Site Of The Year (Personal).
It’s really a wonderful recognition by the SWA and the panel of judges. While most of the content creators are engaging followers with YouTube and TikTok, there are dinosaurs like me and you who still believe in blogging and creating web sites.
My blog has become a good resource for readers looking for real hands-on experience, genuine opinions, and objective recommendations on consumer products, so I understand the importance of making it informative and user friendly. While site design is an important factor to attract traffic, I feel that content is still king. I believe that is the reason for my win.
Here’s a video montage of all the winners of 2020.