In 2 more days, the Voting Phase of the Singapore Blog Awards will be officially closed, and this is going to my last “shameless” post to remind everyone to PLEASE Keep on Voting! 🙂
Once again, each account can only VOTE ONCE a day – this means that you can still VOTE TODAY & TOMORROW.
If you don’t have an account, you can register for one FREE of charge, and with your vote, you are entitled to Win attractive prizes sponsored by OMY as well.
Anyway, In order to promote the Singapore Blog Awards, OMY did an interview video, and also fielded us with a range of questions to help the Bloggers introduce themselves. This is me taking a shot at answering the questions. 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy it!
1. Tell us about yourself in 50 words.
Hi Everyone! ED Unloaded is basically a Daddy Blogger who blogs about his adventures with his 3 kids. ED is actually Edmund in short, and the blog is basically a place where he unloads himself online. As you might have guessed – the kids are the “Stars” of the blog! 🙂
2. How long have you been blogging and why did you start blogging?
I started actively blogging in Dec 2007, and this was because a friend challenged me to put my thoughts down online. It was kind of weird at first, as I grew up in an age where there wasn’t even an option to SMS my friends. However, I got good feedback from my friends who read my posts, and being a rare Daddy Blogger, I decided to continue on! 🙂
3. How do you feel as one of the finalists in the Singapore Blog Awards? What do you think is your chance of winning?
I feel Overjoyed being chosen, as it is a real privilege to be 1 of the blogs chosen from 1000+ blogs. This is also my first time being a finalist, so I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best!
4. Who do you think are the strongest bloggers in the category you are nominated for and why?
Every Blog has it’s own distinctive, and therefore has its own strengths. But with the increasing national focus on Parenting and being a Father myself, I read a lot of Parenting Blogs. I therefore have a natural inclination to read blogs like Big Joe’s. Blogs like the Wondering Wanderer also offer a different perspective to life in Singapore.
5. What would you like to say to your blog readers and those who voted and supported you?
A really BIG Thank You to everyone of my friends and family members who have been voting for me! 🙂 Your constant comments and feedback have also kept me going, and it has been a real joy sharing my life online with you. Finally, I also really want to appreciate all my loyal “following” and for every comment left on this blog, Facebook and Twitter! 🙂 Your love and votes are Priceless! 🙂
A Big Hug from Nicole to Everyone! 🙂
6. What is your most controversial blog post and why?
Well, I don’t show much flesh, and I don’t think questionable pictures of myself will sell as well! 🙂 As a Parent who blogs, I think the most “controversial” posts are really incidents where I try to be real and genuine about my Parenting experiences. (Read them here) Parenting brings with it many joys, as well as challenges, but the kids really make the journey worthwhile.
7. Have you ever gotten into trouble or got rewarded for blogging? Elaborate.
No trouble yet! The kids are too young to give Dad a “hard time” for revealing too much in Public…but things might change when they discover that they can READ! 🙂
My best rewards for Blogging are meeting and networking with new friends and organizations. Getting to know the people from UFamily (An NTUC initiative) and Maybe Baby (An MCYS initiative) has been a real plus point! I also managed to network with prominent organizations like Julia Gabriel, and this has really broadened my horizons.
Currently I have been engaged to blog for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP 2010) and this has been a really interesting assignment as well! 🙂