South Africa’s 2019 Blog of the Year announced
Good Things Guy has just been named the Best Blog in South Africa for the third year in a row and also came in tops as the Best Lifestyle Blog in the country for 2019. Brent Lindeque, the founder of GoodThingsGuy, launched the blog almost five years ago to change the national conversation and give South Africans a balance to the news in South Africa.
The South African Blog Awards is the official showcase and recognition platform for the very best of South African blogs. They endeavour to bring South African bloggers to the forefront of people’s attention, both locally and internationally, increasing exposure for South Africa’s great bloggers around the globe. “Through the recognition process of current South African Bloggers and the publicity created around the awards, blogs and bloggers, the platform looks to encourage people who are outside the realm of blogging to discover the fantastic world of blogging.”
The South African Blog Awards has evolved since its inception in 2010 through a process of public opinion, blogger opinion and social media expert’s opinion. Entries were open in 16 main categories, including Best Business Blog, Best Environmental Blog, Best Food and Wine Blog and Best Lifestyle Blog. Lindeque maintains that all he wants to do is change the national conversation and give South Africans a balance to the news in our country.
A personal crusader on a mission to empower through the power of positive thinking, Brent has achieved global recognition for his forward-thinking approach and has inspired a nation. Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, and one of the GQ Men of the year for 2019, South Africa’s Good Things Guy is just thankful for the continued support of the readers.
“I am so incredibly humbled and thankful for both the awards and to be named South Africa’s Blog of the Year again is just mind-blowing. The platform has become one of the top good news sites in South Africa & has grown from a simple idea to share a few good stories on Facebook to a full team that bring good news to South Africans every day.
I have to give a massive shout-out to all our readers who regularly tune in and catch up with the good things. You make us what we are today, and this award is actually yours for all the support you give us.”
This is Good Things Guy’s 14th award since it was launched! The site was selected as one of the Top 25 African Blogs to follow, as well as one of the 100 most interesting websites in the world!
The platform is nearly five years old (it was launched on the 1st of August 2015) and is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. The team behind Good Things Guy believe that there is good news all around us and over 1.5 million readers a month agree with them. Good Things Guy also recently launched an app for both Apple and Google for readers to get the good news on the go, while their out-of-home offering has grown to over 150 screens around the country that show all the good news, all the time.