My dear, devoted readers:
Could I impose on you for just two more days?
The Jamaica Blog Awards announced today that they are extending voting for two more days, until midnight (Jamaica time) on Wednesday, January 16. This means that there are two more days when you can, if you wish, vote for Petchary’s Blog (sometimes it may say you have already voted when you haven’t – but just try voting anyway! It’s a little glitch in the website I think).
I have shared below some examples of my recent posts, in the categories for which I have been nominated. Most of them are recent (that is over the past couple of months or so). You may have missed some over the Christmas period, so feel free to browse…
You may vote once each day here:
http://jamaicablogawards.org/jm/everyday-courage-by-petcharys-blog/ For my blog post on an amazing HIV-positive Mom, called “Everyday Courage.” This is a separate competition called #HashCon, organized by UNICEF Jamaica.
http://jamaicablogawards.org/jm/petcharys-blog/ Best Lifestyle Blog
http://jamaicablogawards.org/jm/petcharys-blog-news-category/ Best News/Current Affairs Blog
http://jamaicablogawards.org/jm/petcharys-blog-ja-focused-category/ Best Jamaica-focused Blog
http://jamaicablogawards.org/jm/petcharys-blog-best-writing-category/ Best Writing on a Blog
For more of my posts on HIV/AIDS and the amazing Eve for Life Jamaica, you might like to read these:
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/love-and-peace/ Love and Peace: A very special Christmas party for young and marginalized Jamaicans.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/an-exchange-of-wisdom-even/ An Exchange of Wisdom, Even: The remarkable Vancouver-Jamaica Exchange Project.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/end-patronizing-piecemeal-engagement-of-youth/ ”End patronizing, piecemeal engagement of youth”: by young HIV/AIDS activist Jaevion Nelson.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/dark/ Dark: The tragedy of two murdered, homeless Jamaicans – a population especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
For more of my posts on lifestyle topics, here are a few to sample:
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/some-of-my-favorite-things-of-2012/ Some of my favorite things of 2012: A personal collection… Earth Day, meditation, a sleeping fox in a London garden…
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/the-in-between-blues-freewheeling-down-to-2013/ The In-between Blues: How do Jamaicans amuse themselves between Christmas and New Year?
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/the-father-of-dub-poetry-gets-a-fine-award/ The Father of Dub Poetry Gets a Fine Award: My personal tribute to LKJ, the Brixton revolutionary.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/fighting-on-the-home-front/ Fighting on the Home Front: Crazy shenanigans with birds, bees and more in my Kingston backyard.
For my news and current affairs posts, you might care to visit:
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/why-are-we-still-locking-up-our-children/ Why Are We Still Locking Up Our Children? A difficult discussion on Jamaica’s children in State care.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/the-last-sunday-of-the-year-december-30-2012/ The Last Sunday of the Year: December 30, 2012: One of my weekly reviews of Jamaican news and current affairs, as seen through the media…
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/they-always-come-at-christmas-the-jn-foundations-acton-volunteers/ ”They Always Come at Christmas”: The JN “Act!on Volunteers: The power of volunteerism – a great experience with Jamaica’s elderly citizens.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/violence-against-women-part-2-gently-unplugging-the-patriarchy/ Violence Against Women, Part 2: Gently Unplugging the Patriarchy: An extraordinary dialogue one very rainy night in Kingston.
For some real Jamaican posts, take a look at:
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/many-happy-returns/ Many happy returns! The one-year-old, action-oriented 51% Coalition seeks to get women involved in Jamaica’s development.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/its-getting-beta-young-tech-entrepreneurs-in-jamaica/ It’s Getting Beta: Young Tech Entrepreneurs in Jamaica: Young Jamaicans make their “pitches” at a very special conference in Kingston.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/the-global-spirit-of-reggae-music/ The Global Spirit of Reggae Music: The First International Reggae Poster Competition at the National Gallery of Jamaica embodied the vibrancy and worldwide reach of reggae.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/sandy-between-our-toes/ Sandy Between Our Toes: Reflections on Jamaicans in the hurricane season – and my brief sojourn in the Blue Mountains.
Finally, for best writing in a blog, you might enjoy these:
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/our-beautiful-caribbean-sea/ Our Beautiful Caribbean Sea: A lament for the sea that laps our shores.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/we-are-family-on-blog-action-day-2012/ We Are Family – on Blog Action Day 2012: On the theme “The Power of We,” and what it means “a yaad.”
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/a-tale-of-two-soursops/ A Tale of Two Soursops: A domestic – and very fruity – drama.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/the-london-games-caribbean/ The London Games: Caribbean: Taking a closer look at the extraordinary individuals who achieved so much at the London Olympics.
http://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/the-gods-are-smiling/ The Gods Are Smiling: The Olympic Gods, that is. From the tearful South African swimmer to the matronly South Korean womens’ archery team, I loved those athletes, no denying it!
Thank you, once again, for all your support over the past year! As we wade into 2013, I am hoping to continue our relationship – and as always, your comments and critiques are more than welcome!
Of course, you can always join me on LinkedIn, Facebook (Emma Caroline Lewis) and Twitter (@petchary) – if we are not already connected, that is!