Home I Own won People’s Choice Award in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition

by Chris Lang on May 1, 2013

People's Choice Award in Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition

Today I am having the best day in a long, long time, and it started when one particular email in my Inbox, titled “Your winner’s badge”, jumped right at me. Everyone… we won! Home I Own won the title of the Best Australian Blog in People’s Choice round! Woo-hoo!

My biggest thank-you goes to all the readers who voted for Homeiown.com. You, lovely people, are the most important reason why we are blogging. If it wasn’t for your interest and emails where you are sharing with us your problems and worries, your needs and wants, questions and advice we wouldn’t be here today. I’m saying ‘we’, because in the six years since the creation of Homeiown.com, we became inseparable.

I’d like to thank the Australian Writers’ Centre, the organisers of this competition, for the wonderful initiative – we, bloggers, sincerely appreciate what you’re doing.

Winning in the Best Australian Blogs competition has been a dream. When Homeiown was just starting out back in 2007 I wouldn’t have thought of participating in any contests. As time went by Homeiown began taking shape and getting an identity of its own. Our close relationship with the readers has always helped to find useful topics for articles, and I knew what the most painful problems were, so tried to search for the solutions. Later on more bloggers with knowledge in real estate, home improvement, renovation and development came on board and now there are quite a few talented people writing for Homeiown.com. It became a popular meeting place for people, who need advice on buying, selling, renting or building a house.

Last year was the first time we gathered enough confidence and courage to try to compete with over 1000 of the most talented Australian bloggers. It was a close battle which we lost – but that didn’t stop us from trying again.

This year you supported us in such an overwhelming way that Home I Own was officially declared the most popular blog in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition. We received 1,486 votes out of the 16,361 submitted in total in People’s Choice Awards.

Thank you, everyone. Come back and visit Homeiown.com often, leave a comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter – we won’t disappoint.

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Jen at Interiors Addict blog May 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Congratulations! I hadn’t heard of this blog before so I’m off for a look around 🙂

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Georgiana Emereole May 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I was excited when i read from Simone’s email to me that you won. Once again , congratulation my dear. Enjoy and be happy.

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Chris May 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

Thank you so much Georgiana!

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Brian May 5, 2013 at 3:18 am

Great result Chris….. Congratulations

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Chris May 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

Many thanks Brian!

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Gianni May 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

This blog has great useful content! I really like it! Congrats! 🙂

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