The Caribbean American Parenting website, SocaMom.com has been nominated in two categories this year in the Black Weblog Awards Competition, Best New Blog and Best Parenting Blog.
Since 2005, The Black Weblog Awards has recognized Black bloggers and those of the African diaspora, a segment of bloggers largely overlooked by Internet awards. This international showcase now has participants from over 90 countries.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Black Weblog Awards, and to represent Caribbean people who are raising, loving, and educating their children in America.“ says Eva Greene-Wilson, the blogger behind SocaMom.com. “I love that SocaMom.com has become a place that parents can come to keep their children connected to their Caribbean culture – no matter what island they come from.”
To date, the Black Weblog Awards has recognized nearly 180 blogs in over 30 categories. The Awards, having been featured NPR, CNN, and others, has had winners appear in respected media outlets such as MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and BET. “Hopefully the nomination will help to introduce the concept of parenting children in the Caribbean way while living in America to first, second, and third generation Caribbean American people. Knowing where you come from is important,” said Eva Greene-Wilson.
According to Eva Greene-Wilson, “Our categories, Best Parenting Blog, and Best New Blog are very competitive this year, with many blogs nominated, however it would be great if SocaMom.com could secure a win for Caribbean parents from Jamaica to Trinidad, Aruba to St. Vincent. I think about it like the Olympics – I cheered for all of the Caribbean nations competing – when one of us wins, we all win.”
Nominations closed on September 1st, and voting continues through October 1st, 2012.