The announcement of his victory was made at the 3rd annual Jamaica Blog Awards ceremony held on January 19 at South Beach Café in Kingston.
“When the announcement was made that Kimroy Bailey was the Blogger of the Year, numerous thoughts consumed my mind. However, I feel truly humbled and give all the glory to the Heavenly Father,” the 23-year-old told Career & Education.
“I started blogging in 2011 after I entered the competition. I wanted to write about my experiences with the competition and robotics. I thought blogging was an avenue where we could easily express ourselves and our thoughts. I have a deep love for robotics and renewable energy, so I decided to start a blog after the competition ended,” said the 2012 graduate student of the University of Technology who has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
|Kimroy Bailey collecting award for Best Personal Blog|
Bailey said that after posting the first two posts, his desire to spread the gospel of renewable energy motivated him to restructure his blog, change the name to his christian name and surname, change his presentation style, and include the slogan ‘Inspiring Young Leaders, World Changers’.
Challenges with KimroyBailey.com, he told Career & Education, have been there since the first day he started the blog.
|Kimroy Bailey collecting the Blogger of the Year Award|
The other winners at the Jamaica Blog Awards were 13th Street Promotions for Best Music Blog and Best Entertainment Blog; Geezam for Best Technology Blog; Natalia Oh! for Best Beauty and Fashion Blog; Cultural Voice for Best Photography Art Blog; Hummingbird Hall Wedding Blog for Best Company and Business Blog; Just Hitched Now What for Best New Blog; Jomarie Malcolm for Best Twitter Micro Blogger; Lace & Zippers for Best Jamaican Tumblr Blog; Petchary’s Blog for Best Jamaican Focused Blog; Maximize My Life for Best Lifestyle Blog and Veritas for Best News and Current Affairs Blog.
By AINSWORTH MORRIS Career & Education writer firstname.lastname@example.org