New Member of The Family

April 13th, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.

Altın Örümcek Award

Please meet the new member of our family: Altın Örümcek (Golden Spider).

This may not be major news to readers outside of Turkey, but Cafe Fernando was chosen Turkey’s Best Blog and got The Golden Spider Award last week.

The Golden Spider Web Awards is an annual competition, where successful websites are honored in 53 different categories. It is sort of like the Web Oscars in Turkey (minus the good food and crazy after parties). Established six years ago, the awards are presented by Doruknet, a major ISP in Turkey. This year, the competition was sponsored by companies like Google and Getty Images (among many) as well as major IT newspapers and magazines. Over 300 blogs were first narrowed down to 5 finalists by the jury, and Cafe Fernando got the award after the final public voting round.

Just wanted to share a proud and happy moment with all of you!

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  1. 1 - Hilal on April 13th, 2008

    Congratulations Cenk.. Well deserved!

  2. 2 - valentina on April 13th, 2008

    A well deserved recognition. Congratulations.

  3. 3 - Suganya on April 13th, 2008

    Thats quite an honor. Congratulations, Cenk.

  4. 4 - Marija on April 13th, 2008

    Congratulations! Glad you got this, I love your blog!

  5. 5 - Mary on April 13th, 2008

    Congratulations!! This is a fantastic site. Highly recommended to one and all. Your blog is superior. So much to see, so much to learn. Thank you.

  6. 6 - Szerelem on April 13th, 2008

    Cok tebrikler Cenk!

  7. 7 - Deeba on April 14th, 2008

    CONGRATS…an absolutely well deserved award! Am so GLAD you won this; your blog is one of the best I’ve seen. Wonderful addition to the family!!

  8. 8 - Amanda on April 14th, 2008

    Congrats for you! Seems like this is your lucky year, between these awards and the post article. It’s about time you start getting the accolades 🙂

  9. 9 - Esra :) on April 14th, 2008

    Congratulations Cenk… CafeFernando deserved…

  10. 10 - Pille on April 14th, 2008

    Sounds pretty impressive – well done, Cenk!!

  11. 11 - Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy on April 14th, 2008

    Congratulations! Glad that you are being recognized at home, too!

  12. 12 - aforkfulofspaghetti on April 14th, 2008

    Congratulations! you must be very pleased!

  13. 13 - The Mansion on April 14th, 2008

    Well Done… Hard work finally pays and you deserved it…

  14. 14 - umami on April 14th, 2008


  15. 15 - Cathryn on April 14th, 2008

    Good for you! Your website is gorgeous and continues to be a favorite of mine!! 🙂

  16. 16 - Hande on April 14th, 2008

    I told you! 😉

  17. 17 - Helen on April 14th, 2008

    Congratulations! That must be a wonderful feeling and you definitely deserve it. You’ve always been in my top 5 – because I have fantastic taste….;-)

  18. 18 - Arzu on April 14th, 2008

    I’m happy to hear that news as a reader of Cafe Fernando. Tebrik ederim Cenk.

  19. 19 - Patricia Scarpin on April 14th, 2008

    They’re smart to choose you, Cenk – your blog is amazing!

  20. 20 - giz on April 14th, 2008

    Congratulations!!! Well done!!

  21. 21 - Nicisme on April 15th, 2008

    Congratulations and well done my friend!

  22. 22 - Suzana on April 15th, 2008

    Congratulations for a great blog!

  23. 23 - Amie Gillingham on April 15th, 2008


  24. 24 - robin on April 15th, 2008

    Congratulations, Cenk! You do a fabulous job here!

  25. 25 - Sherxr on April 16th, 2008

    Wow!! Envy….
    A wonderful blog deserves this title! 🙂

  26. 26 - Jamie on April 16th, 2008

    OMG Congratulations!!!! YOUR SO AMAZING!!!!! <3

  27. 27 - Ellie @ Kitchen Wench on April 17th, 2008

    Congratulations on the accomplishment! 😀

  28. 28 - Warda on April 17th, 2008

    Waouh! Waouh! Waouuh! That’s amazing! Congratulations Cenk! Now, do you go outside signing autographs and being chased by groopies like Tarkan 😉

  29. 29 - Biggie @ Lunch in a Box on April 26th, 2008

    Cenk, that’s amazing!!! Congratulations on your great news — you deserve all the best.

  30. 30 - pixen on May 5th, 2008

    Bravo! Congratulations! Glad to see when fellow foodies deserve recognition…

  31. 31 - Lynn on May 6th, 2008

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

  32. 32 - levent osman on April 14th, 2010

    tebrikler,siteniz bir harika,kazanmayı sonuna kadar hak ediyor.keep up the good work!

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