She won top award in the Best of the Blogs competition, or BOBs, the largest international Weblog competition. Deutsche Welle, the German International Broadcasting Service, founded the contest in 2004.
The jury said that Sánchez gives voice to an entire generation of Cubans and provides the world with a window into Cuba through her clear and poetic writing.Sánchez posted a YouTube video offering thanks for the award. She wrote, "Well, yes, there is much that I still need. These aren't precisely awards, but rights that have been overlooked for a long time, like the right to be read within my own country."
In addition to a slew of other obstacles in her way, Sánchez can't even post her own entries to the blog. Instead she is forced to e-mail them to friends outside of Cuba in order for her words to go online. Despite the challenges she has to overcome, she's managed to keep in contact with her readers and create a huge international community around her work.