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Irish Blog Award 2010


The 2nd round results for the Irish Blog Awards 2010 were announced today.

This year I wasn’t as fortunate. That’s allowed. Those remaining in the race really are an amazing list of  weblogs. My congratulations sincerely to each and every one of them and sincerley also to the sponsors. Big bulaidh bós mór there.

Of course I’d like to win every category, but I don’t particularly undertsand techie stuff. I just know how to use it. On the other hand give me a tree and ask me it’s sisters name and I will make it talk to you. 😉

As I said in 2009 and in 2010

That said – awards or not, it is because of *you* that I write and to be simply nominated is reason enough for me to smile

Best of wishes to each and everyone of you once again. Still…. was nice to see my name and a flower in there somewhere 🙂

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irish blog awards ’09

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The brainchild of the genius that is Damen Mulley, the day was Saturday 21st February, the venue was the Cork International Airport Hotel, it was of course the Irish Blog Awards ’09.

Peter Donegan Landscaping weblog had been nominated and loglisted but we didn’t make the finals. That said, my intention for blogging was never to receive an award. And although I wouldn’t mind the accolade 😆 when I read the finalist listings, those who did make the final cut and the eventual winners – I realise I have such a long way to go and so much to learn from those who are so good at what they do. A sincere bulaidh bós to all it was an honour to be in your company.

After that Huge praise and applause to all of the sponsors; To all of the bloggers I met and spoke with [and didn’t]: legends. A mention to the lads Darragh and team and John who did the videos; to Rick O’Shea our host; A note of applause to Eolai whos art decorated the walls of the hotel and once again to all who made the night so enjoyable. – [If I have left anyone out I apologise sincerely – let me know and I’ll edit the post].

The list of winners are all here. Do take a look. They are so very much worthwhile reading and deserved of the acclaim. Well done once again to all.

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longlisted for the irish blog awards…

nominated @ 150% (CMYK/Preview)as this is my first time to be nominated for the blog awards… the process was a little new to me and ‘maybe’ to you. I have written about it before – but that was because I was nominated. Now, I have been longlisted.
As a brief by the way there are two official blog awards logos – so I have chosen this one by Davy for this post. Thanks Dave 🙂

Here’s how it all goes: First one gets nominated. Then one goes to the long list. From the long list the nominees are whittled down to a short list of just five and from there the winner of that category is announced. A blog is only allowed to be nominated [eventually] in one category. The winners will be announced on February 21st, on the awards night.

To quote my last post on the Irish blog awards I feel sums up how I still feel. Thank you so very much once again.

That said – awards or not, it is because of *you* that I write and to be simply nominated is reason enough for me to smile :)

As I said above I have a choice of category and must chose one or have it chosen for me. But, I really am just so happy to be a part of it. And as I am a newbie – I think I’ll let the judges decide that for me.

Here are the longlists of the two categories. One again many thanks to the sponsors. Have a leaf through – they are all, really, good blogs.

Best Specialist Blog – Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Blog of a Business – Sponsored by

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nominated for the irish blog awards…

to my absolute delight i found out that my weblog has been nominated for the Irish Blog Awards 2009.

Why does a gardener blog – click here & read. It may just make sense…

That said – awards or not, it is because of *you* that I write and to be simply nominated is reason enough for me to smile 🙂

To you who read it, to those who nominated me and to those who were there from when I couldn’t turn on a computer. Thank you.

With regard to the categories. I am nominated for Best Specialist Blog sponsored by iQ Content and also for the Best Blog of a business sponsored by Well done to both and all of the sponsors. Congratulations to Damien Mulley too the brains behind what is always an amazing and once again sold out event.

Here are the nominees for both categories containing a lot of my own personal favourites. Well worth a browse.

Best Specialist Blog – Sponsored by iQ Content
Small-leaved Shamrock:
Michelle Gallen’s E-learning Blog:
The Limerick Animal Welfare Blog:

Knitting Neels:
Pauldervan: Random Thoughts On Marketing:
Turbulence Ahead: |:

Into That World Inverted:
Irish Taxi:
The Lavatorial Review:
The Voyage: Life With Autism In Northern Ireland:
Mum Lives On:
Tims Times:

Nalil – North Antrim Local Interest List:
Stochastic Geometry:
For The Fainthearted:
The Irish Economy:
Montana Gael:

The Biopsy Report:
Made Marian: Oozing Crafty Goodness:
Piaras Kelly Pr – Public Relations In Ireland:
Homebug : Homes, Interiors, Art & Design – Ireland & Elsewhere:
I Squatted Your Eu – Domains / Internet Technology News:

Moore Groups Blog:
Peter Donegan Landscaping Weblog:
University Blog:
The Frog Blog:
Clasheen By Nicola Brown:
Irish Allotments:

Kedco | Renewable Energy News:
Podcamp Ireland: Social Media Strategies, Social Networking, Online Marketing:
Bad Librarianship Now!:
Stig For Cf Ireland 2008:
Lichens Of Ireland:

Kevoto – I Only Come Here Cos It’s Free:
Éireann Live:
World Debating Website Blog:
Pete’s Irish Lighthouses:
Assistant To The Brand Manager:
Smasher Lagru:

David Coallier:
Irish Family History:
Kind I Like (things That Look Like People):
Brim Brothers – Personal Power Meters:

Aran Brew:
Stephen Kinsella:
The Blog Of Kells:
Lex Ferenda:

Best Blog of a Business – Sponsored by

Bobby Buckley Gardens:
Denise Cox’s Blog:

Ice Cream Ireland:
No More Art Notepad:
Moore Groups Blog:
Declan Shalvey:
Cully And Sully:
The Cycling Blog:
IIA Blog:
Curious Wines:
Limerick Business Blog:

Nice Day Designs:
Echolibre Blog:
Pure Play:
Developing Ewrite:
Robin Blandford:

Krishna De:
Peter Donegan Landscaping Weblog:
Keith Malone Wedding Films:
Sabrina Dent:
Security Watch:
Argus Car Hire:

Contrast | The Blog:
The No Nonsense Blog:
Puddleducks Blog:
Find a Conference Venue Blog:
Blacknight Blog:
Brightspark Consulting Dublin:

Weeno Blog: