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March 29th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Blogging, Irish Blog Awards

I was delighted and honoured to win an Irish Blog Award (for Best News and Current Affairs) on Saturday night.   I was very happy to be in great company with the other finalists in the category.  Many thanks to all the people who came up and said hello and I know I missed seeing lots of people on the night. Thanks again to the sponsors Dediserve and to those who nominated and voted for me.

I hope the videos shown appear online soon – particularly the one with Miriam O’Callaghan so I can get another look at the  death of Irish blogging.

For the record from this particular hen house  Irish Blogs are far from dead and as a judge (one of 120 this year) I was very impressed at the standards in the categories I judged in comparison to previous years. There are lots of new blogs and the content and effort that goes into them is a sign that things are far from decaying.  Congratulations to the other non dead who also won awards.

Many congratulations to the Grand Prix winner and to Kirstie, Aisling and Lynnie for all the hard work, enthusiasm and deserved success.

Normal service shall resume from this particular part of the fringe shortly  (someone said something about blogs going mainstream the other night… save me from that particular river please.)

Finally thanks to Damien for putting up with an awful lot of absolute rubbish before, during and after the awards and throwing a party for us to come out from behind the computers and recognise the effort and dedication that goes into writing about whatever we want to because we can.



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