The impressive mantelpiece round our house after the Choice Prize and Blog Award wins.
Super fun times last night at the 3rd annual blog awards where I won Best Music Blog for the second year running. I’ve come to realise I’m quite a humble fellah so I didn’t think it would happen. Luckily, the backlash has yet to set in! Major props to Aoife who was also nominated in the Music category and who I FORGOT TO THANK for being the voice of the nialler9 Podcast. Gah! Soz love but at least your gun is tres cool! Also Johnny from DownloadMusic.ie for sponsoring the award. I must echo last night’s sentiments about diversity in the Irish blogosphere, there are now so many blogs around each category that I was unaware of many of them. I’m particularly impressed by the Food blogs who are doing great (and mouthwatering) things with the medium like Little Bird Eats and The Humble Housewife, both who I met last night and were lovely.
Also allow me to give some shoutouts (hold your breath) to : Ailbhe (and her fancy attire) and Bren from Analogue, Darragh, Loreana, John Cav and Ronan, Andy, Phil, Annie, the brilliant Sweary (who remains robbed of an award as yet), blogging overlord Twenty Major, Una, Shinpads (three in a year, well done!), Rick (sterling work sir), Derek, Shane Hegarty, Cillian, Stuart Bailie (who was telling me about the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast), Ken Stanley, Ken McGuire, Ray, Sabrina, Stu, Eolaí (superb to meet him), Manuel, Eddie, Rymus and his sneaky camera, Lili, Corina, Kieran, Suzy, Colm and all the others I met who I can’t remember, sorry but do leave a comment if you see this.
It was smiles all round and everyone was ridiculously nice so I think we need to instigate a blog war for next year to replace the back-slapping with some back-stabbing. Or maybe not. Also, I’d like to see more music bloggers there next year so I can finally meet them: You know who you are..
Absolutely reserved, special thanks and praise to Damien and the Awards team for the superb superb organisation. Damien, I meant to buy you a drink but you were swamped with gin and tequila so hope you survived that!
Full list of winners below:
Blog Awards 2008 Winners
Best Popculture Blog – Sponsored by Weeno.ie
DZ-015 by Rick O’Shea
Best Blog from a Journalist – Redfly Marketing
Present Tense – Shane Hegarty
Best Food/Drink Blog
Best Crafts Blog – thisisknit.ie
A Simple Yarn
Best Arts and Culture Blog – Poetry Ireland
The Sigla Blog
Best Political Blog – Revolution
Best Group Blog – SalesJobs.ie
Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog – Edgecast
Blag Ghael gan Náire
Best Technology Blog/Blogger – Bitbuzz
Robin Blandford’s ByteSurgery
Best Specialist Blog – IQ Content
Best Newcomer – Edelman
Best Business Blog – FirstPartners
Ice Cream Ireland
Best Music Blog – DownloadMusic.ie
Most Humorous Post – Glandore
Twenty Major – Tonight’s Debate
Best Photo Blog – Pix.ie
Best Blog Post – LouderVoice
Fatmammycat.com – Fox hunting, horses and a girl’s awakening
Best Blog – Putplace