Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who are you gunning for?

OK so I haven’t read every single one of them…yet…but at first glance here’s who I’ll be crossing my fingers for on Saturday 21st February 2009.

Best Popculture Blog
Raptureponies: http://raptureponies.wordpress.com

Best Blog from a Journalist
Unarocks: http://unarocks.blogspot.com

Best Food/Drink Blog
Italian Foodies: http://italianfoodies.wordpress.com
If only for the lovely photos!

Best Fashion Blog
Lili Forberg: http://missliliphoto.wordpress.com/

Best Arts and Culture Blog
Confessions Of A Film Critic: http://maguiresmovies.blogspot.com
Mostly commentless ;)

Best Political Blog
Tuppenceworth.ie Blog: http://tuppenceworth.ie/blog

Best Group Blog
The Lives Of Others: http://thelivesofothers.wordpress.com
Because some of the posts can be quite haunting.

Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
The Spanish Exposition: http://spanishexposition.blogspot.com
Coz Rosie’s great…

Best Technology Blog/Blogger
Digital Darragh: http://digitaldarragh.com
Honestly, I have no right to have an opinion on this; I really am quite clueless

Best Sport & Recreation Blog
Irish Rugby Blog By Peter Bills: http://blogs.independent.ie/peterbills
Ahem. I know nothing about GAA or ze foozeballingz…

Best News/Current Affairs Blog
Bock The Robber: http://bocktherobber.com

Best Specialist Blog
Paul Dervan: Random Thoughts On Marketing: http://pauldervan.com

Best Newcomer
Seriously. How on earth are the judges going to choose…here’s my top 5 in no particular order:
The National Lottie: http://thenationallottie.com
This Is What I Do: http://darraghdoyle.blogspot.com
Red Lemonade: http://redlemonade.blogspot.com
Chancing My Arm: http://chancingmyarm.blogspot.com
Darren Byrne: http://darrenbyrne.com/wordpress

Best Blog of a Business
Weddingdates.ie: http://weddingdates.ie/blog

Best Music Blog
Nialler9: http://nialler9.com

Best Personal Blog
Yeah, I’m not going to be able to pin any names to the flagpole for this one either.

The Spanish Exposition: http://spanishexposition.blogspot.com
This Is What I Do.: http://darraghdoyle.blogspot.com
Infantasia: http://infantasia.blogspot.com
Annie Rhiannon: http://annierhiannon.blogspot.com
Head Rambles: http://headrambles.com
Dante And The Lobster: http://dante-andthelobster.blogspot.com
Raptureponies: http://raptureponies.wordpress.com
The National Lottie: http://thenationallottie.com
Chancing My Arm: http://chancingmyarm.blogspot.com

Best Humour Blog
Twenty Major - Still Smoking In Dublin Bars: http://twentymajor.net
Coz I laugh out loud. Heartily. Regularly.

Best Photo Blog
Annie Rhiannon: http://annierhiannon.blogspot.com

Good luck everybody!
Link to Blog Awards..blog...


  1. Awh, MJ, thank you. I'm not eligible for best newcomer and seeing the sheer talent and quality in best personal makes me proud just to have been considered in it, but I'm delighted just to know people read and respond. The emails I get based on posts I write, the comments I receive and the people who come to me and say "thanks for writing that" are far better than any award. Sounds twee and slightly false I know but it's genuinely true.

    It's great to know you find something you like over on my blog. It's why I keep writing :)

  2. Twee or not, the best thing about having a blog is the comments.

    So thank you, Darragh, again...and best of luck!

  3. Jeepers, thanks a bazillion MJ! Can't quite believe it at all.

  4. thanks a mill too:) tough job this year, I don't envy the judges!

  5. Thanks for the support MJ. Much appreciated.

  6. MJ, you are very sweet rooting for weddingdates.ie/blog. I know it sounds corny, but genuinely was surprised to see myself nominated! Hope to see you there on the 21st anyway!
    Many thanks :)