I see the nomination list is out for the Irish Blog Awards.

Or that maybe should be Blog Awards Ireland?

Or as they call it now, the Grafton Media Blog Awards Ireland 2012, which is one hell of a fucking mouthful.

Anyhows, the list has been published.

They call it the Long List which is quite an accurate description.

I confess I didn’t nominate myself, so whoever submitted this site, may I say a humble thanks?  I seem to be in there under four different categories – Best Post [the one about Sandy – thanks to whoever thought that was worthy!], Best Personal, Best Humour and Best Lifestyle [?].  I’m a little hurt that no one thought me worthy of Best Beauty/Fashion, or even Best Eco/Green, but then you know what they say about spilled milk….

The next stage is the judging which apparently will take another month.

One very interesting thing about the list is the absence of some Big Names.  I won’t mention them but they are sites that have featured very highly in the previous Awards, including a winner or two.

What I like about the list though is that it’s a good chance to nose around and see who is out there, as frankly I haven’t even heard of the vast majority.

Should keep me occupied for a day or two?

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The long long list — 15 Comments

  1. The best post? I’ve just read it again and once more, it’s reduced a grown man to tears.
    Of course it’s worthy. It’s heart wrenching and utterly beautifully written. You know it is.
    You bugger, I’m welling up again….

  2. tt – Thanks!  Coming from you, that’s quite something!

    JB – I wrote that post a month ago today.  I confess that I haven’t read it since as despite a month having passed and despite young Penny joining the ranks, I still miss Sandy terribly.  She was a dog in a million.

  3. Understandable. I was in the almost exact same position late last year and it’s still too painful to even look at pictures some times.
    But, that post, even just in it’s final line, managed to say everything.

  4. Congratulations on all the nominations and good luck with them. You are bound to win at least one category. All well deserved as tt says·

    I’m not going to read that post again though. I loved it enough first time.

  5. JB – One thing I regret in that post is the photograph.  It is actually the last photograph that I took of her shortly before the final journey.  She looks tired and bedraggled and it is not the way I want to remember her.  One day maybe I’ll change it, but I haven’t the heart now as it would mean going back through lots of happier times.

    Mossy – There’s a lot of good writing out there.  I wouldn’t bank on it!

    Not Green – Heh! Poison indeed.  Anyway, I write for the craic, not the plaudits.

  6. Congrats on all the nominations Grandad.
    Even if they don’t pick you for at least one category you’re still a winner in my book!

  7. Sounds like a pile of self congratulatory bollocks to me GD.. but best of luck all the same.
    Best post though?  Seriously?  How can you compare posts really?

    Do people take the thing serious? Or is it just an excuse for a knees up?

    I think you deserve a award anyways for being nice and not full of yourself and the posts aren’t bad either.    🙂

    Everyone’s a winner baby and that’s the truth….. 

  8. Anne – Self congratulatory bollocks?  Incestuous back-slapping?  Maybe, but it gives me a chance to add another little sticker on the sidelines!  I don’t know how they judge Best Post.  Least misspellings?  Best grammar?  Largest brown envelope?  Who knows?  Thanks for the thumbs up.  In my book the regular trickle of comments is what makes this site work.  If it weren’t for youse lot I would have given up years ago.

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