No longer Irish

I see it's Blog Awards time again.

Before I go any further, I am not mentioning them because I am touting for nominations.  I haven't nominated myself, and I'm not asking anyone to nominate my efforts.  So there.

I am mentioning them because they got me thinking about this whole on-line scribbling business.

I had a look down last years lists and the thing that struck me is that the Irish "blogosphere" [to use SuperShadow’s term] is dominated by wimmin.  They are all out there writing about fashion and make-up, cookery and child-rearing and the likes of myself are fairly thin on the ground.  If there were an award for retirees, I would be in with an excellent chance.  If there were an award for sarcasm, grouchiness or salty language I would have the game sewn up.  As it is, I feel like a bit of a loner.

This year, the organisers are asking for the county of the site, which is a strange one.  I understand the reasoning [in case local papers want to brag about their local entries] but quite often there is little hint as to the origin of the scribe.  They also ask for the scribe’s email address which is fair enough, but I [along with a hell of a lot of people] haven't put my email address on the site, because I get enough spam as it is.

Anyway, as time goes on this has become less and less of an Irish site.  In the past, most of my readers were Merkans, but that has changed in recent times and now the vast majority of my readers are Brits.  They actually beat the Irish two to one and knock the U.S. into second place.  Maybe I should enter the British Blog Awards, if there is one?

In the meantime, head on over to the Nomination place and nominate your favourite sites, but not this one.

I'm not Irish enough, apparently.

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No longer Irish — 13 Comments

  1. No longer Irish eh?

    Probably just as well…

    "The IFA said agriculture in Ireland was among the most emission-efficient in the world"

    "Farming accounts for nearly a third of Ireland’s greenhouse gas and carbon emissions."

    "Green Party leader Eamon Ryan agreed. “Ireland is threatened by an inevitable rise in sea levels and flooding unless we act now,”

    Who the fuck is this 'we' that green goblin is banging on about?

    • When are these green half-wits going to shut the fuck up?  Of course the EU will be only too delighted to bang some kind of "emissions tax" on cattle or some such crazy idea that penalises the ordinary man and enriches their coffers.  If Ryan is so fucking worried about the environment why doesn't he just fuck off to Central Africa or the Maldives or somewhere?

  2. Just trying to keep the British end up – good to know we can beat the US at something.  Took a look at the categories area of the awards, and was thoroughly confused.  Where can I put your ramblings?  Political, humour, food or gardening.  By the way, is your blue pipe connected yet?

    • Best Designed?  Heh!

      The blue pipe is now completely obscured by brambles and other undergrowth.  And it still goes nowhere.

    • Fuck off outa that.  Are you seriously expecting me to ponce around on a stage, making a complete arse of myself?

  3. I nominated you, Grandad.  Mind you, I did make a snide remark about the layout of the page and the fact I had to click through five pages just to submit a nomination instead of having a simple scrolling page.  So, I don't know if my nomination will get counted or not.  🙂

  4. I would have nominated you except I couldn't find the "Best Irish Snark" category. Not to worry though, you're still plenty Irish. The more important point of the matter is that you're you and that's the international attraction–Lord knows why. Another badge for The Trophy Room coming up?

    • Or perhaps I should look for the "The Best Cantankerous Auld Bastard" category instead? Shoulda' thought of that in the first place (meanders off to look again).

      • Damn! I forgot. No HTML markup allowed with your fancy toolbar thingy installed. Please correct if you have the notion?

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