I just received an e-mail.
It was from the IIA and Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary Awards 2007. Apparently I have been nominated for Best Blogger! I don’t know who nominated me [I’m much too modest to nominate myself], but thank you, whoever you are.
I see the description for Best Blogger is
The person who receives this award will have achieved substantial breakthroughs in using Blogging as a successful content medium. He or she will have shown strategic vision in using blogging as part of the marketing mix.
Nominations should be for an individual who has used Blogging as a business or communication tool and embodied best practice in the medium. In addition, they will have demonstrated both strategic vision capability and impressive tactical abilities in achieving success. There should be evidence of long-term sustainability in the use of Blogging.
I don’t really think that describes me, or my blog, so I don’t think I have much of a chance. But Twenty won last year, so maybe there’s hope? I didn’t book a place anyway as the tickets are €250 and my pension won’t stretch to that.
I will confess that I nominated myself for the Golden Spider Awards. I did that with my tongue firmly in my cheek. I think that they might be put off if they visit my blog and find it plastered with Golden Crab Awards. In fact, they’ll probably sue.
I have won a Golden Crab, but seeing as I started that, it doesn’t really count [for me]. I also won a Schmoozer Award, which sits proudly on my toilet cistern.
Apart from that, the only award I got was for surviving 25 years in RTE. I’m proud of that one because not many people survive that long there. It’s a very heavy bronze yoke, and is great as a door stop.
I did get nominated for the Irish Blog Awards earlier this year, but I don’t think they were quite ready for me then.
There is another award I won, but again, I’m too modest to mention that.