I see it’s time for the annual love-fest.
The Irish Blog Awards have come around again.
They are going all foreign this year and are going up to Belfast. The Europa Hotel, no less. The world’s most bombed hotel. I hope hotel management learned from all that destruction because the awards mob are far more damaging than any bomb. It’s no coincidence that the acronyms IBA and IRA are so similar.
I imagine it will be a fairly quiet affair this year though, as a shed-load of sites seem to have disappeared over the last twelve months. I have 170 sites listed in my feed reader and it is scary when I check the inactive sites. I keep telling myself to prune the dead sites out, but then I am afraid I will have very few left to read.
There are some really weird fucking categories this year. “Best Outraged Blog Awards Post”? What the fuck is that? Maybe they mean “Best Outraged Blog Post Award”? That doesn’t make much sense either. Outraged at what? God knows, there is enough to be outraged about so I can imagine there will be quite a few entries there.
I do wish they would change the name of the event though. You know how I hate that word ‘blog’ and I refuse to call this site anything other than a site. They should call it the Irish Awards For The Site That Is Not A Professional Website That Is Updated On A Regular Basis. I would be more inclined to support the IAFTSTINAPWTIUOARB Awards as I would feel more at home there.
There would also be less chance of confusing them with the IRA