I was thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for the Grafton Media Blog Awards Ireland 2012 some time ago. Having read some of the incredibly excellent work of others in the long list, it was clear that the opposition was formidable and the standard very high… It came as a huge surprise then to learn that this blog has been shortlisted in the Best Lifestyle Blog category!
The business of blogging is alive and well in Ireland; hundreds of bloggers are putting their all into their posts. The categories have attracted entries from a broad range of people – from primary school children right up to professional journalists; from craft workers to fashionistas, from cooks to gardeners, from music buffs to photographers, and everything in between! Well done to the organizers for taking on the task of sifting through the many entries and to Grafton Media for being the main sponsor. Such efforts encourage and promote the use of the internet by people from all walks of life and from every profession and I am all for that!
I would like to send special wishes to Seamus, author of Eclectic Sound Bytes deservedly shortlisted in the Best Music Blog category – this blog is for real music followers and can be seen at www.eclecticsoundbytes.blogspot.com
Every single nominee is a winner! The very best of good luck to all on the shortlist!