We all remember that last year Damien Mulley stepped down from the helm of Irish Blog Awards leaving a nation wondering what was in store for the blogging community in 2012. To be fair, it was his hard work and the success of the Irish Blog Awards that made this shift so disappointing. But then Blog Awards Ireland hatched this Spring and has opened nominations. Some of the same categories exist as in Irish Blog Awards but some things are different.
The most important thing to remember is that Irish Blog Awards and Blog Awards Ireland are two separate and unrelated entities. Don’t worry, Irish Blog Awards and Blog Awards Ireland are not rival entities. @IrishBlogAwards Tweeted, “Note: Irish Blog Awards are not restarting or continuing under another name and we have not handed over the running of the event to anyone.” and in a later Tweet encouraged, “Have a look at
@blogawardsie who are running Blog Awards Ireland in October. Not affiliated with us but we’re glad to see a replacement.” Irish Blog Awards was Damien Mulley and it is not taking place in 2012. Blog Awards Ireland is new in 2012 and run by Amanda Webb, Beatrice Whelan and Lorna Sixsmith.
It is completely free to nominate a blog, even your own. The Blog Awards Ireland nomination page states, “Nominations open on 1st June 2012… Just fill in the form to enter your blog, you can enter your blog in more than one category.” Nominations are open until July 31st.
Of course, I’d appreciate being nominated and I think you’re just the person to do it! EvinOK is eligible for consideration in many categories so feel free to check all those boxes on your nomination form.
Just click the image below to access the nomination form. Don’t delay. Nominations are only open until July 31st. Definitely nominate EvinOK for Best Personal Blog, Best Lifestyle Blog, Best Craft Blog, Best Mobile Compatible Blog, Best Overall Blog, Best Blog Post (choose your favorite to nominate), and Best Food / Drink Blog.
To make it super easy to nominate one of my blogs, here is a screen shot of the entry form already filled out with blogger (that’s me) contact email, so you know:
No matter who is nominated and who wins, it comes down to the fact that we’re all out here writing posts and sharing our experiences with others [and not even caring that we're making no money from it]. That’s what matters at the end of the day.
The Blog Awards Ireland event will take place on Saturday, 13 October, 2012 at Osprey Hotel in Naas, County Kildare.