Blog Awards Ireland 2012: TweakYourBiz TV Finds Out Where Irish Bloggers Will Be On October 13th
For the last number of years the Irish Blogging community has got together for a special night to chat, network, discuss, drink and sometimes even argue (in a nice way;)) about what are the best blogs in our fine Emerald Isle. The event quite simply known as the Irish Blog Awards has until this year has been brilliantly organised by the great Damien Mulley. However at last year’s awards, he shocked the blogging community by announcing that he would be not continuing with the awards in 2012.
Blog Awards Ireland 2012
Just when the blogging community was coming to grips with the reality that there would be no awards this year……three female Blogging musketeers have come to the rescue. They are:
- Lorna Sixsmith - a finalist in last year’s Best Business Blog Category
- Beatrice Whelan - a finalist in last year’s best technology blog category
- Amanda Webb - one of Ireland’s most up and coming bloggers in the Social Media space
All incidentally are also TweakYourBiz bloggers:). So thanks to these ladies this year’s awards are now confirmed and set to take place on Saturday, October 13th.
I was delighted to catch up with Lorna and Amanda and find out how and why they decided to take on the task of making the Blog Awards Ireland 2012 the best event yet. One thing that really shone through as I chatted to Amanda and Lorna was these awards are special because they are for everyone.
- There are no nomination or entry fees and anyone can take part.
- From the 6 month old blogger that writes about obscure music to the large corporate blog…..everyone has a voice and part to play.
With such a blend of talent under the one roof it is no wonder that past attendees have left the event inspired and thinking outside the box when it comes to writing their future blog posts.
So put October the 13th in your diary. I hope to see you there. More information on the awards will be appearing soon on the official website – blogawardsireland.com. In the meantime why not follow them on twitter and catch all the latest news on their Facebook Page.
PS. Can you spot are unplanned mystery guest in the video? Not sure if he is a blogger.