So why an Awards show/ceremony/shindig for Irish bloggers? There’s what, 649 or so according to Planet of the Blogs? I’m sure there are more than that, but they have not become aware of IrishBlogs.ie and PoTB.
These awards will point out what we (the blogging public) think are the people and the blogs that are noteworthy. They are the blogs which should be recognized for their quality. Be it quality of humour, of debate, of prose or reporting etc. It is a way for those new to blogging or who have yet to blog to see that this is the level of quality that they can try and reach. It’s two-fingers to the nay-sayers who think bloggers are wanna-be journalists or that bloggers are saddos who write poems about their cats at 1am.
We’re a small online community now but with the way blogging is exploding online. It won’t be long before this community is huge, seeing this we can act like the founding fathers and direct this community in a good way, keeping the community spirit and freedoms and looking out for anyone trying to exploit or sense of community.