EDIT: For those that are not reading this post and are nominating people in the comments,I shall repeat and put it all in bold text – If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else then you can email irishawards (at) gmail.com with a link to the blog and/or the post you want to nominate and for which category.
- Best Blogger
- Best Blog Post
- Most Humorous Post
- Best Photo Blog
- Best Fictional Piece in a Blog
- Best Arts and Culture Blog
- Best Political Blog
- Best Group Blog
- Best Comment/Commenter
- Best Personal Blog
- Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
- Best Contribution to the Irish Bloggersphere (Tech wise)
If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else then you can email irishawards (at) gmail.com with a link to the blog and/or the post you want to nominate and for which category. No, there’s no automated process to do this yet. I’ve asked before and tumbleweed flew past. I need someone to write a few forms for me, which will automate the process. Anyone want to do so?
How this will work is the nomination process will be open for a few weeks. Anyone can nominate anyone, including themselves. We will sift through all the nominations and create a short-list for each category based on number of nominations as well as quality. We will ask people then to vote on their favourites from the short-list and then based on the number of votes and other factors, again such as quality of the blog/posts, the judges will pick a winner.
Here too are some of the things I want to do for the awards:
If someone wants to create a little button with a “Blog Awards Nominee” and some HTML code linking to this site, then work away but it is not mandatory to link back to here.
I would like to create an e-book of all the short-listed posst and host it on the server here. Maybe encourage everyone to host it too. This e-book would in a way be a testimony to non-bloggers. “This is what we do and look at how well we do it”.
No event decided yet. No prizes. No final date. While we don’t necessarily need them, I do want to go drinking with you all and celebrate! I’m around Dublin this weekend so I shall scout a few locations.