2008 Irish Blog Awards categories

And they are (subject to change due to threats by a mob):

* Best Blog
* Best Blog Post
* Special Recognition Award

* Most Humorous Post
* Best Photo Blog
* Best Arts and Culture Blog
* Best Political Blog
* Best Group Blog

* Best Personal Blog
* Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
* Best Technology Blog/Blogger

* Best Designed Blog
* Best Sport & Recreation Blog
* Best News/Current Affairs Blog
* Best Specialist Blog

* Best Newcomer
* Best Business Blog
* Best Music Blog

* Best Food/Drink Blog
* Best Crafts Blog
* Best Popculture blog
* Best Blog from a Journalist


  1. Good category list Damien – covers the majority of the bases.

    All we need now is a date for our diaries 🙂


  2. Susan says:

    I love how loooong this list is; can’t wait to see the winners!

    …but must admit I’d love to vote for a Best Charity Blog, and Best Religious Blog.

    (just sayin’ ! a suggestion for 2009 perhaps?)

  3. Kieran says:

    Good additions. Great idea to have best newcomer!

  4. Damien says:

    It was there last year too Kieran 🙂

  5. Damien – firstly, thanks for sticking with the awards and the organising.

    Is there a danger that we’re trying to squeeze blogs into distinct award categories – when most blogs actually straddle multiple categories. Some of the blogs I most enjoy reading cover a range of topics …

    So will we end up rewarding the specialists – and only letting generalists run for “best ___ post” and “best personal blog” awards?

    Just a thought. Wonder what others think?

  6. Alan: that’s something I’ve been wondering about too, but it’s hard to think of a way to deal with it. Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of people who write about wide-ranging topics and you’re correct — their options are limited. Perhaps categories like “most entertaining” or “most interesting” or “best written” might work.

  7. No best podcast? Damn – Bock has a corker from I wanted to nominate.


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