They’ve not gone away you know – Monthly Blog Award

As a way of keeping interest going in the Blog Awards, there will be a “Blog Post of the Month” awarded to an Irish Blogger/Group of Bloggers who has/have written what the judges deem the best post that month. The judging criteria is totally arbitrary but we can reveal the use of star signs, tidal movements and a special breed of chicken.


If you want to nominate a blog post, simply blog about it and link to it and this blog post or if you want to nominate the blog privately, fill out this form. Any blogger who campaigns to get nominations will be found out and will be removed from consideration. Nominate yourself if you think you’re worth it.


Update: Forgot to add that if a sponsor also wants to get involved and give something worthwhile to the monthly winner, then let us know. IrishAwards < at > or contact Damien via


  1. Michele says:

    The award itself looks very slick

  2. Grannymar says:

    Wow that is real cool!

    When do we start to nominate?

  3. Damien says:

    Nominations are now open 🙂

  4. steph says:


    Brilliant idea!

    Can we nominate a backdated post (written in ’08) or should it be one written in the same month as the award?

  5. Damien says:

    @Steph The Award will be announced the first week of the following month e.g. The Best Blog Post for May will be announced the first week of June.

    We won’t go back further than April for the first Award. Given were almost halfway through May already nominations for the Best Blog Post for April will be accepted for the next week and then it’ll be announced.

    For all other months we’ll have the full month to send in nominations.

  6. steph says:

    Cheers! Damien

    That’s perfect!

  7. Ronanob says:

    Great Idea, It’s a fantastic idea. So much blogging goes unrewarded and adds so much value. Now who to nominate…

  8. Another great idea, and the award is cute too.

  9. Can I have that bear w/Jason Vorhees mask?

  10. Mr T says:

    So how do I get a nominate this for awards button?

  11. Trinity says:

    Looks well! great idea.

  12. Nathalie says:

    Really nice idea!

  13. B'dum B'dum says:

    So in order to nominate someone’s post, we have to post about it in our own blog?

  14. Peter says:

    Great idea but do change your title – no irish person would say

    “They’ve not gone away” – I believe this is a particularly English saying.

    We say

    “They haven’t gone away!”

    Just thought you might be interested in a cultural observation – good luck with the awards!

  15. Damien says:

    I’m Irish. I said it. You’re wrong. Hooray!


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