Blog Post of the Month for May 2008 – Sponsored by O2

Monthly Blog Awards sponsored by O2

The April winner of Blog Post of the Month was an emotionally heavy but uplifting post about death and loss and what remains, this month’s winner is on a different part of the blogging spectrum.

The May Blog post of the Month is very educational for new and existing bloggers. Darragh Doyle blogged how to leave and encourage comments on blogs and the reaction alone from people (see all the comments) and the number of people who nominated it for Post of the Month prove that a post on the most basic part of blogging was sorely needed. Congratulations Darragh. A trophy is on the way and 02 and Nokia will be sending on an N95 to you.


  1. Grannymar says:

    I am delighted that the tone has lifted for this one!

    Congratulations Darragh enjoy the prize and the moment.

  2. Darragh says:

    Oh. MY. GOD….

    Appropriately enough I found out about this from a comment Grannymar made on my blog.

    OH WOW.


  3. Debbie says:

    Darragh that’s fantastic news, and so very well deserved. Couldn’t go to a nicer chap. 🙂 I’ve been reading your blog avidly for the last little while and it’s really encouraging me, so thank you. You’re an inspiration to us all! Cheers!

  4. Dave Dawes says:

    Congratulations Darragh and I can’t think of anyone who better deserves it 😀

    It’s a great blog and keep it coming 🙂

  5. Darren says:

    Well done, Sir! I told you so!

  6. Darragh says:

    @Debbie – thank you very much – your encouragement and enthusiasm (and comments) are always a great boost – it just goes to show, if I can do it, anyone can!

    @Anthony – cheers my friend.

    @Dave – thanks! Been liking your stuff as well.

    @Darren – you did indeed. And I appreciate your constant support and friendship. It’s quite overwhelming really.

  7. MJ says:


    It’s lovely getting to recognise the familiar faces/pages in the blogsphere when you’re a bit of a newbie. Delighted that someone I’ve been actually reading won the latest award! Well done 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    Wow, this is fantastic, well done, very proud of you. xxx

  9. Rick says:

    And two posts I both linked to! I am SO ahead of the pack…. 😉

    Well done Darragh!

  10. Darragh says:

    @MJ – you’re only a newbie as long as you stay one. Say hello to everyone (come meet us for coffee!) and keep blogging and commenting. You’ll be great. You already are!

    @Mary – thank you missus!

    @Rick – thank you Sir. Appreciate the link loving always! 😀

  11. Paul says:

    Congrats Darragh. Drop me a mail with the best address to get you at tomorrow and I’ll send over your Nokia N95.

  12. Ben says:

    Well done good sir! WELL DONE!

    Beers to celebrate?? lol

  13. boo says:

    Well done dar – from one of the people who benefited from it!!

  14. Andrew says:

    Nice one Darragh, reckon you should think of it as a reward for all your great posts recently. Keep it up!

  15. conor says:

    well done darragh & well deserved !


  16. McAWilliams says:

    well done Darragh, it was a great post and one which I was pleased to add too, in relation to photoblogs.

  17. Sean O'Dwyer says:

    Well done man. I have been reading your bog (sorry I meant blog) and I find it very entertaining ..when are you moving into Television?

  18. Eric Shackle says:

    Hi Darragh. . Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

    I’ve just read a mention of my friend Olive Riley in your interesting blog.

    Olive Riley,aged 108, lives in a nursing home at Woy Woy, 50 miles north of Sydney, and is probably the oldest of the world’s 112.8 million bloggers and its oldest YouTuber.

    She celebrated her 108th birthday on October 20, 2007. She was born in Broken Hill in 1899, when Sydney was the capital of the British colony of New South Wales, ruled from London by Queen Victoria.

    Physically frail but mentally alert, Olive raised her three children on her own, survived two world wars , the Great Depression of the 1930s, and worked as a barmaid, an egg sorter, and a station (ranch) cook.

    Olive’s blog, The Life of Riley, has a huge Internet following. Prepared by her helper, international film maker Mike Rubbo, and based on his interviews with Olive, it attracts hundreds of enthusiastic comments from many countries, and from bloggers of all ages.

    The London Sun recently published a story about Olive:

    I’ve set up a temperory blog for Olive while Mike is overseas. It’s posted at

    Best wishes, Eric.

  19. well done darragh mate. From the soul, from the heart, often logic but never too complex that I dont understand – brilliant. I love it and fully deserved.

    well done, congrats agus bulaidh bós


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