So the place and date has been announced for the 2011 Irish Blog Awards…
March 19th in the beautiful Belfast.
Which makes me suspect that mine and Blau’s conversation in Wagamama on Monday was being bugged, as we’d wondered when we were going to hear about it!
And yes I AM implying that we’re important enough to spy on!
I do like the few months leading up to awards ceremony itself – and obviously I say this with a whole one-year’s experience of the Irish Blog Awards – because it gives me some inspiration.
Around this time of year, the early darkness makes me lazy and I’m less eager to tap out a new post by the time I’ve gotten home from work and made a dinner, so I tend to give myself frequent breaks….a day here, a day there.
I also find it’s easier to post a video or a an item of clothing than actually attempt to be creative.
Not that I turn into a crappy blogger… basically the Judging Months keep me on my toes and provide me with the kick-start I need to stop me from slacking.
I’ll admit I was feeling a little bit of pressure for this year after doing shockingly well last year (I like to think of bribery as taking the initiative), but then I thought ‘Feck It, you’ll get to drink with awesome bloggers’ and now I’m happy to go along for the ride and not care about what happens!
Just as long a White Rabbit NI gets Best Humour Blog again…
*looks threateningly a potential voters*
However, whom-ever was tweeting for the Irish Blog Awards today did strike a chord with me when they said the following…
It was fairly common last year and I remember being surprised at the number of people who seemed to be doing this and then went as far as being shortlisted!
So I’ll ask anyone volunteering as a judge this year to look out for that.
Look a few months back in each blog’s archives to get a real look at what it’s about!
A blog should be judged on its whole year, not just the couple of months it knew it was being watched and was looking for a bit of fame!