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Some points of business

—->First of all, congratulations to everyone who was nominated (or nominated themselves) for the Irish Blog Awards 2011.
The whole process is a nice chance for bloggers to feel good about themselves and be recognised for their hard work and commitment during year.
Oh and for the people who posted, like, three times during the last twelve months to also get a nod.
We’re very inclusive on this wee island.
Ah sure ye gave it a go, well done you!
I’ve really enjoyed the 5million tweets and Facebook status updates from the genuinely excited, and of course, from the people that just wanted to tell the world about how many times they were nominated.
Gotta love the few “Oh my God I’m so shocked that I just have to tell everyone, not because I want more praise and attention, but because I’m too surprised to process this information by myself” fake modesty bits.
Lol sorry, I’m in quite a bitchy, cynical mood this morning.
I’m having a Taylor Swift moment.
Twas just one of those weekends.

Bad mood aside, I was genuinely thrilled to see so many great blogs get recognition and hopefully they’ll do really well in their categories!
Shout out to White Rabbit for her 300 nominations -WELL deserved!

Also it was shocking – and a little terrifying – to see just how many Irish blogs there are out there!
There were so many sites nominated in my own categories that I’d never heard of!!
I’m really not expecting to get as far as I did last year as there’s a much higher standard this time round.
Damn talented, time-having awesome writers.
*shakes fist*

A Chick Named Hermia was nominated in the Best Lifestyle, Best Photo, Best Personal and – to my delight – Best Humour categories.
I’m funny y’all!
*prepares several ‘Knock Knock’ jokes for upcoming posts*
The site also has three posts nominated in the Best Post Category.
*girlish squeal*
Thanks a bazillion to whoever nominated me.
I knew from a couple of readers telling me that I’d get a nomination in at least one category, but I wasn’t expecting so many shout outs.
It’s heart-warming to know there are so many people willing to take the time to fill out those awkward nomination forms out of love for me.
(HATED that ‘Give a Reason’ part…I’m pretty sure I just put ‘Because’ for one of them).
I love and adore my readers tonnes and tonnes.
*hugs*

—–> Second topic  is directed at everyone who said The Boy was trying to throw me off the scent of a wonderful surprise or would pull through at the last minute.
You guys gave me hope.
And that was cruel.
Because as I knew in my heart when I wrote the last post, he had no plans and there would be no attempts to make things better.
I hate Valentine’s Day.
And cute puppies.
*begins an angry rampage of destroying all Valentine’s Decorations, Presents and Couples*
(I do appreciate everyone’s support though…you guys rock!)

—–> Finally, I forgot to tell you last week that my What I’m Wearing Today video went up on RTE’s Red Radar site.
Please enjoy the painfully awkward moment right at the end, as well as the erratic hand gestures.
(also my face isn’t usually that strange pink colour…I had whore make-up put on me).

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The compulsory “Nominations for the IBAs have opened” post

So yeah.
Nominations for the Irish Blog Awards 2011 have opened up.
You can vote HERE.

You don’t have to be Irish or be living in Ireland to vote.
You just need to read Irish blogs.

Despite our efforts, the Fashion and Beauty category was not split into two separate categories.
Shocker.
In fact, this year they’ve been packed into a new Lifestyle category.

Speaking of protest attempts, one interesting addition to the categories is…
Best Outraged Blog Awards Post
Conspiracy theories, cries of corruption and calls for a million blogger march on IBA HQ

Seems like this could be a bit of a two-fingered salute to anyone who has criticised the awards over the past year.
Call them out in public.
Make them own their complaints/observations/civilised queries and potentially face the people they berated if they make it to the awards ceremony.
Evil genius or pettiness?
A number of protests and campaigns were held against the government, etc this year though, so I’ll give ’em the benefit of the doubt that it’s these bloggers that the category is aimed at!
See?
I can TOTALLY be diplomatic.
Maybe just this one time though…

I’ll have to dedicate the weekend to deciding who I’ll nominate.
There are the obvious ones (for me anyway) like WR for Humour Blog and maybe Avant Style for Best Newcomer, but other than that I’m stumped.
For starters, I know/read/love WAY too many Irish Fashion Bloggers!!
Blau, Whisty, WWIWT and Glamrocks Girls, Ali, etc….fight it out, bitches!
😀

If you’re contemplating nominating me, well thank you in advance.
I appreciate your faith in me and your loyalty.
Judging from last year’s nominations, I fit into a few different categories, so go with what your heart tells you.
Although it’s probably safe to assume that you can rule out the Irish Language and Political Categories (oh the jokes I make! *wipes tear*).
Also not sure that using everyone else’s photos, while taking the odd TERRIBLE one myself would qualify me for Best Photography Blog.
Oh and if you want to nominate one of my posts, just make sure they were written within the specified time frame.

Take a look through my blogroll for some great Irish Bloggers if you’re wondering who to nominate!

 

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