And now a word from our sponsors…

March 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm 3 comments

Gary and I just made absolute asses of ourselves in a quiet little internet café in Bangkok by jumping up out of our seats cheering. What, thought everyone in the internet café, is their problem? Well, as it turns out we have made it through to the finals of the Irish Blog Awards. Until today we were playing it pretty cool, acting as demure as we could towards the awards for fear of building ourselves up too much but now that we are finalists…. WOOOOOOOO!!!!
And while we’re full of self-congratulations, has anyone noticed that
Lonely Planet has recommended our blog? And that we have over 13,000
views?

Thanks a million to Lonely Planet for their support and also to the Irish Blog Awards for bringing us through to the finals and a big hurrah for Lastminute.com, sponsors of the Best Newcomer award. Naturally we don’t have much hope beyond this point as the competition is fierce and very much worth checking out. It’s a pretty diverse group too with a style blog called The Style Bitches, a food and drink blog called 9 Bean Row, a personal blog by the name of Good After-Morning! and our favourite, Pretty Far West which is, in a word, just lovely.

Special congratulations and the best of luck to our old friend Catherine and her blog A Chick Named Hermia which is up for Best Personal.

For a full listing of all the finalists or to buy tickets to the
awards, visit the blog awards site.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pretty far west  |  March 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Róisín and Gary, and how nice it is to find your exotic and adventurous blog. Congratulations!

    Reply
  • 2. ChickNamedHermia  |  March 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Ah guys…….thanks so much……and man, that’s pretty amazing to be recommended by Lonely Planet!!!
    Now continue with writing posts that are making me PAINFULLY jealous to be stuck in an office in Dublin….

    Reply
  • 3. unstranger  |  March 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I expect you’ll do well. Your site is only superb. Well done again.

    Reply

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