And now a word from our sponsors…
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
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.