Thoughts on blogging in Ireland – Pride

Blog Awards

When I came up with this idea for the Irish Blog Awards, during one of my mental meanderings as I sipped on an iced coffee, I thought there’d be 20 Major blogs at most but holy schmoly was I wrong. I was stunned when I realised there’s at least 1169 and counting.

Blogging can be whatever you make of it, something interesting happens every day and you can have your tuppenceworth on the matter, your tiny timids thoughts can be read by anyone online and your free to state your opinions. I’m sure some people think of blogs as a dossing time where you can play with semantic bits and pieces. Ah sure you know yourself what people are like. My parents think I’m obsessed with blogs and when asked how many I’ve read I said there isn’t a blog I haven’t red, mum.

In fact, ah, blogs can be intensive or relaxed. They can be half arsed, full of shitty first drafts, they can be left to go stale and you could have a year of a big drought or a pretty good year. Looking through the bottom of a glass you might think they are a waste of time but they are yours and you are free to do what you want with them. So most sincerely folks, we are the blogging community at large and we should be proud of that.

19 Responses to “Thoughts on blogging in Ireland – Pride”

  1. that girl says:

    Is this you “thinking out loud”?

  2. I’m sure there’s lots of other stuff ‘n’ stuff you could have written about when you were on a roll like that! 🙂

  3. simon says:

    Were you reading a Sicilian’s Notes while in the midnight court and thought to your self these are notes from an angry island. Did you see wulbeorn watching you and wondered to your self where is me country. Did you meet the soft paw boxer O’Toole knowen as slugger who could not fight anymore in fact he was a disillioulisioned lefty.

  4. Sinéad says:

    Damn my obscure Sigla moniker. I feel all left out now. 🙂

  5. Suzy says:

    yeah maman poulet would not get a look into many streams of conciousness either!

  6. copernicus says:

    Some of us are on here just to fústar.

  7. Conor says:

    You could get inside the brain of bloggers.

  8. simon says:

    well done on the radio

  9. EWI says:

    Was that recorded anywhere? Can we get a podcast?

  10. Rob Burke says:

    Damien, that’s priceless. Fair play to you!

  11. Jett Loe says:

    The fact you didn’t send a Letter to America during your Mental Meanderings SIGLAfies clearly that we won’t win anything tomorrow- but that’s ok – it’s an honour just to be nominated!

  12. Dermod Moore says:

    What, not a whiff of


    Guess I’d better rehearse my look of “heartfelt, genuine approval” when the first winner is called out.

  13. Phil says:

    Great stuff damien, really well written. Will there be any of the t-shirts available tomorrow, or do we have to order them online?

  14. ainelivia says:

    Well done, took me second or two to see what you were up to. Original.
    Where can the T-shirts be bought?

  15. Liv says:

    Nice of you to organise this!
    We in Holland also have blogawards for many years already – which is always quite exciting.

  16. Hugh Green says:

    I knew that blog title would come in handy every now and again!