So I, along with some very worthy people (Deborah, Grandad, the wonderful ladies of Beaut.ie and the fabulous Denise) are nominated in Best Blog category at the Golden Spiders. I’m sure some Golden Spider judges might be reading this site and wondering why I should get the award above the others.
Well, if you choose me, I’ll probably make an entertaining thank you speech. Entertaining for me, not the Golden Spiders people. I’ll probably say that paying to enter awards is an awful way of doing things. I might also call on the awards next time to be more transparent in their judging and I’ll probably ask that sponsors recuse themselves from being nominated and make reference to this blog post. I’d also probably be bold enough to mention that I’ll be running an Awards show in April that will directly compete with them. That’s just the speech.
So gwan, choose me 🙂 and vote for me too, here.
Edit: It was pointed out to me that the way I worded one of the sentences sounded like I was snubbing Denise. Sorry if it appeared that way, not intentional. Denise is a great person and runs the amazing IrishAnimals.com website. The website alone has probably saved the lives of many a doggy and moggy.
Paddy Power’s just been on the phone. Your odds of winning have slipped slightly to 1,000,000-1
I don’t know about the ‘not winning’ thing. I’ve just voted for Damien as I’d love to see the youtube video of him delivering that acceptence speech.
I’m sure there’s vote-for-Damien blogging campaign about to get underway …
there are no speeches – you head podium-wards, get handed your award and have your pic taken, and that’s it.
Gagging Daimen, is like mopping up the Lee.
do a Brando on it.
Yup, there’s no speeches at the Net Visonaries either if I remember correctly.
Just because nobody else makes speeches won’t stop Mr Mulley I’d say!
Hmm not certain if I concur on the sponsors needing to recuse themselves. I see your point but I also see Argus Car Hire was listed as one of those with a sponsor-winner combo in the past and that firm has done great work in utilising online tools and I would rather firms like that remain eligible their shot at glory.
Good luck 🙂
So are you nominated as blogger or as a blog platform? 🙂
You’ve got my vote…
I still say “Dump the Spiders… Bring Back The Zeddies”…
I’d like to see the Doras awards reinstated. I’d give you 5 out of 5 shamrocks.
You could always go as an ideological suicide blogger.
Take the prize, sneer at them and set off your explosive belt full of hard-edged, flesh-piercing opinions.
The blog is mightier than the sword.
To be honest, I’d rather see Grandad’s acceptance speech. If we are lucky, he’ll give up tourist culling for the night and go a judge hunting 😉
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