I’ve been interviewed quite a lot recently about blogging in Ireland and generally I’m asked what blogs in Ireland I like or I’d recommend. Two I’m mentioning a lot in interviews are United Irelander and the Limerick Blogger.
United Irelander is a fantastic blog built like a daily print publication and carrying special sections depending on the day of the week. Words on Wednesday, Fun Irelander, Top 10 Tuesday, Monday Madness, Thursday Thoughts and now interviews on the weekend. It really is chock full of interesting sections and UI is really starting to get the heavy hitters coming on to be interviewed. UI deserves a medal alone for the HUGE amount of work put into this blog. The blog truely sums up the passions of blogging. I certainly don’t agree with the politics or general sentiments but look no further if you want an example of a blog with mass appeal. He just needs to drop his Enda Kenny fetish.
And speaking of passions. A blog from the home of Irish Rugby. The Limerick blogger since creation is a very strong blog putting Limerick on the blogging map and filling the void left by Alive in Limerick. It’s the blog of 2006 so far in my view. Who knew so much could be written about Limerick? The coverage of the European Rugby matches was superb and the daily insights into local Limerick news is a template that other cities and towns should consider using. Great to see the Mayor of Limerick recently writing something for the blog and hopefully we’ll see more guest contributions.
Big round of applause for these two blogs.
Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.
aye, thanks for the compliments.
Maybe it’s time UI and TLB got domain names of their own. Doing that would protect their months of keystrokes better than Blogger or Blogspot will do if the sites ever go dormant.
“Maybe itâ€™s time UI and TLB got domain names of their own. Doing that would protect their months of keystrokes better than Blogger or Blogspot will do if the sites ever go dormant.”
I have limerickblogger.org and it is parked at thelimerick.blogspot.com. I have considered getting a dedicated host, however I am rubbish at HTML and getting the template to look the same in say something like wordpress would cause me a lot of grief. I do have each and every post backed up though, along with images and stuff.