Advanced apologies

The Blog Awards is work for me and I’ll be in work mode. I will be running around like a blue-arsed fly, fretting that everything is going ok and we are on schedule. I don’t remember a huge amount from last year despite not drinking any booze, except Ms Dillon dancing like mad. And also Mr. Rafterty. The Blog Awards is not an Awards without his dancing. But the rest, a blur for me really.

I’ll probably not be able to stop and say hello to you because of the everything going on. There’s 400+ people this year!!! I have a good few more helpers this year so grab one of them if you need anything.

I’m sorry but I won’t be able to chat for a few minutes about what you want to bend my ear about, I know a few want to chat to me about various things and have sent emails. Not going to happen. Sorry. Another time.

If I do chat to you, slowly explain to me who you are. I won’t remember you from last year more than likely. There’s a strong chance I won’t remember you 10 seconds after we meet this year too. If you have a polaroid camera and a sharpy we can do Memento on it to help me remember.

No, you can’t have a fluffy badge. But there may be a limited something else come out …

But once the main event is over with, I’m free as a bird then.

34 Responses to “Advanced apologies”

  1. 73man says:

    But don’t you like me? Why don’t youl ike me? Why?

  2. Damien says:

    Gimme back the badge!

  3. Caoimhin says:

    Thanks for the warning and all the great work you’re doing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Johnny says:

    Understandable Damien. FREE tunes coming in as I type.

  5. Rick says:

    I feel the need to at least echo part of this. Please do come up and say hi if I’m hanging around as, unlike Mulley, I have no actual work to do until I step up on stage. Even then calling it “work” is highly questionable….

    But I do have a memory worse then a goldfish. I don’t remember who you are. Do introduce yourself. Even then I won’t remember your name 30 seconds later. It’s nothing personal. I have memory issues ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. damien

    advanced apologies as well. was going to bottle out and say I was delayed at my training tomorrow. But in truth I am juggling balls also over the place and knackered so not going to make it.

    1 out of 400 will make no difference – however it disrespects your effort on this and for that I am sorry.


  7. Elana says:

    Fecking slacker.

  8. Yea, used to be able to do an 80-90 hour week with no impact on me at all ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Le Catch says:


    I’ll be coming up to you every couple of minutes asking pointless questions about seating arrangements, who’s who, the location of the cloakroom, will there be any toilet breaks during the awards etc etc.

    I’m allowed do it. I have a fluffy badge.

    You did say it came with privileges didn’t you?

  10. PS – also should read all

  11. manuel says:

    yes but what is Morrissey doing at that computer?

  12. Daragh O Brien says:

    What I find funny about the Indo piece is the number of niggling (and occasionally less niggling) inaccuracies in it.

    Perhaps it could be used as the basis for a raffle or ‘bingo’ game at the Awards?

    And three cheers for Morrissey the Blogging Monkey. Or should that be Blonkey?

  13. 73man says:

    Jaysus, that fish eye lens does you no favours.

  14. Rick says:

    Thank Christ the online version doesn’t have the old promo photo of me the print version does….

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  16. Oz says:

    On the other hand, there you were on today! Your infamy abounds ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Ben says:

    never got me fluffy badge soe my aim tomorrow night is to unwittingly rob as many as possisble, off peoples persons. (is that right)

    watch out .

    You’ve been warned.

    Ps. Great work on the whole thing Damien

  18. David says:

    I’ll ask now so – Can I play with your iPhone tomorrow? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. pat phelan says:

    looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night, thanks for all your hard work

  20. Evert Bopp says:

    Is the FG delegation on the way yet?

  21. Good ‘luk’ with the awards Damien! In many ways this is your night… Your great work has given “invisible people” their night of visibility… More power to you and have a great evening. Thank you, so sincerely, for every moment of inspiration! Blog On! Blog On!

  22. McAWilliams says:

    Hey Damien,

    Every year I say it, you put your heart and soul into this event and fair play to you, it really is appreciated by the ever increasing community.

    It was great to meet up today since you will have so little time tomorrow, remember all energy saving on the mac off.

  23. RE: The Indo picture.

    I’d a very similar picture taken at my “workstation” by the Limerick Leader after the first awards. Not only was there a touch of the fish-eye it, it was also shot from below (the default “groovy” composition for jobbing photo-journos).

    The net effect was to make me look both hopelessly sick and nerdy AND smug into the bargain. I felt violated.

    It’s true what they say about it stealing your soul.

  24. Damien says:

    They could have warned me about the Uncle Fester photo they took two years ago. Eh Declan? ๐Ÿ™‚ All coverage is good coverage. Met with FG senior members today, all is forgiven. As in I forgive them now that action will be taken.

  25. MacDara says:

    Good Luck Tonight I hope everything works out . Im off skiing before the americans start another war.

  26. Sharon . says:

    Hi !

    MacDara – “Good Luck Tonight I hope everything works out . Im off skiing before the americans start another war.”

    ….or Fine Gael do !

    Best wishes to everyone tonight . ‘Win’ or ‘lose’ , you’re a ‘winner’ for getting this far! Looking forward to following the results over the next few days .
    Slรƒยกn go fรƒยณill anois ,


  27. Mick Hall says:


    Unfortunately I cannot be there tonight, I would just like to thank you for all the hard work you put in to make the Blog Awards a reality. I was extremely pleased and humbled to find Organized Rage in the Best Political Blog category. For me blogging has become a liberating experience as it has created a political space in which anyone can participate no matter what their political preferences.

    Good luck to all those who have been nominated.


  28. Flirty says:

    Good luck for later – so far am in full health but no idea what I’m wearing.

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  30. Mark Webster says:

    Mulley, great night, very well organised. My most sincere thanks. Drop me a line whenever about ‘the other thing’

  31. Neil says:

    Brilliant night last night – sorry I had to run off early, but it was great to see some people before I had to run…

  32. Hi Damien, so dissapointed I missed the awards but sooooo happy with the win!! Just wanted to say a big “grazie” for organising such a great event to highlight all the time and effort that everyone puts in to their blogs and I’m booking a babysitter now for next year:)

  33. bettyswallox says:

    just signed into this site..was using chancer,but i gave up,so keep me enthralled peeps..any subject..i’ll start the ball rolling…what is the point of kerry katona…anyone???????????????