Don’t forget to vote for, what in your opinion, is the best blog post. You can vote once every seven days. The lowest scoring five posts will be removed each week. Voting closes on 3rd October and the top ten blogs will be announced. These top ten will be judged by independent judges and the winner will be announced at the awards on 13th October. If you haven’t already, pour yourself a glass of vino or a cup of tea and enjoy a good read.
Best Overall Blog
The best overall blog winner will be the highest scoring category winner from the other 28 categories. The creme de la creme of Irish blogs.
13th October 2012
We’re looking forward to meeting lots of you on 13th October. If you are a finalist and you are unable to make it to the awards, we ask that you nominate someone else to accept your award on your behalf. If you don’t know anyone who is going to be there, please let us know and we’ll organise it for you.
It’s been a real pleasure organising the Blog Awards, we’ve enjoyed every minute of it and we’d like thank everyone who has helped us along the way – sponsors, judges, more volunteers and also those who tweet along with us too.
The Best Technology Blog is sponsored by Star Trawler
Star Trawler is a leading digital production company, based in Dublin. They have extensive experience in the design and development of display advertising, websites, Facebook applications and mobile applications.
Here is the finalist for the Best Technology Blogcategory;
Here are the finalists for The Best Blog Of A Journalist sponsored by Elevate PR.
Elevate are a proactive and energetic Irish PR Agency that helps organisations, brands, and entrepreneurs to connect with their target customers through the media. Based in Dublin, Ireland, they produce successful PR corporate and consumer campaigns, both in traditional PR and online PR. The Elevate Blog showcases their PR activities as well as industry news. Best of luck to all of the nominees in the Blog of A Journalist category from Elevate PR.
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“Red Oak Tax Refunds love the Internet & Blogging – in particular those who bring real life stories to the web. So a big “Thank You!” to all the entries to the Personal Blogging category for freely giving part of their loves & lives, hopes & fears and especially their passions & obsessions to all of us.
We’re proud to announce that Glenisk is sponsoring the Best Food/Drink blog. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, their ethos of making ‘good food, naturally’ hasn’t changed since Day One. They create yummy and healthy yogurts, organic dairy products and goats milk to name just a couple of their products that are readily available in supermarkets and shops all over the country.
Here are the finalists for the best Food/Drink Blog
The Best Science / Education blog is sponsored by Glas Learning. Glas Learning provide a range of training courses in renewable energy systems, green building, home energy management, rainwater harvesting, DIY energy solutions and more.
Here are the finalists for Best Science / Education blog;
Damien specialises in wedding, portrait and commercial photography offering a range of studio and location services nationwide. As Damien says, an event like the Blog Awards shows that you don’t need to be a big business or an award winning journalist to let people hear what you have to say.
Many congratulations to the finalists for Best Photography Blog:
ESB ecars are proud sponsors of Best Eco/Green Blog.
ESB established ESB ecars in 2010 to roll out the charging infrastructure for electric cars and vehicles across Ireland and to support the introduction and demand for electric cars nationally.
As part of their role to create awareness about ecars and conduct trials they created The Great Electric Drive initiative.
21 people in total were selected to participate in the year-long trial, four of whom will trial an ecar for a year while sixteen people will trial the ecars for a period of three months each. The ecars drivers will be blogging as they go, and you can keep up to date with all their comings and goings on the ESB ecars blog or by visiting their Facebook page.
Many congratulations to the finalists in the Best Eco/Green category:
The Best Video Blog category is sponsored bySpiderworking.com. Spiderworking.com gives small to medium businesses the tools and knowledge to allow them to drive traffic to their website and promote their brands online. Spiderworking.com offers a range of social media training programmes. Here are the finalists for the Best Video Blog category;
The Best Craft Blog category is sponsored by the Belleek Group. The Belleek Group is comprised of Belleek and Galway Crystal here in Ireland and Aynsley China in the UK. In all they have five brands: Belleek Living, Belleek Classic, Galway Crystal, Galway Living and Aynsley.
Here are the finalist in the Best Craft Blog category:
Here are the finalists for the The Best Corporate Blog Category is sponsored by Media Box.
Media Box specialises in PR, social media and communications training. The Media Box blog is named Running In Heels partly because they are mainly a company of ladies (only 2 men) who love their heels – almost as much as they love blogging! One of the regular slots on their blog is the Monday Mashup which is a weekly collective of news from Media Box.
Here are the finalists for The Best Blog Of An SME sponsored by Sage. We are using Sage One Accounts which is an online accounting software to manage our accounts for the blog awards, keep track of income and costs and produce invoices.
The Sage Blog is the hub of Sage social media activities and it’s where Sage publish the majority of their content that they then share on social media channels. The Sage Blog is a leading B2B blog in Ireland and Sage has enjoyed a substantial growth in traffic to their blog in the last few months.
Sage would like to wish all of the shortlisters in the Best Blog Of An SME category best of luck in the awards. Here are the nominees;