When I discovered this morning that Social Bridge wasn’t on the Shortlist in the ‘Personal Blog’ Category of the Irish Blog Awards for 2013, I felt a whirrr of emotion that had me back on the tennis courts of my youth. It was like seeing my opponent hit a perfect smash at the end of a long rally on match point and knowing that the right, proper and only thing to do was run to the net with a smile and congratulate her with a warm handshake.
So, let me congratulate all those who were Shortlisted, and especially those in the ‘Personal Blog’ Category. You’ve worked long and hard for this and your Blogs are an absolute credit to you. http://www.blogawardsireland.com/category/short-list-2013/
Commiserations, too, to those who didn’t make the shortlist. It’s not a nice feeling today but, let’s face it, it was an experience and hopefully one from which we will learn and from which we have made lots of new connections in Irish Blogland.
At a much broader level, I feel really proud of the quality of Irish blogging and see this Shortlist as a great way to showcase Ireland in its many dimensions to the big wide world.