Bloggers and blog owners from all over the country packed-out a function room in the Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare tonight to witness Wise Words take home the Overall Best Blog award at the first-ever Blog Awards Ireland event, designed to recognise the “passion and enthusiasm that blogging brings to the Irish media landscape”.
Creator of A Wine Goose Chase at ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 Susan Boyle guided the 230-strong audience through the night, announcing the winners of all 30 categories at the awards.
The hugely popular category of Best Newcomer was won by One Man’s Meat. Best Food/Drink blog was won by Wise Words and Best Beauty/Fashion blog by Fluff and Fripperies.
Both Molly Moo and Wise Words won three category awards each.
We, like many others, joined the conversation on Twitter, providing live updates using the hashtag #blogfestIrl. The ceremony’s main hope was to “recognise the efforts of the blogging community” and, judging by the noise on Twitter, I think it’s fair to say that this has been achieved.
The complete list of winners at Blog Awards Ireland 2012 are:
- Best Technology blog – Simply Zesty
- Best Beauty/Fashion blog – Fluff and Fripperies
- Best Blog of a Journalist – Wise Words
- Best Political blog – It’s a Political World
- Best Personal blog – Molly Moo
- Best Food/Drink blog – Wise Words
- Best Popculture blog – A Year of Festivals in Ireland
- Best Science/Education blog – Science Calling
- Best Music blog – The Ultimate Playlist
- Best Lifestyle blog – A Year in Redwood
- Best Photography blog – Wise Words
- Best Eco/Green blog – Green Jam Jar
- Best Health/Wellbeing blog – Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer
- Best Humour blog – Head Rambles
- Best Blog in the Irish Language – Grá faoi Ghruaim
- Best News/Current Affairs blog – Bachelor Magazine
- Best Video blog – The Make-up Chair
- Best Craft blog – Molly Moo
- Best Arts/Culture blog – Built Dublin
- Best Designed blog – Molly Moo
- Best Corporate blog – Railway Lines
- Best Blog of an SME – Persona Branding and Design: Hot and Happening
- Best Group blog – Seas Suas
- Best Newcomer blog – One Man’s Meat
- Best Mobile Compatible blog – Simply Zesty
- Best Podcast blog – The Sod Show
- Best Sport/Recreation blog – Lone Swimmer
- Best Youth blog – There’s Always Light at the End of the Tunnel
- Best blog post – Head Rambles, A friendship of a Lifetime
- Best blog – Wise Words