Anyone who blogs will understand the time and effort that goes into it. It’s got to be a labour of love if you’re to have a really good blog. It can be challenging to keep up, and sometimes we’d like some recognition for the work that goes into our blogs.
It’s great to see the views, likes, shares, etc. growing, and even better for business bloggers to see their efforts translating into real customers. What about recognition from the experts? Imagine if your blog was nominated for, shortlisted for, or even won a national award? Now that would be satisfying recognition!
There aren’t many national awards dedicated to blogging. The Social Media Awards have a category for blogging, and the BOPs (Blog and Online Publishing Awards), whilst dedicated to blogging and online publishing, have only 8 categories, so it’s difficult for many businesses and bloggers to stand out in their niche. This is why the Blog Awards Ireland have become the top awards for Irish bloggers.
Nominations for this year’s awards close on 11th July, and you only need one nomination to be entered. You can even nominate your own blog if you feel it’s worthy!
With a total of 32 categories this year, the organisers have really made these awards relevant to all genres and businesses, giving everyone a chance to excel.
The categories are:
- Arts & Culture Blog
- Beauty Blog
- Best Blog Post
- Corporate Blog
- Current Affairs & Politics
- Best Designed Blog
- Eco / Green
- Food & Drink
- Great Outdoors
- Group Blog
- Health & Wellbeing
- Irish Language
- Best Blog Of A Journalist
- Mobile Compatible Blog
- Science & Technology
- Blog of An SME Business
- Sports & Recreation
Find out more about the categories and the criteria for each here.
And the important dates for your calendar are:
1st June – Nominations open
11th July – Nominations close
25th July – Nominations list published
14th August – Official launch night
22nd August – Short list published
19th Sept – Finalist list published
Saturday 4th October – Awards ceremony at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane
If you read a great blog regularly, or know someone who puts a lot of effort into producing good quality content for their blog, do something to help them get the recognition they deserve and nominate them for the appropriate category.
Best of luck to all Irish bloggers!
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