Blogging here (from me anyway) may prove even lighter than usual in the coming weeks, as I pitch in with the always-lovely Fústar, and a host (well, a few) of other blogosphere types to delight, inform and amuse all those with an interest in the upcoming Euro '08 football tourney. Super Euro Soccer Party is go. Go there now.
It being poor form to expect him to blow his own trumpet, it falls to me to congratulate fellow tuppenceworthy Simon McGarr on his Special Recognition Award at last night's Irish Blog Awards. The gong was a well-deserved recognition of his many efforts in and on behalf of the 'sphere. His wife, I have no doubt, will be grateful of the champagne.
Wearing various hats the Irish Blog awards nominations have been good enough to recognise blogs I've an involvement with in a couple of categories. Voting closes on Friday night, so hurry to have your spake. Obviously, I'd ask that you bung a vote in for us here at tuppenceworth (Best Group Blog, Best Political Blog)and for McGarr Solicitors (Best Business Blog, Best Specialist Blog).
Two and a half weeks in, and it’s been a cracker of a World Cup. Not only has the football been excellent, but (at least as important from the point of view of an armchair fan like myself) televisual entertainment of the highest order has been on offer. Adrian Chiles of the BBC continues to delight, some of his best moments coming after last night’s bad-tempered Portugal – Netherlands game.
Piaras Kelly thinksIt isn’t hard to think why some people hold blogs in such disdain given the fact that there’s all this chatter about the phrase ‘Web 2. 0?, but in terms of some of the biggest stories which have been in the news recently such as the Afghan hunger strikers in St Patricks Cathedral, Irish bloggers have been relatively silent.