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100’s of Irish blogs nominated for this October’s Blog Awards. Is yours?

Event organisers Beatrice Whelan, Amanda Webb and Lorna Sixsmith with Dave Antrobus, MD of Grafton Media. Image credit: Cearbhuil Studios
Event organisers Beatrice Whelan, Amanda Webb and Lorna Sixsmith with Dave Antrobus, MD of Grafton Media. Image credit: Cearbhuil Studios
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Event organisers Beatrice Whelan, Amanda Webb and Lorna Sixsmith with Dave Antrobus, MD of Grafton Media. Image credit: Cearbhuil Studios
Event organisers Beatrice Whelan, Amanda Webb and Lorna Sixsmith with Dave Antrobus, MD of Grafton Media. Image credit: Cearbhuil Studios

Grafton Media has been named as the headline sponsor of Blog Awards Ireland 2012, an event that will celebrate the best of Irish blogging and, at the same time, assemble blogging communities together from all over the island at the Osprey Hotel in Naas this autumn.

As of last week, over 1,400 nominations for 100’s of unique blogs have been received by the event organisers – Lorna Sixsmith, Amanda Webb and Beatrice Whelan. All three women use blogging and other social platforms to help promote their respective businesses and clients’ businesses.

The award’s main sponsor Grafton Media – full-service digital agency with offices in Dublin, London and Manchester – believes that blogging is “an integral part of sharing ideas and thoughts between communities”,

“We feel that sponsoring the Blog Awards 2012 is a great opportunity to promote the efforts of the blogging community and to encourage others who haven’t blogged before to get started. The night should be fantastic and we’re very excited to be involved”.

The Blog Awards has 30 categories in total, ranging from music and pop culture to political and science. Nominations are open for another week or so, July 31. It’s free to nominate a blog and bloggers are encouraged to nominate their own interests.

To help demonstrate the healthy state of Irish blogging, one of the most popular categories this year is Best Newcomer (blog commenced after June 2011), which has so far received over 350 nominations.

The big event takes place on October 13, 2012 at the Osprey Hotel in Naas, just 40 minutes from the capital.

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