There Was Blogging, There Was Drinking, There Were Cheers…

Irish Blog AwardsThat’s how I imagine tonight will run, but not exactly in that order.

The 2008 Irish Blog Awards are taking place tonight in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin with kick off scheduled for 7:30pm. Having been to the Awards last year I can say that the Alexander is a great venue and anyone going is bound to run into some fantastic people.

The blog finds itself nominated for in the Best Technology Blog category amongst the likes of Tom Raftery’s Social Media, Donncha O’Caoimh, Alexia Golez, Michele Neylon’s Pensieri, Michelle Gallen, Dave Northey, Inside View from Ireland, Robin Blandford’s ByteSurgery, James Corbett and Chris Horn.

Word has that list gets shorter again tonight before the awards are announced but it’s been a pleasure to have nominated for the very first time. I’ll also be there with Ross as found it’s way on the music shortlist though a betting man would put money on Nialler9 doing the double. Not a bad way to round out a week with Super Extra Bonus Party bagging the Choice Music Prize too.

According to Ross…

Ken will be the guy to talk to if you basically want to talk about anything from music to technology, sport, you name it. I’ll be standing beside him, the guy with the mohawk, consuming copious amounts of free alcohol and saying things like “what the hell is a blog anyway!?”

Says he leading the way for staff bloggers at KKM. Either way, we’re going to go and have a bit of craic, wind down after a few hectic weeks on all fronts and mingle with the very best the Irish blogosphere has to offer.

While having two phones might make me a terrorist, I’ll also be concealing my new Nikon Coolpix S200 so if you’re talking to me, jump in for a picture, sure why not!

See all y’all tonight.


  1. Linda March 1, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Like I said, you deserve to win an award! I didn’t know you were actually nominated! Will you get paid more, if you win?

  2. Ken McGuire March 1, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Ah thanks 🙂 One of the things about working for yourself, if you demand a pay rise you only have to answer to one guy!

  3. Bernie Goldbach March 1, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    You’re well-deserving of an award for so you should give yourself a few gold stars in the masthead since us loyal readers would want it that way.

  4. keith bohanna March 2, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I am thinking of setting up an Open (Sore Losers) Coffee morning in Kilkenny Ken. We could run it annually. Maybe in early March?

    Care to join me 🙂


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