February 28, 2008
Best Arts and Culture Blog
Sponsored by Poetry Ireland
[Update At the 2010 Irish Blog Awards my personal Art & Photos blog Bicyclistic won in the category of Best Specialist Blog ]
American Hell was nominated and then ultimately progressed through the judging to be a finalist for the Irish Blog Awards 2008 in the Arts & Culture category.
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me but then there isn’t a category for Best Line Drawn Figures With Handwriting.
Exalted company. Check out the nominees:
- The Sigla Blog
- Eddie Mullan’s No Clarity
- Dear Dead Beat
- Dermod Moore
- The New(ish) Journalism
- American Hell
The Awards take place on Saturday, March 1, 2008 in Dublin. I’ll be there, wearing a mixture of make-up and blood. Best of luck to the nominees.
UPDATE: Congratulations to the excellent Shinpads Sinéad on winning (3rd year in a row).
I found it embarassing and thrilling for American Hell to be nominated, and increasingly so as we got closer to the winner being announced. Among the 400 in attendance Sinéad was sitting directly behind me, and I was hugely relieved it was herself that did the long walk up which in fairness the cheers upon her blog being read out, compared with the almost silent whimper of 3 people when American Hell was read out, was kind of a clue.
I also eventually got to meet those 3 people too, so it was a great night of many words.