I see that it's that time of the year again, the Irish blog awards. Balrog has been nominated, once again, for Best Group Blog and Best Political Blog.
There are still other nominations yet to be unveiled like Best Blog and Best Blog Post so we shall have to wait and see what, if any, other categories we are nominated in.
We face stiff competition in both categories
1.Best Group Blog
I don't know many of the blogs in this section but with blogs like Limerick Blogger, Dublin Opinion and Cedar Lounge Revolution you see just how tough this category will be.
2.Best Political Blog
This is like a David and Goliath contest. We have a lot of very good political blogs like Cedar Lounge Revolution, Irish Election and Mick Hall's "Organized Rage". We are all faced against the Daddy of Bloglaigh Na hÉireann, Slugger O'Toole.
Mick deserves great credit for Slugger; it's in a different league when it comes to readership.
The winners will be decided differently this year with 70 judges deciding the short list and then the eventual winners.
I am very pleased with being considered and wish to thank anyone who nominated Balrog. That said I don't place much faith in anonymous judges and being an Irish Republican has taught me to be suspicious.
Either way I'm just happy to be considered amongst those other great blogs.
UPDATE: Balrog has also been nominated in two further categories; bringing our total nominations to four. Thanks again.
1. Best Blog
2. Best Blog Post: "Sinn Féin: what went wrong?"