Unbelievably I won the award for the Best Technical Blog at the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday night. I didn’t think I had much of a chance 1) considering the quality of the competition and 2) the fact that the volume of posting here has decreased since I upped my podcasting output!
Still, those fivers I slipped the judges obviously paid off!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for me and to Damien for organising the event.
Now, if I could find some way to monetise this – anyone need a blog/social software consultant?
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Dear Tom, congrats.. we met at Les blogs ? I used to work with your wife ? anyway… I hope everything is going swell ( it seems like it)..
of course I remember – thanks for the kind words – you introduced yourself to me the night of the conference finger food (I want to say conference dinner but finger food seems more accurate!).
WHAT?! FIVER?! Where’s mine?!
Top — well deserved!! Congratulations!
Oops — Top==Tom of course — congratulations again! 🙂
Umm Elana, *cough* ahm, the cheque is in the post – honest!
good for you fella – all that impending link love – bound to turn into loot.
top stuff Tom,
well deserved – keep it going – your top quality blog and outstanding PodCasts
It’s all good Karma – maybe it’s partly in recognition of the podcasting and other work with IT@cork.Good talk on podcasting before the event as well.
Speaking of Karma, I don’t know what I did to end up in the Irish times photo (just in front of Bernie Goldback). I’m a blogger and threw a couple of quid to Damien for the sponsorship at the start, but I don’t understand this black art of PR…
*If* you were willing to sacrifice all personal credibility, I’m sure you’d be able to get at least 18 months of gigs as ‘Ireland’s premier Techincal blogger’. Fancy being the David Mc Williams of the technical blogging world?
Thanks for the kind words Paul *blush*!
That’d depend Paul on what I’d have to do, and how much it’d pay!!!
Nothing unbelieveable about it at all. Congrats, as is your due.
Mazel Tov, Thomas.
As they all say Tom, congrats!
I have said it, and now everyone says it too: you are the Podfather of Irish Tech.
Whatever it takes to get that extra monitisation…get to work!
Don’t go off getting big-headed now that you’re famous, Tom. I got a recording of that voicemail from Paris — so don’t go gettin’ sloppy!
In the meantime, ‘grats!
Nice one Tom, fair play on the award! Worthy indeed!
Congrats! Job well done. Model Citizen!
I posted a little piece about this snugfest at http://poetslife.blogspot.com/2006/03/irish-blogs-and-awards.html Congrats on having it.
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