“There’s a story in all of us” – Irish Dairy Board Supports Blogs with a Taste of Home in Best Blog of the Diaspora 2014
Irish bloggers living abroad, whether born in Ireland or a descendant of an emigrant, are being invited to nominate their blogs that have a ‘taste of home.’ Best Blog of the Diaspora, a popular category in the Blog Awards Ireland, celebrates ‘Irishness’ in all its forms.
This year the Irish Dairy Board, proud owners of the Kerrygold brand, has come on board to sponsor ‘Best Blog of the Diaspora’ and they are reaching out to emigrants in the 110 countries they export to.
Connecting Irish Emigrants in the Global Village
Jeanne Kelly of the Irish Dairy Board says, “We are delighted to sponsor the diaspora category that celebrates the experiences shared by our expat community around the world. We’ve been sharing the Kerrygold story around the world for the past 50 years and in doing so have fostered great connections with Ireland’s diaspora. They love to talk, and now blog and we look forward to celebrating their stories with them."
Amanda Webb, founder of Spiderworking.com and co-founder of The Blog Awards Ireland, says, “Blogging about Ireland connects emigrants in what is an online global village. The Diaspora is an online community very active in promoting and supporting Irish culture, heritage, tourism and industry.
“The current generation of Irish emigrants use blogging as a tool to communicate, document and even promote their passions and expertise. Irish emigrants all over the world come together online vis-à-vis their blogs so we want to celebrate them in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014.”
Co-founder of the Blog Awards Ireland, Lorna Sixsmith has become a bit of a minor celebrity thanks to the book she wrote as a result of her personal blog ‘Irish Farmerette’. She says, “As Irish people we are particularly good ‘seanchaí’ (traditional Irish storytellers). And this storytelling has translated online into blogging, which I believe will also shape history. I can imagine historians raking through the stories of our lives as told by us in blogs.”
Closing Date for Nominations
The closing date for entries in this the third Blog Awards Ireland is July 11th so bloggers are encouraged to nominate their blog at: http://www.blogawardsireland.com/nominate/
All categories are free to enter and bloggers are welcome to nominate their own blogs. Meanwhile, anyone can apply to be a judge via the website.
The Blog Awards take place on 4th October in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare.
For more details log onto http://www.blogawardsireland.com/