Two big ones at the moment. Damien Mulley is inaugurating the Irish Blog Awards. Excellent news! Whilst it is always possible to argue over the ultimate choices, these awards (like the Silk Pajama European Awards last year) have usually happy effect of giving prominence to sites you may not have seen before. Also, there’s the Bloggies’ British and Irish category (scroll right down), which we have missed out on the last three years. So make sure you get your chosen site in before the nominations close sharply on the 10th January.