Shortlisted for the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland!

September 18, 2013

Blog Awards Ireland 2013I was a busy bee last weekend – not only was it marked by a significant birthday but among all the early morning celebrations I was delighted to read that my blog has been shortlisted for four categories in the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland!

The competition is extremely tough in all the categories this year as standards improve year on year. I’m delighted to see that many of my favourite bloggers are shortlisted too and sad to see that some weren’t – it’s looking like it will be an exciting final whether I join them or not. Here’s my categories: Best Eco/Green Category sponsored by ESB ECars, Best Outdoor Category sponsored by Agriland, Best Lifestyle Blog sponsored by StenaLine Car-Cation and Best Mobile Compatible sponsored by GSM Solutions.

You might also have spotted that my “Could the American Dream Be Wrong” post has been nominated in the Best Blog post category, but it needs your weekly votes to keep it there! Please help to get it into the top ten by clicking the red highlighted link above and voting for it. Only once it’s among the top ten will it be judged by independent judges.

This year Agriland are sponsoring the Best Outdoors Category and I was pleased to have the opportunity to talk talk to them about my blog and Greenside Up in general. You can read the interview here. Their website is full of information so do take a look if you’re interested in agriculture in general.

In the meantime thank you all so much for reading and commenting on my blog posts and keeping me going, your support means a tremendous amount πŸ™‚

Blog Awards Ireland 2013 Shortlist


  • Reply cathsveggies1 September 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations,and the best of luck,Dee. I have voted πŸ˜‰

    • Reply greensideupveg September 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Cathie! Kind of think its a lost cause but I’ve never been one to give up without a fight πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Mary Gethings September 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Congrats Dee on being nominated in four categories. Well deserving nominations for such a wonderful blog which I greatly admire. Here’s hoping my weekly vote will get you into the top ten πŸ™‚

    • Reply greensideupveg September 19, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Mary I really appreciate you remembering and your support, thank you. I was delighted to see your own blog shortlisted too – best of luck in making it through to the next round, I think we all may need it!

      • Reply Mary Gethings September 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        The competition is very high in all the categories…..all winners in my book though to have gotten this far:) Must look for an avatar pic….that little green fella doesn’t do me justice πŸ™‚

        • Reply greensideupveg September 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm

          As more people blog, the standard bar keeps rising which is a good thing as it makes for much more interesting blogs for us all to read Mary. Look forward to welcoming your new gravitar πŸ™‚

  • Reply Secret Garden Brian (@_secretgarden_) September 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Really hope that all your hard work and passion for this blog is recognised and you go on to make the finalists list and outright winner.

    • Reply greensideupveg September 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      That’s a very generous thing to say Brian, particularly as you’re in most of my categories. I’ve really enjoyed your own posts of late and have been finding the plant of the week series especially helpful. Wishing you the best of luck and hope to see you in the finalist/winner category too πŸ™‚


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