The Biopsy Report received some unexpected news this morning.
It’s been shortlisted in the Best Specialist Blog category for the Irish Blog Awards. Yeah, I made it!
Having scanned the other 19 blogs which made it through the 1st round of judging in this category, I didn’t think my blog stood a chance against such talent. Last year, when ‘biopsy’ got through to the final round, I was convinced that it was probably because of a sympathy vote as I had spent much of my time writing about my experiences of battling MRSA. I made a positive decision after last year’s awards, to move on and instead feature health topics of interest to everyone. My biggest problem now is finding enough time to cover all the topics I want to feature. I love blogging, it just keeping getting better and better. Thank you to all my faithful commenters and thank you especially to the judges who have deemed my blog fit for purpose.
Here’s my category… Best Specialist Blog – Sponsored by iQ Content
When I appealed to my technical advisers for help in designing a new logo to mark the occasion, I was told “do it yourself”.
So, with a little bit of help, here’s what I eventually produced…
I wear it with great pride. If you’re an IBA finalist and would like to use this logo, please feel free to help yourself.
Good luck to you all and I look forward to meeting-up in Cork.
Way to go Steph!
Well done Steph, you deserve to be there this is a great blog…good luck…(seriously!)
Paddy – Thanks for the green light!
Charlie – Thanks! 😀
Roy – Thanks and big congrats to you too! Look forward to meeting-up again in Cork.
Wohoo! Congrats Steph, it’s well deserved. Lots love, BG x
Congrats Steph! See you on Sat!
Best of luck Steph!
Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday night.
Well done and very good luck to you Steph!
Congratulations Steph! Best of luck on Saturday!!
A Nomination well deserved! Best of luck and have a ball.
Woo hoo! Well done on making the cut and on making the logos!
I see you have blue for boys and pink for girls!
You will be designing websites next! 😉
See you at the airport!
well deserved! Best of luck 🙂
Best of luck, and I may have nicked your logo 😉
BG – Thanks! Wish you could be there too 😀
Elly – Thanks Missus. Can’t wait to meet-up. Hope your ‘wan’ is behaving herself tonight!
Robert – Thank you. I’m still flabbergasted to have got this far. It’s gonna be a fun weekend.
Geri – Well, hello stranger 😉 Thank you for your well wishes. What will be, will be! 😀
Aoife – Hiya! Now that is a nice surprise. I hear you and himself were laughing at my attempts to create a logo. I got there eventually.
Annb – Don’t encourage me too much. I’ll have to try very hard not to fall into bad company 😉
Grannymar – You really must get your eyesight checked. It’s blue and RED 😉 See you real soon!
cool rain – Thank you 😳 Wish you were joining us. Maybe next year?
Xbox – Thanks a mil. I’m very happy to see my logo put to use. If you only knew the blood, sweat and tears that went into it 😉 Sorry we won’t meet-up on Saturday but I’ll shout loudly for you when your name comes up. Good luck!
Well done Mrs B . . you know I wish I could chink glasses with you on the night whether you win or not. Good luck for a gong. And as for your technical specialists . . .I hope they get the blue screen of death for being so unhelpful! Pish!
erm clearly I need some help from a ‘specialist’ myself!
Hello! dearest Baino
How I wish we could clink glasses together on Saturday. You know enough of us mad Oirish bloggers to feel completely at home at the IBA’s. But thank god you won’t be there so the rest of us will at least get a look-in at the awards 😉
I was worried about your blog earlier today, it drew a blank for 2009 when I dropped by this morning. I’m glad to see it’s back now so shall pop over shortly for my daily entertainment. Hope Lily is doing okay? Mwah!
Thanks Steph… and good luck on Saturday. You have earned your place there just as much as anyone else. Humbleness begone!
Off topic here Steph…but thanks for adding me to your Blog Roll. Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me starting out and maybe someday, if i work very very hard 🙂 I may end up as successful a blogger as you 🙂 🙂
cool rain – Thanks for your kind words 😳
I have to admit that I’ve reaped many rewards (none monetary) from this blog. It’s hugely time consuming but I love it! Look out, it’s totally addictive stuff!
Congrats Steph. Well deserved and best of luck with the awards.
Knipex – Cheers! We’ll have a ball whatever. I was a real newbie at the blog awards last year but this time around, I feel much more at home. The hotel’s not gonna know what’s hit it when 300+ bloggers come together for a 24 hour party. Bring it on!