Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me; it looks like all that pestering paid off.
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Just a reminder that Public Voting for the Irish Blog Awards begins today. I’m just thrilled to be shortlisted, of course. It’s very exciting. The vote will be open until September 21st. You can vote here if you’re interested. Many thanks. #bloggies2015
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This is another old post that I am reposting to celebrate making the longlist for the Irish Blog Awards. Seeing as I am in the Diaspora category, it seems appropriate to include a post about being an Irish emigrant. Mostly it involves tea. The original story is here. The Irish Times ebook mentioned in the […]
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The Irish Times eBook of emigrants’ thoughts about Ireland includes a bit by the Fluffster
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After a year of blogging, this is what I have learned: You’re all perverts. “Naked Jennifer Lawrence”, “Jennifer Lawrence Nude”, “Naked Mystique” and “J-Law boobs” are the most popular search terms that bring people to my blog
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As if living in Paris and working at one of the most famous bookshops in the world wasn't enough, Fallon and fellow bookseller Terry Craven have co-founded de Selby Press with the intention of publishing Irish writers based in France.
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Nominations for the Irish Blog Awards for 2014 are now open. I’m not asking for your nomination or anything, no, no, not at all, perish the thought …. but in case you’re moseying around the old interweb and stumble upon it and think hey, isn’t this the thingamy that the Fluffster was prattling on about
The Awards recognise Irish blogs in 32 categories, covering everything from the Arts to Food to Politics to Personal. You can nominate as many blogs as you wish in as many categories you think suit.
If you would like to nominate silence cunning exile … maple syrup for an award – and again, so we’re clear, I’m not begging or anything; I mean, Jesus, I have my dignity – the only category for which I would be eligible would be Diaspora
There are plenty of other Irish bloggers about who are deserving of your nominations. I would highly recommend Beanmimo, 746 Books, The Verbal Spew Review, Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland, and Clare O’Dea Writing.
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By Niall McArdle Well, when it came to the letter I, this was a fairly easy choice. I is for Ireland It seemed apt because this week the Irish President is currently making a historic visit to the United Kingdom. Also, regular fluffsters know that many of my posts have been to do with Ireland. […]
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How would Americans feel if non-Americans wanted to celebrate the 4th of July by drinking a cocktail called a Mass Shooting Spree?
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Dan Bradley abhorred Tammany Hall and everything it had come to stand for – machine politics, political bosses, and graft.
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