Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

The very kind girls at Glitter not Gold have nominated me for an Inspiring Blogger Award! I’m very flattered and thought I would pass along the rules so that you can nominate your very own Inspiring Bloggers.

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blog.

Well first of all, thanks to Lany, Sophie, Dana and Simi over at Glitter Not Gold for their kind words. Lany and Sophie are science graduates living in Ireland, and Dana is a Mexican gal with a passion for make-up and music, and Simi is a UL student studying Japanese and French, with a passion for Asian culture. They blog on everything and anything  from food to fashion, and are well worth a follow.

So seven things about myself:

1. I’m a journalism graduate who writes and edits for the Daily Shift.

2. My favourite place in the world is Galway on a sunny afternoon. Here’s a pic:GalwayBay

3. I lived in Australia for six months back in 2009 and I’m planning to run away again soon. Where to this time? We’ll wait and see.

4. I write stories but I’m too shy to put them on the internet.

5. I could comfortably be described as a bookworm.

6. I like cooking and make pretty good curries.

7. I love the smell of new paper and old books.

So, without further ado, here are my 10 nominees for the Inspiring Blogger Award:

1. The Daily Shift was founded in July 2012 by two Irish students, Jessica Thompson and Cáthal Power, and has already hit superstardom. With a mix of news, features and sports, you can get anything with your Daily dose of the Shift.  Check out this article by Grainne Harte about the recent Magdalene Laundry scandal in Ireland.

2. For book-lovers, A Little Blog of Books and Other Stuff is an absolute must. Run by a UK student, there are reviews of anything and everything in fiction and non-fiction, as well as interesting tidbits about all things book-related, such as five awesome London bookshops.

3. Inkpaperpen is run by US student Tracy Parrish. She writes about contemporary US issues, and hopes to work in the Special Victims Unit to help victims of serious crime. Check out her article on the controversy about the use of Emmet Till’s name in a Lil Wayne song.

4. Pretty Purple  Polka Dots is Irish student Aoife Bennett’s blog. For witty musings on anything and everything, such as the most annoying Facebook statuses, follow!

5. Ireland is a state of flux at the moment, and for commentary on our current situation, such as Garda (police) cutbacks, have a look at the blog of Annette J Dunlea (Irish Author). Annette also blogs on literature and culture. Annette, I can’t leave a comment, so you’re nominated!

6. Cork Feminista is a feminist organisation from Cork, Ireland. They blog on issues affecting women globally today, and events happening around the country. Every week they send out Feminista Friday, so if you’re interested sign up!

7. Scotland has to be one of my favourite places in the world, so the blog of Laird Will and Lady Glyn of Glencoe is a must. It’s full of beautiful pictures and evocative articles about the Highlands. Have a look at this; it’s really lovely.

8. Ireland’s had an exciting political history, and Irish Election Literature is a fascinating and sometimes comic look at Ireland’s political past. Check out Fianna Fáil’s attempt to get down with the kids in 1981

9. For design aficinados, Hovercraftdoggy has some fascinating ideas and posts. How about this for a truly enchanting room?

10. Last but definitely not least, TwistedSifter is a treasure trove of amazing pictures, links and lots more. How about this for a magical image?


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