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Last night I got the nice surprise of learning that City of Blackbirds has made it through to the finalists list in the photoblog category of Blog Awards Ireland! I’m delighted to have made it through, and hope to make it to the awards ceremony in a couple of weeks time. Thank you to whatever kind soul it was that nominated the blog :)
The other blogs on the list are all beautiful online spaces that showcase wonderful photography, so make sure to check them out: Wise Words, Foxglove Lane, Allegria Photography, Brian Cooney Photography, and Greig Houghton Photography. I’m honoured to be in such good company!
I’m also delighted to see that some of my favourite Irish blogs, including a couple I nominated, have made it through to their respective shortlists. Here’s a link to all the finalists, if you have some free time today then settle down with a cup of tea, have a browse through them and see some of the talent that’s out there.
The ladies behind Blog Awards Ireland, Amanda, Beatrice and Lorna, have had a tough job putting everything together over the last couple of months. They’ve been doing fantastic work, and I’m sure the night will be a success for them as a result. It’s important to bring the community together to celebrate and recognise the amazing people that make up the Irish blogosphere, so much heartfelt thanks to them for making the awards happen.
On a completely unrelated note, the sweet white roses below were a gift from Daniel last weekend. I’d been sick all week, so he brought them home with a cupcake to cheer me up! I had fun playing around with them in Photoshop, and ended up giving them a bit of a vintage look.
Enjoy the rest of your weekends :)
A couple of weeks ago I ordered my first set of business cards from Moo and loved the results so much I thought I’d share them here. You probably all know about Moo at this stage, I like that they make the process of creating your own products so easy for people like me. I don’t know the first thing about putting a business card together, but with their guides I was able to work out a nice package of cards to hand over to people who ask about my photography.
While I don’t officially have a business, I sometimes get asked for the details of my site and in the past always had to find a scrap of paper to scribble it down on. Every time I did that it felt so unprofessional and scattered, I also kind of knew that the scrap of paper would probably be forgotten about and lost in the depths of someone’s wallet. These new cards will make that so much easier, and I hope that they’ll be memorable for the people I give them to!
In other news, some of my summer photos were featured in a post on the This Is Glamorous, one of my favourite blogs to visit. It’s a beautiful online space with lots of visual inspiration, make sure to check it out!
I’m so honoured to share some photos of the latest issue of Artful Blogging magazine, which contains a spread of my photography and a short article. I’ve only ever had small photos published in the past, so it’s really a pleasure to see something more substantial, including a photo on the front cover!
For those of you who don’t know Artful Blogging, it’s a quarterly American publication that celebrates bloggers from across the globe. I’ve only ever managed to get my hands on one or two copies, but they were an inspiring read. To now be included in their pages is a joy I can’t begin to explain. Many thanks to editor Jennifer for getting in touch and making this happen.
If you’d like to pick up a copy it can be bought online from Stampington & Company’s website. There are many more wonderful photos and articles included, with lots of talented bloggers to discover.