The Irish Blog Awards are the annual opportunity to recognise people who have made a valuable contribution to blogging in Ireland. Nominations are now open in the following categories, so if you’ve been impressed by something someone has said or done in 2008 then please take a minute or two to give them plug:

* Best Pop culture blog
* Best Blog from a Journalist
* Best Food/Drink Blog
* Best Fashion Blog
* Best Arts and Culture Blog
* Best Political Blog
* Best Group Blog
* Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
* Best Technology Blog/Blogger
* Best Sport and Recreation Blog
* Best News/Current Affairs Blog
* Best Specialist Blog
* Best Newcomer
* Best Blog of a Business
* Best Music Blog
* Best Personal Blog
* Best Humour Blog
* Best Photo Blog
* Best Blog Post

Nominations close on January 14th so do it today.