Two blog award plugs
First, Mick Fealty is up for an award for his superb Northern Irish politics blog Slugger O'Toole - which if you don't read already you really should. Here are a few reasons why he deserves to be voted one of The Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics (and yes, encouraging and enabling civil and peaceful trans-sectarian participation and debate is indeed high on the list).
Second, I've had en email from the chaps at Deutsche Welle asking for a plug for The Bobs, their 3rd annual international weblog awards, as I somehow managed to be a finalist in the English blog section back in 2004. Having had a quick skim over the entries, I recognised practically none of the English blog names at all - sod the fact that no one's seen fit to nominate me, so poorly publicised has this thing been on this side of the Channel that no one's put up Guido or Iain Dale either...
There's only three days left to nominate, so get over there and rectify the situation, eh?