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A commendation and skyrocketing blog stats
While we didn't win our category, we were awarded a commendation, which equates to second place in the 'best blog' category. (Paddy Power's blog was the winner.) The awards committee didn't give commendations in every category, which meant that receiving one was something more than second place.
The commendation is a great recognition for the many young people, volunteers and staff who contribute stories to our blog, and the response their stories have received from you and our other supporters on social media.
Some highlights from our blog
Please take a look at some of the pieces that made our nomination successful:
- A project worker explains his work - Supporting young refugees in the asylum system
- Explaining a government policy change - What today's announcement means for young carers
- A map of local support schemes across the UK - Use our map to find your local welfare assistance scheme
- An inspiring young athlete's motivation - One of our youngest supporters explains why she's running a triathlon
- From this year's RideLondon 100 - How long did it take 15,000 cyclists to ride 100 miles?
- A look back into the 1880s and our earliest days - Before we existed: The founding of The Children's Society
We also feature a selection of our latest stories on the Flipboard app.
Or you can find all of our stories on our blog.
Rising blog traffic - please join in
Our nomination for the award highlighted the large increases in traffic that we've seen on our blog over the past year.
I've compiled the past few months' rises in this table below. (We published a similar piece in April.)
We are working to keep these increases going over the next year. If you'd like to take part, please do - we're looking for blog authors. If you have ideas about how our work has affected you, your family or community, please get in touch.