Posted 04 October 2013, 0 comments
Matt Summers-Sparks
From our Digital team

Your reading, sharing and writing were very important in our blog being selected as a contender for 'Best Blog' in this year's Social Buzz Awards

Social Buzz Awards 2013 Finalist

We received some great news about our blog. We’ve been nominated for best blog in the Social Buzz Awards. Your support - including visiting and reading the blog, sharing stories on Twitter and Facebook, and writing for the blog - has had a big effect.

Our application for the award concerned the way our blog and social media talk about what we're doing across our organisation. After redeveloping our blog late last year to feature our authors, and better use of photographs and interactive content, we also used our social media channels - Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube - to share stories, information and to make it easy to get involved in our work.

Some key stats from the first eight months our redeveloped blog was live (December 2012-July 2013) include:

  • helping boost overall website traffic by 34%
  • creating thousands of new social media connections
  • increasing traffic to the blog by 260%

The recipients of the awards will be announced on 28 November.

In any case, being nominated is a great honour. Your reading and sharing are huge factors in this nomination. Thank you.

Have a look at our blog

Please have a look at our blog, or dig into specific topics, such as volunteers' storiesour historydata piecesyoung people's voices and our policy team's work.

Alternatively, you can also find a magazine-style collection of last month's blog stories on Flipboard. The magazine looks good online but even better on a smartphone or tablet - you can download the Flipboard app for free in iTunes or the Google Play store.

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Write for our blog

We're always looking for authors on our blog. If you'd like to share your story, please contact us in the digital team.


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