This post is a little like those episodes of Friends in which one of the cast says: “Do you remember the time when [cue wobbly vertical lines]…” and the rest of the 22-23mins is made up of clips from previous shows.
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This year we have had posts covering everything from Dry January, the ‘nanny state’, animation, Jamie Oliver's school dinner and sugar tax campaigns, to ‘fat shaming’, indigenous Australians, Baywatch, energy drinks, Grandmothers, e-cigarettes, and 'legal highs'.
Five years on from the blog's inception and we have reached the point where people are actively approaching us and generously giving up their time to write posts, rather than having to send in our crack team (the fear inducing) ‘blog working group’ to chase, harry and cajole*. Could this - and the increased viewing figures - have something to do with the little matter of winning a UK Blog Award last year? I'd like to think so.
And now, we come to the crux of this post. It is you, our dear readers and contributors that make the blog a success and it is thanks to you that we won a national award. So we've decided to go for it again in the UK Blog Awards 2017!
The blog has again been entered into two categories: 'Health and Social Care', and 'Education'. You can vote for us in either category but of course we would really appreciate it if you voted for us in both.
Vote now by following this link
The above link takes you to our profile page on the UK Blog Awards website in which we have chosen two of our favourite posts from 2016:
- From school dinners to sugar tax: Jamie Oliver to the rescue! - Victoria McGowan looks at whether celebrity endorsement has really helped some of the biggest food campaigns.
- England won’t make it past the quarter finals - Clare Bambra analyses the huge health divides across Europe ahead of Euro 2016 (with added infographics, video and social media content).
Hopefully it won't be a maple syrup bottle we'll be holding aloft in celebration come April 2017!
Thank you for your support.
*We do still need your posts! Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to write a post for the Fuse blog. Here’s how to take part.