Thank you for voting in National UK Blog Awards

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Thank you for voting in National UK Blog Awards

Finalists for the National UK Blog Awards 2014 have just been announced and I’m delighted to discover All Things IC is on the list.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for my blog, which is in the individual category for PR, Marketing, Media & Comms blogs.

Alongside the others in that category, it will now be judged by Cameron Clarke @camclarke, from The Drum @TheDrum and Rick Guttridge from Smoking Gun PR @SmokingGunPR.

shortlistWinners in all categories will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in April.

Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted in the National UK Blog Awards. You can find them @UKBlogAwards and discussions about the awards are marked #UKBA14 on Twitter.

I’ve discovered lots of new sites by reading through the shortlists across the various categories tonight and look forward to meeting other bloggers on the night.

Regular readers of All Things IC will know how proud I am to showcase and highlight some of the best voices and talent in internal communication via my guest articles. I’ve published 80 guest articles to date since starting this blog in 2009. 

I’ve collated some of the contributors to my blog in the image on this page, so my thanks to you for sharing your stories with my readers and helping to make my content as popular as it is.

A peek under the hood of All Things IC
According to info released by WordPress in December, The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year and this blog was viewed approx 130,000 times in 2013.

CommunicationprofessionalsThat means if it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about six days for that many people to see it.

In 2013,  I published 195 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 439 posts since I started writing it.

The busiest day of the year was 28 October, with 1,100 views. The most popular post that day was Crisis communication checklist.

That was the day people in the UK were preparing themselves for the storm that was about to hit, so given the context, it’s good to know it was a useful resource for comms professionals to read and share on.

I know from looking at last year’s stats that people from 169 countries read my blog, with the top counties being United Kingdom, America and Australia. According to WordPress, people get to my blog by searching: Rachel Miller, internal communications, internal communications strategy and all things IC.

How did you get here?
Do you subscribe to my blog? If so you’re among the 197 people who do so and choose to receive notification of new articles via email. If you’re not and would like to, you can find the sign up button on the right hand side of this page.

I am asked constantly by people for my opinion on blogging and whether I think it’s “worth doing.” The short answer, you’ll be unsurprised to hear, is yes, absolutely, particularly if you are genuinely interested in your chosen topic and have a purpose for writing about it.

I am currently writing a blog post on this very topic as a guest article for another site, I’ll keep you posted and share the link when it’s live.

Thank you again for voting and for your continued support and readership.

Rachel

Want to get in touch?
You can find me in various places online including Twitter @AllthingsICGoogle+LinkedInStorifySlideShare and Pinterest. You can also contact me here.

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