Today I discovered the All Things IC blog has been named #3 in the UK Top 10 PR blogs.

This accolade from Vuelio wouldn’t have been possible without all of the brilliant guest writers and loyal readers who’ve been actively involved with my blog since March 2009.

So whether this is your first visit, or the latest in the long line, thank you.

Regular readers will know how keen I am to fly the flag for internal communication. (I’m aware how much of an understatement that is!), so being alongside PR pros on this list is an honour.

Congratulations to everyone who has been named, I’ve read articles on all of the chosen blogs and it’s a privilege to be named alongside my peers. The news has made a rather snowy day brighter here in London.

I’m nearly nine years and 1200 posts in, and am proud to have helped thousands of practitioners learn about internal communication, PR and social media.

If you’re not familiar with these blogs, I urge you to check them out if you want to learn more about Communication, PR, Social Media and much more:

UK Top 10 PR blogs:

  1. PRexamples
  2. Stephen Waddington
  3. All Things IC
  4. Sarah Hall Consulting
  5. NevilleHobson.com
  6. MK
  7. Amandacomms’s Blog
  8. Sarah Stimson
  9. Mark My Words
  10. Scott Guthrie.

Thank you to the judges who said nice things about mine:  “Rachel Miller is a communications consultant and trainer who specialises in internal comms. Having worked with some of the most well-known brands in the country, including the BBC, NHS, Harrods and Which?, Rachel’s areas of expertise are obvious to her loyal audience.

“Rachel uses her blog to cover all things internal comms, and posts around the wider PR community including advice pieces as well as tackling issues facing the industry – such as a lack of diversity or GDPR. All Things IC also covers the freelance aspects of Rachel’s job and working as a consultant, and has occasional guest posts making it a well-rounded communications experience.”

Thank you Vuelio.

I’m going to let you into a secret.

I’m having a brand refresh done at the moment, which is due to go live in May 2018. Eek! I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to show you the end result when the hard work has happened. There’s a lot more to do before I can share it with you, but I’ll keep you posted.

As part of that refresh, I’ve been doing some research and listening to my readers and network. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. As a result of your feedback, I’m having badges created that my guest writers can put on their websites to show they’ve been featured on my blog.

So if you have written for my blog over the past nine years, I will be sharing that badge with you once it’s ready.

Further reading: Search the guest tag to discover some of the guest articles.


How to blog

Thinking about starting a blog? Here are some thoughts to get you started, based on my experiences:

What writing 1000 blog articles has taught me – published January 2017

My ChuckChats discussion with Chuck Gose on blogging – published 2017.

How blogging can help your business – published 2017 featuring a podcast with Janet Murray.

Here are my Top 10 blogging lessons:

  1. Give yourself time to evolve
  2. Find your niche
  3. Be picky
  4. Write evergreen content
  5. Reuse your thoughts
  6. Overcome writer’s block
  7. Find content ideas
  8. Ask for feedback
  9. Promote your work
  10. Enjoy it.

Top 10 articles on the All Things IC blog

Here’s my top 10 most popular articles (calculated back in January 2017 at my 1000 post milestone):

Some are a good few years old, but are still read thousands of times each month. What article has helped you do your job? I’d love to know what you’ve referred back to over the years. Do please let me know below or Tweet me @AllthingsIC.

  1. Who’s using what for internal social media? 151,797 views. June 2013.
  2. Defining social business. 147,099 views. May 2013.
  3. How to write an internal communication strategy. 124,683 views. April 2014.
  4. How big companies state their visions and mission. 115,261 views. November 2013.
  5. How internal comms pros use social media. 110,930 views. November 2013.
  6. How Coca-Cola shared a Coke with its employees. 109,743 views. August 2013.
  7. How to use Twitter’s new emergency comms tool. 108,510 views. November 2013.
  8. Top 30 under 30 in internal comms named. 103,395 views. November 2013.
  9. How TfL is communicating 24 Tube changes internally. 101,184 views. November 2013.
  10. Research reveals collaboration is king. 85,415 views. September 2013.

Thank you as ever for stopping by,

Rachel

Post author: Rachel Miller.

First published on the (award-winning :)) All Things IC blog 28 February 2018.

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