2016 was a roller-coaster year for the Ri Web Blog. Barely a year after publishing the first few blogs we found ourselves as finalists at the prestigious UK Blog Awards.
As the team ventured to London for the awards ceremony that year we felt we had very little chance of success. Instead, we were treating it as a fun trip out to the big smoke.
Much to our amazement, the Ri Web Blog was crowned winner in the Digital & Technology Category and ‘Highly Commended’ within PR, Media, Marketing and Communications.
We were baffled and delighted by the success, even writing How On Earth Did We Win A UK Blog Award to try to make sense of our unexpected win against much, much more established competition.
That year we were also listed as one of the top 50 business blogs in the UK by Market Inspector.
Following on, we continually tried to improve this blog. When we asked the UK Blog Award judges how we could improve they noted that our content tended to be very long-form, often over 1,500 words in length.
We liked it this way as we could truly offer actionable and expert insight into a given topic but it was sage advice from the judges. So over the last year we’ve tried to mix it up more with more short-form articles such as Ri Web Meets and How To’s making our content more palatable for the time-poor. It’s undoubtedly improved our offering and we were extremely pleased to be recognised for our hard work at this year’s UK Blog Awards, achieving ‘Highly Commended’ status once again in the PR, Media, Marketing and Communications category!
With stern competition throughout our categories we were humble about our chances of achieving anything so it was a great honour to achieve ‘Highly Commended’ in such a competitive category.
It may not be a win but we feel it’s not bad for a small blog from Henley!
We couldn’t have done it alone though, so we would like to thank everyone who reads this blog and all of you who voted in the competition to help us progress to the finals!
We will endeavour to produce evermore insightful, actionable and entertaining content for you all. So stay tuned for more!
Thanks for reading,
The Ri Web Team!