Award Success for Island Blogger at National Awards

DorkyMum - aka Harris lass Ruth Dawkins
DorkyMum - aka Harris lass Ruth Dawkins

A BLOGGER from Harris is celebrating after being short-listed in two categories of the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards, which celebrate the fast-growing world of parent blogs.

Former Sir E Scott School pupil Ruth Dawkins – who blogs as DorkyMum – is in the final sixteen of the Outstanding Category at the awards.

She has also been short-listed in the Commentary category, which recognises bloggers who write about charity campaigns, political issues and current affairs.

Ruth said: “I’m delighted to be short-listed in these two categories. In the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who have read and commented on my posts.

“Using DorkyMum as a platform to talk about causes and campaigns that I care about is so important to me, and to have that recognised by readers of my blog is a real honour.”

Ruth describes her blog as: “a mixture of parenting, politics and photography… and anything else that takes my fancy.”

She has written posts on topics as wide-ranging as climate change, the US Elections, street art, the challenges of parenting, and even some nostalgic pieces about her time growing up on Harris.

The news comes just a few weeks after Ruth found out she is also nominated in the Outstanding Category of the MAD Blog Awards – a second awards programme which recognises excellence in the parent blogging community.

Ruth’s blog DorkyMum can be found online at

The winners of the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on June 21st this year.