Second Year of Success for Harris Blogger at National Awards

A blogger from Harris is celebrating this week after reaching the finals of the MAD Blog Awards, a national awards programme celebrating the fast-growing world of parent blogs.

Former Sir E Scott school pupil Ruth Cameron Dawkins, who blogs as DorkyMum, is one of the finalists in the Outstanding Blogger category of the MAD Blog Awards, beating more than 3,000 other blogs nominated in the awards.

Last year, Ruth made it to the finals in the Best New Blog category, but this year she has been recognised in the Outstanding Contribution category. According to the MADS website, she has been included because ‘no cause is too small for Ruth to promote on her blog, and she always does it so eloquently. Ruth’s constant, unrelenting belief that change can and will happen is joyous, and her support of campaigns from Save the Children is deeply inspiring.’

Ruth said: “I’m delighted to be a finalist for the Outstanding Contribution award, especially as I know and love so many of the other people who are nominated in that category. It’s a real honour. 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 at a national awards ceremony is a real joy.”

The winners of the MAD Blog Awards will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in London this September, sponsored by

“The MAD Blog Awards are the biggest and most exciting awards for parent bloggers in the UK, and we are so proud to be sponsoring the awards for the third time this year. The quality of entries this year has been phenomenal, and we can’t wait to see more from these talented writers,” said Tamsin Kelly, editor of

“There are more than 5,000 parent bloggers in the UK today, with a combined readership of almost 1m people each week. Mum and Dad blogs represent an influential and exciting voice, and the MAD Blog Awards celebrates the very best and brightest blogs in the community,” added Sally Whittle, founder of the MAD Blog Awards.

Ruth’s blog DorkyMum can be found online at