‘DorkyMum’ blogger attends awards ceremony

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A “mummy blogger” from the islands is celebrating this week after attending an awards ceremony that celebrated the best of the UK’s Best Parent blogs.

Former Sir E Scott pupil Ruth Cameron Dawkins, who blogs as DorkyMum, was a finalist in the BritMums Briliance in Blogging Awards.

The award ceremony was the opening event for a two day “mummy blogger” conference in London, with readers including Ruby Wax, Katy Hill and Sarah Brown.

Although Ruth was beaten to the prize of ‘Fresh Voice’, she was delighted to be asked to stay on at the conference, as one of her pieces of writing had been selected from thousands of bloggers to be included in the closing event.

Ruth was chosen to read out one of her own posts in front of an audience of 500 people, which included fellow BBC TV presenter Cherry Healey.

The post - a beginners guide to Twitter - was very well received. BBC TV presenter Cherry Healey, who was at the event, said “This is such a fabulous post. You are amazing. I laughed my arse off.”

Other Twitter users also had kind words for Ruth, although many were confused by the traces of Hearadh in her accent. Online guesses at her identity included South African, Canadian and Cornish.

Ruth’s blog DorkyMum can be found online at http://dorkymum.wordpress.com