People say three is a magic number and a Milton Keynes website will be hoping it’s third time lucky at an awards ceremony in April.
CitiBlog, run by editor Liam Andews and deputy editor Charles Crook with support from journalism students at University of Bedfordshire, has made it to the final of the UK Blog Awards for an impressive third year in-a-row thanks to a public vote.
It missed out on the winner’s gongs for the Young Persons Recognition (2015) and PR, Marketing and Communications (2014) categories, but it’s back and going for the Sports and Fitness crown this year.
Liam said: “I’m so pleased we’ve reached the final of the awards again, it means all the hard work is paying off.
“When we started CitiBlog we were only students at UCMK and it really helped us gain experience in the journalism industry, but even though I’ve now got a full-time job it’s like my baby and I don’t want to let it go.
“That’s why making the final this year feels even more special, because we’ve been writing stories on the side of our actual jobs.
“For the Milton Keynes community to get us to the final for a third year is an incredible feeling in itself so even if we don’t win that support means so much to us.”
Liam, 23, broke the international football exclusive via Citiblog that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was holding talks with MK Dons over potentially taking over as manager.
He said: “Sport is really where we come into our own, there’s something so exciting about being the first to a story or being the only person to know about it.”
The UK Blog Awards 2017 ceremony will be held on Friday April 21 at the Park Plaza Hotel at Westminster Bridge, London.
You can visit the CitiBlog website at http://www.citiblog.co.uk or follow them on Twitter at
This articles was first published in the February issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition of the magazine here.