Even bloggers need a holiday sometimes and I’ll be taking a two week break in
sunny wet and beautiful Ireland. The next blog will appear on Friday 21st August. Meanwhile, here are 5 things you might like to do:
1. Read our most popular blog from 2015
Simple help for painful nipples in breastfeeding women has grabbed the top spot so far. It’s always good to have evidence about something easy we can do to help ourselves and it’s a bonus when it can save us money too. You might be intrigued to find out some of the things our ancestors did to cope with this common problem. How about soaking a few leaves in your husband’s urine and putting them on your breasts? Maybe not…
2. Catch up with our blogshots
If you’ve yet to discover our blogshots, now’s a good time! We launched these almost two months ago and this simple way to share a little information in an image on social media is proving really popular. We’re keen to share learning with others on Twitter, both those who are also experimenting with the format and those who tell us what they think of them and what could make them even more helpful. We’re making our experiment with blogshots available to download and share here on our website and we also archive them all on Pinterest.
3. Check out our social media resources
Whenever we find something that’s interesting or useful, we like to catch hold of it and not just keep it to ourselves but make it available to others too. Whether you want tips for managing social media platforms, how to measure your impact, where to find Cochrane Twitter accounts or to read about social media use for healthcare professionals, you’ll find lots of links on our social media resources page here. If you have a great resource to share, let us know so we can add it!
4. Take our quick survey
We’ve had a great year so far and were so thrilled to win the UK Blog Awards Best Health Blog 2015. We must be doing something right. But do we really know our audience and what they want? It’s time to find out. To this end, we’re running a survey to find out who reads our blogs, what they like and what we could do better, or differently. The answers we’ve had so far are really interesting and helpful. It only takes a few minutes to complete so please do, and share it too. You can find it here.
5. See what Cochrane people take on holiday
Finally, if you missed last summer’s blog in which Cochrane colleagues shared their evidence-based holiday tips, you can catch up with it here.