2015 in Review

DPSN is winding down for 2015 and taking a break until February next year, but we thought we’d reflect back on some of the big things that happened this year. And what a year it’s been!

This year our blog has reached almost 45,000 people – which is an amazing achievement considering we took a break from the 100 days project this year. We’ve also gained a bunch of followers on our Facebook page with well over 1000 likes!

fireworks-of-various-colors-bu-19160972Some of the most popular posts of 2015 have been our vlog on NZSL Rainbow Vocabulary and a post about a new intimate partner violence project called Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura, but our top spot goes to our blog post Model Madeline Stuart – breaking down barriers in the fashion industry – which incidentally, is our most popular post in the four years DPSN has been running in its current form!

In terms of how people access our site, most of you get here via our Facebook page, but we’ve also had some interesting search terms come up this year including: “get your tits out”, and “what does no suspicious circumstances mean”. We truly hope that the people searching found what they were looking for!

We’ve also had some great guest blogs this year from Blake, Chelle and Rachel. In particular we’d like to send out a massive thanks to Nikki for her bi-monthly column ‘Nikki’s Natter’. We love our guest bloggers for their generosity, and their unique perspectives, and we really appreciate them sharing their words with us. If you’re interested in guest blogging for DPSN in 2016, just email barbara@diversitynz.com for details.

As always we’ll be changing things up in 2016 – we’ll be trialling a themed month style, where each month our writers will write around a single theme, sharing their thoughts and diverse ideas on a particular topic. We’ll be taking a break over the summer as usual, and starting up again in February next year, but you can still see us on Facebook, or contact us any time at barbara@diversitynz.com (we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can,but there may be delays over the holiday period!).

Thanks so much for being part of our year, for reading our stories, and sharing them around. We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

All the best from the crew at DiversityNZ.com and DPSN

— Sam, Barbara, Anna, and Philip.

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