Monday, 12 September 2011

Thank you for your support

I wanted to take a moment to just say thank you to everyone who has supported The Student Journals and my journalism. Although my entry into journalism was guided through Ahmed Versi and The Muslim News, I only really made big steps when I founded The Student Journals (TSJ) in October last year.

I've needed a lot of support to keep TSJ going; the writers especially, without whom the platform would be rendered useless, Jonathan Haynes at the Guardian for our many conversations on Twitter and also Ali Gokal, the Deputy Editor, who has simply done a fantastic job. I want to thank friends and family also who have either donated to the website to help it running (this is one of the hardest tasks) or have voted in various polls to create the necessary brand awareness to build and grow TSJ's success. Many friends have also sat down with me and discussed ways that I can improve my own writing (I finally got a piece written for the Guardian) and ways to develop TSJ.

In fact, we were only recently told that TSJ is shortlisted for the Guardian's Student Media awards 2011 - we find out the winner towards the end of November. Due to friends and family, I'm also thrilled to hear that I entered at number 23 on the Total Politics list of top 50 media bloggers. I really cannot thank everyone enough for all your help and support.

P.S. This is the 100th post on my blog and I can't find a more fitting way than for it to be a message of thanks.

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