Sob, sob, sob. The time has finally come to bid you lovely readers adieu. It’s been a fun two years, but just like Jordan Dias, we all have to let go at some point (jokes Jords, we love you reals).
So you have all been lovely, and thanks so much for checking back – we’ve always been super excited to see how many people check (2,237 views and 734 uniques on our best day alone, and 67,559 all-time hits!) and how many people comment (66 on our most controversial posts!), so thank you for supporting our little venture. It’s also been super fun (and ridiculous) to be featured in the Guardian Edinburgh and interviewed for STV, among others, so yay for that!
A few notable favorites from 2011:
Tipster of the year: Anon E Mouse. eusalicious loves you!
Cam’s fave commenter: Christian (and yes, that is a tacit endorsement for Informatics School Rep!)
Gabs’ fave commenter: Bildungsroman
Thanks generally to everyone who’s taken the blog in good humour, it’s been good fun and we hope it’s always come across in a friendly way.
So what next..? As our hits have crept up and up, one thing’s become clear: like it or not, there is a place for student union blogs. It’s fun, it makes people feel involved, and it’s a good insight for people who are a little bit interested but haven’t for whatever reason got a place on SRC. With 500 regular visitors, the vast majority of our readers are now non-hacks, which is lovely: we’re glad you’ve enjoyed it :)
So now there’s an opening for a new blog! Hopefully someone will decide to follow eusalicious and be generally kind to people: it’s not cool to be intimidating and rip people apart online. But there is also some demand for a blog to do more of the debate and accountability stuff that we haven’t had the freedom to do this year due to having so many friends involved, so maybe some more of that will happen in the future too. Exciting times…