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Banned blog and back again

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Ah. The power of social media.

Google image Screenshot capture of school dinners.

Martha Payne’s very popular blog, Never Seconds where she posts about her daily school dinners – with photos – was banned. A popular blog – with over 2 million readers – her work shot to further popularity – 3 million readers – after the press caught the story.

This is the BBC’s take. And The Guardian.

Apparently catering staff feared for their jobs because of ┬áMartha’s regular updates about the meals. The ban has since been lifted … but it is certainly food for though (LOL) that a caterer automaticaly gets upset about publicity. What did they have to be ashamed about? Here is Martha’s report of the ban.

Lovely to see this little girl taking the power of the media so seriously and equally wonderful that she just concentrated on doing the job well. What a sweetheart.

Anyhow we all love U-turns, and in a popular trend, apparently someone at the top listened, and changed their mind. Hurrah. And it turns out that this all helped Martha’s original cause – raising money for a school kitchen in Malawi!!

Written by DrJoolz

June 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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  1. Hi Julia, :) Hey it was really nice on Sunday, and thanks for making me feel so welcome.

    I didn’t so much as fall, just misjudged the curb, and I ended up, doing damage!! I will come again if asked. And Ian loasbsy has just mentioned the friday nite rides? Do you go on them?
    Give me a shout if you ever fancy a meet at Millhouses Park? Cos I can manage that. Also Miar, and Pam go too.



    19 Jun 12 at 4:52 pm

  2. Hi Caroline! It was great to meet you too. I have never been on the Friday night rides – but am hoping to have the courage to go this week. I will let you now what it’s like.
    What a shame about mis judging the curb in that way. Such a nuisance. But luckily those guys were there to rescue you. It was a bit of a dodgy kind of route in places – I was slipping and sliding on the mud at Endcliffe. But what can we expect with all that flipping rain?
    It would be lovely to meet up again and I will try and see you in the park on the 26th – but am not sure yet as I may be working.


    19 Jun 12 at 6:11 pm

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