Bliss, the blog of the ISS on global development and social justice, turns one this week. Although the blog is still in its infancy, it is already showing great promise. In this post, the Bliss Editorial Board here reflects on the reasons why Bliss should be celebrated and outlines their wish list for the year to come.
13,000 visitors in the first year, 1000 from India alone, 68 posts topics ranging from economic diplomacy, humanitarian aid, women’s rights, epistemic diversity, deglobalization, the Orphan Industrial Complex, populism, to name but a few.
And looking forward, the BLISS editorial board shares its plans for the coming year:
- More series;
- More responses on topical issues and news related to ISS academic work;
- More frequent use of blogging to increase the societal relevance of academic work;
- More discussion about issues that matter to academic work;
- More stories that give voice to people that may not easily be heard.