Supporting Other Bloggers

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Supporting Other Bloggers

I moved to Leeds two and a half years ago, to move in with my other half. The friends I already had here were girls I’d met through my other half before moving, but other than that I was starting anew. I met girls at work and became friends, but there wasn’t a lot of socialising outside of work, if it weren’t for the bloggers I’ve met in Leeds it would be horribly lonely.

The majority of girls I’ve met through blogging have been lovely, down to Earth and super welcoming, occasionally I’ve met some who just didn’t have much time to chat with me or a little too aloof for my liking, but this really has been few and far between. We now have a little group who will always be at the same events, who will always leave comments on blog posts or social media and who I consider friends.

I started thinking about writing this post from joining in Twitter chats such as #TheGirlGang and #SassyBloggers, where our community is so supportive of one and other, and after an event where we all got together to take pictures for each other’s blog posts (those in this post were by Laura – thank you!).

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This is where I get confused as conversely, you see posts from top bloggers who are say they are being copied by other top bloggers, or you see them featured in forums where they are being torn apart and just general nastiness on Twittersphere. I struggle to understand this when the bloggers I’ve met such a wonderful group of girls. When I join in the aforementioned chats and see women empowering one and other, why is there still a select group of women who think it is OK to tear each other down? If we’re all so supportive, where are these nasty people hiding? Under a rock perhaps…

Let’s make a pact to empower other bloggers and support one and other on our journeys, who is with me?

Lauren xx

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18 Comments

  1. August 3, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Love this! Couldn’t agree more! I love the community and am so glad for all the guys and girls I’ve met blogging- (espesh you lol!)

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 3, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Aw Lucy thank you. So glad I’ve met you too and made such a good friend <3 xxx

  2. August 3, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Lovely post Lauren!
    And so true.. I have yet to comes across much negativity and to be honest it’s taken me a while to really meet and become friends with many bloggers but I’m so grateful to each one I have. I love you all for your support and not because I have to but I support you all in return as you’re brilliant. 🙂

    Caroline.x

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 3, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks Caroline! I know we spoke for ages on Twitter before meeting in person & I was a bit shy at first! So glad I have you as a friend now. We’ve got such a lovely little group. Can’t wait for Saturday xx

  3. Sophie Cliff
    August 4, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I love this post Lauren – thankfully I’ve only come across the super lovely bloggers (like you!) but I agree that we should all be supporting each other rather than eyeing others up competitively! x
    Sophie Cliff

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Ditto!!! Yes embrace and empower one and other as friends not as competition xx

  4. Taylor
    August 4, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    I completely agree – you shouldn’t feel the need to tear anyone down. It is so nice to see bloggers raising each other up rather than being mean.

    T x

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

  5. August 5, 2016 / 9:48 am

    awww this was lovely! and it’s so right, I’ve chatted to so many amazing bloggers, and really want to meet some because the community is amazing. but there are the selective ones that bring it down and the reason why is not really known, because it’s a great thing to support one another. I’m glad you’ve been getting along well and the support is strong for you!

    Rabiah
    amourvitaa.blogspot.co.uk

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Rabiah. I’ve made some amazing friends and I’m super thankful for that xx

  6. August 5, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    We are so lucky that we have acommunity that is supportive and doesn’t tear other people down. I’m all for praising and applauding success!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Amen Bee!! X

  7. Kristina
    August 6, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Hah I wanted to write a similar post actually! There’s a lot of lovely people but unfortunately there’s also bitter girls who dislike seeing others succeed and do well, which is sad. x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  8. sophie
    August 29, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Your jacket is gorgeous! <3

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      September 1, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you Sophie 🙂

  9. Emsi Rose
    June 25, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Could not agree more!! Blogging has definitely opened my world up to a new set of people and I love it!! Having being doing it for almost 4 years I have to say how wonderful I’ve found everyone to be.. it’s a shame to hear whenever some is trying to tear someone else down, luckily I find it few and far between xx

    emsirose.blogspot.com

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      June 26, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Definitely, we all need to lift each other up!

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