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!).
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?