SPREADING KINDNESS WITH BLOGGER CARE PACKAGES

I'm not sure if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I love the blogging community. I know that we have our 'drama' and sometimes people don't agree with one another, but that's bound to happen in any community where a bunch of bright thinkers with big ideas that might not match up are all communicating with one another. I think people are quick to ignore the amazing parts of the blogging community and just focus on all of the negative bits. But when you boil it down, we've got a pretty cool thing going here.

We're a group of creative girls and guys all with a love for sharing what we create online. We love to write, take photos, document our days and share them with each other. We're all supportive as hell. How many other places could you post a selfie and 10 minutes later have a whole bunch of girls you've never met leaving you comments to let you know how great you are? That, to me, is the best part of the blogging community. That there is always someone there to talk to you, to listen to what you have to say, encourage your creativity and even comfort you from somewhere else in the world when you're feeling down.

The blogging community has been a rock to me and I've met so many wonderful friends through it who are there for me night and day whenever I need them. I've met girls who I couldn't live without having on the other side of my phone. Who have made me laugh, allowed me to share my problems with and have made me feel like I really found my tribe. To name just a few creative ladies who have always been there for me and made me smile when I need it, Jemma, Erin, Rachel, Helen, Meg, Amy, Shannon, Hannah and Mel have all been fantastic friends to me and have shown me what it means to be part of a community.

In an effort to try to spread a little more kindness through the blogging community myself, I thought I'd put together some care packages to send out to a couple of the ladies who I couldn't have managed without.

Erin / Erincxa

I met Erin through the mental health blogging community and we instantly clicked because we're so similar. We both studied the same degree at uni, both suffer from anxiety pretty badly and have the same dry sense of humour. Erin is probably my favourite writer on Twitter. She posts content which, after reading just a few sentences, leaves me with a hole in my chest. I connect with her words on a personal level and everything she puts online is raw and completely beautiful. Her poetry alone has reduced me to tears more times than I can count. Erin never fails to help me out when I need someone to listen to my problems and she's always there to make me howl with laughter over jokes which would never be funny to anyone else.

Jemma / Dorkfaceblog

Jemma is one of the most creative people who I've ever come into contact with. This isn't even just within the blogging community either! She's so creative and puts so much work into absolutely everything she does, whether that's creating gorgeous art to sell on her Etsy, sending out The Girl Gang newsletter or sharing content of lesser known bloggers with fewer followers than her. She's a well loved member of the blogging community, but she doesn't let it get to her head at all and is honestly one of the most down to earth people I know. Jemma is so kind and so helpful and what's brilliant is that I don't think she even realises what a rare breed she is! She's always there when I need her to make me laugh with her hilarious voice notes or to keep me feeling inspired with her insanely brilliant blog posts.

I think the best way to be a part of the blogging community is to be kind, approachable and never see yourself as better than anyone else (whatever your follow count is. Don't get involved with unnecessary arguments and be understanding of the different opinions of everyone around you. Most importantly, don't forget to uplift fellow bloggers whenever you can and spread kindness!

I'm currently competing in The Blog Race, a competition organised by Vix and Laila. This weeks challenge was to write a blog post on spreading kindness within the blogging community. Keep an eye on my blog in the coming weeks for more posts from The Blog Race!

12 comments :

  1. *CRY*

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE. I literally adore you omg. You have no idea how lovely this was, and how special it made me feel - THANK YOU! xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! You're more than welcome my love <3 xxx

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  2. I wish I had this, but it's awesome you've found such support and friends in the blogging community :) such an amazing and lovely post!!

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

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    1. Thank you, Yasmin and thanks so much for reading!x

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  3. Aww I actually love this idea, care packages are a great way to make someone instantly feel special. Well done dear!

    Tx. // MusicGeekOnline

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    1. Thanks so much, lovely! I agree, I always love receiving them!x

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  4. This is such a sweet idea - and a great combo of promoting a great blog and saying thanks to your friends in the community! I definitely feel like you've found the right approach to keeping the community alive and kicking (and reasonably happy).

    Becky xo

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    1. Thanks Becky! I'm so excited to read your post too. V much enjoying all of this kindness spreading, haha! x

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  5. Ohhh you're such an angel! This is such a lovely post, and you're right, for all the drama etc, the blogging community is such an incredible, positive and creative space and I love it!
    Hels 💙

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