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The Compassion of the Blogging Community

My blog is a vital part of my life.  Why?  Because for me it is a creative outlet, where I can air my views, my fears, my joys and my successes.  I’ve met some amazing mum’s through my blog – many who I am proud to call my friends and have their friendship to turn to.  The blogging community is full of compassionate people and there’s been several occasions in the last 5 years since I started writing where I’ve seen bloggers pulling together to support one another, put on amazing events and offer words of encouragement and mugs of coffee or shoulders to cry on.

The depth and strength of friendship many bloggers have with other bloggers knows no bounds, many of us have never met face to face but we will always be there for each other. So when on Sunday I read the terrible news from one of the loveliest bloggers, who has a heart of gold, that her and her family had tragically lost their 9 month old baby girl Matilda Mae in tragic circumstances I knew it wouldn’t be long until many of us found a way to support Jennie and her family through this time of hurt and confusing.

One blogger who has written it beautifully, other than Jennie herself is Kylie Hodges of the blog Not Even a Bag of Sugar.  Kylie’s blog is a beautiful diary of her life as a mum and fundraiser for Bliss after she gave birth to her son Joseph at 27 weeks gestation weighing 1lb 7oz.

Kylie’s tribute to Matilda Mae is beautifully written and the collection she is putting together is for such a fantastic charity that offers valuable support to families.

So for anyone who things being a mummy blogger is about writing non stop about trivial baby and family life thing again.  Many may not like us on the big wide web and call us ‘blaggers’ but with over 4000 parenting bloggers in the UK alone we can do amazing things and campaigning for all sorts of good causes (check out my blog post for Team Honk and the #goodwork campaign if you haven’t already read it).


4 thoughts on “The Compassion of the Blogging Community

  1. You couldn’t have said it any better. Blogging is so much more than a creative hobby. It’s a lifeline for so many of us and it’s great that there are so many more bloggers than blaggers out there. Genuine people who are there when you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community and it’s at times like this that we show the world that we are more than mummies who like taking photos of our babies and writing about poo, baby clothing and days out. We are friends, we are therapists, we are ambassadors, we are part of one of the most helpful and supportive communities I have ever experienced x
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  2. I am still quite a new blogger, 10 months ago when I started it was a s a creative outlet for me, but what I also unexpectedly gained was new friends and a support network quite unlike anything I have seen before. Quite incredible. My heart breaks for Jennie and her family, I hope the love being sent their way helps a little.

  3. I have been blogging around 18 months and cannot believe how friendly and welcoming everyone has been.
    I stumbled on blogs through twitter and have never looked back, I have made genuine friends – some I’ve met and some I haven’t but the support network is just amazing.
    From Innocent Charmers Graysons GFD auction through the the outpouring of love for MultipleMummy and now the support and love shown to Edspire – the community is amazing!

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