Tuesday, 8 March 2016

International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day a time to celebrate our achievements and to try to end the inequalities for other women around the world. As women, we often overcome hurdles on a daily basis to reach a position we are happy with in our life, whether it is from a personal or professional point of view.  

Blogging has opened up a completely new network of friends for me and whilst I probably do not communicate as much as I could on various groups, mainly through my shyness and not wanting to look stupid at asking questions, I do watch from a distance. Recently I have witnessed some less than supportive behaviour towards others. Why do some people like to criticise and backstab other bloggers? This has happened on numerous occasions on Twitter and in various groups and it worries me how people on the receiving end of this behaviour are feeling. It deeply saddens me that people think they have the right to manipulate others by their snide comments. The world would be a much nicer place if women stood together strong, supporting each other through life’s trials.  

Of course for every case of nasty behaviour there are many acts of kindness shown in the blogging world and this is something to be proud of, from charity work, to supporting people through illness, domestic violence or even childbirth, it is a pleasure to open my inbox and read all the encouraging stories being shared.  

It would be nice if we could all make a pledge to say “hello” to a blogger we do not know and try to strike up a conversation, it would probably make their day and leave us with a sense of happiness, knowing we may have brought a smile to their face. Life can be hard at times and we all have problems hidden from the outside world, let us all give 5 minutes of our day to supporting other women in our networks. You never know what difference that conversation will make.

8 comments:

  1. I don't know why anyone would want to upset and back stab other bloggers, we should all be sticking together! It saddens me, too. I'm going to strike up a conversation with other bloggers more often! Blogging is such a lovely way to make new friends and for the most part a really nice community xx

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  2. I am so proud and happy to be a blogger - I think we are all amazing, I wish people would simply live and let live - in all areas of life :) Kaz x

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  3. I have been on the receiving end and yes it hurts, very much so much so I stopped blogging for 6 months but you do grow a thick skin and you actually see them for what they are, jealous creatures and not confident women as you must feel very little about yourself to be mean and have to put others down to make yourself feel better. The only time you should be looking down on someone is when you are helping them up x

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  4. It saddens me and I know exactly what you mean, I have been the victim of online abuse recently and it really does hurt. It saddens me that the people we should be united with turn around and backstab us. Whatever happened to unity?

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  5. Lovely post. The world would be a happy place if we all support each other.

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  6. It is so sad that there is so much inequality and unfairness against women but we women still find time to backstab our own friends etc. great post

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  7. That's a shame you've witnessed such negativity in the blogging world.

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  8. I have t received anything negative myself but I have seen some negativity on Twitter, and it's purely out of jealousy.

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