A little while ago now a group of us got to chatting about ‘stuff’. About how blogging could get really competitive at times and how it was easy to lose your sense of why.  A few of us were already looking for ways to use our blogs as a different kind of platform – in my case I’d started the ‘Your Story’ section for people who had a story to tell but nowhere else to tell it.  Sandy was successfully running Parent Confidential, and Nickie had set up Cancer – Your Story as a regular feature on her blog.

Along with Jay, Emily and this lovely lady, we got to talking about how we could create something that would reach out to lots of different people, providing support to anyone who needed it – not just fellow bloggers, but anyone who needed to have their voice heard, to ask for support or to have a question answered.

Blognonymous was formed from that idea and between us all we put the structure of it in place, creating a twitter account and a facebook page to extend the reach beyond our own blogs.  We got an amazing amount of support from the online community and to date, thanks to our collective readership, we’ve been able to provide support to lots of different people going through all sorts of different scenarios.

The one common thread that’s occurred to me is that, no matter what the subject matter there is always someone else prepared to put up their hand and say “It’s not just you”.  I love that, love the honesty of the audience and how willing people are to help others. It’s something that has sustained my belief in this funny little community of ours when it has been tried the hardest.

So this post is really just a thank you and a reminder that we’re here.  We may not be shouting a great deal about it, but we’re always about should you need us.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone.

Much love…. xxx

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7 thoughts on “Why Blognonymous?

  • December 16, 2010 at 6:55 am
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    Oh i love this post. just in time for xmas. i agree with you 100%. Despite all the aggro, it all comes back to support, and that’s what our community is great at.

    M2M

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:23 am
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    Yes it is a great way for people to express themselves and get help – several friends have asked to use this platform as they feel it is the only way…

  • December 16, 2010 at 9:21 am
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    It has been a great comfort I know to many people. Thank you ladies for giving us the space to share. You all have a great holiday & see you back here in the new year. I just know you are going to be needed again!

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  • December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm
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    I am, as you know, a little anti the whole “community” (clique I always call it!) side to blogworld, particularly this mummy blogger sector where it seems particularly strong (rife I was going to say but I think strong is a better word!!) as I think it spawns as much nastiness as it does niceness and just makes blogworld too much like Real World. But that’s just me being odd and hermit-like. Different things are right for different people.
    But even I can see that this is a good idea. I wouldn’t use it myself because my blog is anonymous anyway and I can say whatever I like there but I do think everyone needs a place they can safely vent and get support and this does seem to meet that need. I am glad that for me, my own blog, meets that need.
    So well done you for thinking of it and setting it up.

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm
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    It was and is a great idea. Very proud of you lot for providing such a sterling service.

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