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