An open letter to the blogging community – Blogmas Day 21

An open letter to the blogging community,


Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without being cheesy, you guys have saved me and perked me up on many occasions, genuinely. I don’t know where I’d be without you all.

I remember I had been blogging for nearly a year before I discovered the blogging community on twitter. Never did I ever think there was a huge community out there of like-minded individuals who would endlessly support and encourage me. Who would go out of their way to read my content, share it and even go as far as to buy copies of my book and review it. No words. There are no words to express my gratitude and appreciation for you all.

Whenever I am having a down day, all I have to do is tweet, and you’re all there for me. With great big virtual open arms. You’re all there. I’ve met some real life pals from blogging, from twitter, some bloody real friends who I cherish and appreciate so damn much. Friends who I’ve yet to meet; friends whom I’ve met. It’s all so wonderful.

Every day when I wake up the first thing I do is go on twitter. I can’t wait to check up on how my twitter friends are doing, see what they’ve been tagging me in and engage in some chat with them all. I love to see the small businesses I follow booming and flourishing. I love to see my friends promoting their blogs and gaining engagement, comments and likes. I love to see their new profile pictures, hear their good news, pick them up when they are down. It’s all part of the package. We celebrate one another’s success and we lift one another up in time of need. At all times really.

It’s such a supportive, encouraging, uplifting and admirable community. A strong one. It get’s a lot of stick for being bitchy and drama-provoking but honestly, there’s drama everywhere. Work? Always. In families? Of course. Facebook? I’d say is even worse. The twitter community, in particular the blogging community, is one of the safest spaces there is. I’d turn to twitter before I’d turn to someone in real life. I’d seek advice from my twitter pals before seeking advice elsewhere. I trust you all. I appreciate you all. I’m here for you all.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I’ve got so much more to say but now isn’t the best time for me to say it so please keep an eye out for a part 2 of this little open letter. You’re all amazing. Don’t forget it. x


Charlene McElhinney






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  1. December 21, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    What a lovely post 😁 It’s definitely my favourite community to be a part of xx


  2. December 22, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Fantastic post. Totally agree. The blogging community is amazing!

  3. December 22, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Awh Charlene this is lovely. You really are just an incredible person, I honestly don’t think I’d be this far as I am if I never spoke to you, you’ve encouraged me and supported me in ways no-one I’ve never met in person has and I am thankful for you. You are selfless and a beautiful soul who inspires me daily. Thank you for being you! xoxo

  4. December 23, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with your sentiments about the blogging community! It gets so much stick for being bitchy and full of drama but you’re absolutely right that so many other places like schools and workplaces are exactly the same! I’ve made amazing friends through blogging who I am so grateful for, yourself included!

    Abbey 🎅🏼

  5. Sienna
    January 15, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    You’re definitely a great light

  6. February 16, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    The twitter community is great hun ancso are you. Thank you for being there to help our blogs grow as well as concentrating on so much of your own work. For always showing what real women should be like and having courage in all you do. I think your a fabulous woman and blogger. Big hugs xxx

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