Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bloggers Unite

I had a blog post ready for tonight but have shelved it. Instead I want to just say how incredible I think this blogging community is that I have stumbled into.  

Tonight on Twitter the stars are shining. The above picture is being used as an avatar by practically hundreds of bloggers to show support for one of their own.  

Tomorrow Jennie from Edspire will lay to rest her 9 month old daughter Matilda Mae who died a few weeks ago. I don’t know Jennie but her story moves me to tears and makes me hold Monkey that bit closer every time I remember the unbelievable pain that Jennie must be going through.  

From the comments I have seen a lot of people do not know Jennie personally. But on Twitter and across the blogosphere they stand shoulder to shoulder with her propping her up whenever she needs it.   

I’ve only been blogging for a few weeks now but I’m so proud to be a part of this community. The kindness of strangers has never been more evident.


  1. I completely agree, it is so beautiful to see all these stars in our feed.

    Rest in peace little girl

  2. It is a beautiful and fitting tribute to a lovely family and a beautiful wee chocolatey shining star :)
    I hope it brings comfort to Jennie and her family in this unbelievably difficult time.
    Lovely post, I don't think there is anyone seeing this on twitter tonight that will not be sending love and strength to the Henley's tonight xxx

  3. Well said, I'm only just getting to grips with blogging and twitter, Jennie's tragic story has touched me more than anything I have ever read. My daughter is only 3 days younger than Matilda Mae and I read her blog on the day that mine was the very same age. I shook, I sobbed, I panicked, I counted my blessings. I have never been so deeply effected by someone I do not know and am so proud of the amazing community who have shown their love and support x x

  4. Well said! So proud of twitter tonight, and Jennie's grace and strength is an inspiration to us all xx

  5. Vicky - Monkey's Mummy6 March 2013 at 21:58

    Thank you all for commenting - don't think it is my place to say anymore but hopefully Jennie has seen this and feels the wealth of support.

  6. exactly! Well put. Beautiful stars - and Jennie says she is feeling the support over and over again on her posts. All our love to them all x