For the last little while I have been hearing a lot about Martha Stewart and the comments she made in an interview about bloggers. These comments brought something to the fore front that has been going on for far too long. And so when I read Sarah Lynn’s post Where’s The Love my heart swelled with joy. In it she discusses how “criticism has become rampant online lately”. She talks about the bullying, the criticizing, and the belittling and why some feel the need to do this. She also puts forth a challenge, and asks other bloggers to take a pledge. A pledge to encourage, not discourage online.
I started this blog as I wanted to inspire others the way many have inspired me. I wanted to encourage others as I hoped they would encourage me. And for the most part I believe that I have been doing this.
As I read Sarah’s article, I was reminded of 3 life lessons that most were taught in Kindergarten.
- Do on to others that which you would have done on to you
- If you have nothing nice to say, say noting at all
- You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar
I am a small blogger, and although I’ve taken a small hiatus recently due to health issues, I am working to build my blog. This however does not mean that I can’t also support other bloggers, and work to help them. We all have to start at the bottom and work our way up, including Martha, so I will be taking the pledge.
I pledge to encourage my fellow blogger, through both my blog and my social media sites. Because of this pledge, you will be able to find the pledge button on my side bar. If you would like to take the pledge with me then please feel free to grab the button on my Buttons Page.
I’ve also decided to take my love of link parties (seriously, I’m addicted to them) to create The Sunday Favorites.
Every Sunday, I will take 5 of my favorite posts from around the web, and feature them. I will be doing this to not only provide encouragement to these bloggers, but to also share with you the great things that they have done.
So please join me this Sunday, and every Sunday to follow to see some of the amazing projects that are out there.
So, will you be taking the pledge?
I’d really love it if you followed me
You can find me parting at these places… (or for a break down by date and time please go to my party page)
| A Round Tuit | All Things Pretty | Artsy Corner Thursday | Be Inspired | Bewitch Me & Titi | Blog Stalking | Catch A Glimpse Thursday | Craft Frenzy Friday | Craftastic Monday | Craft-O-Maniac Monday | Crafty Thursday Obsessions Link Up Party | Create & Inspire | Create It Thursday | Creative Home & Garden Hop | Creative Inspirations Link Party | DIY Accomplished | DIY’ERS | Fabulously Creative Friday Link Party | Fancy This Friday | Favorite Things Blog Hop | Feathered Nest Friday | Flaunt It Friday |Friday Favorites | Frugal Friday | Furniture Feature Friday | Get Schooled Saturday | Give Me The Goods Monday | Great Idea Thursday’s | Handmade Tuesdays | Happy Hour Friday | Home & Garden Thursday | Home Sweet Home | Inspiration Gallery Link Party | Inspiration Monday Party | Inspiration Spot Light | Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop | It’s Party Time | Knick of Time Tuesday | Live Laugh Linky | Mad Skills Tutorial Link Party | Made by you Monday | Make It Pretty Monday | Make the Scene Monday | Manic Monday | Marvelous Monday | Masterpiece Monday | Mod Mix Monday | Monday Funday | Moonlight & Mason Jars | More the Merrier Monday | Much Ado About Monday | Nifty Thrifty Tuesday | One Project at a Time | Open House Party Thursday’s | Our Sunday Best | Party In Polka Dots | Party Junk | Project Inspired Mondays | Saturday Show & Tell | Shabbilicious Friday Link Party | Share It | Share Your Creativity | Share Your Cup Thursday | Sharing with Domestic Superhero | Show and Tell Friday | Show and Tell Saturday | Show Me What Ya Got | Showcase Your Talent | SHOWlicious Link Party | Simple & Sweet Fridays | Sunday Linky | Sunday Showcase Party | Super Saturday | Super Saturday Show & Tell | Take-A-Look Tuesday | Tasty Thursday | That DIY Party | The Blog Strut | The Fun in Functional | The Gathering Spot | The Project Stash Link Party | The Scoop | The Weekly Creative | Think Pink Sunday | Think Tank Thursday | Throwback Thursday | Tickled Pink Times Two | TOO Cute Tuesday | Transformation Thursday | Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday | Treasure Hunt Thursday | Tuesday Talent Show | Tutorial Tuesday | Weekend Wonders | What Have You Redone? | What’s Shakin’ |