I haven’t posted much recently. It’s not that there isn’t stuff going on in my life, or life in general, it’s just that what is going on is massively hard to articulate and not all of it is mine to share.
Writing about the Syrian refugee crisis I was finding massively difficult. There just aren’t enough of the right words, or there are, I just can’t put them together coherently. Getting involved with the Save The Children appeal was for me a no brainer. ANYTHING that helps has to be good and if my little corner of the internet can contribute then go us.
The negativity I have experienced as a result has not totally surprised me but saddens and frustrates me in equal measure. I think some folks just like the drama.
I understand the frustration of many that THAT photo made people finally notice what has been an ongoing travesty for a long time, but the fact that many folks do now care has to be good? No? Calling them BAD PEOPLE is going to help no-one. (#sorrynotsorry, #worsthashtagever)
Calling people who are trying to help ‘hypocrites’ whilst actually knowing nothing about what they have or have not individually done prior to this campaign makes me both sad and mad.
(Why on earth would you try to denigrate a charity campaign aimed at helping the people you claim to want to help? Did you need to be first/biggest/loudest or are you just too cool to get involved with the masses?)
Blogging has mostly brought wonderful things and wonderful people into my life.
This week it hugely saddens me.
I know this campaign did make a difference and raised a huge amount of money in a very short time for families that really need it.
That is good.
I still feel sad though. And then, to be frank, I just think (because I now ACTUALLY think in hashtags)