Blogadesh- Blogging for Save the Children (and the Davina Mccall tweet)

I’m the not greatest blogger in the world.My thoughts and words get mixed up, and the techy stuff infuriates me sometimes.Quite often I read a post from another blogger and I think, “Oh! I must write my take on that”.But my lack of confidence gets in the way and I think,”Sod it, it doesn’t matter”.And this week has been no different.

If you are  on Twitter you will already know about the #blogadesh campaign.You don’t? Ok, 3 of the U.K.’s top mummy bloggers JosieEva and Sian are being flown out to Bangladesh by Save the Children.They will be out there for a week seeing the work that Save the Children do, in particular women and children.I have poured over the entire save the Children website and I have been following Josie’s blog posts about how I could help.
First I read about the Millennium Development Goals where at the start of the millennium, world leaders pledged to work to eradicate global poverty hunger and disease.There are 8 goals and Goal 5 spoke to me the most.

  • Goal 5: Improve maternal health
  • To reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
  • To achieve universal access to reproductive health
As a British mother of 3 children, (although the number is insignificant) I feel privileged to have had the Midwife care I received before and after I had each of my babies.But imagine this.Your wading down a river, torrential rain has swept away your home, your possessions and family.You’re all alone.Alone and giving birth.Doesn’t bear thinking about does it? (You can read more here) But it’s all I could think of and that’s why I clicked on the link Press For Change via Facebook.It’s one more thumb print towards the 100,00 Save the Children need to collect.The petition hopes to put pressure on the U.K. government to lead talks to end global poverty at the UN Summit in September.Reading down Josie’s blog post I read about what I could do to help via Twitter.So I added a Twibbon to my avatar to show my support and RT’d (retweeted) about the #blogadesh campaign.She also mentioned about tweeting celebrities, I thought about it and decided last night to give it a whirl.I only follow Scott MillsChris Moyles  two BCC Radio 1 DJ’s and Jamie Oliver.So I sent a tweet to Scott Mills using the text suggested by Josie.
(insert your @celeb of choice) Please please RT to support three mummy bloggers off to Bangladesh with Save The Children http://tinyurl.com/2vnjebm #Blogladesh
I had to delete one of the please’s and I sent it but no response.I then went through his list of people he was following.I know, sounds stalkerish but it had to be done.I sent the tweet to 11 celebrities after half an hour of flitting between TweetDeck, Scott Mills’s twitter page and Josie’s blog post I finally I got a reply.You have to scroll to the bottom and read upwards.
  1. SaveChildrenPR @Alybean thnx so much for ur support! Means so much #blogladeshabout 1 hour ago via TweetDeck 
  2. Kamarine @Alybean me either. Stop motion was better.about 1 hour ago via Twittelator in reply to Alybean 
  3. RedTedArt Gorgeous kind peeps #ff @mamaleahita @LvanO@Alybean @nurturestore @NimbleBee2 @MummyWhisperer@mumnina @spudballoo @GreenBaby_UKabout 1 hour ago via TweetDeck 
  4. WhimsicalWife @Alybean thanks for the #FF lovely xxabout 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Alybean 
  5. sailorsmistress @Alybean ah. DD1 returned Monday and DS returns this next Mondayabout 1 hour ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 
  6. debcw @Alybean lol, I know but it keeps her entertained while we sort ourselves. It’s so repetitive though!about 1 hour ago via Echofon in reply to Alybean 
  7. sailorsmistress @Alybean How are you?about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 
  8. MuddlingAlong RT @Alybean: I don’t like the CGI version of Thomas or Fireman Sam @Speegetti about 1 hour ago via Echofon 
  9. mumrablog @Alybean I did a few celebs got caitlin moran to tweet and she has 34,000 followers was well chuffed! Such a good campain to get behind.about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Alybean 
  10. Speegetti @Alybean No, I especially don’t like the voices in the new Thomas. And I would string up Norman from Fireman Sam – he’s a total ASBO!about 1 hour ago via web in reply to Alybean 
  11. mumrablog @Alybean That brilliant! Good work. #blogladeshabout 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Alybean 
  12. Speegetti @Alybean Milkshake is much more bearable… I also like the old school Thomas the Tank but Lilly likes it all CGI!about 2 hours ago via web in reply to Alybean 
  13. tiddlyompompom @Alybean I saw you got @ThisIsDavina to tweet about it yesterday. Awesome work :) #Blogladeshabout 2 hours ago via mobile web in reply to Alybean 
  14. debcw @Alybean @Speegetti we tend to put cbeebies radio on for the girl first thing, usually end up with random song stuck in head for the day!about 2 hours ago via Echofon in reply to Alybean 
  15. tiddlyompompom @debcw @Alybean @Speegetti morning :) about 2 hours ago via mobile web 
  16. sailorsmistress @Alybean Don’t ya love that?!about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 
  17. eczemasupport Thanks for being there: #followfriday terrific tweets @007wpurple @ABetterWorld4Us @AdoptResources@Alybean @andrea652 @zoeamarabout 3 hours ago via web 
  18. porridgebrain @Alybean Thanks SO much honey. You rock xxxxxxabout 9 hours ago via Seesmic for Android in reply to Alybean 
  19. nixdminx RT @LivingwithKids: LOVE that @alybean got Davina to RT for #Blogladesh & converse about Bangladesh – oh boy she did, that gal done good xxxabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck 
  20. LivingwithKids LOVE that @alybean got Davina to RT for#Blogladesh & converse about Bangladeshabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck 
  21. FizzyladyRX8 @Alybean bloody marvellous Hun..good stuff!! Xxabout 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Alybean 
  22. DjNorX @Alybean bonsoirabout 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Alybean 
  23. RedTedArt @Alybean night nightabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 
  24. nixdminx @LivingwithKids @alybean @porridgebrain@mummytips just checked it out and tweeted Davina – there’s a typo in my tweet to her, eejit…about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to LivingwithKids 
  25. nixdminx @ThisisDavina @Alybean I hope it’s amazing – I saw your video – we’re fly on Sunday to do the same with Save the Children #blogladeshabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to ThisisDavina 
  26. LivingwithKids @nixdminx you’ve had lots of love and support from Davina thanks to @alybean - have a look at her timeline (@porridgebrain @mummytips)about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to nixdminx 
  27. nixdminx @LivingwithKids @Alybean @porridgebrain@mummytips what’s occuring dudeski?about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to LivingwithKids 
  28. celeb_retweet #Celeb_Retweet Davina McCall: RT @Alybean: @ThisisDavina please RT to support three mummy bloggers off to Banglade… http://bit.ly/dsxVEdabout 9 hours ago via twitterfeed 
  29. celeb_retweet #Celeb_Retweet Davina McCall: @Alybean I went to Bangladesh with save the children. It was amazing. And heartbreak… http://bit.ly/dsxVEdabout 9 hours ago via twitterfeed 
  30. celeb_retweet #Celeb_Retweet Davina McCall: @Alybean send them my love x http://bit.ly/dsxVEdabout 9 hours ago via twitterfeed 
  31. LivingwithKids Hope you’re watching the conversation between Davina McCall and @Alybean @porridgebrain @mummytips@nixdminx!about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck 
  32. Zephy_Devil RT @ThisisDavina: RT @Alybean: @ThisisDavinaplease RT to support three mummy bloggers off to Bangladesh with… http://tinyurl.com/2vnjebmabout 9 hours ago via Snaptu.com 
  33. ThisisDavina @Alybean send them my love xabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 
  34. softthistle RT @Alybean: @ThisisDavina please RT to support three mummy bloggers off to Bangladesh with Save The Children http://tinyurl.com/2vnjebm …about 9 hours ago via Twitterrific 
  35. nixdminx

     

    @Alybean thank you for all your lovely and supportive tweets x #blogladeshabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean

  36. ThisisDavina @Alybean I went to Bangladesh with save the children. It was amazing. And heartbreaking. Well done girls x xabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Alybean 

Who to follow

Lists

  • journalist-pr
  • crafts
  • breastfeeding-mums-suppor
  • green
  • nappies
  • blog-help
  • cooking
  • unschool-kids-resources
  • charity
  • pagan
  • web-shops
  • dads
  • mums

Following


Footer

    • his© 2010 Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning I checked my Twitter stream to find Davina Mccall’s tweet had been RT’d 37 times.Which is brilliant!

    1. Alybean

      They fly this weekend @ThisisDavina we’re all very proud of them #blogadeshabout 9 hours ago via mobile web in reply to ThisisDavinaRetweeted by 1 person

       

 

 

 

So I hope reading this you can do something no matter how small.Oh, look I’ve managed to write a blog post.Because if I do it, you can!