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