- Tuesday, 26 May 2015 -

The Kindness of the Blogging Community

Hello my lovelies! Along with the relief of my university deadlines being met this weekend, another surprise was waiting around the corner for me. Let's rewind the clocks back to about a week ago, I'd been sifting through social media and in a flash of colour and cuteness, a My Little Pony tote caught my eye. Quickly learning that it was from Primark, I decided to pay the store an impromptu visit in the hope of getting my grubby little paws on some glorious pony goodness. After stalking the accessory aisles for what seemed like an eternity, hoping to see any hint of colour or slight spark of a pony, I admitted defeat and returned home.

Of course I immediately informed Twitter of my disappointing day (first world problems, eh?) and it wasn't long before a friend found me and reached out. The phenomenal Pixie from Pixie Bebe came to my rescue kindly offering to send me out the tote as her nearest Primark had it stocked. After I was done squealing with delight I asked her for her Paypal details so I could pay her but she was having none of it - I was absolutely astonished. A few days later the prettiest package arrived through my letterbox and when I opened it I couldn't believe my eyes: my Primark My Little Pony tote came packed with a few treats!

This isn't the first time I've been completely gobsmacked by the generosity of the blogging community as my birthday saw a river of cards flowing through my letter box from blogger friends near and far. This kindness also resonates though the realms of social media as bloggers turn to each other for help and advice, and are always met with support and honesty. I can honestly say that I'd turn to my blog friends first for advice before I'd consult my personal friends - because if one of your tweets sounds even the tiniest bit off, bloggers will rally round you, enveloping you in a warm blanket of support. 

 So make someones day, even if it's just the simple act of liking a photo on Instagram, I promise you it'll make all the difference. When it comes to blogging, most people envision it to be a steady trickle of event invites and PR samples, but I'm telling you that those materialistic perks don't even come close to the true treasure you find behind blogging. I'm one of the lucky ones though, because some bloggers are just in it for the freebies, but me? I'm in it for the friends.

  1. Aww that's such a lovely thing for her to do! The blogging community is so warm and welcoming :)


  2. Aww, this is so lovely. Things like this restore my faith in the world.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

  3. This is so lovely! <3 I heart bloggers. There are always such utter babes hanging around! Faith in humanity restored :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  4. So sweet. I love the community we're part of, so much love and support! xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  5. That's so lovely and kind! The blogging community have certainly made it easier for me being a blogger - I was so worried about starting one but everyone is so friendly and encouraging. Bet this made your week! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

  6. That's so sweet of her! Love how kind other bloggers can be :)

  7. that is so sweet!! (and that tote is too adorable!!!)

  8. How lovely is that. I adore random acts of kindness and this sure was one. How generous and kind. Knowing how happy that made you makes me want to send sunrises to people.

    Oh Nine Ten Studio

  9. Awww, this is the nicest thing! The kindness of people will never fail to make me smile. What a sweet notion. It's so comforting knowing that people you may never have met care so deeply. - Tasha

  10. This is so, so lovely. Pixie is such a sweetheart. I'd much rather make friends than get freebies through blogging.


  11. Aww that's so sweet! You really make an impression on people :)


  12. Yes girl! We are all here for you!
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

  13. Aw, that's the sweetest thing! :)

  14. That's adorable. <3 What a sweetheart.


  15. I love your photos, so colourful and cheerful. I love getting things in the mail too and am just starting to try and connect with other bloggers, hopefully I will have some nice experiences too :-)

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