Friday, 27 April 2012

We're not being ignored this week

The other day I read Nicole's post "My blog featured on The Huffington Post" and was so excited for her.  It was one of my favourite posts, and had prompted a lot of discussion in our community.  Later when I was lounging downstairs in an armchair with my iPad, I opened my HuffPost ap, and there, the first item on the Women's section, was Nicole's post.  I felt an overwhelming pride that I "knew" her.

Then last night I had a look again, and smiled.  There was Lisa, from Life Without Baby!  I laughed in delight, the same warm feeling of pride I feel when I see Pamela quoted. And I realised that I really do feel part of this community, especially this small group of amazing women who are courageously forging happy and fulfilling lives without children in a children-focused world.  I realised I see their successes as my successes, and was so happy for them.

Then I got an email that astounded me.  And now I too am featured on The Huffington Post, a post I originally wrote for Pamela's Silent Sorority blog.   It's all a bit scary - I have explained why on A Separate Life here (as it seemed appropriate to the Don't Ignore theme of NIAW) - not least because there is a photo and my real name.  No longer am I exotic Mali, but boring ... well ... you'll have to read my Huff Post piece.

21 comments:

  1. Ha. That's hilarious, you've 'outed' yourself, and if I tell you I'm originally have a weak but obvious Scouse accent, I am potentially heading towards that outside exit myself?

    yay for getting yourself into the huffPost!

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  2. feel free to delete that above comment, or not, I didn't want to reply to your comment on my journal there!

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  3. Woohoo!! That's FABULOUS!! Way to go, Mali (I think you'll always be Mali to me, lol...).

    By the way, my blog is back up again. ; ) I said to dh, "I think I'll bring it back up tomorrow," and he said, "Why wait?"

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  4. You did it! I have been waiting since you told me in a comment you were thinking about it. Great article.

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  5. Lovely, lovely article by a truly strong and resilient person! So glad you were able to redefine yourself and your goals after facing infertility. You are an inspiration!

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  6. Congrats! Great article - I'm not always pleased with HuffPo, but I'm glad to see them featuring different points of view. Usually, it's about crazy women.

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    1. Thank you for assuming I'm not a crazy woman!

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  7. that's so great!!!! love the Huffington Post! CONGRATS!

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  8. How exciting! I will have to take a look at this soon!

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  9. Congrats!! So happy for you. The Women's Editor asked me if I had your email, as she wanted to republish something of yours. I am so glad it worked out. I am so glad for all the lovely coverage we've received this week and at the outpouring of positive responses we've received!

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  10. I am so excited! I was just telling hubby last night, all my "girls" are being featured this week on the Huffington post!! I am so proud of you and thrilled I can call you my girlfriends
    YEAHHHHHH!!!

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  11. Yeah! You're outed! How are you feeling?! Do you have butterflies in your stomach? So good to see all the discussion taking place on HuffPo. This is fabulous! Well done...

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  12. Yay, I really enjoyed the article and then was excited when I realised who had written the piece!

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  13. WOWWWW...CONGRATS! Just read your post and I LOOOOVVEDDDD it! :-D

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  14. That's awesome!! I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award over on my blog!

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  15. What an awesome opportunity to share your experience with others who might be going through the same.

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  16. All good articles. Thank you for sharing. Of course - I was stupid and went and read some of the comments. I should have saved myself some time and just banged my head against the wall instead.

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  17. congrats!!!! that is a great post, and I feel so much pride thinking - hey I know that voice!!! and those blogs:) But man, I think i'd have to take a few deep breaths if my real name and links to my blog posts were so prominently out there! Wow!

    congrats again, I am so happy that you were recognized. And I think I'll just skip the comments over there for this afternoon. I think a cup of tea is more what I need.today... have a great day!!!

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  18. Thanks everyone for your support!

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