Does blogging about SEND really make a difference?

BuT Site Admin

Debs is one of the co-founders and Directors of Bringing Us Together. She is mum to three child with a variety of SEND and has a great husband.

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19 Responses

  1. I think SEND blogs raise awareness and help to remove the negative stigma attached to some areas of SEND. They support other parents who may be struggling and offer advice. The importance of this shouldn’t be underestimated!

  2. Hana says:

    Absolutely!! SEND bloggers finally stopped me feeling so alone. And the baps were great fun!

  3. I blog because I feel my children are ignored, forgotten and voiceless and I want to change that. I want to help make the world more aware in the hope they grow up in a society that is more tolerant and caring. Their lives are of value and they have so much good to offer.
    I also blog because my life as a carer is one so few seem to care about. I refuse to sugar coat my life or my feelings because people need reality and they need to know they are not alone.

  4. Ray says:

    I’ve made so many friends and people I can count on through blogging, and so I can only imagine that SEND blogs are simply invaluable!

  5. Jenni says:

    At first I started blogging purely as a form of therapy to get all the thoughts in my head out…then when I finally let people read it they said it helped them to understand a bit about what life is like for us. Also to help others to know they aren’t alone

  6. Emma says:

    Blogging really is a great way of connecting with new people and for me as a sort of therapy.

    Sometimes it’s easier to write your feelings down and put out into the universe then talk to someone close to you x

    • BuT Site Admin says:

      I totally get that. Sometimes I start writing and then realise I obviously had issues about something and hadn’t always realised.

  7. wendy says:

    We all blog for different reasons, yet our goal is the same that is to help others. Great post Deb

  8. Laura Moore says:

    The reason I blog is mainly to help people. It seems to be in my genes that I just want to make life easier for people and my blog is definitely an extension of that. Plus I love writing so it’s a nice way to spend some time.

    • BuT Site Admin says:

      Laura, I think we can all assure you that your blog is definitely making life easier for people. I love your passion for making a change.

  9. Steph Curtis says:

    Yes, all of this is why I blog too! And the more of us out there blogging, the less of a minority we become. Great post x

    • BuT Site Admin says:

      Thanks Steph – I love that minority comment, it has started the old cogs whirring as it has given me an idea for another post

  10. I had a message from a lady in Canada the other day saying that my blog has inspired her to campaign for Changing Places toilet facilities in Canada.

    That is another great reason to write. So many parents, for so many years, have just struggled on without asking for things to improve. But if we don’t ask, nothing will ever change.

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