It started out as a conversation on Twitter.
By the end of the day of protest yesterday there were 85 blog posts and over 2000 tweets, generating over 3million page impressions and over 870,000 opportunities to see.
It was an incredible day, and the first time I can ever remember every single parent blogging organisation getting involved and working together for the same aim. We were also supported by the Times, who made the Houla piece from Wednesday free to view for the day.
Although Twitter wouldn’t let us trend (I’m guessing too political/controversial), we set out to achieve what we wanted which was to make as much noise as possible. Respect to all the parent bloggers who joined in.
Really an incredible day. Huge thanks to Potty Diaries and Kate Takes 5 who were 2/3 of the brains/brawn behind this whole thing. I think we were all very emotional (and exhausted) by the end of it and much in need of a G&T. My favourite moment was when @Gaby Hinsliff tweeted:
‘those of you who think ‘mummybloggers’ just write about cupcakes & potty training: dozens of ’em today blogging on Houla (see #tippingpoint)’
You rock ladies.
I really hope someone sits up and listens to those stats!
I’m all new to blogging and twitter and am astounded by the power of networking – yesterday couldn’t have been a better use of it!!
I always knew Mums were a force to be reckoned with 😉 x
Those stats are phenomenal. I hope in some way a difference was made.
Kate – I agree with your comment, I was one of those who when I saw chat on twitter on Thursday evening, I even looked away from that, thinking ‘oh no, I can’t get involved’ through my own selfishness to really see whats going on in Syria. I was humbled when I say how many parent bloggers were participating all over twitter yesterday and realised that for yesterday all my silly twitter chat was ridiculous. I had to choose not to sheild myself from it, and only by doing so really appreciated the truly horrific nature of the violence. I agree – that can only be a good thing.
It was an incredible day, proud to be a part of it. I think yesterday brought the horrific story to people who would otherwise shielded themselves from it and that can only be a good thing.