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Guest Posts, Please!

There hasn’t been a new post on here for a little bit because the poetry group that is working on the Be Nice Campaign has not been able to meet for the past two weeks. However, I’m hoping to get more content on here and I want to include anyone who would be interested in doing a guest post.

It doesn’t have to be an anti-bullying post, or a feel-good, explicitly uplifting post. Basically anything works: poetry, photographs, personal stories, anecdotes, encouragements, open letters, et cetera.

I will try to post all submissions I receive unless there is something about it that I feel goes against the purpose of the Be Nice Campaign.

If you’re interested, you can email a submission to me at heathervoidblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

Please use the subject line “be nice campaign” and be sure to include the name you’d like me to credit the post to, as well as the blog URL you would like linked. I will try to respond within a week, hopefully with the date your submission will be posted.

It’s totally ok to submit something that you’ve already posted on your personal blog.

I hope that this will be well-received, because honestly, I’m low on ideas at the moment. It’s easy to stay fired up when you’re with others who are excited, but our lack of meetings has left me lacking inspiration. Hopefully by next Tuesday we’ll have a Twitter hashtag…

A big thank-you to Sue’s Considered Trifles for including the Be Nice Campaign in her post about World Kindness Day!

Be Nice Campaign

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There’s a quote I really love that says that revolution can’t be planned.

The images are from a silent discussion on bullying which took place during a meeting of a high school poetry group.

The members of this group, myself included, are working on a Be Nice Campaign to promote, well, niceness. We can all do more than just avoiding being cruel; we can actively work to increase the kindness we show to others and to ourselves.

This isn’t just about bullying, though that’s one set of circumstances we want to surmount. This is about encouraging people. This is about reminding the world of the human capacity for goodness.

Less than fifteen people- for now- and our social media, but we want to change the world.

This blog is my contribution to the campaign. I can’t take credit for the initiation of the idea, just the continuation, and I would be ecstatic if other bloggers picked this concept up and ran with it.

By simply being nice, we have the power to overtake the negative sides of schools, the internet, and humanity in general.

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