Wednesday, July 28, 2010



after experiencing some not-so-nice behavior in the blogging community, I decided to take a stand.  I have always been the kind of person to take a negative situation, and try to turn it into a learning opportunity.  It is either the product of being a social worker, or the reason I became one--whichever came first, I don't know.

I also provide training workshops on personal and organizational accountability.  sounds boring I know, but it's actually very helpful in life.  it's about recognizing and taking responsibility in what you can and cannot change.  If you see or are experiencing something you do not agree with, and you do not do what is in your power to change it--then you are also part of the problem.

I was recently involved (I don't like the word "victim") in a situation that was hurtful.  I got angry about it, I lost interest in blogging, I blamed.  but then I thought, "what can I do to change this?"  I can speak from my heart, and I can make an effort to be mindful of not doing the same to others.  and, even better I can hope that others will join in and do the same.

and so the "kind-hearted blogger" campaign was born.


  • create, inspire, and admire rather than compete with fellow bloggers
  • be understanding of each other-- in the blogging community, as well as in the world
  • stay away from internet/blogging bullying
  • speak my opinion freely, while still being mindful of other's feelings-- be tactful.
  • make an effort--no matter how big or small the gesture, to spread kindness or joy to others
  • acknowledge that I will make mistakes, (I am only human) but remember to learn from them
  • know that at times I will post about the negative stuff in life, and maybe even some complaining (I am only human) but I will always follow up with something happy/positive too.
  • believe that this world is a good place, filled with good people.

    FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN (let me know if you do so I can link you)

    also, make sure to take a look at my blog pal lindsay's wonderful post on kindness. it's beautiful, and perfect, and I feel so honored to have contributed a small part to it.


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    Little Gorjuss Things
    Inspired Mess
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    Eliza and Beth
    Heart Handmade
    Love Quirky!
    Fizz Pop Bang Blog
    Coffin Confections
    Daring to Imagine Daring to Believe
    A Soldier Girls Thoughts
    A Quirky Girl's Thoughts 
    Consider My Dear
    The Daisy Parade
    Evershining Star
    Kaleidoscope Eyes
    Typical Ramblings, Atypical Nonsense
    Sour Tang
    The New Me
    Operation Nice
    Michabella Living a Life of Love
    Bread Without Butter
    Lea the Lion
    Today's Gift
    Simplest Form of an Elle
    My Lovely Little Suitcase
    My Empty Nest is Full of Cat Hair
    Diary of a Crazy Rabbit Lady Too
    500 Strangers
    Paper and Pen
    Sparkle and Twirl
    The An9e1a Project
    Twisted Tree
    Living 4 Quilting
    So Sew Crafty
    Stories at My Fingertips
    Quiltmom's Journey 
    This Mum's World
    Pieces on My Mind
    The Clip Cafe
    Campfire Chic
    Yesterday on Tuesday 
    The Life of Ashley Fastle 
    Life is a Canvas
    Kat's Creations 
    The Cat's Meow
    Indie and Chic
    Easily Distracted
    Glass Plant
    Searching for Serendipity
    With Love, Jamie
    Jasifer Lions Club
    Brina's Blog 
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    The Happy Scrappy Place
    Buttons, Bows, and Brogues
    Skook's Playground
    Oh Snap!
    High Hopes in High Heels
    Paper Squid
    Life's Indications
    Art is Just Frozen Music
    Zinga's Zoo
    Down the Veggie Road
    She Breathes Deeply
    Kiorki Printing Press
    Nynga + The Bear
    Dreamy Fairytale
    Everything of Me
    Two Peas in a Pod
    Fishnets and Hip Checks
    Lulu in Los Angeles
    The Copy Cat Blog
    Cupcakes in the Kitchen
    Sweetfaced Style
    Medi EVI
    Little Bee 
    Simply Loverly
    Swell Papel
    The Not So Pharaoh Farrows
    Victoria's Secrets
    Life on Planet Baby
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    Of all the Nonsense
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    The Feed Lot
    Expecting the Unknown
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    Ran Tan Waltz
    Matchless Vision
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    Soft Weather
    Hold On, Love
    Smelling the Sneezeweed
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    Dear Kee$ha
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    Style Milk
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    Blessed Bee
    Kiss The Olive Goodnight
    Lucky Girl
    She Wears Flowers
    Little One, I Know You Grow
    Whimsical Poppysmic
    Mouse In My Pocket
    Chronicles of Sarita
    Mama's Little Helper
    Sweet Pea and Poppy
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    Freya Wenonah said...

    I took the pledge! I think this is a wonderful idea. Bless you for thinking of this<3


    Miranda Hartrampf said...

    i pledge as well!

    DisneyMom said...

    I love this idea! I took the pledge!

    Kirsty said...

    done! what a brilliant idea - following your blog too, follow back? yay! xx

    Unknown said...

    Wonderful!! I took the pledge and fully loved it.

    Unknown said...

    Took the pledge loved the read.

    abbzzw said...

    Although posted a good few months ago i'd like to take this pledge. I think we all want to better ourselves as bloggers and some people go the wrong way about it. This is a step in the right direction and I hope a lot of people realise this.

    I'm going to post about this and your blog over the weekend and add the button today and i'd love to include a quote from you, if you have the time of course. I'd love to tell my readers how it has been working for you and how you feel about the huge response you've had.

    My email is if you'd like to get in touch :) xx

    Anonymous said...

    this is great! I found this via From Gem With Love and am absolutely adding it onto my page!

    madebyhelene said...

    Count me in! xxx

    Anonymous said...

    This is just an amazing idea. Really, it is! Some people can be so hurtful, whether they mean to or not.

    I'm taking the pledge!

    Darby said...

    I took the pledge!

    Tata said...

    I took the pledge. i posted the badge on my kindness campaign's blog. :)

    One Kind Mankind:

    Sue said...

    I SO agree with what you have said! I have taken the pledge too, and I have put the button on my blog. Hugs n Blessings to you!! Love, Sue from

    Cheryl said...

    Wonderful! I took the pledge and added the badge to my blog. Thank you for promoting simple kindness!

    Our Youth said...

    awwww, what a lovely idea. i'd love to participate

    Liesl said...

    I took this pledge as well, and I love it! Yippeee!!!

    Liesl :)

    Donna said...

    I just stumbled onto your blog and wow. What a fantastic idea! I'm grabbing your button and plopping it quickly onto both my blogs!

    Thanks for this article, it's truly sad that even in the blogging world, people find a way to be unpleasant, but this is a great way to remind everyone to turn it around.

    <3 Donna

    Laura said...

    I took the pledge!

    Susan ♔ said...

    I love, love, love this idea... I took the pledge xo

    Wise Rabbit Says said...

    this is fab :)
    i have taken the pledge !

    Mary Ashleigh said...

    I took the pledge!

    AliceLily said...

    Ive taken the pledge, this is a brilliant idea :) from xx

    megan ann. said...

    I think this is awesome :). I took the pledge and have put the button on my blog! :)

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    tasha faye said...

    i have taken the pledge. <3

    RobinJ said...

    This is a wonderful campaign! I make it my business to be kind in everything I post. As a DT member on a Challenge Blog, I feel it is always our duty to offer encouraging and inspirational comments to the participants who submit their hard-worked creations.
    I've taken the pledge and will post on my blog!
    Hugs, RobinJ

    Anonymous said...

    I'd love to join such a kind group of bloggers! Here's my blog and I'm posting my badge today. Thank you!

    LeBlanc Love said...

    i am taking the pledge too. rock on, sista. spread the love. :)

    J said...

    I'm definitely adding this to my blog.

    Abigail Jasmine said...

    love this idea!!

    Lou said...

    thsi is great! especially for me being new to blogging, this is a good way to start! pop in if you like!

    keep well x

    The Dainty Dolls House said...

    This is really wonderful! I just found this post browsing, as I just joined blogspot. I added the button on my page too!! Thank you for sharing & letting us all be a part of it too!! Much love! xx

    Unknown said...

    Hi! we are new in the blogosphere and we found you thru Laura's blog, I am Along for the ride. Thanks for this post, thanks for this pledge and for the inspiration... We are proud to say that We Took The Pledge! ^^)

    MMAR said...

    This is so AWESOME!! I love positive post like this!! I am taking the Pledge and dedicating a post to it! I'll link it back to you and Lindsay's blogs! Thanks so much!! I'm now following : )

    CHAR said...

    This is a great idea! Good for you for making a bad situation into a better one! I took your pledge! :D

    Anonymous said...

    I took it just now! :)

    黃愛玲 said...

    Love this. I take the pledge. =o)

    Esther said...

    I took the pledge!

    Chloe said...

    This is so lovely. I'm doing it!

    Stacey said...

    Thank you for starting this. I took the pledge!

    the name of my blog is A Dash of Pepper
    (named for mt cat)


    Jenn W. said...

    I took the pledge! Love this idea!

    a blog about the little things said...

    I love that someone (you!) took the initiative to start up a blogger campaign like this. You summed up pretty much exactly how I vie/feel about blogging/living!
    Make a sandwich: spread some joy & positivity on the bread of Life. :)
    p.s. I took the pledge!

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge!!

    Sophie said...

    i took the pledge...such a great idea! xx

    Unknown said...

    Great idea! I took the pledge and posted the banner on my blog.
    Happy new year!

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge. Very good idea!

    Lena said...

    I love this campaign... Let's make the blogosphere a happier one...

    Thank you so much for this... I just joined!!

    matichica said...

    Desde Argentina te digo GRACIAS! Supe de tu própuesta gracias a otra blogger de mi pais:

    Y ya mismo me sumé a la campaña. Yo también he vivido estas cosas y tampoco las entiendo.
    Un besito

    MrzHighlife said...

    I'm joining ^_^ i absolutely love this and yes im taking this pledge!

    Kate Campbell said...

    I took the pledge. Thanks so much for this.

    Kelly Marie said...

    I take this pledge! I stumbled across this on a friends blog and it really struck me. This is such a clever idea and I love the reminder added in about how we are only human and we all have bad days but the importance of a positive follow up is needed. When you step back and think about that its very true and also reminds me to just try and be positive no matter what.

    Thanks, I also paste this button to my page and I hope other see it!

    -Kelly Marie

    Mary Moury said...
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    Mary Moury said...

    I took the pledge! Thank you so much for starting this community, kind people make the world so much happier.

    Emily said...

    I too have taken the pledge! I love it and its great when others want blogging to be fun and not harmful or hurtful!

    Unknown said...

    i love how inspiring this is :) i will deffinately take the pledge

    Unknown said...

    I'm so glad there's something like this out there in the blogging community.
    Am pledging with much excitement and happiness :)
    Mel x

    Sarah said...

    Hi Jo-Annie! I love your blog, with all it's inspiration and eye candy :)
    And I love this idea! I found your pledge button on this lovely blog (, and I knew right away I wanted to be a part of it. This is a movement that will change the blogging community for the better, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of it :)


    Pepper B said...

    This is a fantastic idea! I'm taking the pledge too! Thanks so much for acting on this idea! :)

    x Pepper

    Cherie@Accessoire said...

    Love this! I took the pledge!!


    Verónica Frágola said...

    Added! next week i'll do a post explaining the link ;)

    -Mallori said...

    I found this by browsing through many blogs. Can I just say that this is probably one of the best things I have seen. Thank you for making this pledge! I'm so adhering to these things within the pledge!

    Suzzette said...

    I would love to take the pledge!!! This is SUCH A GREAT IDEA! I love seeing everyone elses blogs... it's like getting to know a stranger :o)

    here's my blog:

    Anonymous said...

    hello! i took the pledge... :)♥

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge!

    Mrs. M said...

    i love this! i am definitely taking the pledge!!

    Miss Snow said...

    What a lovely idea! I agree we should never be hurtful or disrespectful of each other, no matter how much we may disagree with another's viewpoint, etc. So I took the pledge too!

    Jane Doe London said...

    I took the pledge =)

    Danielle Larson said...

    I took the pledge!

    Jo-anne Blossy said...

    I took the pledge :)
    What a wonderful idea.

    Tiffany Monet said...

    I took the Pledge!!

    Thank you!

    Lilit said...

    This is so lovely! I also took the pledge!

    abcd said...

    nice campaign! i took the pledge too.
    you're starting very good projects.

    xx, elsa

    Priscilla said...

    Wow thx for this! I just took the pledge!

    Maryann.A said...


    New follower and just took the pledge, I blogged about it and added it to my sidebar :)

    Makeup by Krystale said...

    I linked your pledge to my blog!! =) This is such a wonderful pledge!

    Sneaky Vegan said...

    OMG I'm sooooo IN! What a great idea!!

    diana said...

    Hi Jo Annie,

    I happened to stumble on your Kind-Hearted Campaign post and I thought it was such a great idea. What you're doing is great and I stand behind your message 100 percent. I too have come across the negative effects of blogging and it can be hurtful. I've realized that people have their own opinions and not everyone is going to love you. At the end of the day, I write because I enjoy blogging and I have a voice. I love the good but I'll take the bad and the ugly because without that, how can I face challenges, learn from my mistakes, and become better at what i do?

    Thanks for doing this and I'm thrilled to see so many other blogs behind this campaign spreading the message.

    Wonderful post and wonderful blog!

    I took the pledge!


    Ashley Marie said...

    I love this! I took the pledge :)

    Unknown said...

    I took the pledge!

    Jacquie said...

    I am definitely joining in and taking the pledge!

    ♥ Cremitas y Maquillajes ♥ said...

    Thank you so much for this!

    I've just taken the pledge!!!

    Alison-Claire said...

    I have pledged! : )

    Cheyla Marie said...

    I love this!
    Thanks =)

    Ragamuffin Gal said...

    Thank you so much for being someone I can relate to very much! I am taking the pledge! Blessings, Katie

    lou said...

    I just took the pledge and will now have a look at your wonderful blog that i just discovered yesterday.

    xo, lou

    Jules said...

    You are so sweet. This is a wonderful idea and i would love to be a part of it, I took the pledge and put the button on my blog. Thank you

    Cupcakes and Sundry said...

    What a great idea, I'm totally in!

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the opportunity to take your wonderful pledge, x Lynne

    jaza said...

    I took the pledge and now the button is on my blog.

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge and put the badge on my blog.

    HazelxJoy said...

    I've taken the pledge!

    morag | mo adore said...

    I had seen your button on a few blogs I read and now that I have my own I have also tale the pledge!x

    Darcy said...

    what an excellent idea! i take this badge and put it on my page!
    darcy @ (365) degrees

    Unknown said...

    I've taken the pledge & added the button, thankfully I've never had to deal with it personally but know people who have & it's awful

    MFEO2009 said...

    I am a new follower and I am going to take the pledge.
    Thank you for being... kind ;o)

    Maru said...

    Wonderful!I took the pledge and grabbed a button~!
    My Link:

    Squiggly Rainbow said...

    Blessings to you for this wonderful stand! I will be popping it on my blog and definitely following the kindness xo

    Sarah Lou said...

    I took the pledge! :) x

    Megan | Freckled Italian said...

    Love this! I have it on my page now.

    Natalie said...

    i'm joining in...

    Ines said...

    Hello everybody,
    i took the pledge !
    lets spread some love ;)

    April said...

    i definitely needed this push.... took the pledge and blogged about it!

    <3 april

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge and added the button to my blog. Thanks for creating this :)

    Anonymous said...

    Such an inspiring idea! I took the pledge <3

    Yenta Mary said...

    LOVE the post about being kind and having integrity when it comes to blogging ... happily pledged to join in ... :)

    Lisa said...

    LOVE-ly idea - I have taken the pledge and the button now sits in pride of my place on my blog.
    Thank you for making a difference!
    x Lisa.

    Chrissy said...

    Hey - I know I joined a while ago, but somehow I'm not in the list...

    Anyway...I took the pledge! Awesome idea!

    Lindsay said...

    love it! i took the

    Devea said...

    added this into my blog! I took the pledge. :) xo

    Mandy said...

    I'm taking the pledge! Just found your blog. LOVE!!! :)


    Bee said...

    I found this on another blog, and followed the link back to yours and took this pledge. such a great idea it should be mandatory for all bloggers! Thanks :)

    Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

    I just realized that my url has changed since I took this pledge but I still sport this button proudly.

    My blog is AmyLouWho but if you don't mind can you change the link to


    SprigBlossoms said...

    I took the pledge! Thanks for creating this wonderful idea : )

    Katina said...

    this is a great post! I am definitely going to post it on my own blog! :)

    Given Me Wings said...

    Brilliant Idea Thanks xxx
    I Took the Pledge

    LUISA BIASOTTO said...

    I'm glad to say I took the kind-hearted-blogger-pledge (:
    Thank you so much for starting this campaign!
    Love, Ann

    Unknown said...

    I have just taken the pledge and added the button to my blog. It's a great idea, to try and keep the internet a safer and more understanding place. I have often thought that people say things online, that they wouldn't say face to face, in a conversation.

    My blog:

    Anonymous said...

    Hi my name is Elizabeth and I blog at "these pretty things" a new blog about dress and life. I found you via "pull your socks up" and appreciate your concept of spreading the word about kind blogging. Thank you.

    Christina Marie said...

    This is a lovely thing to do. I take the pledge!


    MARIA said...

    I took the pledge =) what a wonderful idea!

    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

    I'm so in, girl! This is awesome.

    I put the badge on my blog. :)

    Moore Musings said...

    I'm heading to my blog to add the button right now!

    Moonchild Mama said...

    What a wonderful idea! Thank you. I'm in. ;) <3

    Dana Sears said...

    I am taking this pledge.

    Always Kara said...

    Very well put. I'm taking the pledge and your button with me!

    okroserock said...

    I took the pledge and even figured out how to put the button on my blog. Blogging Day 1 is going pretty well so far! Thanks for such a great idea.

    Sara Sparkles said...

    this. is. awesome. I'm kind of in love with it. I definitely took the pledge.

    Stephanie said...

    Took it!! Love it!!

    The Peanut Gallery said...

    what a wonderful idea I gladly take the pledge!

    Putdar said...

    I took the pledge too =]

    Here's my blog.

    Unknown said...

    Hello Joanne:

    This pledge is amazing. Is very sad that we have to claim people to be kind and honest knowing that we as humans have all the ability to treat and respect others.

    We loved your pledge and we are gonna be part of it!

    Best regards
    The Sun and the Turtle

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge! Awesomeness!

    Maegan :)

    Michelle aka Naila Moon said...

    I have taken the pledge and putting it on all my blogs! I am now your newest follower too!
    Peace....Naila Moon

    Noelle the dreamer said...

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    This is an excellent pledge and I took it with a warm heart!

    Lioness said...

    EXCELLENT VISION!!!! I took the pledge.

    deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

    i took the pledge!

    Unknown said...

    Taking the pledge!

    Anonymous said...

    this is a fantastic idea!
    i took the pledge!


    Sarah Hull said...

    What a wonderful pledge! I took the pledge and would love to be added to your list! Thank you for this. :)

    The Little Hedgehog

    STAYC said...

    I LOVE this and am absolutely taking the pledge! I have a book called Be Nice written by Winn Claybaugh and I believe it is a great way of life!!! Thank you for this!!!

    Its Dita!^^ said...

    I saw you kindhearted pledge at other blog and come here and read you post, what a good campaign! I love conecting with people in any part of the world but am not always meet nice blogger or people on the net but note I meet nice peps too on the net hopely more and more in future so I took the pledge and spread it to the world! I am also following you all the way from Indonesia^^

    Bonnie said...

    I took the pledge! And now I'm a new follower :)

    Anonymous said...

    I can't believe I haven't seen your blog and taken this pledge before! This is amazing and I LOVE it and think everyone should get involved! So I've taken the pledge! Thanks for doing this and can't wait to spread the message... :o)

    Unknown said...

    What a good idea! I have definitely joined in :)

    Mama in Chile said...

    What a great post, a lot of blogs I find are all about show and ego rather than compassion which is so important. Well done for being an inspiration. I too have taken the pledge!

    Much love and light

    Unknown said...

    Hello and thanks for this! I have just taken the pledge to be a Kind Hearted Blogger and have added your image and link to my blog.

    Thank you so much.

    Elora said...

    This is such a wonderful idea, and I am taking the pledge. We all need a little more kindness, on and off the computer. Thanks for this!

    erika said...

    I took the pledge!

    Unknown said...

    Hi, great post :) I am taking the pledge too and putting the button on my sites.

    Have a great day

    Adrienne said...

    Hello! Count me in as well. I found this post from the always lovely Rik Rak's blog & am inspired to keep the kindness flowing, online & off.

    Dawna said...

    What a wonderful way to go about making lemonade out of lemons! I found you via Mrs. Marine's blog. I'm taking the pledge and am going to be among your newest followers.

    Thank you!


    Melanie Crouse said...

    I took the pledge! This is a great idea.

    Manda said...

    I'm taking the pledge!

    Fledgling Techie said...

    This is definitely an idea worth sharing! I have taken the pledge!

    ally said...

    i took the pledge too!!

    Flora & Jane said...

    I'm new to blogging and have heard lots of stories of blogger bullying and negativity,etc. Thats just not what we're here for ladies!

    I've taken the pledge and will be encouraging my followers to do the same.

    I've added the button on my blog:

    Kirsti xoxox

    Mayje said...

    Hi! I took the pledge!

    Jolene Frances said...

    Hi there! I took the pledge : )

    A said...

    I took the pledge...

    Cherry said...

    I've taken the pledge!

    Anonymous said...

    Fabulous idea! :)

    My pledge -

    Emily x

    Unknown said...

    I love this! I posted this on my blog at and will return soon to check out all the linked bloggers. Great idea!

    raveninthewolfden said...

    yes ma'am.. I took the pledge!

    Sue said...

    I took the pledge
    Thank you

    The Peanut Gallery said...

    I thought I already did this but I couldnt find it so here I am taking it again!

    Blairadise said...

    Like my mother always said, kill them with kindness.

    I took the pledge.

    MJ said...

    This is a great idea...taking the pledge and posting the button.

    Michelle said...

    I took the pledge!

    Michelle @ a little bit of this and that

    Tonia Lee Smith said...

    I took the pledge, and added the button to my blog.

    Unknown said...

    I would love to take the pledge my darling :)


    Unknown said...

    That's great!... I took the pledge, too! :)

    marytaughtme said...

    This is lovely - Took the pledge and took the button! Thanks :-)

    Ness said...

    Hi there,

    This pledge is great and I would love to take it! I am new to the blogging world, and am loving it thus far, but would like to know more about the proper ethics of it all (ie. what can I repost, how do I properly credit the creator etc.). Does anyone out there know about any sort of "blogging course" one can sign up for?

    Thanks for starting such a great pledge.

    ps. You can check out my blog at

    Emily D. said...

    I took the pledge. I had too... I agree with everything it stands for. Thanks for doing this!!

    Julie Ann Rachelle Interior Design said...

    I took the pledge too! xoxo

    Heather @ Life Gluten Free said...

    Wonderful!! I took the pledge!

    Anonymous said...

    just read about this pledge, it is awesome and so true!

    Talitha said...

    Hi, I just took your pledge! I think this is a great idea, and it lets people bring positive energy to themselves.


    .adri. said...

    I took the pledge! :D

    Thank you!


    Unknown said...

    thank you for doing this! i took the pledge!!

    Sarah said...

    Found this through a follower of my blog.. Love it! I'm sure more people will join in too..


    Susie W. said...

    Thank you for sharing the pledge badge. Such an awesome idea!

    I took the pledge and posted on my blog!

    abd said...

    We took the pledge!

    Anonymous said...

    I heard of this through Sofia's Journal, I think it is so positive, and the little box thing (I dont know the technical term off hand!!) is v pretty and sweet. Great idea sign me up! :)

    Unknown said...

    I love this and totally take the pledge! It is now on my blog and I will be sure to spread the word! Thanks!

    Tracy said...

    Excellent idea! I just posted your button to my new blog,, and I can't wait to blog with kindness!

    Haley said...

    I'm taking the pledge and the button is now on my blog :)

    Unknown said...

    I took the pledge, I'm about to add the button now :)

    - Meanz (Koi Story)

    Anonymous said...

    I took the pledge :)

    -Hynz- said...

    i took the pledge too

    Unknown said...

    I've just found your blog through Susie's very lovely New Day New Lesson one...I absolutely love it! I think this pledge is a brilliant idea as I am someone who truly believes that kindness can get you very far in life and that there's nothing wrong with being a nice person :)
    So I've pledged! x

    kait said...

    This is incredible - so glad I stumbled upon it today. I wholeheartedly agree with the campaign and am proud to join the pledge.

    adding this button to my blog as we speak, and will be posting about it on my "friday faves" this upcoming friday.

    bless you for starting this!!


    Unknown said...

    I love this and I'm definitely taking the pledge

    IrishSmiles said...

    Just discovered this, but I'd love to take the pledge!

    Janelle B. Shin said...

    I really appreciate this. I would like to take this pledge, too. I haven't been blogging for very long, but I completely agree: the goal of blogging should be to inspire and encourage each other.

    Thank you for turning your experience into something positive. I would like to be a responsible, kind, and accountable blogger as well.

    AM said...

    Wonderful idea. Kind hearted pledge is going up on my blog today!

    paperbiscuits said...

    Hi there i love the badge about like to get one and put it on my blog..but i just want to ask your permission first.

    my blog is

    see if you think i deserve to have the button. Cool that you have things like this.

    Laura said...

    I'm still relatively new to blogging but in my short time in this community, I've felt largely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity that defines so many talented bloggers. I received a very hurtful comment on one of my posts about a month ago and, after trying to refute the commenter's arguments and prove that my motives were pure, I received more upsetting comments. I was shocked by this uncharacteristic meanness, even more so that it came from some anonymous reader who was not brave enough to stand confidently behind their comments. To me, the Kind-Hearted Blogger campaign is a great effort to keep blogging as it should be and as it largely is - a warm, welcoming, encouraging, and supportive virtual community. Thank you for starting and spreading such a positive campaign and for turning something negative into something good.

    Rathi said...

    I took the pledge tonight.

    Thank you.

    Claire Justine said...

    Thank you,i have took the pledge and added it to my blog :)

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