When I awoke to the news of the Sydney siege on Monday, I had one of those ‘stop the world I want to get off’ moments.
With family and friends working at both Channel 7 and Martin Place, it was a relief to eventually find out they were all safe and sound. My thoughts quickly turned to all the innocent victims and their families.
Even though we had giveaways ending soon and in need of last minute promotion, there was a lot of negativity in social media land, so I took myself offline, trying to focus on my family and the positives.
My scheduled blog posts for the week, hardly seemed appropriate:
- An open letter to shorts & the people that have lost the ability to take a joke at this time of year. A reply to the more than negative replies I received after calling a war on shorts this summer.
- The Selfie Stick – A bloggers best friend or a weapon of self destruction. The fact that I spotted one almost front row at the Thriller Live preview and another in the crowd at Martin Place, just minutes from where innocent people were being held hostage, just sealed the selfie deal as far as I was concerned.
- Winners are Grinners. A post dedicated to our first round of winners for our IN THE SACK giveaways.
Instead, I made the decision to have a blogging break and extend the closing date on all our IN THE SACK giveaways hosted here till Friday 19th December at 9pm (WST – Perth time). Our judges will select and email winners over the weekend.
It’s hard not to be changed by events this week. It’s hard to think about the two innocent people that lost their lives. It’s hard to think about 38 year old Katrina Dawson, the Barrister and mother of three small children, who died in the siege. It’s hard to think that just like that, for the rest of us, the beat goes on…….
WORTH CASING WEDNESDAY
If you have a blog post worth casing this week, this is the place to link up. We are always looking for new blogs to case!
ARE YOU WORTH CASING?
Don’t forget to enter ALL our giveaways while you are here. We will return to blogging on Monday with a Random Act of Kindness initiative.