For some time, I’ve been wondering whether I should step aside. I’ve been posting blogs for almost four years but, as the experiences that inspired its creation get further away, it’s lost a little magic. The wonderful thing about the blog back then was that it gave me perspective, direction and allowed an invaluable exchange of ideas with readers. It’s not over, however. I’m merely changing roles. I’m about to become editor rather than writer. Let me explain:
I continued blogging far longer than I thought I would. When other bullied workplace bloggers arrived on the scene - I thought the time had come to wind down. There were a few really great ones but, for legal reasons perhaps, they’ve been shut down (the lawyers tried to pull the plug on Bullied – so I know it happens).
I'll still contribute when I’ve got something genuinely insightful or exciting to say, but I hope that you’ll help it continue. Writing about your experiences is cathartic and therapeutic - so email me your stories and I’ll post them on the blog. I’m opening this space up to those being bullied at work at the moment, those who have recently been bullied or those taking legal action. A problem shared is a problem halved!
Here are the requirements:
- 300 to 400 words (approx) maximum
- Please make all parties in your blog post anonymous (I have no desire to be sued – again. And trust me, neither do you).
- Think of your audience. Be clear about what point or message you’re getting across.
This is your blog now. Maybe you haven’t got anything to say this week. Or maybe you don’t want to talk about your experiences just yet. But it’ll be here for you when you want to be heard. I’m sure you’ll find it every bit as valuable as I did!
Very best and thanks for your amazing support along the way!