Weekly Forum Chit ChatChrissa Hardy

Happy forum recap day, kids! I’m hopping onto your computer screens, tablets and mobile devices to tell you what’s been going DOWN in the forum. Aside from it being a wonderful and magnificent place, it’s helpful too!  Now- the brilliant minds behind HG (Zooey, Sophia and Molly, of course!) have made it abundantly clear that HelloGiggles is a negativity-free zone. This is extremely important in maintaining the safe and supportive Giggle ecosystem in which we currently reside. We want to encourage and support each other creatively, and that can be hard to do when an army of internet trolls is preparing to breach the perimeter with insult swords.

Luckily, our first and only line of defense is sufficient. I mean, is there really anything tougher than a close-knit community of smart and witty females? I think not. We are reminded of this every single day on the site, by the unique voices of each contributor and the loving support in the comment sections by our readers. It’s nice to see it extend to the forum as well. This week, I entered the “Keepin’ It Real” section, which is a place anyone can go, to rant and discuss everyday life. And what a pleasant surprise it was, to see an area reserved for blowing off steam, also serve as guide to teach each other a few things about blogging. The initial post was an invitation by the lovely, YOpinksushi, to share links to personal blogs for her to read and follow. Simple enough, right? The post went up in November and 56 replies later, people are still talking. Forum users are asking questions, offering encouraging feedback and helping one another. Cue heavenly chorus. This is fantastic!

Do not hesitate, do not second-guess. Ask questions and just take a leap. You will be met with open arms that will support you….and probably give you a giggle or two.

Too cheese-ball? Okay, fine. You get the idea.

Fave Forum Comment:

Re: Promote your blog!

Postby elizabethlsiegel » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:55 am

elizabethlsiegel wrote:I’ve come to realize that I’m not confident enough to have a blog.

YOpinksushi wrote:You? Not confident? That’s kinda funny. You’re my favorite poster on this board.

elizabethlsiegel wrote:Thank you so much!!!!

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  1. Kewl kidz. Haha! Miss you people!

  2. I love both you guys! I just wish the forums were monitored more for spam because a lot of us who used to use the forums daily no longer really go there, although many of us are connected through Twitter!

    • Thanks for the feedback Elisabeth! We certainly want you guys to feel comfortable in there. A closer eye on the forums and better spam-patrol is on the way!

  3. This is brilliant.

  4. She really is my favorite person, though. I love Elizabeth more than she knows.