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The brand spanking new Twitter chat for bunny friendly bloggers




You may already know about this because 1) I've been prattling on about it on Twitter for the last week and 2) the account already has 75 followers after a fortnight. But if you're someone who has avoided my tweets the jist is this: there's a new Twitter chat in town geared towards cruelty-free beauty bloggers. Which I'm co- organising. And it starts a week today.

Along with Charlotte and Tilly, it was decided that the very seldom used #cfbloggers Twitter tag required a resurrection. I had toyed with the idea of a cruelty-free chat and blogger network in the past but felt daunted about how much work it would be for one person and all the other doubts that come with starting a new project. But we're now a group of three and have been frantically brain-storming over late night e-mails with plans and ideas.  

The first chat, taking place next Thursday at 9-10pm GMT, will be a nice introductory natter and the topic will be our cruelty-free stories: reasons, when, how long it took us, where we are with it etc. The chat is open to anyone interested no matter where they are with their journeys. Whether you're a cruelty-free veteran, considering making the switch, made your decision but still a bit confused, vegan, vegetarian or eat meat, all that matters is you want to have a wee chat about bunny friendly make-up. The planned topics are all related to cruelty-free beauty and so far we have no 'how to name your posts so they show up better in Google' chats coming up. 

We've also decided we want to create a space that is free of body-shaming and other similar issues. Shockingly enough we haven't followed PETA from the Twitter account....

But we promise we're not going crazy with the rules. That's the only two we have. 

I also hinted at this three paragraphs ago but we are also hoping to expand into a 'network' i.e. a website for cruelty-free bloggers, but for now it's just a chat as the three of us get into the groove of spending our Thursday nights tweeting away. In time we hope to have a solid web presence with blogs, and profiles and resources and lists. 

Me, Charlotte and Tilly are chirpy as hell about the amount of support that has already come in. At 75 followers in one fortnight this is a chat which was clearly needed and we're so glad any fears that it would just be the three of us are now looking ridic in hindsight. We've still got a small bit of planning to do in the background but we are all pumped and so looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces on Twitter next Thursday at 9pm!

Mwah! xx
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  1. great thanks for posting this :) i will try my best to join
    Melissa
    theinkedblonde

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  2. Ohh why thursday :( if I can I will join in cos im tryna go cruelty free! x

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    1. Hi, Amber. We chose the Thursday night time slot, as it didn't seem to clash with any other blog chats. Sorry if it's not convenient for you. :( But you're more than welcome to get involved with as many chats as you can. And the Twitter account gets updated regularly, even if you can't make it to the chats themselves.

      Charlotte

      charlottegoescrueltyfree.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. My 'I'm going cruelty free post' is going up on Sunday ;) I'll see you there on Thursday :)
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  4. Hello, I think it's great you guys are making a support network. Can I just ask what you mean by cruelty-free though? As far as I can tell none of you actually are cruelty-free but instead all along the journey to being cruelty-free. Is that correct? I also don't really understand your comment about PETA - are you against them and if so why? They are quite a radical group in terms of campaigning and have caused a lot of controversy in the past but I personally think they do a better job than a lot of other animal activism groups in terms of raising awareness in society. I think it's a great idea to have an introductory chat like that as there does seem to be a lot of people trying to go vegan at the moment and it's great to create a space where other cf bloggers can meet! I'm looking forward to it on the 20th Feb, good luck with the project! X

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    1. Hi Laila. Thanks for your comment, it's great to see some enthusiasm for the chat.

      It might be different for Morag and Tilly, but for me cruelty-free is about products that aren't tested on animals. Morag has been cruelty-free for a while now; Tilly and I have only recently started making changes. The two of us aren't cruelty-free experts, and we're both upfront about that. The idea behind the chat is so that anyone who's interested in cruelty-free products (whether they're only considering the idea of changing to them, making progress, or have been buying them exclusively for a while) can discover new blogs and chat with other people. While many other types of blogs have popular Twitter hashtags and their own chats, it can be difficult to find blogs that are dedicated to cruelty-free products (or reliable and accurate information about animal testing) unless you really know what you're looking for. We're hoping that introducing a chat like this will help.

      As for PETA, a lot of their campaigns are based around the idea of degrading people because of their bodies. Notable ones include comparing women to whales, in a bid to encourage them to lose weight, and campaigning against fur by comparing it to body hair ("Fur trim is unattractive"). Another example is the "Boyfriend Went Vegan" campaign from a few years ago, which sexualised the idea of having a partner who's so violent that the female character had to wear a neck brace while her partner fixed their bedroom wall after sex.

      We're not going to shout at people who do support them. But at the same time, we don't want to encourage these ideas in the chat, so we're personally avoiding them.

      I hope that helps with your questions.

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