Here’s a question for you. I want this site to become popular so that people who are dealing with childhood abuse can feel less alone, find some help, etc. At the same time the site is mostly about me. How do I promote it without coming off as self-serving and egocentric?
Image via Wikipedia There’s some research out now suggesting that it might: The researchers found support for deeper self-disclosure from bloggers resulting in a range of better social connections. These included things such as a sense of greater social integration, which is how connected we feel to society and our own community of friends and…
Abuse. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. It’s sad, but it’s true, there are always going to be little “triggering” events that bring back all the fear and all the helpless feelings. The real key is recognizing them for what they are and reacting appropriately. That takes a long time to learn, I’m sure.
We could also talk about abuse here too, and all the ways our stories all invalidated. How many of these have you heard from folks who find out about the abuse you dealt with as a child, or even as an adult:
“You were young, you’ll get over it” (Or you don’t remember it that well)
“Are you sure it was abuse?”
“I can’t imagine (abuser) doing that”
“Why didn’t you just leave?”
“How could you have let that happen?”
I’ve decided to annouce now, despite the fact that the child abuse stuff has not been redesigned and moved over just yet, that 50% of all of my affiliate link $$ will be going to prevent child abuse. You can read more about it over there, and see the actual links. Affiliate links on this…
Last week, I sat in on a webinar to discuss online privacy, and how to protect yourself. During the session it was mentioned that you want to be careful about your privacy settings on social networks, like Facebook, because you wouldn’t want to broadcast to your coworkers, or potential employers that you joined a group…