Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, led by Carers Trust, and is taking place today.

Everyday, thousands of young people in the UK help to look after someone in their family who is ill, disabled or in a situation where they need help.

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, led by Carers Trust. It raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

Recent research has shown that as many as one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. A lot of these children may have became a carer at a much younger age too.

Caring for someone can be isolating and stressful and it can put a lot of pressure on young people. Having so much pressure on them can negatively impact their education, have an effect on their future chances.

This is why Carers Trust want to make sure that all young carers get the help and support that they need and deserve. That is why they have launched the Count Me In! campaign.

Politicians in all UK nations can help by:

  • Monitoring the implementation of legislation relating to young carers, including how many young carers are identified and supported.
  • Make young carers count by collecting and acting upon national attendance, attainment and wellbeing data on all young carers identified by compulsory education providers.
  • Ensuring local authorities receive appropriate funding so they are able to fulfil their legal duties to provide young carers and help their families with the support that they need.

You can download these letters and use them as templates when writing to your MP, Member of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly Member:

Want to help? Here’s how you can:

Visit here for more information about the Count Me In! campaign and to download a resource pack.

Tweet your support using #YoungCarersAwarenessDay and #CountMeIn.
Don’t forget to tag @CarersTrust, @CarersTrustWal or @CarersTrustScot
depending on where you live.

Tweet a school, local authority or politician that you think should be getting involved with the campaign.

Write to your elected representatives to ask what they’re doing to
support the campaign.

Please get involved in the campaign and help a good cause. Young carers need and deserve support and we need to help them fight for it.

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Predictions

The WWE Royal Rumble 2020 in on Sunday, January 26th, live on the WWE Network. I’m pretty excited as I only fully got into WWE last year for the Royal Rumble 2019 so I’m a bit of a fan over the pay-per-view. It’s the time of year where all the wrestlers point at the WrestleMania sign and the crowd all cheer.

As always the PPV will feature the 30-person Royal Rumble matches for both the women and the men. There’s also matches for the Universal Championship and the Women’s Championships.

Here’s the match card as we know:
1. Men’s Royal Rumble Match
2. Women’s Royal Rumble Match
3. Strap Match for the Universal Championship: The Fiend Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
4. Raw Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka
5. Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans
6. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
7. Sheamus vs. Shorty G
8. United States Championship Match: Andrade (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo

I figured that I would share my predictions and wishes for the Royal Rumble because it’s a fun way to get involved.

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My Social Media Strategies For 2020

I realise that we are over halfway through the first month of 2020 but I feel like sharing this post will help myself and while I’m here, it might help you out too.

During 2019, I grew gradually on most of my social media accounts. I think that the only platform that didn’t grow much was Instagram as I didn’t put in much effort on that platform at all.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Instagram for the Stories and keeping up with people’s lives but I never know what to post on my feed which makes my photo uploads a little bit messy so people won’t care for my account, which is fine because everyone is allowed to enjoy or not enjoy whatever they want.

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What I Hope To See For 2020 Blogging

I can’t tell if it’s just me or if the world of blogging seems to be turning more and more selfish. People only tend to be commenting on other people’s posts if they will get a comment back. People only tend to retweet someone’s promo tweet if they think you’ll retweet theirs. It’s as if everyone is just out for themselves and they will only help you if it will also help them.

Don’t get me wrong, there are nice people out there who just want to help you. Some of the people in the blogosphere are so so so kind that I just want to hug them and never let them go!

There are two things that I just wish people would start doing in the world of blogging..

Actually Read Blogger’s Posts

I feel like this is the one thing that people aren’t doing anymore. When people are taking part in a comment swap, they scan the post and leave a very generic comment. It kind of annoys me though because people spend a lot of time writing there posts. Sure, we love getting comments but if you’re anything like me, I am pretty sure that you would would way prefer people to actually read the post.

More writing instead of 100 photos per post

Something that I noticed recently is that people are hardly writing things on their blog anymore. They are becoming more and more like photo diaries. Don’t get me wrong, I do love looking at photos but if I want to do that then I will head over to Instagram. If I’m reading your blog then I mostly want to hear what you have to see and maybe see the odd photo or two throughout the post. Maybe that’s just my personal preference but that’s just what I want to see.

I hope that the world of blogging in 2020 brings you lots of joy no matter what you choose to do with your blog. What would you like to see more of in the blogosphere?