Total Truth Thursdays | You're Invited!

Feb 27, 2014

Last week, I wrote this post talking about the fears that hold me back from sharing what I really think and believe here on the blog. I got so much feedback from all of you! I received a lot of encouragement to be myself and write what was on my heart, even if it wasn't popular or might offend someone who thinks and chooses differently. What hit me the most, though, is how many of you felt the same way- unsure whether being honest about how you felt was really worth it in a society in which tolerance is preached, but hardly practiced.

After having talked about similar feelings, my friend Kirstin, from These Moments Called Life, and I found ourselves wishing there were a kinder, safer place to share how we feel and the beliefs and opinions we hold. And you know what? We decided to make one! Kirstin and I have teamed up to create Total Truth Thursdays!
Total Truth Thursdays will be a weekly-link up in which we will post a topic and write the total truth of how we feel! We're encouraging you to do the same - write your total truth and link up with us! Don't hold back out of fear of judgement. Share your heart, be brave, and link up with us so we can all enjoy a fresh dose of honesty and learn something in the process!
For the next couple of months, we'll have a topic for every Total Truth Thursday. Here are the dates and topics:

Thursday, March 6th : Marriage
Thursday, March 13th :  Fashion
Thursday, March 20th : Social Media
Thursday, March 27th: Free Vent! (you choose!)
Thursday, April 3rd : Modesty
Thursday, April 10th : Parenting/Kids
Thursday, April 17th : All Things Domestic
Thursday, April 24th : Free Vent! (you choose!)
Thursday, May 1st: Expectations
Thursday, May 8th: Money
We'll give you a chance to link up on either of our blogs so you can have your total truths seen and find other total truth posts, too. These topics are pretty broad, so if you don't feel like writing about any one of them, get honest about something else!

Our goal for this link-up is to create a community of openness and kindness, where bloggers feel heard, respected, and free to share their thoughts and opinions. We want to learn from the perspective and experiences of others. We do ask that you please use your manners. This is in no way a free ticket to spew hate. As women, let's empower each other to share our hearts, be respectful of the opinions of others, and try to learn a few things from each other. You may not agree with all the opinions shared and you're absolutely allowed to disagree, ask questions, and make comments. All we ask is that it is done in a kind manner. 

As you can see, our first link-up is next Thursday, the 6th! It's so close! Please plan on joining us!
 We'll be using the hashtag #totaltruththursdays to share posts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and hope you'll do the same! We also have a fun button to share in your post!  We'd love if you'd spread the word, invite others to link-up, and join us next Thursday. Hope to see you there!

16 comments:

  1. this is so great!!! can't wait to get started on some of these topics!

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  2. so exciting and wonderful!!!
    can't wait to join in. :)

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  3. what a wonderful idea. will definitely be joining in!

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  4. What a great idea, Kelsea!!! :-)

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  5. Looks like fun! There are a few topics I'm not sure how to write because I'm not married with kids but I could probably come up with something!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you plan to join in! On the topics you're not sure about, feel free to make up your own topic! :) Or talk about it anyways!

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  6. What a great idea for a link up Kelsea! I'm excited to see what it brings!

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  7. I'm always in need of writing prompts! Looking forwards to these topics :)

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    1. I'm so glad you plan to join in! :)

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  8. I love this idea! I will definitely be linking up!

    -Katelyn

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  9. I had wanted to chime in my support of this awesome link-up before and must have forgot (pregnancy fog strikes again…) Love the idea and hope to participate!

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