Our third day of Medicine Cat hustings! Meet candidates Pinestripe, Waffleheart, and Mapledrift!
Welcome back, BlogClanners! Today is the third day of the Medicine Cat hustings and the final day of applications being open! If you want to apply to run for Medicine Cat, you can do so here. Applications will be open until 23:59 UTC on July 4th (click here to convert to your local time)!
As day three rolls around, we’ve already heard from a bunch of amazing candidates, and now it’s time to hear from more!
Today our candidates answering your questions will be Pinestripe, Waffleheart, and Mapledrift. Please be kind and accepting and give your best questions to our candidates in the comments below!
Candidates may use the comments below as a space to put their campaign, and the amazing members of BlogClan can use the comments as a space to ask questions, such as: why do you want this position? What are some good qualities you have? What are your flaws? What would you want to add to BlogClan? What changes would you like to make?
I shall now hand it over to our candidates! Good luck to all!
Friendly, Passionate, Kind
Hello, I’m Pinestripe! I’m the local crazy-chicken-lover, and I’m also running for BlogClan medicine cat this year! I’ve been a member of BlogClan for about a year and a half and I’ve loved every moment in this amazing, positive community! Throughout my time here as a BlogClan Warrior, I’ve seen such love and kindness- such an amazing community of compassionate people helping and supporting one another. Witnessing such a huge amount of kindness has been nothing short of an inspiration. Such good proof of how easy and rewarding it is to spread kindness and love- and I am determined to do my part and spread as much of it as I can. I have chosen to run for medicine cat because I’ve always had a passion for helping people feel welcome, and comforting those who are struggling. When I first joined the Clan, so many people made me feel welcome and I had no trouble finding friends. I try to be welcoming as well, and to make the experience of joining as positive for new members as my Clanmates did for me many months ago. I’m always delighted to make new friends- I hope I can express that and help new members feel welcome and included. I also always try to help those who struggle with their emotions. I’ve had my own emotional struggles, and it has caused me to become more understanding of other people who are going through similar things. I hope to use my own experience to help those in need. One of my main goals as a candidate is to help people whose struggles are misunderstood. Too often, I’ve seen certain fears and concerns regarded as “silly” or invalidated in other ways. That bothers me- both as a person who has had personal struggles, and one who cares about other people in need of support. Unfortunately it’s common that people don’t receive the support they need because those around them think their emotions are invalid, which is most likely because they do not understand the emotions that person is going through. I am here to say that if a problem bothers you it’s valid and your need for help is valid. Fears and worries come in all shapes and sizes, but none of them are invalid, and struggles can’t be compared. No one should brush your problems off, and although I may not be able to make everyone do so, I for one am determined to sympathize with people regardless of whether I can relate to them. Another issue I’m hoping to address is that often, even among supportive people, it can be hard to receive advice that is actually comforting, and even well-intentioned comments can sometimes make you feel worse. That can be frustrating for both sides, but in these cases, it’s not the fault of anyone. As someone who relates to feelings of worry and sadness, I hope to act as a go-between with the people struggling and those trying to understand. My goal is both to comfort those in need, and also to help others understand how to best support others when they’re in a position where they don’t know how to be of help. Something I try to do a lot is to reassure people- that they’re loved, that they’re a good person, that their hardships will end- because sometimes reassurance is all you need. I’ve always been passionate about fairness- being fair to everyone is a must and this is something I plan to hold on to if I become medicine cat. Spreading love and friendship is a goal that drives me. I’ve always admired what a positive community BlogClan is, and I try passionately to do my part in adding to the positivity. As medicine cat, I hope to make every single member of BlogClan -both old and new- feel welcome, encouraged, valued, worthy, and loved- because you are, and I love you. Part of my passion is to be a friend to everyone. I think just simply being there for someone- whether to provide emotional support, to listen, or to simply chat- is so much more important than it might seem, and can help a person a lot. Friendship is powerful. So if you ever need some company, you are most welcome to come to me. I would be delighted to be there for you, and every single BlogClanner is my friend. If I win I hope, and will try hard, to be the very best medicine cat I can be, because you are amazing and deserve everything good! I think I’ve said most of what I wanted to say. It’s so amazing and exciting to be part of this election, among my fellow candidates who are absolutely amazing! Although we are arguably rival candidates I believe we are all in this as a team- with a shared goal to make BlogClan a better place. So good luck to you, my amazing friends, and it’s a pleasure to be part of this with you! To all those reading this, thank you so much for everything wonderful you do and I love you!
Fun, Kooky, Crazy
I want this position because i LOVE BlogClan and all its members, and I feel like being a medicine cat would bring me closer to my community, and if I do get elected, I promise to not fall into the medicine cat curse, AND there will be free cookies for all <3333
Accepting, Passionate, Outgoing
For those who don’t know, I’ve been a member of BlogClan for nearly 4 years now, having joined in 2017. During my time on BlogClan, I’ve changed and grown as a person and have always been blown away by how amazing this community is. From the new members who are so eager to talk to everyone, to the older members who might only visit the site every 2 months, everyone on BlogClan is so extremely welcoming and helpful. I would love the position of medicine cat so that I can try and give something back to the community after all of these years. This last year has been hard for all of us, including myself, and whilst I might not have commented as often as I would have liked, BlogClan was one of the things that got me through the hard times we’ve all been through. Being a medicine cat would give me a chance to help those on BlogClan who’ve had an equally difficult time, and be the positive and friendly face I would want to see in difficult times. I feel like I would be suited to helping out anyone who needs it on the Hug Page, as I would like to think I am good at offering advice, and helping to calm down those who might be panicking and require a little help stepping back from a stressful situation. Having someone to talk to is so incredibly important and I want to be able to help out others with the techniques I’ve learnt to manage my own anxieties. Perhaps one of the biggest things that BlogClan has given me is an accepting community to express myself. Many of you may know I am both genderfluid and a lesbian, and my time on BlogClan has actually helped me come to work out my own identity. Being a medicine cat would give me the chance to help more people on BlogClan who might be struggling to accept or express themselves, and I would be a constant presence to help educate those confused on anything. I’m open-minded and am happy to listen to the words of others as well if I am incorrect in anyway, so I think I could be a great medicine cat. I really want to create a community where our LGBTQ+ BlogClanners can feel safe and welcome, especially for those who are in homophobic or transphobic households. As a medicine cat I would be able to uphold these values of acceptance so younger BlogClanners can see that they will be welcome in this community. From the moment I joined BlogClan, the way that people introduced themselves stuck with me, I’ll never forget seeing Sunny reply to me ! Luckily it wasn’t too long after my comment was posted, younger me was entirely unaware of moderation, so I would have been reloading that page for hours without Sunny coming along ! I would love to be a medicine cat so that I can be that welcoming face to the newer members, and even if they don’t hang around for more than a day, at least one person has made a good impression on them or made them smile. As someone who is always willing to listen to ideas, and is not afraid to voice problems, concerns or even fun ideas, I would love to act as a go-between for the mods and the members of the Blog, this way we can promote an environment that makes all of the voices of BlogClanners heard ! I won’t say much more, I may start to bore you ! But I hope this near essay I wrote shows you how passionate I am about this position and BlogClan as a whole. All of the candidates are amazing people, so whoever you choose will be awesome. I would definitely appreciate a vote, however I’m sure the choice will be hard, so good luck to all of you voters making your pick. I’m always here for anyone on BlogClan, so see you around, Mapledrift – signing out.
Amazing job guys! Remember, applications close today at 23:59 UTC.