Our fourth round of Deputy hustings! Meet candidates Cheetahspark, Rockpelt, and Pebblerose!
Welcome back, BlogClanners! Today is the fourth day of the Deputy hustings! Applications are now closed. 🙂
Today our candidates answering your questions will be Cheetahspark, Rockpelt, and Pebblerose. 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!
Understanding, Loyal, Warm-hearted
When I first joined the blog, I was immature to say the least. It was my first time interacting with people over the internet, not to mention I was already poorly equipped with social skills in my real life. But when I discovered the blog, it was like I had this amazing opportunity to let my real self shine through and not be afraid of what others might think of me. When I look back at my first few months or so on the blog, I remember long conversations, silly jokes, the beginnings of friendships that I would remember for years to come, and more than anything, pure and undiluted joy. These months were a whirlwind of activity, a time in which I was so enamored with this new community I had found myself in that I dedicated myself entirely to every aspect of it. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was building friendships that would prove to be stronger than many I had made in real life.
I look back at my old comments from this period, though, and it’s so strange to see how differently I acted. Some of my comments were downright snarky, rude, arrogant, and insensitive. It wasn’t intentional, it was just that at the time I didn’t quite understand what it meant to take others’ feelings into account. I was so wrapped up in my own mind that I didn’t notice what impact I had on others. However, throughout my time on the blog, interacting with people from so many different backgrounds and hearing their stories, I slowly started to understand what it meant to truly be mindful of different people. This change didn’t occur over a few short months, and it didn’t happen all at once. In fact, it’s still happening. Every day I grow more and more and continue to learn what it means to be a kind person. Don’t get me wrong, I still slip up frequently and I will never be perfect, but I always try to work hard to be the best version of myself that I can be.
This story is hardly unique to myself. We all grow from being on the blog, whether we’ve been a part of the community for years, months, weeks, or even days. So many of us look back at our old comments and are embarrassed by what we see, but I don’t think we should be embarrassed by our old comments because they’re a sign of how far we’ve come. Sometimes I see comments that I made even months ago and it still astounds me how different I am now.
What I’m trying to say is that as deputy, I want to continue to let BlogClan be a place where we’re allowed to slip up, make mistakes, and even be a little dumb sometimes–because we grow from all of that. No one is perfect, and it’s ridiculous to pretend to be. One of the best parts about this community is how caring we are towards one another despite whatever mistakes we make. The best thing we can do is be ourselves and work a little harder each day to truly be the kind of people that make the world a better place through simple acts of kindness. I can say with complete confidence that I would not be the person I am today without learning from every single person that I’ve come across on the blog, and I know most of you feel the same.
Seriousness aside, I hope you all have a ton of fun during the elections! I can’t wait to answer all of your questions 😀 No matter what the outcome is I will continue to try to be a role model for others and keep BlogClan a safe and happy place as long as I’m here <3
Creative, Passionate, Optimistic
I’ve always loved making people happy. Especially over the past year, I’ve strived to brighten the atmosphere in the people around me. I stumbled upon the Blog early on during the Covid-19 pandemic. It really brightened my day, so I returned. Every day I came back to the Blog and I loved it. I’ve posted multiple articles over the course of the last year. What I’ve noticed is how friendly the blog is to everybody no matter who they are or their opinions. I’ve really loved that. I want to be a bigger part of a community that cares about people in such a great way. I want to show my appreciation to the Blog for helping me get through the pandemic, and I hope to help others get through hard points in their own lives. 🙂
Accepting, Brave, Profound
It would be an honor to serve this amazing, supportive community. I’ve been here nearly four years now, and met so many wonderful people and made friends I’ll cherish forever. In those years here I’ve realized something: BlogClan isn’t just a place where we talk about warrior cats. It’s a place where we are accepted for who we are and encouraged to be happy. I’m running for this position because I want to add to that, to reinforce that, and uphold it. This place has changed me a lot. I’m smarter. I’m more mature. I don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t searched up three words: “warrior cat blog”. I’ve heard this place be called a second family. BlogClan really leaves an imprint on it’s members. Let’s make it the best it can be.
The first round of voting shall commence on July 7th! Tomorrow we have one more hustings post!
If you haven’t been in any of the hustings posts and applied, your applications were not valid due to not meeting the requirement of being here at least one year from what comments we could find. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂