Our fourth and final round of Medicine Cat hustings! Meet candidates Moonbreeze, Pineblossom, and Fernpaw!
Welcome back, BlogClanners! Today is the fourth and final day of the Medicine Cat hustings! Applications are now closed. 🙂
Today our candidates answering your questions will be Moonbreeze, Pineblossom, and Fernpaw. 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!
Hardworking, Passionate, Committed
For those of you who have not seen the form, this speech is going in the box headed by the following words. “Why do you want this position?” And it’s followed by a red asterisk, meaning it’s required. I’ve spent far too long staring at this box. Why do I want this position? Two years ago, at the last election, I thought it was about giving back. Becoming the medicine cat was all about giving back to a community that’s given me so much, and all about giving back to the people who lifted me off the ground and told me that it was all okay, right when I needed it the most. Now, I’m thinking about it again. Why do I want this position? And maybe if I don’t get the position now, if I run again in yet another two years, my answer will be different once again. But here’s what I’ve got for now.
Right now, if you’re to ask me why – it’s simply because I feel like I want to help BlogClan do for other people what it has done for me.
BlogClan gave me a place to feel like myself, it gave me a chance to be the person I had always wanted to be. I stuck on BlogClan for the sole reason of the fact that I made friends. I was welcomed and everybody here, many of who have now disappeared in the nearly four years since I first commented, made me feel a sense of belonging that I really hadn’t felt before. And I want to do that for new members, now, as your medicine cat. I want to show them this place, our little corner of the internet – and I want them to have the same chance to be happy that I did.
Because it would have been so easy for me, back then, to close the tab and turn away. There was so much going on – so many pages, so many instructions and so many names and comments – that I almost did leave, on that very first day. And that only leads me to wonder – how many kids have done just that?
I don’t care if it’s three. I don’t care if it’s twenty. The number, in the end, doesn’t matter. But if there’s a singular one, even just one – that’s one too many for me. I want to help make new members feel safe, I want to help them feel happy and welcome.
While I’m not a mod, as I’m sure you all know – and while it does mean that you all, quite likely, don’t have the same certainty about me and my commitment as you do for the members of BlogTeam – it also means that I’d like to think I understand how a lot of you guys feel about our community, a lot of times, a little bit better. And I don’t mean this in a way to put anybody down – but I feel like I have a different point of view, sometimes. I have the same one a lot of you guys do. I feel a lot more like an average member of BlogClan than a super cool role model – and I want to take that knowledge, that insight that I’ve carried with me for years – into the position of medicine cat, where I can help make the site the best it can be! I totally get that want to be admired, the want to be somebody that everybody looks up to and wishes to be.
I also understand that regardless of our titles, we all matter the same. You all matter more than you may know. I want to make you all understand that, and I want to make you all feel just as important as you are. Because I’ve struggled far too often with my own self worth to let it all happen to you, without even trying to help you all myself.
So, in the end, I guess I want to be medicine cat for two real reasons. I want to be the smiling and welcoming face – and I want to open new members with open arms so that they don’t, like I almost did, lose the chance to find a place that really feels like a second home. And I want to make every single person here feel important. I want you all to feel as special as you are, and I want to take everything I’ve learned from my nearly four years here, and make this site even just the tiniest little bit better.
Observant, Supportive, Empathetic
hello, i’m pine! i’ve been a part of blogclan for more than two years now, and i can absolutely say that this community and the people in it have changed my life for the better. one of my favorite parts of blogclan is how it’s not just a website, it’s a community, and even a family. from the very beginning, everyone is welcomed, regardless of who they are, what they’re interested in, or where they’re from. everyone on blogclan is so different, meaning that you are guaranteed to find someone who shares interests with you. the diversity within blogclan is something so key to what makes this what it is for many people: a home. people can escape from their lives and talk about what they like without judgment here, and they can be whoever they are without limitation. blogclan is like a little safe haven on the internet for anyone and everyone to grow and thrive, among people who will love you. personally, i know that blogclan has allowed me to become who i am today: to feel loved, and to have an amazing support group and friends i’ve gone through thick and thin with. i’m so inspired by everyone on blogclan every day, and i learn a new lesson with each experience i go through. i’ve learned so much about real life topics like lgbtq+ and world cultures, from people with all different experiences with all aspects of life. i have been taught lessons and i have been the teacher, and both are equally joyful experiences with the wonderful people of blogclan. with everything that blogclan has done for me, all i want to do is be able to give back to the community however i can. i want to be someone who inspires others like those who inspired me have, and to be the person that i would want to be there for me. i believe that everyone deserves to have people that bring them up, as well as allow them space to grow. regardless of if i become medicine cat, i still want to achieve these goals and be there for all of you. i know that recently i haven’t been as active, but i’m human too, and life can be hard sometimes. i’ve spent a lot of time on connected and similar sites to blogclan like warriors amino, discord, and instagram, and i’ve gained a lot of experience as a friend, member of a community, and a leader, and i feel like i’ve returned to the blog as a better person overall. honestly, i just feel so lucky to be able to run alongside such amazing candidates, who have all made their mark on blogclan history, and i’m just here for the ride 😛 overall, as medicine cat, i would want to preserve the family feeling of blogclan that allows everybody to be free to be whoever they are, which is so unique to this little community. good luck to everybody else who is running, you guys are all people who i look up to and love <33 thank you all so much!
Open-minded, passionate, hardworking
The Blog, BlogTeam and the members of this amazing community have always been things that I admire and aspire to follow. Their creativity, intellect, theories, and general kindness contribute to a place I love. We are all drawn together by a common interest – that is, Warriors – and while many have drifted away from the series they are still active members of BlogClan, proving how we come for one thing, and are compelled to stay. It’s this beautiful, welcoming environment! For 14 months now, I have been a member of the Blog. Every step of the way, I’ve never felt excluded or unwanted in any form, and I’ve made good friends. <3 Back when I joined, I wasn’t expecting to become this attached to a website. After all, it’s just a website, isn’t it? That is as far from the truth as you can get – BlogClan is a home to all of us. I want to contribute to the Blog on the next level to leave a long-lasting impact for the better, and give everybody the same welcome I experienced – as the Blog’s medicine cat. I want to show my gratitude for the Blog’s existence. I want to connect with each and every member – to ensure that everybody feels welcomed and valued, like they deserve to be. I want to expand on my communication skills and social knowledge. I want to be the kind of person, or cat, that I looked up to when I first joined, and that I still look up to today – Embix, Viper, Goldi, Fawny, Rainie, Cheetah, Birchy, Kat, the current medicine cat, Iceflower, the senior warriors, the warriors, the apprentices, the elders and the kits of BlogClan! When I’m offered a position, I dedicate myself to it. I persevere. I complete all tasks, whether they be at school, on my computer, outside of the education system, to the highest capability. Simultaneously, I’m aware of my own limits and am not afraid to ask for help if I need it. So why should you even consider me as your medicine cat, some cat-loving weirdo on the internet? I believe I am a strong candidate because I continue to keep my mind open, and hold each member of BlogClan in equal esteem. I like to think I’m fair, just – that I am equitable and I promote a safe space for anybody and everybody. Impartiality, honesty, hard work, determination and friendliness are all values I consider essential for those in a leadership position. That being said, I am confident BlogClan’s choice of medicine cat will be purr-fect for the job!! I’m experienced as a school captain, and have taken on a multitude of other guidance-based roles in my life. I feel that as a Blog member on the slightly younger side, I am able to relate with all of you, and understand that age is no barrier. I share common interests, visual art, writing, reading, cooking, with the majority of you, and this will allow me to communicate between BlogTeam and BlogClan effectively. Additionally, I am in a position, and will continue to be in one for the next two years, where I can offer a large amount of time and resources. I am excited for the future of BlogClan – and I want to be a part of its development. I’ve watched the Blog crash and seen it rebuilt. I’ve witnessed the harmony of what we’ve created. I guarantee that as medicine cat, I will give everybody support if they need it, and that every new member will be compelled to stay as I welcome them to one of the most superb places to be. Thank you so much for this opportunity!! <3 I am so sorry you had to read all through that ^^; Keep being amazing and I can’t wait to see who the next deputy and medicine cat are going to be!
Well, that’s a wrap on hustings! There will be a break tomorrow and then the first round of voting shall commence on July 7th!
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. 🙂