Hi!! Thanks for stopping by! It's so cool that you are here. I decided to ditch my old blog and start a new one. (See book - ahem.) Only this time, I promise to be completely honest - and kind. Sometimes I'll even have guest posters, like my brother and even that Nate Rocks kid. He seems kind of cool. But they have to follow the rules. No bullying or gossiping allowed! Speaking of bullying, did you know that October is National Bully Prevention Awareness Month? It's true! How awesome is that?? My cool new friends at Lady Reader's Bookstuff & Uniquely Moi Books are holding a month long event to get the word out, and I'm helping them. Yup - little twelve year old me. They were nice enough to let me post something on their blog and even nicer to let me share it again here with you:
I know all about bullying. Not only have I been a victim of bullying, but also I’ve been a bully myself. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I learned a huge lesson. Let me back up a little...
It all started when I was just a little kid. There was this girl named Haylee, and she was always picking on me. Then she got her friends to pick on me, too. I guess they all thought it was funny or cool or something, but it really wasn’t. It hurt my feelings. In fact, at the start of sixth-grade, I decided not to join the soccer team just because Haylee would be on it too. It all sort of worked out though because I wound up joining the Drama Club instead, and Jordan is also in the Drama Club, and he is just so cute and . . . I’m getting off subject aren’t I – sorry. The point it, I was bullied, and I didn’t like it one bit.
I know I should have told a grown-up about all the stuff Haylee and her friends did to me, but I didn’t. Instead, I wrote it in my diary that I keep on my computer. It sort of made me feel better even if it didn’t make the problem go away – that is, until . . . Well, my annoying younger brother thought it would be funny to publish my diary on the Internet as a BLOG! Do you believe that? Lucky for me, I never signed my diary entries with my real name, because let’s face it – Millicent Marie doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Instead, I chose the name Amanda. So the entire school had no idea I was the one who wrote all that stuff.
I was going to delete the blog, but all these people started emailing me asking for advice, and I thought that was pretty neat. No one had really ever cared about what I had to say before. Except – I went a little too far, and may have said a little too much. To me it was just harmless gossip – at least that’s what I convinced myself, but I hurt people’s feelings and that made me a bully too. I know now that what I did to other people was just as wrong as what Haylee and her friends had done to me. I feel really bad, and I hope everyone can forgive me.
There’s a lot more to the story, so I asked my creator, Karen Pokras Toz, to put it all down in a book for me. I hope you’ll give it a read. I learned a lot about gossiping, bullies, friendship, and respect. If you ask me, bullying prevention awareness should be a year-long event.
Well I guess that's it - Oh wait I almost forgot the best part!!. Lady Reader's Bookstuff is giving away a copy of my book! You can enter HERE. Plus Lady Reader's Bookstuff & Uniquely Moi Books are giving tons more books on their sites - so make sure to visit them everyday during the month of October. See I told you my new friends were awesome!
Anyway - thanks for stopping by and come back again soon!!
Until next time - - Millie
Hi - I'm Millie. Well, Millicent Marie really, but you can call me Millie. I'm twelve years old. This is my blog. I hope you like it. Tell all your friends, but don't gossip, because gossiping is wrong. So is bullying. I know this for a fact. If you want to know how I know, read my book. Thanks for stopping by!