‘The West Ham family have helped me embrace my exciting new chapter’

There’s never a perfect time to start a business or have a baby but try doing both at the same time!

General view at the West Ham United v Manchester City EPL match, at the London Stadium, London, UK on 16th September, 2023.

I thought I’d write a bit of a different piece for this edition about how brilliant the West Ham family is. When I first started posting on Twitter and sharing opinions back in 2008, I never could have imagined that I’d get to speak with so many incredible football fans, as well as creating content for brilliant publications and fan groups.

It went from sharing thoughts about West Ham news, to building one of the most amazing, engaged communities on Twitter (or ‘X’ as it’s now known). Not only that, I’m proud to say that I’ve found a group of people who can disagree about football opinions, but do it in a fun way where we tell others what we think, without making it personal.

To me, it feels like a space where we can all have debates, disagree, and laugh together. After all, you need a sense of humour to be a West Ham fan. It’s safe to say that isn’t common in the football world, which is a testament to the amazing West Ham fans out there.

Recently, I posted about my new copywriting business (@WriteMeThisUK on Twitter if anybody fancies taking a look) and was touched to see so many people support this venture, most of whom I’ve never met in person. Not wanting to be the only one that benefits from the amazing West Ham community, I reached out, asking people to share their businesses and tell us more about what they do.

We’ve had Hammers from every industry tell us about the services they offer, so feel free to tag me @hollseey on Twitter and share info about your business – I’m always happy to share and support! On top of that, I’m so excited to say that I’m playing my part to grow the West Ham family, as me and Dan have a little Hammer on the way, due on Christmas Eve.

It’s safe to say it’s unlikely I’ll be making the Boxing Day game this year. Random fact – West Ham haven’t lost a single game that I’ve been to since I’ve been pregnant, so there’s a chance we could have a lucky charm on our hands. The amazing thing is that despite all the ups and downs of being a West Ham fan, the community remains and it’s something I can’t imagine my life without now.

From emotional support, to rants, charity fundraisers and celebrating good performances, the West Ham family are there for it all. Shoutout to every Hammer that makes it such a great community to be part of and until next time.

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