Blog post re-share : Apps I find help my mental health. — Life with the Hazelwoods

I have tried three of the apps mentioned in this post and, the one I am going to stick with and see how I go longer term with, will be the Calm Harm app.

It’s all about finding what what works for you.
I am mostly a paper based person, as that’s easier for me. But I have tried apps in the past and found a lot not suitable for me, in different ways. But the Calm Harm on first impressions is good and, although I don’t self-harm, I have been feeling suicidal, as well as having anxiety and depression,
I think this app can help for those too.

Do you use apps?

Do visit this bloggers post and comment there.

When your phone is always in your hand it’s quick and easy to download apps that can help when you’re in a bad place. I downloaded calm harm first. It’s been the best app ever for me. It’s completely personalised and you need a password so nobody else will open it. It’s made for people […]

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Blog post re-share: This Will Help

Spreading some smiles.

Letitgocoach

I’ve watched it everyday this week. It’s the best part of parenting. To do what looks crazy and somewhat embarrassing, in hopes they secretly enjoy it enough to follow suit with their own kid one day.

If you need a smile my darling, this will help!

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Blog post re-share: SILENT WARRIOR

I hope my friend Lorraine does not mind sharing this post. I share this because it is so true and I have felt like this too for so long, but I just could not find the words, like Lorraine has done with this post. Do read this post and while you are over at her blog, take a read of her other blog posts.

We live in a noisy world. Full of activity, with little silence. So much talking, so much shouting, so much assertion of self. In some ways all of that is necessary, but we have become so accustomed to all of this that we often fail to see the things that are going on in silence, in the darkness. Here, battles are being won. Here, huge triumphs are taking place. The quiet, unassuming person sitting next to you – would you know what battles they have fought and won? Would you know what triumphs they have embraced?

Everything does not have to be done noisily, with great shouts of acclamation. Respect the quiet person sitting next to you for they may be a silent warrior who has fought and won many battles.

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Blog post re-share: Before You End Your Life – Suicide Awareness — Writing My Heart Out

This post comes with a trigger warning, as it discusses suicide.
It’s a blog post re-share from Writing My Heart Out. 

It’s a post close to my heart, because as you know, my mum attempted suicide back in February.

Also, due to the effects of that hitting me later and now the struggles with my mum since, you will know I talked about being in a very dark place and that dark place was not wanting to live anymore myself.
I still have those feelings, but I am not going to act them out. I am now in tears as I type that.
I am tired, as you know of all this with my mum. I have had it long as I can remember. But the struggles came from my teens, when I was her carer in some way, until this year I said no fucking more, after I took a week off work burnt-out. And so I am now her daughter. Not her carer and due to mum’s current situation as you know, preparations will be put into place by those in charge of her care, that mum is going to have to accept when the time comes to discharge. But until we are at that place, mum unfortunately is that bad, she is not at a place to take charge of her care.

Do read this blog post by clicking on the link below, visiting the original blog post to continue reading and comment there.

Are you at the lowest of your life right now? Does everything seems to falling in front of you? Have you lost faith in yourself? Do you feel like taking your own life & end everything ? If yes, keep reading till the end. Hello everyone! First of all, the reason why am I writing […]

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A quick introductory…

Lots of new followers have joined this year. Hello and welcome to you and thank you for following.
Thank you to everyone else, who has followed this blog and commented here. Many of you have followed this blog from the beginning. I am very appreciative for all followers of this blog, the likes and especially the comments you leave.

I thought I would create this post as a quick page for the new followers, but will probably serve as a refresher for everyone else.

To know more about me and this blog, the about page is always the best place to start, as it will lead to another intro from there.

Another page I suggest you read to learn more about my blog, is the policies and disclaimer page.

Earlier this year, after a website was sharing my blog posts in full, instead if partial and without my permission, (which many other bloggers experienced too, before the website removed them,) I changed a lot of things about my blog.
One was now making my copyright notice I have always had on my blog, now more visible at the end of every blog post. So this is why it’s in your face more.
I also decided that some of my posts were going to be password protected. To read more on password protected posts and how to get a password, then this page is worth reading: Protected Post’s. As I mention on that page, not everyone will get access, so please do not get offended if you don’t. Those that already have the password, it remains the same.
Those I consider friends, or who quite regularly interact via my blog and me via theirs are more likely to get the password.
I don’t do many protected posts, but they will still happen and I plan to write another soon. I don’t automatically give the password out to friends, so if you want to read these posts, then you need to ask me. So please see the above link to see how you go about it.

Posts that are older than 90 days, will automatically close to further comments.
Occasionally, some posts that air, like this one, may not be open to comments when they air.

My blog posts have come slightly less, that my regular readers will have noticed. This is due to me taking a step back with things, focusing on myself, away from my blog. But I do plan to continue to write. I am not going anywhere and if I did, I would announce it here, if I ever was to stop writing.
Writing remains my therapy, but I am finding it difficult to put some things into words I am feeling. I am hiding more what I am feeling, than I would usually express here. I have two protected posts here on my blog, where I have talked about my feelings. I need to write another post on my feelings that will also be a protected post, when I can write it.
My feelings – Part 2 I written back in July and as much as what I have been feeling since, sitting down and getting it into words, I seem to be finding it a bit more difficult than usual.

Once again, thank you to all that have contributed in some way, whether a like, reading from the sidelines quietly, but especially contributing, by commenting. I really do appreciate it.

 

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WordPress, sort out your spam system!

This gripe follows on from My gripe with WordPress. As I commented on there in the comments today, I said how I heard from a blogger that I like to comment on her blog, but all of a sudden, I couldn’t. This was because I was in her spam box.

So WordPress, pay attention. Stop playing with things that people don’t want. But start sorting out the issue where genuine comments fall in the spam box, that shouldn’t be there.

I am not saying first time commenters. I am saying readers who have commented for some time on my blog, without any issues, but all of a sudden now appear in my spam box. I now have also experienced where I have appeared in a bloggers spam box, on a blog I regularly commented on before.

So as this is a common problem amongst bloggers, isn’t it time WordPress you start sorting it? Especially as there are bloggers here who pay for their blog.

In the meantime, until WordPress are bothered, do make sure you check your spam box at least once a week, because you may find a genuine reader who has commented, but landed up there.

 

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My gripe with WordPress

I thought with how I am really getting to feel with regards to WordPress, that I put all my complaining (moaning) in one post here. (I don’t care how you see it.)

I think from my list, it’s quite understandable why I am still considering to leave.

1. Let’s not forget WordPress sneaking up their prices big time, after just a few months in with a domain. Because of this, I couldn’t afford to renew something that was just a personal blog. (Another website I used to be with, already had it in their small print.) And now they have this back at the introductory offer again! Do you really think I am going to fall for that again WordPress? It’s very clear where WordPress priorities are.

2. From reading many other blog posts, via other bloggers, WordPress clearly was not interested in the Tygpress issue. To say that the way Tygpress worked, made me question WordPress security. I bet I wasn’t alone in those feelings.

3. Now I am back to my free blog, it means you have to put up with adverts again. As I subscribe to my blog via email, to check things are working ok, means I get to see these adverts. There are some adverts I am seeing, that I do not like seeing and certainly no supporter of.

3. Finding recently I cannot post a comment on a blog, a blog I quite often commented on and so I would assume I have not been blocked. (I have no reason to be blocked, when my comments have not been offensive, or spammy.)
I have unfortunately unfollowed that blog and I have not heard back as this airs, from a private message sent to inform the blogger I cannot comment on their blog, in case they don’t know.

4. Hearing of other bloggers experiences of WordPress, that I have not experienced to my knowledge.

5. Some genuine comments appearing in spam. I have to check this often, with it a regular occurrence now.

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What’s your experience blogging on Medium?

I have been reading up about Medium ever since Tygpress issue. I also still think about going to Blogger and I still have one part set up, not visible to public, should I still contemplate that move. It doesn’t help my thoughts, after other recent issues, see this post: Some strange things are happening on WordPress. I am only still here after the Tygpress issue, because of the lovely community we have, at WordPress.

What I would like to ask you in this post, for those that blog at Medium, what is your experience with it?

I also have some other questions below, if you don’t mind answering those.

  • Are readers with free Medium accounts, really limited to only reading three a month and being pressured to pay, to read more? (If this is true, I would not use it.)
  • As a blogger, do they pressure you after so long to pay to blog, as what I have been reading for those that just read?

 

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Some strange things are happening on WordPress

Some strange things are happening on WordPress.

The first one I spotted was just before I finished my blog maintenance and decided to do some blog reading. I was looking for a particular blog I follow and just thought she had been quiet, but when I looked at my reading list more closely, I noticed she wasn’t there and so I had to re-follow and caught up with her posts, (which I did not miss many) letting her know.
How can you unfollow someone when you didn’t unfollow and they did nothing there end either?

The latest, I can’t seem to comment on one blog I follow. It’s the only blog I am so far aware of that I can’t seem to comment on, which has only happened as of today, because I was commenting yesterday ok. I see the comment has successfully posted, but when I come back to read later, it’s not there.
There is nothing to say it’s in moderation, waiting to be approved, or to say I have commented already, if I try and comment again.
I have heard of this issue before from other bloggers when reading about it a few months ago. But it’s a first for me experiencing it.
I sent the blogger a private message via her contact form. It says the message as gone, but with the weirdness of WordPress, can I really be sure? I also tried leaving a message in the last post I commented on, but again it’s not there. I thought of an attempt to contact blogger via what I thought was my post she commented on, but it wasn’t my post as I thought.

The only issue I have had, which I can’t remember which blog, was when I apologised for looking like I posted a comment twice.
This was because it did not look like it had gone. I got the blogger to remove the first comment and keep the second up, where I added a bit more, if the blogger did not mind doing so. Which this blogger did not mind.
I have had this issue on other blogs too, but luckily, I opened another window to look at the post in question first, to see if my comment was there, which it was, so it wouldn’t look like I was repeatedly posting.

What WordPress weirdness have you experienced?

Blog update

I am still on a blogging break, but I would like to leave you with an update.

As you know from earlier posts, I have mentioned about protecting some of my blog posts with a password from now on.

Currently, I am still doing maintenance on my blog, which I am near to finishing.

I have just aired a new page on my blog that will mention how to get a password for my protected posts. I am ready to receive these requests, but due to my own personal health at the moment, there may be a delay getting back to you. But I will get back to you and let you know either way, whether you were allowed a password, or not.

Please see page: Protected Post’s for further details on this and read carefully. Thank you.

I hope to start blogging again from September.