Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • Thanks so much to Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for gifting me The Inspiration Award!  The feeling’s mutual, by the way!
  • I launched both the Mental Health @ Home Store and my new book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis this week.
  • I didn’t work at all during the week but I have a shift tonight.  It’s the only shift I’ve got for the whole month, although I’ll probably end up getting another shift because one of the regular staff calls in sick fairly regularly.
  • I seldom use my aromatherapy diffuser in the summer because it’s nice just having the fresh air coming in through the windows, but this week I’ve switched my aromatherapy habits over to fall mode.
  • It’s not been a good week mood-wise.  Probably a combination of time of year and dreary weather.
  • Someone saw fit to plagiarize the post I did this week about suicide not being selfish.  Sure, they changed a few words, but the vast majority of it was lifted word for word from my post.  This person has a very small following, and I’m one of only two people that regularly read and like their posts, so obviously I was going to see it.  I got a response to the comment I left from the blogger saying the post was written by a student, and the blogger would ask this student to take it down.  Um, how about you do it yourself?  What she did delete was my comment.  Okay then, time for a DMCA takedown request, and I just heard from WP this morning that they’ve taken the post down from that person’s site.  People seriously piss me off sometimes.
  • Someone who was a friend in my life prior to becoming a hermit followed me on Instagram and Medium the other day.  No message or anything, just a follow.  It felt a bit intrusive.  It’s not so much the looking that bothers me, since it’s not like I’m particularly hard to find, but there’s no need to follow me.


As a guest on my blog this week, I had Natalie from Something in Mind.  Check out her emerging blogger post if you haven’t already!

In case you’re in the mood to check out some five-star moustaches, have a look at my post for The Haven, Movember is just around the corner.

How has your week been?


books by Ashley L,. Peterson: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Psych Meds Made Simple


40 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. You’ve made something of yourself if people are plagiarizing. So happy for all the good things happening for you this month!

  2. Wow, this plagiarising thing would piss me off very much, good that you’ve dealt with it so well. But Johnzelle makes a good point that in a way it’s like a success that people value your writing enough to plagiarise it. 😀 I hope your mood improves a bit soon and that you’ll have a good weekend. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a full and mostly rewarding week with the online store and book launch. Belated congrats. I’ve never understood the literary cowardice of plagiarizing original content. Nicely done by you.

      1. Sorry, I wasn’t clear those were two separate comments:

        1) I’m sorry about the plagiarism.
        2) Maybe the Instagram follower you knew in real life just likes your writing?

        1. Oh ok. The Instagram person was my best friend before I pulled away from everyone. She was the person who persisted the longest in trying to contact me when I was hiding away from the world.

  4. Oh my gosh, who the heck would copy your great blog post about suicide not being selfish? That makes Meg so angry!! I’m glad you got the post taken down! Grrrr.

    Congrats on the blogger awards!! YAY!!

    Dreary weather? Heat spell here. I crave dreary! But I know what you mean!! I hope your mood improves!! 🙂

    It’s been a wild and crazy week here, as per usual. I went to tap dance class today and didn’t like it. There was too much energetic pollution, and the male student was such a letch. [Shudder.] I know that’s not the teacher’s fault, but… ick. At one point while we were working on our footing, she lectured him by saying, “Please keep your eyes on your own reflection in the mirror.” That’s how bad it was. But it wasn’t really for me, anyway. I think I prefer pilates so far!!

    Working on my contest story!! I hope you’re having a great weekend!!

  5. I like these weekend wrap up posts by you since I like knowing how you’re are doing! I seldom have energy to comment or read lately, despite how there’s so many bloggers I want to check up on whose stuff I enjoy reading.

    I don’t understand why the plagarist didn’t simply Reblog you. For me I don’t always use the Reblog button but I’ll quote an excerpt stating so and link to the original post.

    As for that long lost person following you, I wonder if they just want to “stalk” to see how you’re doing, or if they actually want to reconnect

    Congratulations on launching the store and book!

    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, I think the person probably does want to reconnect. I guess doing it this way just makes me feel rather exposed.

      I don’t understand why anyone plagiarizes rather than reblogs. Reblogging is a compliment, plagiarizing is not.

  6. I used to have a diffuser but I hated replacing the sponges all the time. You are a popular blogger. It makes sense they would copy your work. It means you are successful

    1. I’ve got an ultrasonic diffuser that gets filled up with water and a few drops of oil. I like it because that way I can switch it up between a few different essential oil blends.

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