Skinny Hobbit from Growing Into Myself recently did a post that contained this Youtube video. The video is about supporting someone who is grieving, but it's a powerful message about validation in general, which is what inspired this post. Many of us have chosen to blog because there are difficult experiences that we're dealing with. … Continue reading The Power of Validation
This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output. This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value … Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing
Another year of blogging is drawing to a close, so it's a great time to reflect on both the accomplishments and the weird & wonderful info that WordPress offers up for us in our stats.Total number of posts published: 547Total number of words: 303,000 (average 554/post)Number of countries viewed from (although WP seems to have … Continue reading Year in Review 2019 – Blogging
If you've spent a bit of time in the blogging world, you've probably come across blog awards. You've probably also noticed that some people do them and others do not. I evolved from an award-doer to an award-don't-er, so here's my thought process along the way. When I first started blogging, I really enjoyed blog … Continue reading Do You Do Blog Awards?
I got the idea for this post from a recent post by Kacha at Food.for.thoughts about social media and depression, and I think it's a relevant question for anyone who shares parts of themselves on the internet – how genuine are you online? In-person communication typically involves three levels: verbal, paraverbal (tone of voice and … Continue reading How genuine are you online?
Emilia from My Inner Mishmash has given my a My Inner Mishmash Readership Award, and today Santa arrived at my door. Casper was on hand to supervise the opening of the package. This is Emilia's majestic cat Misha on the front of the Christmas card. Casper is either admiring Misha or contemplating going in … Continue reading Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award
For various reasons, most of us like it when we get brand new blog viewers. It may be because it's great to have a new voice added to the conversation, or it may be for more business-oriented reasons, or it could be a confidence-booster. Even though, at least for most of us, numbers are not … Continue reading How Do You Find New Blog Viewers?
The last six years or so have been a ride. I thought alcohol rehab in 2014 would be the end of it. I thought the same for sex/porn addiction rehab in 2015 or jail in 2016. Then there was my first book and launching this website. Initially designed as just a promotional tool, I had […] … Continue reading If You’ve Ever Wanted to Help My Cause, This is It — RecoveringPornAddict.com
It's week 27 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for the details. This week's theme is being thankful and grateful. These five furballs are what I'm most thankful for.
KUCHED JUST DROPPED The Big One-Dot-Oh … Oh, It Feels So Good To Get A Little Something Done, Darlings. “Been Fighting The Fight. Walking The Walk. This Beautiful Journey Of Mine Is Yours.” … Ain’t Losing Today. My Sweet Lord. Glory, Father For The Man I Am. SO, LET’S GET CRACKING Slap Dat […] via Blog … Continue reading Blog Party On The Love Train (1) — KUCHED
I've read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version. Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews. This week we have 3 books by Marie Abanga. Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered I always … Continue reading Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Marie
It's week 24 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for more details. This week's topic is managing mental health during the holidays. Question Prompt: Do you have a stable relationship with your family and/or friends during the hustle and bustle of the holiday … Continue reading Working On Us – week 24 – The Holidays
We all have our own ways of managing the comparisons and assorted other icky feelings that inevitably come up as part of being in an online community. WordPress has now taken away one of my ways. Normally I avoid looking at stats, and at things like who's liking who. I get into a pattern of … Continue reading Who likes you?
Hi people! 🙂 So, the time has come. The time to reveal the winners of my brand new conception which is My Inner MishMash Readership Award (or MIMRA). My Inner MishMash is an award that is planned to be confered every year before Christmas, to the three most involved, insightful and engaged readers of My […] … Continue reading My Inner MishMash Readership Award. And the winners are…
I've read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version. Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews. This week we have Michelle Tikalsky, Natasha MacFarlane, and Barbara A. Lawrence. Shattered The story is very … Continue reading Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Michelle, Natasha, Barbara