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The sunshine blogger award!

Thanks to Addi, over at all that I am, all that I ever was for the nomination. Its been a long time since my our blog was nominated for an award. I’m happy to accept.
Thank the person who nominated you. Done!
Answer the 11 questions set out and ask 11 more to your nominees. Done.
Nominate 11 blogs, not sure I can do that but I’ll nominate a few.

So the questions addi asked…

1. If you could have a pet dragon, what would you name him/her?
I think I’d name her kumari. I just like that name.

2. What is you favourite book of all time?
Hmmm thats a tough one. maybe I know why the cage bird sings by Maya angelou?

3. If a movie was made about your life, who would play your love interest?
Not sure. I dont have crushes on many actresses, much less know their names lol.

4. What country would you most like to visit? And why?
Canada or australia but probably canada because I’ve been to America and I’d like to compare the two.

5. What are three things that fill you with happiness?
Binge watching law and order SVU, seeing my niece and nephew, cuddling with Nitro.

6. What is something that no-one else knows about you?
hmmm well there isnt much that nobody knows. I’m a pretty open person.

7. How do you think mental health services could be improved in your country?
With better funding and less budget cuts.

8. Chocolate or Ice-cream?

9. What is one of your favourite quotes?
I used to have superhuman powers but my therapist took them away.

10. What is your happiest memory?
I have many. One is going to disneyworld in florida. Getting nitro. When my niece and nephew were born. When I kissed my partner for the first time.

11. Why do you blog?

To make people aware of did and ptsd. To vent my feelings. To express myself. To make friends and connections.

My nominees
Matters to Sam

Ellie Sophia

Therapy sucks

Living while healing

Me, finding the missing pieces

My questions for you to answer

1 When did you last laugh?
2 Do you like spicy food?
3 What do you enjoy about blogging?
4 Do you like to talk, or be a listener?
5 If your pets could talk, what do you think they’d say?
6 Rain or sunshine?
7 Do you like thunderstorms?
8 Your favourite song of all time?
9 What do you wish people knew about your mental illness struggle?
10 Do you like talking on the phone?
11 Do you like flying?

a big fright

I got a pretty big fright yesterday. Someone started following me who writes porn. I panicked and took my blog into hiding until i managed to sort it out. I did sort it and they are no longer following me now thankfully. I guess that is the danger of blogging publically, anyone and everyone could start following you. And there are some weirdos out there who get their kicks from other peoples pain and trauma. Its sad, but true.

Has anyone ever had anything like this happen to them? If you have I’m interested in hearing how you dealt with it.

For now, I’m going to be looking carefully at all new followers…checking them out to make sure they are legit and not undesirables.

carol anne

Blogging 201-The first assignment Blog goals!

As some of you might know, I am attempting to do blogging 201, branding, growth, and traffic. The first assignment was posted today. Todays assignment is all about blogging. So why do I blog? I blog to reach out to others. I blog to put my words out there, to get them out in the open and out of my head. I blog to connect with other like minded people on wordpress. I blog because I love to write things down. If my blog exceeded my wildest dreams, it would look like this. I’d be reaching tons of other mental health sufferers and also a lot of survivors of abuse. I’d be helping to raise awareness, through my writing of the issues closest to my heart. I’d have a good number of followers, and lots of discussion going on the blog. I’d also have a few different features each week for my blog such as music Monday, healing with words on Tuesdays etc etc you get the gist. So now for todays assignment, its all about goals. I am going to list 3 goals for myself and my blog. And, I am going to try and achieve these in the not too distant future. So without further ado here they are.

Goal number 1-Publish at least once a day if not more for the next three months.
Goal number 2-Increase my followers by 20 percent by December 31st 2014.
Goal number 3-Create some new features on the blog, asking my readers what it is they’d want to have on the blog.

So there you have it, my 3 blogging goals!
Carol anne