How is 2021 Going So Far?

Hello everyone. I thought I’d do a “catch-up” post which isn’t about anything other than the community – which is you, dear reader. It is always so easy to get caught up in a blog post and the next thing you know you’re off on a tangent nobody can keep up with!

So I am going to try and dedicate some of my blogging time to these types of posts where I invite my readers to talk about their troubles or triumphs, woes or concerns (if you want, totally up to you) and everything else in-between.

One thing I learned last year was that reaching out was merely a blog post away. That’s it. So if you feel the need to vent, cry, shout, scream or do whatever you need to do, my blog comments section WILL always be open – always. My blog may not be large but the number is unimportant. I would rather have five bloggers who genuinely care than a blog of five million who don’t.

And that’s it so if you feel like you need to talk about something and you’re okay with that happening in a blog post comment, fire away!

I also wanted to say that I am extremely proud of this blog and its readers. My blog has come a long way since I first started it and it would be nothing without the lovely people that read it and comment.

It’s early days as far as 2021 goes but if you need I am only a blog comment away 😁

Catch you in tomorrow’s post or in the comments – stay safe and I’ll talk to you soon!

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Thanks for your support!

Darkside Community Showcase – Neil

I’ve missed a couple of months for Community Showcase which I started back in June but it’s back this month! Today I am choosing a newer member of my community who has been one of my most supportive readers since we started following each other.

Neil is a friendly and funny guy. He always manages to say something humorous and in these trying times, sometimes you just need a giggle, am I right?

So if you’re looking for someone worth following, check out Neil’s blog right here. Neil blogs about a variety of things including using Blender, Linux, Windows and he also blogs about daily life.

I am always happy to promote my readers to give back a little of what they give to me – unconditional support and friendship.

So thank you Neil, your support means everything and is one of the reasons why I enjoy blogging so much.

Until my next post, stay safe out there everyone and I’ll catch you in the comments!

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Thanks for your support!

June Community Showcase – Mei-Mei Jedi by Knight

Hi everyone! So it’s that time of the month again where I showcase one person on my blog that had supported me from the “dark times” otherwise known as the days when nobody cared what I blogged about 😂

Even as I write these words, I am grinning because I am amazed at how some people have just stuck by me and followed my blog through the high points and the many low points.

Mei-Mei

Since Feb 25, 2018

The important thing I try to remember is that it doesn’t take thousands of people to follow you to make it worth the journey. It only takes one kind and loyal person to believe in you. It really does, and I think I have found some lovely people since I started blogging here, and Mei-Mei is one of those people.

We first met as a Star Wars thing, and I’ve seen her blog grow as well during that time. Mei-Mei is also a great photographer and if you love photography, definitely check out her blog here.

I hope we have many more great days together as mutuals, Mei-Mei. Thank you for all the support over the years, my friend 😀

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Community Showcase Series

There is one thing that I have come to value above all things in my blogging experience, and that is community. I have been very blessed to find some wonderful people on WordPress.

So I have decided to dedicate a post each month to the people that have supported my blog since day one. I think this is the best way to say “thank you” for all your comments, likes and most importantly, for your support.

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I will randomly pick one blog to highlight each month. While I don’t have all that many followers to share with you all, I do have some wonderful people that are part of my small community. And you will be introduced to them through my blog.

If you have at least one person that appreciates you, you have a lot. That is kind of what I’ve learned over the last few months of blogging.

Your community really is everything.

Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you in the next post where I’ll be introducing someone from my unique little community!

 

 

Trust in a relationship and why I think it’s so hard to keep

I am not a very trusting person. And I don’t know how that sounds to you, but it’s just a reality I’ve had to deal with most of my life. It dates way back to when I was a kid and how I saw trust in a relationship completely eroded because one person decided to treat another like crap. This can have a profound impact on you when you’re growing up, and you won’t even realise it until you form relationships of your own. And that’s the annoying thing. It doesn’t even have to be a relationship with a significant other because trust is the basis for all healthy relationships (in my opinion) and if you don’t have it, you don’t have much at all, really.