Needing Positivity

Looking for some positivity today and hoping the blogging community can help me out.

I remember leaning on many other bloggers when I began blogging about 2 years ago now. I found that this community understood what I was feeling and that they really knew all of the right things to say.

I’ve noticed that many of those bloggers are no longer on WordPress or have simply gone silent, so the interaction on my channel has been pretty minimal. However, I’m definitely trying to reach out to new bloggers.

Despite that random and completely irrelevant tangent, I am sincerely looking for positivity here. Any comments would be appreciated. If I don’t receive any comments, I get that too, but I do appreciate you taking the time to view my blog and read this post.

27 thoughts on “Needing Positivity

  1. This is so true! I started blogging a year ago & interaction at the beginning was just amazing.

    But now most of them have stopped blogging, got busy with their lives. It’s sad but can’t do anything about it.

    Only thing we can try is making new friends and keep interacting 😊

    I’m glad to come across your blog & hopefully we keep this interaction for the longest

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  2. A little late on this…it takes me time to get through things and often they’re out of order like my life…but I wanted to say your blog was actually one of the first I regularly read getting back into the WordPress world. Initially I read your stuff on a reddit group, and loved your name lol. Glad you’re still posting tho, I always relate❤️

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    • That’s awesome! I had no idea! Thank you 🙂 I also feel kind of bad because I think that people reading my post think I’m upset at those who don’t post much anymore. That definitely wasn’t what I meant! Lol I was just feeling blue and then went off on a side tangent about how the blogging community has always been great to turn to during those moments. I can see why people thought otherwise though.

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      • I didn’t take it that way 🙂 I like that you reached out to the community exactly how you did-I think it gives people (like me who admittedly is a hermit…but still w/human connection needs lol) a chance to connect and that’s always really nice so thanks❤️

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      • I’m glad you didnt read it that way! I would have felt like a real jerk if it was taken like that. Thanks so much for the kind words though ❤ I’m glad we were able to connect on here and that this community does exist for others to create, share and inspire as well 🙂

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  3. Positivity comes within. We don’t always need to search for. And your posts are great. If writing is your passion, continue it. We don’t need to worry about posting it on time. After all we are humans. Cheer up my friend.☺️🤗

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        I don’t even like cats!

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        FeaturedTo know me is to love me…. or really really dislike me?

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        Whilst so many people in this small world of mine are waiting for me to grow up, those who know me and have learned to love me have accepted the fact that, I’m long since done with growing up, i ain’t going up any further… the only way I’m growing these days is out! Mostly due to the medication I’m taking which makes me want to eat my own arm if I’m not fed regularly plus no willpower and i love food. so, it’s out I grow these days.

        I have an extremely addictive personality mixed with very unhealthy coping mechanisms and no matter how much I know it’s not going to end well, I always convince myself that, if I like it I shouldn’t deny myself the pleasure. Previously it has been drugs/alcohol and recently it’s cake and cheese boards.

        Also, I go through obsessive phases and my cunning 33 year old daughter, convinced me that I, the computer illiterate person that I am, should find out how to start a blog. She challenged me ( without saying the words) knowing full well that I wouldn’t rest until I had at least learned the basics of blogging. I do believe she assumed that, it would take me a little while longer to figure it out but I’m sure she is sleeping more soundly tonight, knowing that my sleepless night would be fully occupied. I’m pretty sure that one of my personalities is like a naughty overgrown out of control toddler, must be so frustrating for people around me but I’m oblivious. I am what I am and it is what it is.

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized 3 Comments  December 19, 2019 1 Minute

        Not a cat lady, not a people person!

        I used to be terrified of living alone and alone with a cat….unthinkable! I’ve had a colourful life to say the least and been homeless on occasion but at that time in my life (and mental state) living on the street was less scary than coping with all the stress and responsibilities of running and keeping a home without another person to tell me what to do and how to do it.

        How times have changed in recent years though and not just being adopted by evilO and allowed to live indoors lol. I mean, can you even imagine having some Reeces pieces or a cream and jam scone waiting in the fridge for you , you come home dribbling like Homer Simpson dreaming of a doughnut , open the fridge and they’re gone. I think I might actually kill them with my bare hands! At least Olive can’t open the fridge, although there was one time when she ran off with my ham wrapped in foil but I won that fight. Oh and another time I was holding a sandwich and she strolled over, licked my sandwich, turned and slowly sauntered off. I was fuming at the cheek of it but no-one saw it happen so, I finished it off with a packet of ready salted crisps, no real harm done.

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 19, 2019 1 Minute

        Meanolive

        So far I’ve mostly been telling you about myself and about how evil my cat Olive can be. I’ve only just noticed that, what was meant to say me and Olive is instead meanolive  she really is mean but that was totally accidental.

        My family might have had the right idea manipulating me into getting her though because there have been times when I’ve thought I was on my last legs and couldn’t even make it to the loo but I’ve somehow managed to crawl to the kitchen and feed and water the little rat and then wake up sometime later to find her snuggled in to me fast asleep. We’re like an old married couple who bicker and moan at each other constantly but couldn’t be without each other really.

        I watch that American expert on cats sometimes who’s like a cat whispererfor mental aggressive cats and I’m pretty sure he couldn’t tame this stubborn, wilful creature ….nor could he tame my evilO either 

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 19, 2019 1 Minute

        Babbling

        I used to work in a residential home as a carer, a job I loved. Very often I would be chatting away for ages to a resident and they’d stare at me blankly before turning to another carer and asking was I speaking English or what I was trying to say to them. Yes, I have been told by more than one English speaking person that my strong Welsh valleys accent is illegible especially when I speak so fast. In fact an automated voice on the phone today had to tell me 3 times to speak slowly and ended up putting me on hold for an hour to speak to an actual human person who also asked me to speak slowly and clearly. My most favourite quote of all is from a beautiful ‘posh speaking’ elderly lady whom I loved and named my cat after. She said with a chuckle, ” Oh my darling, I do love you but you’re sooo common, try to speak proper english.” It makes me laugh whenever I think of it.

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 18, 2019 1 Minute

        About this blog and me

        I am not at all extraordinary, I have no expert knowledge to bestow on you, I am not a great (or even good) writer of English and won’t pretend to be. So, don’t expect anything more than the ramblings of a crazy cat lady who really isn’t very fond of cats at all but has grown fond of her little evilO, described by some as the cat version of her owner.

        I have 7 grandchildren and shall probably mention them at times but will refer to them by number of the order that they arrived into my life. They light up my life and each one has a special kind of quirkiness that keeps me chuckling constantly.

        Me, I have several illnesses which have come upon me in the past couple of years which have now caused me to give up work and other things that I loved to do. I don’t mind discussing them but that’s not the focus of my chat because that’s not all I’m about.

        I will without doubt babble like a brook, even though I’m not 100% sure what a brook actually is or why it babble but I’m sure I’ve heard it said.

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 18, 2019 1 Minute

        Are you sitting comfortably?

        Then I’ll try to begin  …

        As I’ve had a little extra time on my hands lately it’s been suggested, more than once that I should start a blog but first I had to Google “What’s a blog?” Well somehow, an hour or 3 later I’ve ended right here. So, who knows whether or not I’ve just started a blog coz I have no idea?

        I was told that a blog is like a public diary but who wants their diary to be public? Well, maybe me actually. I’m quite a chatty pants at times and as I don’t speak “cat” it’s hard to get a conversation started here most days. Me and Olive just meow at each other a lot which often results in her scratching or biting me, so I can only imagine that I’m saying to her, “Do you wanna piece of me?” and her reply meow is “Yes, in fact I do and intend to take that piece” and she does.

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         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 18, 2019 1 Minute

        The Journey Begins

        Thanks for joining me!

        Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

        Introducing Olive also known as evilO

         Michelle Juliff (Neal)  Uncategorized Leave a comment  December 18, 2019 0 Minutes

        meanolive.WordPress.com. it’s just my ramblings about life 😁

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