Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Calling all readers!

This blog gets quite a lot of hits every day
Any where between 300 - 1000
I look at my statistics and see that people from the four corners of the earth read it
From the U.S. to Australia
From the UK to Singapore 
From Spain to Mexico
However 
I only really know a small percentage of you
And only a small percentage of that actually leave a comment
Of course I know some of you
The regulars you might call them
And I look forward to hearing from you each post
But today I want to reach out to those of you that don't comment
You silent readers
Or lurkers
Whether you read every day
Or drop by from time to time
Whether you have commented before 
Or never commented at all
If you have an eating disorder
Or some other mental illness
If like me you struggle with addiction
Or are trying to maintain your sobriety
If you comment anonymously 
Or use a fake name
If you are lonely
Afraid
If you feel like you are dying inside
Or maybe you are embracing recovery
If you read to relate
Or you read and count your lucky stars you're not like me
Maybe you don't like me
Maybe you are one of those anonymous commenters who gives me a hard time
Whoever you are
And where ever you are from
I Invite you today to come out of the shadows 
And let me know who you are
What your name is
Why you read 
Why you visit my blog
Why you agree or disagree with me
I invite you to introduce yourself
I'd love to meet you......

11 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm H and I blog very inconsistently on wordpress. I'm 32 and have had an ED (a nice spectrum of varieties) and depression for about 20 years. I've been seeking help for the past four years and I'm getting there, slowly but surely. It's a bit of a bumpy road though as you know! I started reading your blog a long time ago and I check in most days- I love your honesty and I genuinely want to see how you're doing- even though I don't actually know you....hmmm, when I write it like that it seems a bit weird! I'l try comment more often now I'm out of the shadows :)

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    1. Hey there,

      Thanks for your comment
      And for supporting me and my blog
      I just love to hear from readers old and new
      It is a bumpy road to say the least
      But we will get there
      We are determined and stubborn people

      I'll look forward to hearing from you again

      Take care x

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  2. Hi Ruby,

    My name is Melanie. I'm eating disordered, not in recovery. I love your blog and I read it every day and I have for a long time. I love your blog not because you're perfect, but because you're not. You try, and sometimes you stumble, but you always, always get back up again. You're a fighter and you've got grit and you inspire me and you remind me that it's ok not to be perfect all the time, none of us are.

    Melanie

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    1. Hey Melanie,

      Thanks for your comment and your support
      You are so right
      I am far from perfect
      But I'm glad that this blog can help people just like you
      That's exactky why I write

      Much love x

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  3. I guess I fit into this category, although I have commented here once or twice.

    Hi, I'm Dorcha Aingeal and I infrequently blog about whatever happens to be on my mind at any particular point in time. I found your blog a long time ago and have been following it since. I'm always glad to see anyone in the blogosphere trying to recover because I can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be. I have always seen you as a strong person, and I enjoy your unique writing style.

    So greetings from a lurker,
    From, Dorcha Aingeal

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    1. Hey dark angel,

      Of course
      I remember you and your beautiful name
      You have commented before
      Thank you for reading and commenting
      I always love to hear from people who follow my story
      I must check out your blog

      Xxxxx

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  4. I am Ellie. I have been reading your blog since you started writing. I come check for updates every day. I have an ED and chronic PTSD. I have commented a couple of times before but never gotten a response (which is completely fine).
    I have never commented anonymously, nor would I. I do like you, quite a bit and would (and have offered) love to be a support for you if I can. I quit smoking 4 months ago and you have been my biggest inspiration for that, so thank you.
    I read your blog because I greatly admire you. You have shown strength and determination which few have. I would be proud to know you.
    Loving thoughts from Canada
    Ellie

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  5. I am Ellie. I have been reading your blog since you started writing. I come check for updates every day. I have an ED and chronic PTSD. I have commented a couple of times before but never gotten a response (which is completely fine).
    I have never commented anonymously, nor would I. I do like you, quite a bit and would (and have offered) love to be a support for you if I can. I quit smoking 4 months ago and you have been my biggest inspiration for that, so thank you.
    I read your blog because I greatly admire you. You have shown strength and determination which few have. I would be proud to know you.
    Loving thoughts from Canada
    Ellie

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    1. Hey Ellie,

      Yes I remember you too
      Gosh I am so sorry I never replied to your comment
      I hope you see this reply
      I try to reply to all comments but always get them all
      Thank you for your kind words
      And that's amazing that you gave up smoking too!
      I am so impressed!
      And thank you for your offer of support
      I would love to stay in touch of you ever want to email me feel free
      We can all use all the friendship and support we can get
      I do hope you see this comment
      Let me know if you do....... X

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    2. :)
      I shall send you an email

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  6. Hi. I've always enjoyed your comments on other people's blogs so I'm a newcomer really. I don't have my own blog. I did for a short while, chronicling my foray into cosmetic surgery but I axed it. I'm happy to hear other people's stories for now.

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Thank you for leaving some love x