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Can you help? We think you can... Tuesday April 12, 2016

...We'd like you to contribute to our new help and advice section of the web site.

Time and time again we have been told by our members that the reason they get so much out of the Moodscope daily emails is because they are written by Moodscope members - people who understand as they are going through similar experiences - and that the help and support provided by the blogs and comments is invaluable.

We've published lots of really great blogs, and comments, where people have shared their inner thoughts, strategies for coping, what's worked for them and what hasn't etc.

Well, we'd really like to pull together all these wonderful nuggets of wisdom and publish them in a section on the web site so that everyone can access them and benefit from them.

We'll be placing them in various categories so they're easy for people to find and we're also going to compile a 'top tips' page that everyone can vote on.

So, please, please share your knowledge, tips, insights or thoughts – anything you think someone else may benefit from. It can be one or a few, the more the merrier.

Please email them to support@moodscope.com and please add your permission for us to publish them on the Moodscope web site.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards.

The Moodscope team.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.


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Comments

Norman Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 4:12am

Caroline, are you able to re-use past blogs and posts? Or do you need them re-sent?

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:46am

Hi Norman, we could use past blogs and comments, but as we need people's permission to use these contributions, we would prefer it if they are re-sent. Kind regards. Caroline

Leah Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:02am

Caroline,
Is it possible to have a Q & A page?
What about a message board- I know some people don't like personal messages on the blogs but that's the only way to get a message to some one. It may be too costly or hard to do- just an idea.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:48am

Hi Leah, yes, we will be doing a Q and A page very soon. Not sure about a message board, but we may well be giving people the opportunity to connect with each other as buddies in the near future. Kind regards. Caroline

LillyPet Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:41am

Hi Caroline,
What a great idea! Especially categorising them for easy reference. I'd be happy for you to use any of my contributions that might be helpful.
Ditto Leah's thanks for all your hard work.
Love and light to all, LP :) xx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:49am

Thanks LillyPet, that's great. Caroline

Hopeful One Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:50am

Hi Caroline- You are welcome to use any of my blog comments. I am not quite clear about the email bit.Does the Moodscope Team want us to copy them and send them as an email to support@moodscope as well ?
I would suggest a joke or humour section as in my opinion 'a laugh a day keeps depression away"

Here is today's offering. Thanks to all those who took the time and trouble to comment. I find the feedback very helpful.

A psychiatrist visited a mental institution and asked a patient, "How did you get here? What is the nature of your problem?" He got this reply... "Well, it all started when I got married and I guess I should never have done it. I got hitched to a widow with a grown daughter who then became my stepdaughter. My daddy came to visit us, fell in love with my lovely stepdaughter, then married her. And so my stepdaughter was now my stepmother. Soon, my wife had a son who was, of course, my daddy's brother-in-law since he is the half-brother of my stepdaughter, who is now, of course, my daddy's wife. So, as I told you, when my stepdaughter married my daddy, she was at once my stepmother! Now, since my new son is brother to my stepmother, he also became my uncle. As you know, my wife is my step-grandmother since she is my stepmother's mother. Don't forget that my stepmother is my stepdaughter. Remember, too, that I am my wife's grandson. But hold on just a few minutes more. You see, since I'm married to my step-grandmother, I am not only the wife's grandson and her hubby, but I am also my own grandfather. Now can you understand how I got put in this place?"

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 11:47am

Hi HO, we're really looking for tips, advice, what's worked for you etc rather than full blogs. We're definitely going to include a joke section which I think you might star in! Kind regards. Caroline

Angela Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 9:09am

Hi Caroline, it sounds a really good idea, I will think about it when my brain wakes up later.
Thank you HO for the jokes, they are very helpful x

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 11:47am

That's great, thanks Angela.

Anonymous Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 9:44am

Hello Caroline. People who access Moodscope whether they are members or not can look up past blogs can't they from looking at the list on the right of the day's blog? Are you proposing to have a webpage which puts the blog titles under headings so that people can look up those whose title interests them?
Will the Q&A be FAQs?
I think the idea of having some sort of message board so that we can send short messages to each other is a good one (Leah's?) However many of us won't have time I suspect to use that very much. So your new webpage is really for newcomers to the site and for us to acccess previous blogs?
Lastly..sorry too early in the morning..who will write the top tips, insights etc?
Thank you Caroline Julxx

Anonymous Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 11:54am

Hi Caroline. I've re read your blog and think you answered all my questions in it. Sorry for asking them again...Julxxx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 11:57am

I've replied below - you did say it was a bit early!! Lol

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 11:56am

Hi jul. Yes, everyone can access the blogs. Not all the blogs though are about tips etc that might help someone and that's what we want this new section to be about - a quick and easy categorised tips and insights - a mine of useful information - and this is what we are asking the members to contribute to. The q&as will be FAQs. Carolinex

Anonymous Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 12:14pm

Ah I understand now. Some blogs do not contain tips. A mine of information..sounds good. Julxx

The Gardener Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 6:20pm

Can't see at the moment what I could contribute - would not dare to give advice! Have said, many times, what I gain from Moodscope and the interaction - it's the amazing reaction - to the initial blog, then thoughs provoked by the postings. I think I am being dim, but are we not sending messages to each other already? I often reply to one person because they have raised a personal issue

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Wed, Apr 13th 2016 @ 12:38am

Hi Gardener, you have some great stories of learning for others.

Sheena Tue, Apr 12th 2016 @ 7:58pm

What a good idea Caroline! Thank you for continuing the work and trying new ideas too. For me, tips will spring to mind out of the blog and its context. Sometimes it seems to me that there is more common ground here that comes from our 'virtues' than our 'ailment'. So ... one tip I guess is "Life is not a competition. We can only look at ourselves and endeavour to be as good as we are able". In short I do wonder if mental distress is a consquence of not giving up where many might? Sheena

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Wed, Apr 13th 2016 @ 12:37am

Thanks Sheena. Thank you for your contribution. And thank you for appreciating what we are trying to achieve.

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