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Would you like to write a blog for Moodscope? Friday July 8, 2016

We've had some great blogs recently from our Moodscope members which have certainly given us all food for thought and encouraged more and more people from the Moodscope community to comment and contribute which makes each topic even more interesting.

If you haven't visited the blog on the web site yet, please take a look when you have time. Everyone there wants to help and provide support to others. It's a wonderful, safe place to discuss any problems or issues you may have. Sometimes, we know, it's just good to know that you're not the only one who may be suffering.

We're now looking for more people to write for Moodscope, so if you'd like to, now's the time. You can write about your experiences, therapies/strategies that have helped you, books you've read, music that lifts your spirits, poems that you like - anything really that might uplift or inspire our other members. It should be around 350 words.

Just send your blog to support@moodscope.com for our editorial team to take a look at.

We look forward to reading them and sharing them with our members.

Many thanks.

Caroline
The Moodscope Team

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


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Debs Fri, Jul 8th 2016 @ 6:47am

Morning all ;-) I would wholeheartedly encourage you to have a crack at a blog for Moodscope, wherever you are on your journey, whatever you think about your writing, whatever the voice in your head tells you about it not being a good idea. Believe me, when I wrote my first blog, Margaret (my head voice!) was on the rampage 'Don't be stupid Debs, who will want to read what you've got to say?! You're not a writer. And you don't belong in this community anyway so just give it up now before you look stupid'.

And then when my first blog came out, before I even had chance to open the email she was off again 'I tell you, nobody will respond to it! Don't open the email, all the comments will be negative and you'll look a fool!'.

Ahh, Madge, I said, I do love you so but SHUT IT!!!!!!

And when I opened the email and read my words back I was quite shocked: they sounded ok. And the first comment said something like: 'Its 3am, I can't sleep and I've just read your blog. I feel like you wrote it for me, the words echo exactly how I feel. Thank you.'

I remember it so clearly - I lay in bed crying, feeling so moved that my words could have done that. And if Margaret had had her way I wouldn't have had the chance.

So, what I'm saying is, ignore your inner Margaret, Gladys, Boris, Bert or Nancy (apologies to anyone reading with those names, or anyone who knows anyone with those names, or is thinking of calling their child one of those names, its not personal ;-)) and put what you feel down on paper; it may help you and it may just make someones day to read it.

xxxxxx

Anonymous Fri, Jul 8th 2016 @ 8:25pm

Thank you, Debs, for this encouragement. I'm going through a rather alarmingly dark period, and maybe I need to write this down for the group. If only so others feeling the same as me can feel less alone in it. The biggest thing daunting me at the moment is coming up with a suitable handle, as I don't feel comfortable posting under my real name!

the room above the garage Sat, Jul 9th 2016 @ 12:32am

You've done it already... 'A suitable handle' is perfect :-)

Anonymous Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 9:38pm

Ha! Thank you, Ratg!

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