Blogger Interview With Compassion

Blogger Interview With Compassion

I want to thank Compassion for joining me for this interview today and I want to encourage everyone to check out her blog because it’s really wonderful. As always her blog will be linked below after the interview.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Thank you for having me!

My name is Compassion Clement. I’m a Nigerian (4th year college) student. I’m 22 years old and would be 23 on 30th of June (yaayy). I love writing. I’ve been writing short stories as a kid though they end up in my room.

My blog; Heartstrings, is were I talk about all things LOVE, single hood, relationships, and marriage. I do dabble into other topics too like posts on how to deal with life but mostly they are related..

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging last year, June 3rd. Yesterday was actually my anniversary. During that time, I was having relationship issues and coupled with the pandemic, I was bored out of my mind. I was always writing in my diary then a thought struck me, why not make it public?

Alot of people I talk to always have something to complain about in their relationship, friendship, marriage, or even as singles. Some have met me seeking for advice and stuff.

(In my mind, I was like yo! I’ve got problems too)

That was when I created the blog, hoping to reach out to people who have issues with loving, relationships, and life generally.

3. You write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favourite topic to write about?

Yes I do have a favourite topic. I love writing about Love, how to go about relationships, how to deal with heartbreaks… Stuffs like that.

I even started a series where I talked about love languages. This was after, I observed that my partner wasn’t showing me love the way I wanted it. You can find it here https://passionblogcom.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/love-languages/

Another favorite topic I love to write about is maintaining mental health.

Once or twice I slipped into depression and the feeling wasn’t funny. So I decided to write something about it. You can find it here https://passionblogcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/coping-with-depression-8-strategies-to-overcome-depression-without-prescribed-medication/

4. What inspires you to continue blogging?

What inspires me to continue blogging is that I know that somehow, even if its not right now, I’m helping someone out there with one problem or the other.

Also, everyday something new happens in my life. It may be with my partner, my friends, my family, or just me personally. I learn from these things and share my experience just like I did here https://passionblogcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/its-been-a-rough-week-%f0%9f%98%aa/

Also, writing on this blog has impacted positively in my life in lots of ways. I no longer bottle things up, my writing has improved, and as someone told me, I’m improving in my command of English Language.

All these inspires me to keep on writing.

5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging? 

Every blogger’s goals are more views, more likes, more comments and more followers. Same goes for me too.

Also, I hope to reach out to as many people as I can if not physically then through my blog. To let them know that they are not alone and there are solutions.

Lastly, like I said before, I love writing. Currently I’m writing a novel and I hope to punish it soon.

6. How do you balance blogging and everything else going on in your life?

At some point last year, I stopped blogging because I couldn’t balance it with trying to fend for myself during the pandemic.

But since I resumed school, I received a blogging advice from someone. He said I should schedule my writing so I don’t feel overwhelmed.

So currently, even with going to lectures and stuff, I try to write something new every week.

7. What is your favourite food?

That’s a hard one😂. Well, it’s a traditional one like I told you I’m a Nigerian. So my favourite food is “okro soup and tuwon shinkafa (rice meal)”. Asides that I love noodles and fried eggs. And then shawarma. Let me stop here or the list will keep going…I’m a foodie!

8. Do you prefer spicy or sweet foods?

Sweet foods please.

9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I would love to be able to control time.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

That’s pretty much all I want to say however, let me say a huge thank you to the reader for coming this far. For creating time out of your busy schedule to read this interview, I’m really grateful for the love.

Also thank you Pooja for this interview. I’m really honored to be here.

Love conquers all!


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Six Word Story

Six Word Story

“Truth” is sometimes just silly shibboleth’s.


Inspired by a lot of what I’ve learnt in my history courses. A lot of what was widely believed as truth is often proven to be nothing more than popular beliefs with little or no actual evidence. It has a lot to do with social norms, the benefits of these “truths” and more. Is there anything you believed fully that turned out to be untrue? Let me know in the comments below.


Today’s Word:

Shibboleth

1.aa word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning
ba widely held belief
cTRUISMPLATITUDE
2.aa use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group
ba custom or usage regarded as distinguishing one group from others

More about the word.

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Don’t Tell People With Mental Health Problems This

Don’t Tell People With Mental Health Problems This

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Mental Health Awareness Month

As you guys know May is Mental Health Awareness Month and therefore I decided to write posts about mental health this whole week. Today I decided to post about “Things You Need To Stop Telling People With Mental Health Problems” because a lot of people may not know how to talk to someone who suffers from mental health problems. Some people may accidentally say something insensitive without realizing it’s insensitive. I thought I would share the things people say most often and why they are the wrong thing to say. Let me know in the comments what the weirdest/most insulting thing someone has told you about your mental health.

“Get over it”

If it was thateasy do you think we wouldn’t have just gotten over it? This is a really sad thing to say and if anything it just shows how ignorant you are about…

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Blogger Interview With Tuba

Blogger Interview With Tuba

I really hope you guys enjoy this interview and I hope you take a minute to check out Tuba’s blog which will be linked at the end of the interview.

1. Thank you so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Thank you Pooja for having me, I’m Tuba from India 🇮🇳and my blog is about my unique real-time experiences and the weird facts which I wanna share with all my readers.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

It’s just a few months since the point where I was about to give it all up. I’ve started this blogging culture and I never saw myself pausing it, the pandemic and of course, the universal forces made me start blogging😁😁.

3. What are some of your long term goals for blogging?

I always hope to inspire my readers with my real-time stories and facts and for now, I don’t have any long term goals but to encourage or give some proficiency to my readers.

4. In what ways has blogging changed your life?

I think I find a better me in the inscription And I felt more productive towards the blogosphere and basically, I am from a middle-class family who always think very limited, but as I started blogging I started to explore the world and certainly my thoughts slowly expanded.

5.What was something crazy you believed was real as a child?

While I was a child I feel that when we gulp the seeds of any fruits we would reap a little tree in our tummy 🙈.

One more craziest belief was we had a balcony and whenever I go there I thought I am watching the whole world but as I mature I’ve got a clear conclusion that it existed untrue.

6.Do you have any phobias and if so which one/s?

I have a phobia of larger water bodies. This phobia stops me from visiting the beach, swimming in the sea, or travelling by boat.

7.what is your favourite food? 

I love chocolate pastries and donuts 🍩😋😋.

8.Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

A big thanks to pooja and all my readers who are reading this interview, Do make sure to check out my blog for more realistic fun and exciting facts.


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Six Word Story #125

Six Word Story #125

Your parried reply was answer enough.


I know I haven’t replied to comments in a little bit but I’ve been super busy with an assignment. I’m done with it now so I’m looking forward to reading all your comments soon 🙂

Today’s Word:

Parry

  1. to ward off a weapon or blow
  2. to evade or turn aside something

More about the word.

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Another CBD Oil Update

Another CBD Oil Update

Background

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have tried multiple other things including therapy, medication, dietary changes and more to help with the symptoms. The reason I say cope with the symptoms is because in my opinion a lot of mental illnesses have no permanent cure. I know that it is possible with some but when it comes to depression and anxiety many of us are forced to live with it. The only way we can go back to functioning normally is learning how to cope with the symptoms or attempting to decrease them. That’s what medication generally does- it gets rid of the symptoms.

However, medication did not work for me so I started looking for other alternatives. About two years ago I began using CBD oil in an attempt to decrease or manage my symptoms better. At that point, I had been suffering from depression and anxiety for a few years so I had gotten to a point where I was ignoring the symptoms and just doing my best to live a normal life.

When I first began using CBD oil, I noticed an instant change. I had been using it for a day or two and already I was feeling better. My depression and anxiety had decreased significantly, my insomnia had gone away completely, I could concentrate better, I had more energy and I just felt a lot better in general both mentally and physically.

I shared my experience and then wrote another post with an update a little while after that. Since, I’ve been using it for about two years now I thought I would write another update especially since I mentioned it on a post last week and many people seemed to be interested in CBD oil and a couple of people asked about it or said they would be interested in learning more about it.

Dose/Amount

I usually get asked about this so I thought I would start out talking about how much I take. When I first began using CBD oil I took about three drops every night about half an hour before I went to bed. After using it daily for a while, my brain seemed to be producing more serotonin (this is my guess since it helped me feel happier, more stable, digest food better and concentrate better which is what serotonin does) on its own so I stopped using it every day.

I began using it for two days and skipping the third day. After a few weeks of this, I began taking it every other day. At the moment I take it once every two or three days depending on how I’m feeling.

My body has not become resilient to its effects at all and if anything I need it less often the longer I take it which is great.

Anxiety

The CBD oil really helped with my anxiety and just calming down my brain in general. I have one of those brains that never shut up so I used to be constantly overwhelmed which began effecting my sleep and I began suffering from insomnia due to this. However, CBD oil didn’t exactly slow down my brain but it helped me organise my thoughts better if that makes any sense. Like before, I was going from 0 to 100 in like 10 seconds but with CBD oil I’m a lot calmer.

I have social anxiety so interacting with humans isn’t something I’m great at naturally but CBD oil helped me feel more relaxed which meant it was easier for me to socialise and not be so quiet around people. I actually started interacting with others more, having fun and just enjoyed socialising in general.

I once read someone describing having anxiety as that feeling you get when you’re rocking you’re chair and are about to fall but having that feeling all the time and that was pretty accurate for me. With CBD oil that feeling kind of went away which was nice.

Of course, CBD oil is not some magic cure so I’m still a more anxious person that someone without an anxiety disorder but my anxiety has decreased significantly and the symptoms are manageable enough that they don’t interfere with my life. I still get anxious sometimes but it’s never so much that it stops me from doing what I want to.

Depression

I’ve mentioned this before but I’ll mention this again. With depression, I didn’t really realise I was depressed until I started taking CBD oil and the symptoms of depression began to go away. I began to actually enjoy things, had the energy to get out of bed, felt excitement and enthusiasm again and this was a big one- I actually began genuinely laughing again. It was like this cloud over my head had suddenly disappeared. I know it sounds cliché but that’s really how it was.

I began enjoying the small thing again like rainbows and nature. I wanted to create art again, write again and so much more. It was nice to feel enthusiastic again.

Again, CBD oil isn’t a magic cure- I still feel sad or depressed sometimes. I still cry over dumb things. I still don’t want to get out of bed once in a while. And that’s okay. CBD oil has just significantly decreased the symptoms and I can deal with occasionally feeling sad every few months rather than feeling that way every day.

Side Effects

Since,  CBD oil isn’t technically a medication I don’t know if you can call these side effects but I just wanted to mention them because obviously nothing is perfect and some people may experience certain things due to using CBD oil.

I got really great sleep but for the first few months of using CBD oil I did have really vivid dreams. I found them very enjoyable because I love taking notes about all my dreams and trying to analyse them and stuff but I know not everyone would enjoy vivid dreams so this is something I would look out for.

For the first few months, my mouth and eyes were kind of dry which is pretty normal for most cannabis products but if you’re someone who doesn’t drink a lot of fluids you may want to drink more water than you normally do if you start using CBD oil.

Final Thoughts

As I always say on my mental health posts, if you think you or a loved one is suffering from a mental illness or mental health problems please speak to someone and preferably seek professional help. At least get a proper diagnosis first so you can deal with it accordingly.

If you are taking other medications or don’t know how much CBD oil would be the right amount for you make sure to talk to a healthcare professional about it and they will help you figure out what would work best for you.

I know a lot of people talk about CBD oil in order to promote something and I feel like CBD oil has kind of been ruined by annoying influencers trying to push it as some sort of magic cure for everything. That’s why I was so skeptical about it myself. And that’s why I always refrain from mentioning any companies in these posts because I don’t want my posts to be bias. I have been approached by a number of CBD oil brands but I haven’t worked with any of them because I know that if I do the results may be tainted. Even if I consciously try to be unbias I’ll probably subconsciously still be a little bias. I don’t know if that makes any sense because I’m a bit distracted today.

Finally, I would recommend giving CBD oil a try if you are looking for alternatives to medication because I know that not everyone finds medications beneficial and different things work for different people. I can’t guarantee that CBD oil will change your life but it did change mine so I would definitely recommend trying it out. If it works for you that’s great and if not you can try out other things.


Is there something you would like me to discuss about mental health? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll keep it in mind for next week.


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The One With The Reels

The One With The Reels

I have been sharing my Instagram reels on here for the last few weeks since some of you seem to enjoy them. I know that not everyone that follows me here follows me on IG too since some of you may not have an IG account or some of you may not be interested in the content I post there since it’s quite different from what I post on my blog. However, some of you do enjoy my reels when I share them here and have asked in the comments if I can share them more often and honestly they are so fun to make that I get excited about sharing them so I decided to occasionally share them here too. I’ve always been VERY camera shy so this is a big deal for me lol. Hope you enjoy them!


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A Glitch In The Matrix

A Glitch In The Matrix

Admittedly, I have never seen The Matrix so I have no idea what that means. I’ve only seen the Futurama parody version where they kind of diss it which I enjoyed but yeah never really seen the real thing.

Back to the point of the post- I keep trying to write advice posts for Tuesdays but it’s just not working out so from now on I’ll be posting advice posts on Monday and Blogger Interviews on Tuesdays. I have other stuff happening on Tuesdays now that my summer classes have started and I’ve been making reels more regularly and it’s just too much. I have time over the weekend so it would be easier to write the post over the weekend and just edit and post it on Monday. I have my first test today so wish me luck!

Edit: I got 21/25 on the test!

Since it is still technically tip Tuesday here’s a little tip- don’t eat yellow ice lol… Just kidding. Here’s an actual tip- the less you care about what others are doing online and what they think about what you’re doing online the more fun you’ll have blogging. So stop caring so much about others and and just keep doing you.

Also, a blogging friend started a sustainable household items brand and it would be awesome if you support her by checking it out. Click here to view her online store. 


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Blogger Interview With Rahul

Blogger Interview With Rahul

This interview was so great to do and if you enjoy it as much as we did be sure to check out Rahul’s blog using the link at the end of the interview.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

My name is Rahul Gaur, and I am primarily a filmmaker who has made 3 short films and is in the process of writing feature films and TV series on spec now. I have a particular affinity with the written word and have also tried to describe myself in a simple sentence.

Filmmaker by day, reader by night and poetry happens in between

The poetry part is what the blog is about. It is a digital archive of all my poems.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started this blog on January 12, 2017. Since it is January, I guess you could say it was the air of the start of a new year when you want to strive towards becoming a better version of yourself. My simple aim was to write regularly and seeking clarity of my thoughts when I write (which I talked about in my first blog post. If I satisfy the ignored feelings inside a reader, then all the better.

3. Your poetry is really great- where do you draw inspiration for your poems from?

First comes the first words for me, almost always. It loops in my mind until I accept to put it on paper. Then comes a piece of music to it that holds the rhythm of the words to come. If not this then it’s by listening to music, going on a walk, meditating and following the kick you get from learning new ideas.

4. What inspires you to continue blogging?

If I call myself a writer, I have to write. The other inspiration is gaining knowledge, being in this wonderful community of WordPress and reaching as closer to my higher self as it is possible through writing and thinking.

5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging?

My only long-term goals are to write more than I have written in the past year and read and interact with more poets, writers and other artists.

6. Do you ever experience writer’s block and if so how do you combat it?

More than combatting writer’s block it has been about understanding the source of it. What actually makes me think I can’t write? Is it perfectionism? Is it getting creatively stuck? Or is it an external reason not in my control? Then after accepting these problems, I think and write about them themselves.
Recently I went through an illness that made me sleep throughout the day and made me feel a pain that I have never experienced for such a long time. Instead of not writing because of it, I wrote poems that turned that pain into an understanding of it. How my body is reacting to it, the way the illness is metamorphosing in my body and how my mind feels while battling it. This helped me give the strength to overcome the pain and as well as overcome a potential writer’s block.
 Here is an example of one poem that talks about it: About Fragility

7. What is your favourite food?

All the things that I can’t and should not eat like, Burgers, Pasta and Gulab Jamuns. Oh, how hard it is to resist a Gulab Jamun! It is a bigger battle than overcoming writer’s block.
 Maybe it is the reason why I am not a big foodie.

8. What was your favourite cartoon as a child?

I didn’t have a particular favourite cartoon per se. But I had phases of loving cartoons like Oswald, Galactik Football, Ed, Edd & Eddy and Tom & Jerry. I was more into reading Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven and The Famous Five.

9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I would like to have the superpower to have multiple versions of me to write more, help more, listen more and sleep more.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I would like to thank you Pooja for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express myself outside of my poetry. To anyone reading till here, come over to my blog to read my journey of growth and an attempt at understanding the world around me. If you stick by then, I promise you will learn from the articulation of my understandings as I will learn from reading your works as well. 

Thank you and keep on writing and reading!


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Six Word Story #124

Six Word Story #124

“I love you.” I gasped, nonplussed.


Today’s Word:

Nonplus

  1. a state of bafflement or perplexity

More about the word.

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