Where Would We Be Without Support?

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Where Would We Be Without Support?

I’ve been contemplating a lot lately. The main focus of my thoughts has been on family, but since starting this blogging journey I realize the importance of friendship more, too. I mainly started blogging because I needed an outlet to express myself.

I’ve discussed a little bit of my health situation in a previous post before, but the majority of my time is spent at doctor’s appointments or at physical therapy. I got stuck in a rut of not feeling anything and just going through the motions.

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One day, I finally got sick of it and I decided that I wanted to change what I could. Now, my health situation is not going to change. But I could change the way I perceive my life and my outlook on it. I remember that when I was younger, writing helped me vent out all the raging emotions that I had inside. I’ve never been much of a talker but putting pen to paper seemed to be my way of communicating. There were some things that I wrote that I would share and others I wouldn’t.

My health situation is not going to change. But I could change the way I perceive my life and my outlook on it. Click To Tweet

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I decided that I wanted this time to be different. I thought, “why not make a blog? I have plenty of opinions. I’m always trying new products, this could work out.”

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Talking it over with my mother really helped me with my decision. She’s my soundboard for a lot of things, and I knew that if she thought it wasn’t a good decision, she would be frank about it and tell me. To my surprise, she was all for it.

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I made the decision to keep some things private and I still am. One of my biggest problems is that I’ve always been quite shy about my writing. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to tell my other family members and friends about my blog.

Britt K/@AltSpeaking on Twitter helped me see that I was making a bigger fuss about it then I needed to. For some reason, I thought that I need to make my blog a topic of conversation or at least bring it up in conversation. In the end, all I did was follow a few of them from my blog Instagram account and word got out. It made me realize if my friends and family, know who I am, then what’s the point in hiding my name. I admit that my thinking is weird sometimes.

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Twitter alone has been a big support to me. In not only finding like-minded individuals, ones who love to write and share their opinions, but people that truly want to support each other in every aspect that they can. When I started my blog, I knew what my topics were going to be, but I didn’t know how to reach readers or interact with others. I’ve learned so much just being on Twitter than anywhere else. And I think with that you have to put yourself out there.

I don’t want to be known as someone who stepped on people to get anything in life. So I want my blogging life/side to be the same way. If I can read, share, RT, or follow, I will do that. And my thinking is, “If I don’t do it for others, then how can I expect someone to do it for me?” Once again, these are just my personal thoughts. But my question for today is: How have you been shown support recently? or, When was the last time that you gave support to someone that needed it?

If I can read, share, RT, or follow, I will do that. And my thinking is, If I don't do it for others, then how can I expect someone to do it for me? Click To Tweet

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Originally Posted October 5, 2017
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  • Reply girlingamba

    Yes! Support is so very helpful and needed! I was hesitant to tell friends and family too (other than my mom because she’s my cheerleader). Reactions were mixed. Some thought it was really cool and liked my social media pages and some just didn’t take any interest. Kind of sucks to know that some of your friends and family just don’t care enough to be a little supportive. Although I know everyone is busy and have hectic lives, it would be nice to get a “hey that’s cool!” I think that’s why I like the blogging community so much because it’s nice to have that support. It really keeps you going!


    October 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply chloeluye

    I think this is so true! I feel like my family are always there to support me, even through setbacks, and it is their love and support that encourage me to turn it into a positive, learn from it and keep going.

    October 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Brown book-lover AFRICA

    When I give someone support I have to be honest and also, I don’t frown at their decisions. If someone wants to do something that they like, I support them because I would also want that kind of support behind me. So it’s out of understanding where a person comes from that I’m behind them.

    October 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Paloma Linda

    I 100% agree that I’ve found valuable support and community on Twitter. I never knew there was going to be so many people helping each other succeed. ❤❤❤

    I dont have a ton of friends in real life, meaning my support system is small but dependable. Having a huge reach on Twitter helps with my confidence to share my writing and opinions with strangers. It took me 29 years, but I finally believe in myself.

    May 21, 2019 at 12:58 am
    • Reply Join The ME Project

      I really appreciate you sharing a little bit of your story Paloma. And in a way, it’s similar to mine. I felt more secure and aware of who I was when I realized there were others who shared the same hobbies and goals as me. Being able to connect with people like that on twitter really opened my eyes to a lot of things.

      May 21, 2019 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Leslie

    Lovely post! I have to say that Twitter by far is my favorite social media platform. I love the support everyone in the blogging and writing communities show each other. I believe that we all need support in all areas of life, and writing is a great way to connect with people.

    May 21, 2019 at 3:05 am
  • Reply motifink

    I actually have been thinking about this a lot lately. I am very big on support. I will RT, I will Like, Follow and doing what I can to help someone who is putting in work to shoot for their dream. But lately, it has been feeling very one-sided. I don’t get the same support and feedback. Part of me wants to just focus on myself instead but other part of me doesn’t want to stop. Its a mess and saddening when you don’t feel supported.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    • Reply Join The ME Project

      I understand completely. When I first started blogging the environment I entered was very supportive. And I feel like the tide has changed a lot in almost two years. As sad as it is. It is very one-sided at the moment. And that can be tiring.

      But then I think, if I quit doing what I started initially then I feel like I’m giving up. If the tide once changed against support hopefully one day, it will change in our favor again.

      May 26, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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