Palmerston North, New Zealand

Missing in Action – Mental Health

Missing in Action – Mental Health

As many of you know I was in England for 18 months. You may also know it was not a nice time except in small amounts. I struggled a lot, my mental health hit rock bottom several times and it wasn’t nice. One day I will write the story of my time in England.

One of the things I missed the most during my unwanted downtime, was posting blogs for my business, chatting to my clients and friends and sharing all your posts…especially those I thought would be interesting to others.

I finally came back to New Zealand and it has taken me a month to sort myself out – my mental health – and start anew with sharing posts. I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I’m not sure if it was with WordPress or if individual websites unfollowed my site. The reason I know is that I found myself re-following many sites I was still getting emails from. This caused issues with reblogging various posts, meaning it tool longer.

Ok, I do understand in some ways why my website was unfollowed…lack of content and new blogs, lack of shares.  However, I don’t recall anyone trying to find out what happened to me or my website. Perhaps I am overreacting…I blame my mental health issues.

Please note though. I will always follow you, even if you’re quiet. In fact, I way well send you a message to find out how you are and if you’re ok. You are all important to me and my company. Without you…I can’t move forward. I can’t promote and I can’t share.

Please think before you unfollow someone. You could save a life.



3 Responses

  1. Patty says:

    Hi Claire.
    I think it might have been a conbo of things.
    First WordPress did lots of diddling round with their site over the last few months which seriously caused all of us problems.
    I had to refollow people too and so don’t feel alone there.
    Yes, a few may have unfollowed and not checked up but lots of those who follow you here also follow you on social media and were indeed keeping up with you there and knew what was going on with you.
    Be gentle with yourself, you’ll rebuild yourself better than ever before.
    It will just take some time.
    You must get your health back on track, so go slowly, be sure you receive the right care, and give yourself lots of self-care as well.
    We love you.

  2. Libby Sommer says:

    sorry to hear it’s been a difficult time for you, Claire. yes, follows and then unfollows are very disappointing. i find this particularly so on Instagram. it seems to be normal practice on Instagram. i wondered about Word Press. had thought there was some unfollowing going on. the last comment from Patty explains a few things. i’m sure you’ll build up again, Claire. take good care. Libby

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