#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 3rd

Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 3rd, is your blog. Why did you start blogging? How did you come up with your theme, if you have one? How has it changed your life? Tell us about your blog in your jot! Enjoy!

Just Jot it January is run by LindaGHill.

After I broke my back , for the second time, almost ten years ago I was in hospital for over a month. I had three operations and was told I could end up in a wheelchair. I was in a lot of pain, I was scared,my life was dropping apart and friends were just disappearing.

Well I almost sunk, luckily for me I was sent to a pain phycologist. After a few visits she asked me if I had ever considered writing about my pain, fears and feelings.

Two of my sons helped me set up a wordpress blog. At first it was a self-indulgent miserable blog, I freely admit that.

After a while I got followers and I made friends really good friends. I realised that those friends who had drifted away when I was out of circulation were not real friends and not worth having.

My blog has evolved in the last seven years , no longer a miserable moan fest I hope now it is a diverse poetry blog. I have met so many amazingly clever and kind loving people. Honestly my blogily ( blogging family) have supported, helped, encouraged and given me a purpose in life.

My love of poetry has grown, my views on life have grown. My blogily have truly helped me through some horrendous times, mentally and physically.

So I love blogging, I love meeting other bloggers and I do love the Bloggers Bash.

I hope that I helped other bloggers as much as they have helped me.

In short I started blogging to escape depression and pain.

My theme, poetry and stories.

How has it changed my life. Massively, it has given me purpose,friends and to be honest it has saved my life.

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 05:33:32

    A wonderful post, Willow. I am so glad we are friends. Your post will feature on my blog on Saturday. Hugs.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Jan 03, 2019 @ 06:22:59

      Dear Robbie you all are certainly my friends and I thank you all for that and the support I receive. I look forward to seeing your post Saturday. 💜💜💜

      Reply

  2. Ritu
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 05:41:00

    And the Blogisphere wouldn’t be the same without you sis 💜

    Reply

  3. Ponnz
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 06:14:34

    Indeed, a beautiful journey. Blogging for 7 years!! I find you inspiring in every way. Keep writing. Love Ponnz.

    Reply

  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 06:37:31

    Aww this is so lovely. So glad to have met you Willow you are such a blessing. Xxx

    Reply

  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 06:46:04

    Reblogged this on M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author and commented:
    A lovely heartfelt post from my dear bloggy friend Willow.

    Reply

  6. joylennick
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 08:47:17

    Hi Willow, Pleased to ‘meet’ you. I can’t begin to imagine what it must be like to actually break your back (and twice?!) It’s amazing what human beings can overcome, or at least come to terms with. Of course, it has to come from within and it is to your credit that you have battled your way forward. I’m a self-confessed ‘Graphamaniac (from Greek grapha (to write) and mania (madness), so I KNOW THERE’S MAGIC IN WORDS…I too love writing – anything – and am very fond of poems. I’ll keep in touch if I may? Here’s to the best 2019 it can be for everyone. Cheers! Joy Lennick

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    • willowdot21
      Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:00:38

      Hi Joy, thank you for reading and commenting. It’s lovely to meet you. Great to meet a Graphamaniac (great word) of course we can keep in touch it will be fun. Wishing you all the best for this new year 💜❤️💓

      Reply

  7. Colleen Chesebro
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 15:18:30

    What an inspiring post. I’m so glad you found peace and poetry. What a lovely combination. Hugs and love, Willow! ❤

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  8. pensitivity101
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 16:16:26

    Wonderful post Willow, filled with positivity. 🙂

    Reply

  9. JT Twissel
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 21:46:32

    Oh boy – what a way to start but it seems to have worked. I was ordered to by my publisher as a marketing tool. I doubt it’s helped sell books but it’s been fun.

    Reply

  10. Bette A. Stevens
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 22:18:09

    Wonderful post, Willow!

    Reply

  11. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jan 04, 2019 @ 14:35:10

    A wonderful story Willow of an evolving journey through pain into a bright and vibrant poetry hub. ♥

    Reply

  12. LindaGHill
    Jan 07, 2019 @ 21:26:47

    And I thought it was bad that my mum broke her neck once! 😉 ❤
    I'm so very glad we met, my dear friend. Thank you for being part of my life here. ❤

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Jan 07, 2019 @ 21:56:54

      Hey Linda that’s such a nice thing to say ,I am truly glad to know you too. I hope your mum is okay now. I am grateful to know you too. Love to you and the boys ❤️❤️

      Reply

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