My blog Ruthie Mbuba is mostly a platform for me to share my life experiences and what I’ve learnt so far. And the other time, I share my journey of working from home as a freelance writer.
Maybe my blog will share a few skeletons in my closet but I’ll mostly talk of the demons I’ve fought. Particularly the demon of depression. At some point in life, I battled depression which was caused by my life not turning out the way I’d mapped it out in my head. I got lost in the disappointment and it was such a tussle trying to get out of it. I turned to the internet for advice and that’s where I discovered various blogs. Years later, having slayed my demons, I thought “Why not do so for someone else?” My hope is what I share helps readers slay if just but one monster in your life.
It’s for and all about the 20 year old that feel completely lost, the 30 year old who want to start fresh, the 40 year old who never got the chance to follow their dreams and the 50 year old who want to stop saying “my biggest regret in life..” because you know what? Your life isn’t over!
I m a very passionate writer. I began with my blog to help, allowing the readers to be unconventional, learning to accept and let go. Sharing experiences and opinions on life! I wanted a platform where I could share. Hence, I began!!
So who in the Hell is Tony and what is this bologna he speaks about?
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls My name is Tony and welcome to the backstory of Tony`s bologna.
I’ve often struggled to put-a-finger-on what the theme truly is for my blog. I’m guessing a reader would probably know better than I, as I never really cared to set an agenda. I don’t know if I’m a satire blog, I don’t know if I’m a personal development blog, I don’t really know what I am, I just am. Not to come off as office-drone-discovering-yoga-for-the-first-time but I don’t really believe in boundaries or labels anyways, they’re all arbitrary and convenient for someone else.
Essentially the question is what do you write about? Well to be honest, I’m selfish, I only write about the things that are interesting to me. I write what I would want to read.
It could be personal development, it could comedy; my mind is always changing. So how has that translated? I often write about the random bullshit that I have floating in my mind. I guess I’m drawn to the doldrums of everyday life and try to find the comedy behind it. My most popular posts have been where I’m poking fun at everyday things like Gas Station coffee, or the stupid phrases people say. Whatever I write about, I try to blend honesty with satire and my goal truly is to entertain the reader. As someone who creates, each word you write paints a picture in someone else’s mind, I want my paintings to be memorable, funny and smile inducing.
They say misery loves company, and I believe I started this blog to escape a sense of misery and the (Unwelcome) company it provided. I had just moved home after failing at a job that I traveled across the country for and was feeling quite low. I just had a feeling that I needed to do more with my life and I concluded that writing was the only avenue that I had 100% control over. So I started my blog with the thought, I don’t know how this will work out, but I certain I’ll be able to leverage this one day. Fortunately it worked out. I been able to use my blog to get me paid gigs, meet new people and really take my life in another direction. I’m happy I started and I’m still stunned by the amount of people who reach out to me saying they like my work. I’m really thankful for gifts I have been given by God, and my readers who make me laugh and keep me going.
“Write Into Life — Rachel McAlpine on writing, blogging, and staying alive until we die”
I began this blog to document my personal “boot camp for the bonus years” in 2015. This eccentric boot camp triggered new ideas about life, blogging, and growing old, so I have carried on writing into life.
Last year I carried out a detailed survey of older bloggers and published the results in a series of blog posts. (The results amazed me and have triggered a new project.)
Now I write short articles about blogging, and very easy, friendly poems about ageing (because I’m 79 and it’s getting weird), and cute photographs that show what certain cats are thinking. At times I write about other things as well.
As a long-time professional writer, I care about the numerous ways that the act of writing brings health and joy and better thinking… not to the reader but to ourselves as writers. Writing has enriched my rather long life, and as a teacher and researcher I try to help others to access that same deep satisfaction and delight. Oh, and I do a lot of terrible drawings too.
My blog is a blend of international teaching and life experiences I endure while living and teaching abroad. Right now, it is a journey through a cancer diagnosis. In November I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I decided to remain teaching in Uruguay while undergoing chemotherapy. There are posts about teaching experiences, travel experiences, and international medicine experiences.
I decided to take a leap into the international teaching scene. I had been a public school teacher in the States for six years and needed a change. Sight unseen, I took a job in Montevideo, Uruguay at the American school. Most of my friends and family had never even heard of Uruguay. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have to look it up on a map before signing the contract.
I was inspired to start the blog Teach Abroad Coyle to keep a log of what it was like to teach in a foreign country. It was a way to keep all of my family and friend and former students informed about my new life. It was also a way for me to process the new memories I was making in my new country.
My blog is about our world from a mindset point of view. The way we see the world is deciding the type of world we’re living in. We can change that if we want to even though it requires lots of hard work, but I believe it is worth it because we matter! Always!
I was in a place I didn’t know what to do with my life. I had some sort of a fog over my mind and because of this I couldn’t clearly see where I’m heading to.
I started to read more about mindset and about how it is influencing our lives and I started to write about what was going on in my head and also about what I found in my readings. This brought some clarity for me and I want to share all of these with other people because
I don’t want for people to have the fog I had over my mind and I also want for people to realize that it’s more important what’s within ourselves compared to what’s outside.
The name of my blog is InVaJy, It is all about the truths of life we encounter in various stages of human life. It’s platform for sharing the experiments with truth and place for achieving peace of mind. If anyone love sharing experiences and spread happiness, he/she will feel exactly at home here.”
The articles published here are always reflecting on simple wisdom and learning innovative ways to apply it to our intricate lives.
Life comprises a range of responsibilities, struggles, dreams, and relationships. Readers will find posts about life tricks, decision making, adopting change, delight, motivation, inspiration, love, inter personal relations, meaning, possibilities, mindfulness, spirituality, effortlessness, satisfaction and minimalism.
I began blogging on Xanga, in 2008, whilst I was my wife’s primary caregiver. I needed a constructive outlet for all that I was feeling and thinking. I also needed to begin a network for the looming day when she would be gone and our son would be out of the house and on his own. Xanga folded, more or less, in 2011, the year Penny passed and son, Aram, entered the U.S. Navy.
I found that WordPress, first with a free blog site and then a paid site where I could have unlimited storage for my photos, was a fine place to park. Righteous Bruin became Sagittarian Seeker, about a year ago.
Put on the spot, I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what I blog about… except to say, whatever takes my fancy. I expound on what life throws me, what hairpin curves I finesse and what nosedives my plans take.
It is a tale of victories and sorrows, wrapped in a suburban bow.
There might be cupcakes or dragons on any given day. And some days, both.
Which rhymes with EE-thor or Eye-thor, depending on my mood.
Some days it rains.
Other days, I’m out in the garden and can’t be bothered to show up.
I write daily poetry and other creative writing, speaking to whatever is currently occurring in my life or happens to be in the forefront of my mind. This ends up encompassing a wide range of topics but I primarily write about relationships, love, mental health, time, light, and energy. I write as a creative outlet as well as to express myself and connect with others.
When I started my blog, most of my writing dealt with an ongoing divorce and my personal mental health struggles. It has since evolved, and though these topics still surface from time to time, they are no longer central.
I have also worked with several relationships defined as muses. I had never really worked with a muse relationship before and neither had any of them – it was a new experience and brought about some very inspired writing. I have since, inevitably it seems, fallen deeply in love with one particular muse, Blackbird, whom a majority of my writing either is about or to.
I found myself in a place of great darkness at the beginning of 2018, and realized that I needed to speak or my words would swallow me alive. I began posting with no real goal, other than to share my story and release the built up writing. I began this journey with the (rather foolish) intent of remaining distant and anonymous, but have since come to love this community, finding new meaning in the relationships I have built and the perspectives I have gained. I am slowly working to open myself up, and feel I have gained a family of sorts in those I have come to love here. I am inspired every day by the stories and poetry others share, the experience I encounter in my life, and those who I share this journey with.