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Why I Have Not Written A Blog Post For A While





I have not been active here for a  couple of weeks, I have been going through some tough times but I am back and wanted to tell you why I have been away.



Have you ever had times when you just want to hide away and just be alone? well I am normally an upbeat lady and do not let anything get me down but the past couple of weeks have changed all that.

I received some bad news and thought ok I can cope with this and carry on, but then things just went from bad to worse and I felt I could not continue to carry on with my business for a while. I needed to focus on myself and my family before anything else in order to pull myself out of this, I was feeling worse every day and could not shake off this awful sadness.

After a week of doing no work I thought to myself I can get over this and so I began to reply to comments that my readers had left for me, but guess what more bad news arrived, I found out that a friend who had been given the all clear from cancer last year had been told it had returned and there was nothing the doctors could do for him…..boy that just knocked me for six, my husband too, we were left in shock!

I am sure there are many people who have gone through the same type of thing and maybe still going through this, so if so you can relate to how I have been feeling, I have not felt like doing much of anything, could not get myself motivated.



Over the weekend my husband and I have spoken about all that has happened and we decided that we must move forward, life goes on and we must too, so here I am back with you all again.

It happened that I was just about to write a batch of posts and schedule them in, if that had been the case then I would have had my posts going out at the regular schedule but hey that did not happen so I hope you will all come back to visit me, I thanks you all in advance in the hope you have forgotten me and my blog :)

I would also like to ask if anyone would be interested in writing a guest post for me? I am going to start posting a guest post here at the end of every month so I would love to hear from you if you are interested.


Once again I would like to say thanks to all my readers and hope you will understand why I have not been around and visiting you at your blogs.


I will be back later in the week with a new post so be sure to look out for it.


To your success

Thanks for reading






About Pauline
I am an English lady living on a Greek island. I work from home as a Bronze Team Leader with SFI Strong Future International.

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  • Phil

    Hey Pauline,

    Sometimes it sounds hard, but life goes on. Maybe work will help you to get over this and come back into life.

    I wish you all the best, keep on movin’ :-)

    Phil recently posted..Epic Gallery Plugin Review – Powerful WordPress Gallery PluginMy Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Phil
      Yes you are correct I am sure, work will keep me focused and my mind on things other than my sadness, thanks for your support, I really appreciate it.
      Have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  • Sapna says:

    HI Pauline,

    Very sad to hear about your friend and these type of news really saps great deal of energy from us and I can understand that fuly.

    We haven’t forgotten you and don’t worry we are always there.You take sometime and recover before starting once again.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Sapna recently posted..Awesome ways to get Facebook likes and Tweets(Cartoongraphics)My Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Sapna
      Thanks for your support and kind words, it helps me feel a little better each day. It has helped me to share this, I felt so much better after I had written this post and not keep it bottled up inside, life has to go on as they say…
      Hope you enjoy your day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • Debbie says:

    Hi Pauline;
    So sorry you’re going through a difficult time and no worries about the rest. You do what you have to. I went through a very rough period that lasted about two years and am just now recovering. Life is never easy, but your loyal followers should remain, no matter what.
    Debbie recently posted..#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; MAR. 10/13My Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Debbie
      I know many people go through the same difficult times and we all cope in our own way, sorry to hear that you went through bad times but glad you are getting better now. I am so grateful for all the support and kind words my friends here are giving me, it means so much to me.
      Have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm
  • Erwin

    Hi everyone,

    I hope everything will be OK with you Pauline. Sometimes life is tough but we must carry on. There are good and bad times but we must go on and on.

    I wish you all the best and I hope to see new posts soon.

    Take care and head up.

    Erwin recently posted..Getting The Most Out Of Something FREEMy Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Erwin
      Thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate it.
      Life does go on and we must try and enjoy as it is precious, I am slowly getting there and will be back to regular postings. The support of all my blogging friends is really helping me a lot :)
      Hope you enjoy your day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm
  • Cody Hind

    Wow, sounds like a lot to deal with. Glad to hear you are managing and starting to push through.

    Sometimes the only way to get out of a rut like that is to just force your way out by taking a little action and it sounds like that’s what you’re doing. It’s easy to focus on the negative but usually that only breeds more of it.

    Best wishes and hope things start to turn around for you!
    Cody Hind recently posted..March 11th Day Trading Recap: 4 Points – The Week Starts SlowlyMy Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Cody
      Welcome to my blog, and thanks for your kind words, it is not easy but with the help of my family and friends I am slowly getting better.
      Funnily enough yesterday we went to a beautiful lake nearby to scatter the ashes of a friend who passed away a few months ago, his wife said to smile and celebrate his life and that is what we did and I felt a little brighter :)
      Have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  • Tonya Stephens says:

    Hi Pauline,
    No we have not forgotten you. I thought something was a foot.
    So sorry for your friend.
    We should enjoy our lives and tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. It’s the little things in life that matter the most.
    Tonya Stephens recently posted..Get Your Share Of The Attention | How To Write A Great Headline!My Profile

    March 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Tonya
      Thanks for your kind words, your support means a lot to me :)
      Life is precious so like you say we must tell our loved ones how we feel, we never know what is around the corner….
      Hope you enjoy your day, and thanks again for stopping by.

      March 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm
  • Joy Healey

    Hi Pauline

    So sorry for your news and completely understand. I lost my partner to cancer last year and just wanted to hide away and give it all up. There didn’t seem any point in going on.

    No, I haven’t got over it, and probably never will. However, after Christmas the time felt right to re-motivate myself, as John was a fighter too and wouldn’t expect me to quit. I can almost hear him telling me off if he thought I’d given up, he was so supportive of my online work.

    Keep your chin up.

    Joy Healey recently posted..Chocolate Cravings and MagnesiumMy Profile

    March 12, 2013 at 2:55 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Joy
      I am so sorry to hear about John, life is not fair at times, we never get over something like this but we have to go on.
      I lost both my parents to cancer a few years ago within 2 years of each other, I got through that with the support of Bill my husband and I will get through this too. I really appreciate all the support that my friends here are giving me too, thanks for that :)
      Have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • Leslie Jeansonne says:

    I am so sorry you are going through such a difficult time. Allow yourself to grieve but don’t let it consume you. Yes life does go on and things eventually get easier. Your positive attitude and husband’s support you will get through this difficult period. Best wishes.
    Leslie Jeansonne recently posted..Finding TreasuresMy Profile

    March 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Leslie
      Thanks so much for stopping by, and your kind words, it means a lot :)
      Life does go on like you say, I am getting there slowly and to be honest it is doing me good to write it down and talk about it with my blogging friends and all the support I am receiving.
      Come back again real soon, hope you have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  • RobG says:

    Hello Pauline, I’m very sorry to hear of the sad news, I was wondering what happen to you because I know you always stopped by my blog.

    We won’t forget you my friend, we sometimes have to deal with real life stuff it’s understanding but we also have to be strong because it is a cycle and sometimes it will repeat it self over and over.

    Stay strong and we are with ya:) have a great day my friend
    RobG recently posted..How Would You Rate your Self As a WordPress Web designer And Coder?My Profile

    March 13, 2013 at 12:42 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Rob
      It is so nice to read your kind words, thanks I really appreciate it :)
      Sometimes life deals us a bad blow and it’s not easy but I am slowly pulling myself through this, although we had to go to scattering of ashes of yet another friend who passed away around 6 months ago, it was quite a nice day really as we were celebrating his life and and leaving him in a place he loved…
      Thanks again for your support, have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • Steven Stuart says:

    Hello Pauline,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your friend and the tough times you’re going through.

    I lost a brother to cancer a couple of years ago, and I know it’s hard to deal with this kind of news.

    I couldn’t ever forget about you and your blog, you’ve been a big supporter of my new blog, and given me some very much appreciated advice.

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers. – Steve
    Steven Stuart recently posted..Social Media: Moving Ahead With a Facebook Fan PageMy Profile

    March 13, 2013 at 4:14 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Steven
      It is an awful disease and hard to deal with, I lost both my parents to it a few years ago! I am slowly feeling better and with the support of all my blogging friends it helps me get through this.
      Thanks for kind words, enjoy your day.

      March 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  • Evan says:

    Stay strong! You are a good person and just keep in mind that after a streak of bad luck the good luck will come back to you|!!! You have a great talent so keep up!
    Evan recently posted..2013 review of Mint Themes – A Fresh New Look For Your SiteMy Profile

    March 13, 2013 at 10:19 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Evan
      Thanks for your kind words, I am getting there slowly :)
      Have a great day

      March 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  • Dee says:

    Hi Pauline,

    First, a big hug. I’m so sorry you have been going through such a rough time, and my heart goes out to your friend and his loved ones.

    Take all the time you need to be there for your family. We, your blogging family, will still be right here waiting.

    Wish you strength and hope you find reasons to smile. Like the adorable puppy in the image!

    Dee recently posted..Should You Redesign Your Blog?My Profile

    March 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Dee
      Thanks so much for the hug :)
      It has not been easy but I am slowly feeling more positive and this week has helped as I have said in my new post Tips to Make Your Business Successful through Affiliate Marketing. I am so grateful to all my blogging family who are giving me so much support, I very much appreciate it.
      Thanks again for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoy your weekend.

      March 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm
  • Corina Ramos

    Hello Pauline

    I’m so sorry to learn about your recent bad news but I’m so glad you and your husband decided to move forward.

    I don’t think any of your loyal readers have forgotten you and your blog and I’m sure you’ll get bloggers who will guest post for you.

    I have faith everything will work out and you’ll be back in no time. Meanwhile take time with your family. You’re in my prayers :)

    All the best,
    Corina Ramos recently posted..How To Blow A Job InterviewMy Profile

    March 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Corina
      I really appreciate your kind words, all my blogging friends have been a great support for me, and made me feel a litle better :)
      We went to a scattering of ashes ceremony on Tuesday for another friend (how many more!!) who passed away a few months ago in the UK and his wife wanted to bring him back to a place that he loved, so we went to a lake near here and had a nice day remembering him with lots of laughter and smiles and that helped me a lot, I have added a couple of photos on my latest post of the day Tips to Make Your Business Successful through Affiliate Marketing
      Hope you have a great weekend

      March 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • Neamat Tawadrous

    Hi Pauline,

    You have been a great support online Pauline. We just can’t forget you.

    So sorry for your friend. I also lost my mother-in-law last week and I can understand quite well what you are going through. For the last two weeks, I found it very difficult to sit and write blog posts or even get an idea for a post. I am glad that I had some posts written and ready to go. I really feel your pain Pauline but life has to go on and we need to bounce back.

    Indeed, it’s the little things in life that matter the most.

    You are in my prayers Pauline and be strong my friend. This is life.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat Tawadrous recently posted..6 Tips To Help Shrink The Learning Curve in Network MarketingMy Profile

    March 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  • Enstine Muki

    Hey Pauline,
    Life often treats so bad at times but we are able to overcome such bad times by taking tough decisions to move forward. I’m glad you and your husband came to the point of overcoming this bad moment by pushing forward.

    My sincere regards to your friend and I pray God to touch her. Cancer cannot embarrass God and I know he can do a miracle.

    Hope you have a nice weekend
    Enstine Muki recently posted..How CommentLuv Plugin is Damaging Your SEO!My Profile

    March 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Enstine
      Thanks for stopping by, and your support, it is very much appreciated :)
      Life goes on and we survive with the help of family and friends, I will be back to my normal schedule of posting real soon.
      Have a great day

      March 20, 2013 at 11:25 am
  • Lynne says:

    I hope things get better in the days to come. I have been through rough patches also and there have been days that I would just like to give up, but I think of all my blessings and try to move forward.
    Lynne recently posted..What is Emotional Coaching?My Profile

    March 19, 2013 at 5:25 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Lynne
      Thanks for stopping by, yes it is hard and there are days when I wanted to curl up and be on my own….thanksfully I have some great friends who are giving me the support I need and I am so grateful to all the wonderful people here in the blogging circle.
      I hope you have a great day

      March 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

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