Our Relationship With You
What interests you, our readers, is uppermost in my mind, right along with the aim of this blog, which is to be “Always Inspiring, Insightful and In-depth.” I take that commitment seriously as this is as much about enhancing our presence on social media as it is about truly helping even one on every given day. My relationship with you is at the core of what we present here. In yesterday’s post, the importance of being original was discussed. While I would love for you to visit with us every day, share our posts with your friends and others that you have a relationship with and leave comments, basically help us grow – sharing practical tips is far more important.
Doing the back office work, checking what you read most on this blog, what you respond well to is an important task for me. It helps me improve our relationship with you. Usually on Fridays, I do a roundup post that highlights the best and most read articles of the week. Our week runs Saturday to Friday, granted we now are guaranteed to post only on weekdays. Taking a couple of days off some weeks is how we replenish and renew our energies to help our focus and efforts in this relationship-building blog.
Now almost at the end of October, I decided to do a round-up for the month as there might or might not be a post here on the actual day – it being Halloween and all. To my surprise, and what brought on the smile, was that the top three posts of the month all had relationship at the centre. You, our readers, this month were most interested in matters of the heart.
Surprise, surprise! How could that be on a blog that does not focus on making money, get rich quick deals, promoting all sorts of products whether we truly believe in them or not or telling you how to blog better?
We do not, as of yet, have the audience size that many of my colleagues enjoy. As a focussed and professional blog and blogger, this one has been around less than six months. So young that Google has yet to rank it, although we are doing fine with other website ranking services. Every day, I invite you to subscribe and join our conversation. Some have taken up the offer but not as many, as yet, as the social media experts tell us (for a price) that they can teach anyone how to get.
Best Relationship Posts of October
The thing is, I am not concerned about ranking, audience size, popularity rating, and any other such matters. Relationship – having one and nurturing one with every soul that chooses to spend 10 or more minutes a day with me here is what is important. Seems that is important to those who visited throughout October as well. They were checking out the following conversations:
#3 – Wellness and Your Next Relationship was actually written and posted in September, however, it became one of your favourites. Could this excerpt be the reason:
“People hate to accept that relationships end. I know that was true of me. Those who particularly dislike this type of comment are the ones who are in committed, long-term relationships, married for a zillion years. Yet, is death not the end of the relationship in its physical form? What has become very clear to me as I have embraced this unchanging truth, is that my “connections” are fewer. My “relationships” are more intense, meaningful and mutually beneficial as the external trappings have been replaced by a deeper concern for quality.” Claudette P. Esterine
Check out the post and share with me, either in the comment section below it or here, whether you are ready for your next relationship or to take the one you are in to the next level.
#2 – Sex Trafficking: Today’s Slavery is not the classical relationship post. One might say it is actually not about relationships at all. They would be wrong. Prostitution, human trafficking and the sex trade in general are aspects of humanity going awry. They are some of the most base examples of people being out of touch with our true nature which is Love. Sex trafficking and those involved in it are serving people around the world who have failed to form a genuine relationship with themselves, first, and with others around them. Many who are involved on the purchasing end of the business – the Johns – are married but are not in a relationship with their partners. That is sad.
This post was also published in September and written by Katelyn Roth, one of our regular Contributors. She shared the story of the lowest of lows, in my opinion, of the sex trade – the children ensnared in prostitution:
“According to police reports, the number of sex trafficking victims almost tripled in just one year – between 2011 and 2012. The Department of Justice estimates that anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 children are at risk for entering the commercial sex trade in the United States. These statistics make the commercial exploitation of US children and youth tied with illegal arms trade as the second largest and fastest criminal enterprise, after the illicit drug. In Wichita alone, between 300 and 400 youth are at risk of sex trafficking each year.”
Katelyn’s post was the second in a four-part series. Do check it out and again, share your thoughts with us on the subject as well as across social media to help continue raising awareness about this godawful affair. [tweetthis]You want to read this blog post about trafficking of US children for the sex trade![/tweetthis]
#1 Wanted: A Man To Pay The Bills was the most visited and read post of October. Most definitely one about relationship, it broadened the conversation beyond the heart to the pockets – the men in relationships pocket. It was the only post of the top three that was written and published in October. Another interesting thing about this post, is that it was written from the voices of three of our female Contributors. Each woman brought their spin to the conversation, sharing as we always do from their personal experience of relationship – with a man or in one case with a family member. Read Katelyn’s, Neelma’s and Clara’s views on wanting a man you are in a relationship with to pay your bills and share your thoughts on the subject with us.
Coming In November
In the coming month, November, in response to the request of one reader we will be doing this kind of post again. Two in fact. The first will be on “emptiness” as I mentioned in a post earlier this month. Our Contributors, including Alexis Ali, will open up and share their experiences of emptiness and offer some suggestions how to fill up again.
As regular readers might have noticed, the men of this blog have been missing in action. Both male Contributors have been away taking care of their businesses and we respect them for that. Whether they will return is an open question. In the meanwhile, we women will continue to keep the fire burning, set the table with the delights we have planned, continue to share with you our thoughts on topical and “heartical” issues that are of relevance to women across the world.
The fourth most read post of October was one of mine and one in which I offered you a tool to support you in any kind of relationship. It is my Fear S.W.A.P © that you are free to use and share. However, as I asked yesterday in my post on being original, please remember that it is copyrighted so the source (me) must be credited. Do visit the Letting Go section of this blog for a collection of posts and other resources to support you as you move toward the life and relationship you really want to create and cultivate.
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