My Comment Authors In October 2014


fireworks-pxAmazing how we find ourselves in November – the month of fireworks – already, and it's time to do a round-up to thank friends who have commented on my blog this last month.

October has been a BAD month for me in many ways.

Most importantly both my parents have been in hospital. In fact my Mum is still there and has been hospitalized for almost a month except for a couple of days when she was released – probably too soon, as she had to go back again within just a few days. Despite the scare stories you may read in the newspapers, Mum has had excellent care (thanks to the wonderful staff at Bridlington Hospital) and I have reason to be very grateful for our British NHS.

They're such a devoted couple, in their 90s, that being parted from my Mum has sent my Dad into a deep depression and I've spent quite a lot of time in the North of England at their house doing what I could for them. This hasn't seemed to achieve much as my Mum is still in hospital and my Dad is still depressed ๐Ÿ™

One dreadful day in particular poor Mum wasn't expected to survive the night and as many of the family as possible drove North to see her – only to find her sitting up smiling brightly and asking for a sherry to go with the trifle she was enjoying! Needless to say my son Matt was dispatched to bring her a glass of sherry and the nurses turned a blind eye. She's a fighter, that's for sure.

The Future?

In desperation we have now set up a live-in care package for them as unfortunately it's not practical for me or my sister to be away from our businesses long-term. Live-in care is not ideal, and takes a little getting used to, but the five hour trip each way is tough to do by myself, and it's better than my Dad being alone until Mum comes home.

It's just been a roller-coaster of a month, so business has taken a back-seat for October, and probably will do for the rest of the year too.

Round-up of October's Posts

I managed just a couple of posts (below) but the second one was made in such a rush between trips “home” to see Mum and Dad that I didn't manage much promotion and many of my regular readers may have missed it. If you didn't see it, now's your chance!

Here are my October posts:

1) Mobile Website Design : sparked off some very interesting comments that I learned a lot from.

2) Retargeted Advertising – Breaking News Story : told us more about this method of marketing that may, or may not, help you increase your sales. I share my own experiences and would be very interested to hear anyone else's.

Afraid that's been “it” for October, but many thanks to all the lovely people below who made comments on the few posts I did manage to make!

Total Comments on this Blog in October 2014

Hello, My name is Edward Thorpe.
I dropped 4 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Jan Kearney.
I made 3 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Oloyede Jamiu.
I dropped 3 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Liz McGee.
I made 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Carol Amato.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Suprabhat Mondal.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Mi Muba.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Mark.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Suprabhat.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Sam Bralley.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Harleena Singh.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Hollie Hawley.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Angela McCall.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Emmanuel.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Vandefan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Manik.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Jackson Nwachukwu.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Mike Gardner.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Sandy.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Sherri Stockman.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Harish Sharma.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Sandy Tan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Una Doyle.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Joan White.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Adrienne.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is jon.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Joan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Tim Bonner.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Nisha Pandey.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Bilal Ahmad.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
30 comment authors with 43 comments in the month of October 2014This list was generated by MyCommentAuthors
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  • Carol Amato says:

    Hi, Joy,

    Ya know, sometimes life throws some curve balls at us, and we need to change our schedules to meet the needs of our family members.

    For instance right now I’m babysitting my brand-new grandbaby because my daughter was admitted to the hospital. I’ve been here a week already to help her recover, so I’m really thankful that I planned to stay another week or two.

    Business is definitely on the back burner at this time.

    You put out quality content, and I enjoyed the articles you wrote this month.

    I hope you have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€“ Carol

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Carol,

      Congratulations on the birth of your new grandbaby and very best wishes for your daughter’s recovery and return.

      It’s times like this I’m so thankful I’m self-employed and able to help out at home.

      Thanks for your kind words and let’s hope for better times ahead for both of us. I’m going to see my granddaughters this weekend, so that’s certainly something I’m looking forward to.

      Enjoy yourself cuddling that new baby ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Carol, I couldn’t stop commenting after reading your comment to Joy, sorry for coming in, but just wanted to say that take it easy and perhaps stay on longer if time permits – such times will never come again.

      It reminds me of my Mom, who also flew in just like you, and stayed back because I was admitted in the hospital, and she stayed on for 3 weeks to take care of me and my first one…moms are SO special, and your daughter is blessed to have such a wonderful ma ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Joy Healey says:

        Hi Harleena,

        Your comments to Carol are so good. When I had my first baby – even in good health – I hadn’t a clue what to do with baby Russ ๐Ÿ™‚ Sadly my parents lived, as they still do, a long way away and it was impossible for my Mum to be with me more than a few days. Well, Russ survived my ineptitude, but if illness had been thrown into the mix I can’t imagine what it would have been like.

        Have a great weekend. Joy

      • Carol Amato says:

        Ah, yes, Harleena, you are so very right!

        I was scheduled to fly in four days before the baby was due, but she came two weeks early because of the preeclampsia, and I paid a steep fee to change my ticket and rush here, and when I did change it, I extended the time for a total of 3 weeks instead of 2. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Sounds like you were definitely blessed, Harleena, and you’re absolutely right, these moments are fleeting and all we have are memories. Have to make the most of them.

        I keep sending my daughter pics of what I do with Aria so she won’t feel like she’s missing anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the encouragement.
        – Carol

  • Hi Joy,

    I can understand all that you must be going through, and being parents, they certainly need our attention – more so at this age.

    Life certainly isn’t easy, and it’s tough to let the thoughts go, especially when our parents are living far from us. Family always comes first and don’t worry about your business, blog, and even your readers. All of us go through such times, so we understand. I was lucky to have my Dad visit us recently, so been spending time with him, leaving my work too – and parents are precious, aren’t they – need all our time.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and I am sure this month would be better for your as compared to last month. Happy Halloween too and take care ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Thanks for your understanding. Sometimes it’s easy to imagine that everyone else is blogging away without their own problems – unless specifically mentioned, so – without wishing bad times on anyone – I’m grateful to be reminded of that.

      Well, Mum and Dad have been “there for me” for more years than I care to mention, so I certainly owe them some TLC now.

      Hope you had a good Halloween. This year, despite all the chaos I picked up some “Creepy buns” as a group of littl’uns from round the street usually come knocking (with their Mum). Typical – when I was prepared for them they didn’t come! Now… what will I do with all those buns? I’m afraid I’ve been hitting the comfort food this month, so no prizes for guessing!

      Have a good weekend. Joy

  • Suprabhat says:

    Hey Joy,

    Thanks for the kind mention.
    This time i was not in the bottom side of the list but near to the top of it.
    Surely i will move more upward in near future.

    Happy Halloween.


    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Suprabhat,

      Well – thanks for your comments. I’m pleased that you are moving up the list.

      I hope that in the coming month I will make more posts for you to comment on.

      Enjoy your weekend.


  • Hey Joy,

    Sorry as regards the sickness of your parents. I wish them good recovery.

    That is one of the importance of not working for others, you are able to have time for your families.

    Awesome report over here. I managed to drop just three comments.

    I hope to do more in the next month comment reports.

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

  • Joan White says:

    Hi Joy,
    Even though you are not in the best place right now I do envy you that your parents are still alive for you to visit with. I wish mine were but sadly they both died when I was in my 30’s. I often still think of my mom.

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Joan,

      So sorry you lost both your parents so young. I know I’m really lucky to still have them both – just hate to think of the time when they aren’t both there.


  • Hi Joy,

    Thanks for including me among these bright people. (I’m not worthy!)

    Awfully sorry to hear about your Mom & Dad. Getting older isn’t always easy. Sometimes it’s harder on the kids than it is on the aging person.

    My thoughts are with you and your folks.

    My best,

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Edward,

      Oh, you are definitely worthy of inclusion!! One of my favorite blogs – because it’s so different.

      It’s hard to know what to do for the best. Mum and Dad have always been there for us for many years and I feel so guilty to be so far away when they need us most. Keeping in regular contact by phone and getting up there when we can.

      Hopefully the carer will prove to be the long-term solution to give them help day to day.

      Thanks for you kind words, Joy

  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Joy

    I hope your mum is on the mend and will soon be home. It’s tricky getting older, that’s for sure!

    My wife’s dad passed away a couple of years ago now but her elderly mother has been in and out of hospital too these last few months. She lives over in Ireland so it’s difficult sometimes to drop everything and get over there. My sister-in-law lives in Ireland but at the other end of the country so not ideal either!

    My parents are comparably spring chickens in their mid 60s. I know I’m lucky in that regard. I sometimes wonder what will happen when I get into my 80s and beyond. Hopefully the NHS will still be around then.

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Tim

      Thanks for your good wishes. Hoping that Mum ill come home later in the week, as that’s what she and my Dad both want.

      Yes – as well as being a very sad and worrying time, it’s also a dark glimpse into my own future. But I’m trying not to think about that, as the focus must be on my parents and doing the best I can for them.

      I have to say that the NHS, often maligned, have been absolutely wonderful in their care for my Mum and Dad.

      Have a good week, Joy

  • Mark says:

    So sorry to hear about your parents Joy!

    I too know what it’s like to experience a health crisis regarding one or both of your parents!

    It sounds like your Mom’s definitely a fighter!

    And you definitely want to spend as much quality time as you possibly can, with both of them!

    That way you have some really special memories! Thanks for sharing such touching and personal story!

    And sincerely hope both of your parents make a speedy and healthy recovery!

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Mark

      Thanks for your kind words about my parents and their health problems. Appreciate everyone’s understanding.

      My Mum should be coming home later this week, all being well.


  • Adrienne says:

    Oh bless your heart Joy! Is your Mom still in the hospital now? I’m sure your Dad is missing her terribly, could you image!

    My Granddad passed away at the age of 90 26 years ago this year. We were all worried about my Grandmother because they had been married over 60 years even though they fought a lot. She passed away three months after him and we all know she just didn’t want to go on without him. That just broke my heart but having been together that long I can imagine. I hope your Mom gets well soon and is able to come home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Thank you for the mention and you just take care of you and your family. Trust me, they rank much more than our blogs. Don’t worry though, we’ll be here for you okay!

    Hang in there Joy and have a good week my friend.


    • Joy Healey says:

      Thanks for your kind words Adrienne, and sorry to hear about your Grandparents’ sad story.

      Mum is coming home on Monday – they are installing a hospital bed in her bedroom so that she can be with Daddy. He is like a fish out of water without her. I believe it’s their 70th wedding anniversary in December and they’ve hardly ever had a cross word. They will also have a live-in carer to help, as looking after Mum was just too much for Daddy to handle.

      Obviously some difficult times ahead, but at least we can see that something is happening now, it was so frustrating before.

      Enjoy your weekend, Joy

  • Kimsea Sok says:

    Thanks for sharing..! I just came from the comment author report of moneygossips.com . I found you have list on the comment author report. That wonderful to see that you have report about your community. I think that next time I will here as well.

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Kimsea,

      Welcome to my blog, I am so pleased you found me from moneygossips and I hope you will find plenty of helpful information here:-)

      Yes, you should now be on my end of November comment authors report. Enstine’s Comment Authors plugin is a great way for me to find new bloggers, and for them to find me!

      Look forward to seeing you here again, and reading your blog too.

      Have a great weekend. Joy

  • Osuofia says:

    Hello Mama Joy,i am impressed to see a woman excel in blogging,i am a young girl just got into blogging few months ago,i desire to grow in this industry. The list i am seeing here has some good number of women,i am encouraged.

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Osuofia,

      Welcome to my blog, I am so pleased you found me and I hope you will find plenty of helpful information here:-)

      No real statistics to back it up but no reason why there wouldn’t be as many women in blogging as men – so continue the good work, you are in good company!


  • Nisha Pandey says:

    Feeling sad to hear about your Mom and Dad. Take care of her. God bless her.

    I would love to see myself more engaging here at your blog.

    Thanks for this post. Have a great day ahead!

    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Nisha

      Thanks for you good wishes for my Mum. She’s finally out of hospital now – after about six weeks. Still very frail, but at one time we didn’t think she was going to make it ๐Ÿ™

      Will look forward to seeing you on my blog again and hope to get back to more frequent writing once the family is back on an even keel.

      Have a great weekend. Joy

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