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Keeping Motivated as a Blogger

Keeping Motivated as a Blogger
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I feel like I've been a bit MIA on the blog recently. I've had a spot of bloggers block... not even bloggers block it's been more of bit of a dip in creativity. I'm currently working on something pretty epic which I've been doing since the middle of last year which I feel has taken up all my day to day thinking power. I took some time out this afternoon to reflect on things and thing about myself and how exactly I keep motivated as a blogger.

Sometimes there is this huge struggle to constantly come up with new, fresh and innovative ideas. Especially when it feels like everything has already been done by someone else. Bloggers block and keeping motivated come hand it hand. The lul in blogging you’re experiencing is something that even the most seasoned blogger will deal with. Coming from experience here are some of my ways to get over the blogging dip.

Refresh

Consider why you started blogging in the first place? Chances are your putting too much pressure upon yourself. Often people come to me and say they have give up blogging because they stopped enjoying it. Remember that blogging shouldn’t be an obligation. It should always be something that you want to do! The key is to tap back into the enthusiasm you started your blog with and look at the situation with fresh eyes.

Re-Focus

What part of blogging really excites you? Is it the writing, image making, sharing or the social side? Keep the love in blogging alive rather than dwelling on the negatives. Like with everything in life always do what you love rather than focusing on the aspects you don’t. Avoid the parts you don’t like for a bit (for me it’s the administration and emails side) and throw yourself into the exciting parts. Take photos, pour your heart and share your thoughts with the world.

Think

When bloggers blog gets my truly stuck in a rut I like to just consider a few thingsConsider all the aspects that make you like a blog and consider how you can apply them to your own website. Is it writing longer columns, upping your photography game or exploring new areas? There is no harm in day dreaming about where you might want your blog to take you! Often dreams for the future are a great way to stay motivated and push you forward.


Im not quite sure of where Im going to go next in my blogging journey but writing this little plan of action has made me motivated to start again come tomorrow and think about things in a different way.

81 comments

  1. this has been me for the past couple of weeks! I'm finally ready to just make a huge change with everything…i feel like i've sort of lost myself and why i really started blogging in the first place, and now after taking a bit of a break i feel closer to being myself :) my favorite part of blogging is meeting and becoming friends with so many like-minded people <3

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    1. Just as my instinct had told me, but was too blinded by love…my husband is sleeping with my best friend. O God! He is even in love with her. I even was informed about this by an attendant at one of the grocery stores I patronize, but rebuked her rudely and angrily because I taught she had an eye on my husband. Times went on and days went past…I was living a life of ”blinded by love”. My husband and I have been married for 3 years now and I was surprised when I found out he has been living a ”happily married life” of pretense and deceit with me just because of my financial flamboyancy. This was how I found out about them (my husband and my best friend)…There was going to be a dinner for couples that resided in the estate, since it was the estate feast day. But I was down with an unknown illness so I told my husband that we wouldn’t be able to make it to the dinner due to my condition and he agreed (this was on a Monday morning and the dinner was dated for Friday). The next day, I called my dad and complained to him about my illness which the doctor had examined and told me there wasn’t anything wrong with me, of which i knew wasn’t true because I was going through hell inside of my body. My dad told me not to worry and asked me to contact our long time known herbal doctor (Prophet. Akim) (who has been God sent to my family in terms of spiritual help; he helped cure my dad off cancer, my mom off fibroid, my brother was awarded a contract with the world bank, just by his spells) on his email (prayerstosaverelationship”AT”yahoo”DOT”com) which I did. I didn’t get a reply from him till Thursday morning which he explained and blamed on his busy schedules with other of his customers that sought spiritual help. We swung into actions with the procedures of getting me cured of this unknown killer disease that was bent on getting rid of my life. I did all I was instructed by the doctor (herbal). On Friday morning, my husband woke up and told me he was going to be away for about 3 days on a business conference. When he left, I contacted the doctor for the final rites. When everything was done, by 1:45pm just as the doctor had promised, I was well again. I called my dad and informed him about this miracle. I went to my parent’s house which I haven’t been able to do in a long while because of the illness…everyone was happy. I was with my parents till evening, and after having dinner with them, I went to bed. Just as I was going to sleep, I got a call from a neighbor in my estate telling me that she could just see my husband with another lady at the estate’s dinner for couples. I couldn’t believe what she was telling me. Immediately, I Love to the venue and my eyes saw my ears… my husband just leaving in his car with my best friend. I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I tailed them for about 15mins and they drove into a hotel…hmmm. I went back to my apartment and without hesitation I called Prophet. Akim and told him of what I just found out. I told him I needed an urgent spell to make my husband develop sudden hatred for my best friend and immediately come back to me as soon as then. The doctor told me what to do, late that night, I got everything done. At about 3:18am on Saturday morning, my door opened. Who is this in my house this early? …My husband? In tears, he is confessing all he had been doing with my best friend and asking me to forgive him and accept him as the husband he used to be … I wept my eyes out. I immediately forgave him for I love him with all my heart. Now, my husband and I are living faithfully to each other and my illness, gone forever. Are you in need of any kind of spiritual, medical, financial help? Please contact Prophet. Akim on the above email address for your rapid solutions. (Re-write the email in its right form)

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  2. I definitely understand, and I find stepping back and refreshing always helps. Even when I feel like should keep working at something, it's always better to step away and clear your mind for a while

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. It's ok Lily! Just take whatever time you need.. I'll be here, waiting patiently for new content :) x

    WOMANOUK beauty / art

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  4. I had a huge case of bloggers block for about a year and I am so much happier now I have started my new blog x
    https://latteincoventgarden.wordpress.com/

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  5. Lovely post as always, your blog is one of my favourites to read! I've just started my blog so will keep this post in mind when I'm going through bloggers block :)
    www.missmollyemma.blogspot.com

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  6. It definitely can be difficult to keep feeling creative all year round, I haven't really been blogging for that long so I can imagine it gets harder! But taking a step back and thinking about it does really help x

    Anna | pretty pretentious

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  7. Love this!

    Check my latest post out-
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  8. Great post Lily! Since Christmas I've really been trying to focus on my blog more and keeping to regular uploads xx
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Lovely post Lily! I gave up on my old blog before because of a bit of a dip in motivation but I'm glad to be back and I've been keeping a list of ideas in my notebook as a go to when I'm a bit stuck. x

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

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  10. I find it quite difficult at times especially as i work a lot meaning most of my week is spent doing that leaving my brain frazzled haha x

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.com

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  11. Good tips. I started to feel a bit demotivated and was lacking inspiration to blog towards the end of last year. Over the past month I've taken my blog in a bit of a different direction and had a total refresh. Feeling good about it again! xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  12. I unintentionally took some time off recently because I was struggling to juggle work and my blog, the break did me good and I've scheduled a few posts and have some more drafted. I think we put too much pressure on ourselves and sometimes taking a step back to reassess what you actually want to do or find inspiration is the best thing a person can do xo

    http://lifebeautyandem.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I was going through this for the past month or so but its important to think about why you wanted to blog to start with. Great advice! X
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  14. This is one of the best posts I've read in keeping blogging motivation, so helpful!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  15. Thank you for the great motivation!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I think every blogger goes through that stage of blogging at least once! I tend to do 2 things: take a little break from it or just go back to your favourite blogger and keep rereading your favourite posts.
    Don't worry, inspiration an motivation will come back soon enough and til then we will just wait :)

    Bisous,Marye
    www.niniiinjune.com

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  17. I like your oufit! Are you wearing www.clintonroosevelt.com bracelet?

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  18. I think everyone goes threw this, I know I do daily. I find reading other blogs motivate and inspire me on these days x

    www.liannabell.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I have been blogging a month and a half know and I can't express how therapeutic I find it! I never get bored anymore and it feels so good to be doing something productive, I also like how much it makes me think about the products and brands I buy, and just how good they are. I love reading other blogs and always find inspirational, I haven't suffered block yet but I'm very new. When I do I will definatley keep these tips on board!

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This is certainly an obstacle every creator will have to overcome at some point. I think at that point it's important not to force yourself into doing something you're not actually passionate about or not even liking at all. Thank you for your great tips! I find them extremely helpful and valuable ☺

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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  21. Great post! I sometimes run out of ideas and think 'why' but then I remember why I love doing it :) xx
    alicekatex ♥

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  22. Winter is definitely a time for writers block with the gloomy weather and just wanting to stay indoors all day to keep warm. Great tips and helpful post!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  23. I love reading these sort of posts as it gives me a little reminder to myself to make note of these points. x

    owlsinthesummer.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. You're right, your post are always useful!

    How to combine pinstripe pants on
    lb-lc fashion blog

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  25. I sometimes think my entire life is one big block after another.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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  26. Some great tips Lily! It's all about harnessing that creativity and keeping motivated

    Emma x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  27. Completely agree with point 1. I stopped enjoying blogging last year so rather than forcing myself to work though it, I had a bit of a break and waiting until I actually wanted to pick up my laptop again x

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  28. Needed this post !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/

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  29. Lily, you are soooo my favourite fashion blogger, this helped me a lot. I've done a similar post, but on how to get through winter!

    http://lilacpuddle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. These are really useful tips! To be in a creative job takes a lot more motivation and effort than a lot of people think sometimes, so blocks and lulls etc are to be expected. I totally agree with taking a step back and looking at the reasons you love doing whatever in the first place!

    little miss fii || Fii x

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  31. Very nice tips ! Thanks for sharing them !

    Win makeup Revolution FULL skincare collection !
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  32. Feeling refreshed is so important when it comes to blogging, it helps so much with feeling inspired and motivated to create content!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  33. Sometimes I get writers block and end up not blogging for weeks at a time but i take a break and then come back with a new spirit! I like this post, it helps me a lot!

    xx ieyra babysoulz

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  34. I am experiencing this right now and your post has helped so much! thank you!!

    www.modaaddicta.blogspot.com

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  35. I'm loving your snippets of advice.

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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  36. Thanks for the inspo!;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  37. So true! I have been too busy with work for a long time and didn't blog but got back into it because I love it so much! I love having my own little thing so I will always treasure my little blog on the web!
    x

    http://londonlastnight.blogspot.com/2015/02/valentines-gift-ideas.html

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  38. I quite agree, I know a few people going through a lil funk at the minute and we all just need to remember it's a pleasure not a chore! Thanks for sharing xx
    curiousalicloves.wordpress.com 👌😙

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  39. I have never forced myself to write. Although I would love to stick to a schedule, I’m not always in the mood, especially as I spend a lot of time on my laptop at work. Sometimes when I get home, or have a day off the last thing I want to do is sit on my macbook. But I have stuck to it and love my little blog. My one motivational tip, would to be enjoy it and interact on twitter with other bloggers, as you’ll find your not the only one!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  40. loved reading this because i sometimes get into a this mood and don't want to do it anymore
    thanks lily
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  41. great tips Lily!

    www.mandybajwa.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi I Ive set up a blog for my website intimateeffects.com and i am completely new to Blogging and these tips were great x

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  43. Thank you for this post Lily ! It can be difficult from time to time but reminding yourself why you first started is always a great tip x

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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  44. This could come in quite handy, great post!!

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  45. Love these little lifestyle posts. You're one of my favourite bloggers.

    www.inspirationormadness.com xx

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  46. I have also been stuggling with some sort of bloggers block laytely.. Great tips!

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  47. This has been super helpful, thank you!

    itsthiviya.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. What a great post! Thank you for this, it was actually perfect timing for myself. I've been going through the same thing lately but I've been blaming it on the weather and the snow haha. I've been following your blog since I first saw you on Chictopia when you had the infamous ombre hair, I love how you've somehow maintained this blog with fresh ideas and how you really engage your readers.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  49. Thanks for sharing this !
    I suffer from this from time to time, especially juggling a full time job,
    Best of luck with the project

    Hayley x
    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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  50. This was very helpful and whenever I take a long break because life gets in the way I somehow get uninspired but I've been loving doing outfit post a lot more so I'm focusing on that. Thanks for the tips and they really helped.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  51. These advice really helped! <3 Being in college, it's hard to balance blogging with school work, but like you said, I should just focus on the parts that I enjoy!

    www.sillycrazylove.com

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  52. Only just starting out with my blog, this really helped!

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  53. Wise words! I'm still a fairly 'newbie' blogger, and trying to think of original posts that haven't been done before is very hard. But a little creativity goes a long way, and bloggers appreciate the time and effort involved in creative content, and thats always encouraging

    http://clothes-andstuff.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. I love it

    http://milasindinka.blogspot.com
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  55. I love your advice, it's made me feel so much better about myself :) x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  56. Great tips- we all have those days as bloggers

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

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  57. This is such a lovely post idea, and as always so well written!

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  58. Great post! Definitely relatable! I think we all have those times where we've run out of inspiration for a bit. Especially in the winter! But it never lasts! xx

    www.getup-goblog.blogspot.com

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  59. Great words of advice, i havn't really been in a blogging rut but i feel like my content was very samey, so i've been reflecting on what i've been doing and adding different things in rather than completely outfit posts. Your blog is always so varied, one of my favourite blogs my far. Keep at it!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Great post. I went through a real rut in the second half of 2014 - I took some time off from posting, did some work on the blog in the background, and started this year feeling refreshed and ready to get back to it!

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  61. It seems that a lot of us are going through this atm so it's good to know that you aren't alone. Like you said it's good to think about the parts of blogging you really love and focus on it. For me I love to chat on twitter, read/discover new blogs and just take a break from posting. I think we pressure ourselves to stick to a schedule. That if we somehow aren't consistent for a few weeks that people are going to unfollow. Maybe that is the greatest fear - building up a following however small or large and then losing it. Personally I think it's better to skip on days you would normally post than make a post that is rushed and sounds tired.You can always tell if someone has posted something half-arsed.

    www.nosebagni.com

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  62. This post has really helped me, I've been really stuck with my blog lately and don't feel like my posts are my best x

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  63. Great post, my blog posts always begin to dwindle and I have to remind myself to get back on it as I always love doing it once I start xo

    EmsAlice // Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  64. Great post!
    xx
    Coco
    http://mllecoconath

    Latest Post:
    http://www.mllecoconath.com/inspiration-1/2015/2/12/12-gift-ideas-for-him-valentines-day

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  65. It's so reassuring to know I'm not the only one who struggles to stay motivated! Lovely advice too. I try to take a break every so often and remind myself to blog about my life, and not mould my life around my blog.

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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  66. When this happens to me I take some time away- my blog is a hobby so it needs to be fun for me. I find after some time away I am always bursting with ideas for new posts.

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  67. Thank you for shared your doubts and thoughts about it. I appreciated that.
    :)

    www.cl0sinpills.weebly.com

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  68. I've been blogging for almost 2 months now and I must say, my page views are rapidly decreasing and I have no idea why! I still post every 3-4 days and I still write in all of them. This kind of led to me being completely discouraged and I can feel my motivation slowly starting to fade away. Your post kind of reminded me to keep my head up and just re-focus. I'm still staying positive and true to myself, and hopefully it works out at the end. <3

    Thank you so so much. I love your blog, by the way! Followed you instantly. Xoxoxo

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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  71. Just as my instinct had told me, but was too blinded by love…my husband is sleeping with my best friend. O God! He is even in love with her. I even was informed about this by an attendant at one of the grocery stores I patronize, but rebuked her rudely and angrily because I taught she had an eye on my husband. Times went on and days went past…I was living a life of ”blinded by love”. My husband and I have been married for 3 years now and I was surprised when I found out he has been living a ”happily married life” of pretense and deceit with me just because of my financial flamboyancy. This was how I found out about them (my husband and my best friend)…There was going to be a dinner for couples that resided in the estate, since it was the estate feast day. But I was down with an unknown illness so I told my husband that we wouldn’t be able to make it to the dinner due to my condition and he agreed (this was on a Monday morning and the dinner was dated for Friday). The next day, I called my dad and complained to him about my illness which the doctor had examined and told me there wasn’t anything wrong with me, of which i knew wasn’t true because I was going through hell inside of my body. My dad told me not to worry and asked me to contact our long time known herbal doctor (Prophet. Akim) (who has been God sent to my family in terms of spiritual help; he helped cure my dad off cancer, my mom off fibroid, my brother was awarded a contract with the world bank, just by his spells) on his email (prayerstosaverelationship”AT”yahoo”DOT”com) which I did. I didn’t get a reply from him till Thursday morning which he explained and blamed on his busy schedules with other of his customers that sought spiritual help. We swung into actions with the procedures of getting me cured of this unknown killer disease that was bent on getting rid of my life. I did all I was instructed by the doctor (herbal). On Friday morning, my husband woke up and told me he was going to be away for about 3 days on a business conference. When he left, I contacted the doctor for the final rites. When everything was done, by 1:45pm just as the doctor had promised, I was well again. I called my dad and informed him about this miracle. I went to my parent’s house which I haven’t been able to do in a long while because of the illness…everyone was happy. I was with my parents till evening, and after having dinner with them, I went to bed. Just as I was going to sleep, I got a call from a neighbor in my estate telling me that she could just see my husband with another lady at the estate’s dinner for couples. I couldn’t believe what she was telling me. Immediately, I Love to the venue and my eyes saw my ears… my husband just leaving in his car with my best friend. I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I tailed them for about 15mins and they drove into a hotel…hmmm. I went back to my apartment and without hesitation I called Prophet. Akim and told him of what I just found out. I told him I needed an urgent spell to make my husband develop sudden hatred for my best friend and immediately come back to me as soon as then. The doctor told me what to do, late that night, I got everything done. At about 3:18am on Saturday morning, my door opened. Who is this in my house this early? …My husband? In tears, he is confessing all he had been doing with my best friend and asking me to forgive him and accept him as the husband he used to be … I wept my eyes out. I immediately forgave him for I love him with all my heart. Now, my husband and I are living faithfully to each other and my illness, gone forever. Are you in need of any kind of spiritual, medical, financial help? Please contact Prophet. Akim on the above email address for your rapid solutions. (Re-write the email in its right form)

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