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The Beauty of ONE; The Burden of Something New

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Today clocks one year of paranoia, seasonal depression, and frustration, cooperate and aggressive begging, low figure phobia, eluding story thirst, maintaining genuine and sour friendships (dependency syndrome), JOY and THANKS; all caught up in the birthing of the exceptional and interesting contents that make up this community; Muttering Minds🤗.

Hurrayyyyy!!!! 💃💃💃join me in cracking a smile at this point😅, Muttering Minds is a year today, and never have I been more drawn to a date like today. I am not big on birthdays but I feel strongly to eulogize this one because the process has touched (still does) so many facets of my life and invoked characters I never knew I was capable of hosting🤭. Kindly grab your popcorn as I’ll be entertaining you with the many highs and lows I’ve encountered for the past one year running Muttering Minds😃. Well, let’s pretend we got popcorn lol😜.Muttering Minds is ONE

THE BIRTHING🧘‍♀️

I am a free thinker and an imaginary traveler who is less concerned about what you ate last night or what news is getting the media berserk (except its mysterious🧟‍♀️) but instead, I am seduced by the things we are taught not to question especially spiritually👣. I love to know the unsaid stuff in people’s mind; I love to know what they do when no eye is preying, why they behave in a certain way, how they are feeling no matter how gory. And for every day that I’ve lived on this earth, my curiosity rather than killing my inner cat gives it more lives than nine. I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought in my direction, so one day I said to myself, “Why not create a channel of like minds”… and ding! ding! Muttering Minds was created; not out of dust, but from my uncanny psyche and desire💨.

Muttering Minds is One
Muttering Minds Official Logo

COOPERATE AND AGGRESSIVE BEGGING😒👺

How do you channel a good idea successfully to people who are unsure about their interest yet their collective efforts can go a long way in hitting the bullseye for you😖?  I had to master the fine art of ‘begging’, be it cooperate or aggressive; depending on whose mercy I’m at😰🥵.

Donate A Penny

There’s a thin line between blogging and begging. While it’s excusable for beggars not to know how to blog, it’s an eyesore for bloggers not to be equipped with begging skills (take this seriously even though you are not a blogger😊). I am a proud individual…oops sorry, I take that back🤐. I used to be too proud until Muttering Minds came. The truth is, people will act like they are not seeing you until you come to them directly. “Oooh please😟😟 go and read my story nowwww🤯”…” ah have you read my story today🥶?”…”ooooohhh do it now now please, make sure you leave a comment🤢.” I cannot emphasize how much I have to reiterate these words daily to different individuals and like the Parable of the Sower in the bible, my pleas could fall on rocky ears💀, ears decorated with thorns😈, or a good ear😇.

Dog begging
There’s a thin line between blogging and begging.

 

GENUINE AND SOUR FRIENDSHIP (DEPENDENCY SYNDROME😣)

No matter how crooked they are, I quickly realized everyone around me has a role to play in pushing the envelope🤝, that’s why It’s become hard for me to spit some friendship out🤧. I need friends, good or sour, because the truth is, the good ones will not always be there to support my cause, and the sour ones are very good fall back plans🤗. If you are a creative or an entrepreneur, you can attest to the fact that friends are always the first fans. Taking my baby steps with Muttering Minds, I needed friends to always comment and share (still do🤪), I would practically disturb their peace through BC’s and direct messages and sometimes phone calls to be sure they read and comment😪.

Read: Friendship is a Ruse

“See Doris, I won’t always be there to like or comment, just keep pushing, you don’t have to depend on me always🤨”. I won’t lie, I felt so pained and hurt the day Taiwo one of my closest said this to me. I thought she’ll always have my back but then it is what it is😒. I understood her enough and there a question dawned on me; “Do my friends like Muttering Minds or they just follow for my sake🤔?” I am still unsure about the answer but I want to believe I have given them something worthy of their support😎.

Friendship

So far, my friends have been good to me even more than I have been to them💆‍♀️. Tempted to do some name-callings but I’ll pass for the fear of forgetting some👩‍🦯👩‍🦯. And the sour friendships too, some have even metamorphosed into genuine ones.

Dear Friends and Sour, I am still suffering from dependency syndrome, but I hope you all can bear with me some more until I can walk without staggering (I’ll still need you always😉). I love you all💖💖.

But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒
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Yes or No?x

 

PARANOIA/ SEASONAL DEPRESSION AND FRUSTRATION😔🤯

I’ll be a liar if I tell you I sleep well on most nights. I’m not one of those blessed with the ability to sleep immediately and not wake at a little sound. I work late nights and the little hours are usually interrupted by a disturbing thought about Muttering Minds🥴 especially on the eve of posting a story. “Will they like it🥶?” “Will anyone find it offensive🤧?” “Will they learn😨?” “Will they laugh😣?”… most imperatively, “Will they be moved enough to give their likes and comment offerings😢?” I get so nervous and sabotage my worth even further.

paranoia
Source- The creative Cafe

As soon as I click ‘Publish’, my heartbeat starts moving faster than two competitors in a car race😤. Sometimes the turn out picks up really fast, other times it feels like I’m nursing the Adam’s curse where I have to sweat until I see results🥵🥵. “ooooh only one person has commented on my story😱!!! Gosh! Is it that bad😭😭? You told me it was interesting! You lied🙄?”…here’s me hassling my better half Aji and my friend Bubu who both often painstakingly read my stories before I publish. “Stop tripping! Only one comment yet!😑” That’s what Aji would say while Bubu laughs at me without reservation🤨 and afterward tells me to calm down. Sometimes their reactions make me feel better, other times more depressed until the results show up.

depression

After I’ve managed to achieve a smooth sail with everyone commending the content, the server starts to act up. “Ah Uju, your site is showing “Error in Database Connection o”…there I go, frustration 101. “Isaaaaaaccccc🤯🤯🤯… please check the site, it’s not opening🥺”. I swear my web guy would have sold me if he found a good buyer, I am a pain in his ass but it’s not my fault. And one awkward thing that usually happens is when he checks it, it opens immediately. What Witchcraft😐! Shout out to Isaac🤩, for tolerating my excesses, and the job well done always, you should hire him too.

THE STORIES; ELUDING STORY THIRST; LOW FIGURE PHOBIA😱

I get my story ideas mainly from conversing with people, not necessarily a good conversation. A good story needs a good title and visual to see it through. Sourcing pictures can be hard work, sometimes you search everywhere on Google still the picture you have in your head is nowhere close🧐. And the headlines too, I hate when it’s basic or predictable, I will rather not post the story if my head keeps coming up with gibberish titles. It sucks🤮!

What Phobia Is the Fear of Numbers?
Source- Verywell Mind

I fear low figures😤, I remember when I started, I had a disturbing obsession for traffic that I would post three stories daily. Like😂!!! I then cut down to one daily then four per week, three, and now one! Nothing has taught me more that quality beats quantity than having to test the waters myself😅. Now it’s a SOLID ONE 💪per week and everyone loves it (I think🙃).

Or how many would you prefer weekly?
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How many stories in a week would you love? and what days are best for your reading?x

I doubt I can ever get over low figure phobia, I still catch myself gulping saliva whenever I’m checking my backend because I’m usually scared the numbers might break my heart😔. There was a time 100 clicks used to be a big deal to me, and then it graduated to 500 clicks per story😄. However now, I give myself a target of at least 3k clicks per story😅. Thanks to Twitter, the retweet groups, and my fraudulent act of spamming, I get to surpass my target.

Please reserve some forgiveness for me in advance incase I spam your tweets in the future😂😂.
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If you clicked from Twitter, Say Hix
I promise this too shall pass. In this new year, at least 5K clicks finna be my target😌.

emails

A credit alert or a new story alert (mail)? I am unsure which makes me happier🤔. I feel so elated and honored whenever someone finds me worthy to tell their story or feature it😁. To all of you who have contributed so far to MUTTERERS CLUB, my words are not enough to appreciate you, still, I am grateful🙌🙌. I will forever enjoy rubbing minds with each one of you to channel magic from your stories💦💦.

Donate A Penny

P.s. bear in mind that every story you find under Mutterers Club is not mine (although edited by me🤓). You will also find some features under ‘Ask The MUTTERERS’ or ‘Movie Reviews’. The names of the writers are usually in the title area. That’s how someone sent me a DM on Twitter asking if I am bald😒. No please🤨, that’s not my story. If you need to share a story for a possible feature, CLICK HERE.

writers
Do not hesitate to send me your stories.

JOY! JOY! JOY! 😄And THANKS💃!

My joy is so tied to Muttering Minds and I don’t know if it’s a bad thing but this is where my heart is🧖‍♀️. Just like a mother feels when her child is sick, that’s how I feel every iota of emotion for this🧎‍♀️.

There have been some memorable joyful moments especially recently and I know it will keep getting better😆. Thank you all for making the burden light😄. Thank you all for igniting your minds to always connect with the stories; it’s priceless❣❣. I enjoy every time here, I hope you do also. Keep the mutterings coming on a high spirit as always💥💥.

Joy vs. Happiness:
So Joyful

 

I CAME BEARING A GIFT🎁

Oh yes🙊, but this one comes with a price😌. So I was thinking of a proper way to celebrate without cakes and candles since I’ve got no money for a jamboree (soon I promise you💋), so I thought to add value to someone’s life for a token. On this note, my writing agency @HIRE_A_WRITER_ decided to let CV’s and Cover Letters go for two thousand naira each (N2,000/ $5)😄. This offer will last from today September 24th, up until September 30th (one week👌). If you need to write your CV or Cover letter, please contact the number on the flyer below. Help me share with your circle also; you never know who needs it. I assure you a quality result💯💯.

Cv and Cover letter

I NEED TO CHIP THESE IN TOO💁‍♀️🙋‍♀️…

It’s a taboo if you aren’t a member of my inner caucus “Naked Minds”🙄… drive stubbornness away by clicking HERE to subscribe🤕. Follow Muttering Minds on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Affordable advertising plans are also available to small and big businesses, send a mail to mutteringminds@gmail.com if interested🙏.

Donate A Penny

Oops! I guess you have finished your imaginary popcorn already, lol😂😂. For some reason, I saw the need to share what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ of the gripping stories you read here😄. Perhaps someone might be inspired🧘‍♀️.

The beauty of starting
Say something Niceeeee

Today is a special day for me, and I’ll appreciate you wishing me well and gush about Muttering Minds😆😆. Remember not commenting is equivalent to fraud😕. If you’ll love to suggest something that can help improve the growth of Muttering Minds too, feel free🙋‍♀️. If this is your first time here, you are welcome🙊, I’ll love to meet you in the comment section too🙈. Yes, I am begging! Please leave me a comment😿.

Once again, cheers to a gigantic ONE🍻, I hope to run the race forever with you all by my side💋❣.

 

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Aji
Aji
1 month ago

Wow it’s a year already! You are doing a great job building this community of deep and versatile thinkers. The sky is beyond the limit for you! Keep the stories coming and yes i love mutteringminds. 😁

Bubu
Bubu
1 month ago

Yay!!!! Muttering minds is one!!! 🥳🥳

I’m really glad to be a member of this community, Thank You for investing your time, resources and energy into creating a platform that has connected a lot of like-minded individuals, who can freely express themselves without fear of being judged or condemned. This community has greatly imparted my life, and broadened my perception on so many issues and I’m really thankful for that.

I’m super excited and looking forward to all that’s to come. 🥰🥰

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Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubu

😂😂 this picture

Gogho
Gogho
1 month ago

First time reader here and I just want to say how impressive what you are doing is.
You are an amazing writer and I hope that this becomes more than you can even imagine.
👏🏼

Solchibuzor
Solchibuzor
1 month ago

Congratulations MutteringMinds!

It is a sweet feeling when a baby you birth grows into a beautiful person right before your eyes. You will hear phrases like “feels just like yesterday”.

I admire your unrelenting attitude to push and push.. do not stop now..if any, its time to push twice as much.

You touch lives. You reach folks. You now have a village of your own, i could call you the village chief. As the baby grows, they sometimes go astray when not well guided. This will not be the case here.

Congratulations again..and hey! We want CAKEEEEEEE

Seyi Vandy
Seyi Vandy
1 month ago

Happy birthday to you *cues in the Elvis Presley dance then moonwalks away*

Wammy
Wammy
1 month ago

Congratulations dear. I can relate with the aggressive begging thing. I remember when you always attack me for not commenting on your stories. I am glad with how far you have come, greater heights baby girl. This is just the beginning of good things to come.

Wana
Wana
1 month ago

Happy birthday Muttering minds🥰. Well-done Doris. I always look forward to muttering minds stories, even the comments section. I like how aggressive and dedicated you are to it. I really need to learn from you. Look forward to this day in the next couple of years, when you’ll be celebrating mutteringinds internationally 🥰🥰🥰

Nkechi
Nkechi
1 month ago

You are in such great command of your pen!!
The creativity and how it flows,blends with the whole thought process of what you’re trying to portray is amazing,you have a truly creative mind and a love how you bare it to us

Ezeugo 1
Ezeugo 1
1 month ago

Surprisingly I thought muttering minds was more than a year old. Maybe it’s because of the rapid growth and a whole lot it has achieved that made me assumed. Anyways, the platform has its ways of broadening your mindset and highlighting those little but vital details in our lives. Everyone can relate to its contents. I’ve moved from being pushed to being an addict. Congratulations to the writer and the readers.
PS: I was literally eating popcorn while reading this

Kakimun Harcourt
Kakimun Harcourt
1 month ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

Just stumbled on it for the first time now. I have to say I love your mind!

Cupid
Cupid
1 month ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

We love muttering mindssssss 💃

Cupid
Cupid
1 month ago

Who’s slicing onions 🤧🤧🤧
Congratulations to you, Uju and to muttering minds. Thank God for where he has brought you and where he’s taking you to…more wins baby ❤️

Chinwe
Chinwe
1 month ago

New reader here!I love the way you write, it’s very catchy. Also a blogger and mine is still five months old. You can check mine chinnnweee.blogspot.com

Tifeprec
Tifeprec
1 month ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

Ooh yeah, I do love it

Tifeprec
Tifeprec
1 month ago
Or how many would you prefer weekly?" Read more »

One oo. Quality over quantity.

Tifeprec
Tifeprec
1 month ago

Ayyyyyyy! Look who’s One! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳.
I still really need to totally figure out how to I got to your blog but it’s been an amazing time here. I love how you and others share your stories. It’s beautiful that we can share the matters of our hearts that we normally won’t talk about and not be talked down or shamed.

Keep growing Muttering Minds! More to follow!

By the way, i didn’t know there was a better half 😍😍

My greetings to other mutters😁😁

Spiff
Spiff
1 month ago

Nice to be a part of this community. Lol i see your spam tweets on my TL.

Ariyo
Ariyo
1 month ago

I ask again, are you bald? Lol

I’ve been in the blogosphere for more than a decade, and I can tell you one thing – you love this and will only get better and your blog bigger.

I will add, don’t let the setbacks get to you; its part of the growth process.

Muttering Minds has a new fan.

Congratulations, and all the best!

Ebuka
Ebuka
1 month ago

Happy Birthday Muttering Minds.

First time caller 🙂 … commenting here.

I have learnt alot reading comments on the blog.

This is one of a kind platform In Nigeria.

Great minds are here and surely we will run to the end with you.

Onyii
Onyii
1 month ago

Cheers to a larger community 🥂

Feyisetan Adeshina
Feyisetan Adeshina
1 month ago

Hey, lovely work you put together here, like the way you think and express your thoughts? I’d like to talk to you🥺whoever is behind this page.

Adeleye Olanrewaju
Adeleye Olanrewaju
1 month ago

Happy anniversary muttering minds

Aminat Bolanle
Aminat Bolanle
1 month ago

I’m just seeing this for the first time but I think I’m loving it already

Idawor Ruth
Idawor Ruth
1 month ago

Congratulations to muttering minds for clocking Big ONE!!!💃💃💃💃…Muttering minds has been great! kudos to the Brain behind its birth, to the writers who have featured their stories, the readers and to those who comment as well. Believe me, Uju you are doing an awesome job and I admire your strength, writing prowess and ability to connect with your readers. I pray that Muttering mind continues to grow bigger and bigger… Please the next anniversary should involve us dropping our account numbers🙃😉😁

King
King
1 month ago

Happy Anniversary!

I’m so proud of you. The journey doesn’t have to be smooth but the progress is undeniable.

Your contents are informative and entertaining; so I love muttering minds.

Thank you for giving us something exceptional.

PAIN
PAIN
1 month ago

Hi mutteringminds, This is my first time on here, I actually came across your post through one of your spamming spree on the bird app, I was going to ignore, but then the prologue to the post piqued my interest and now, I’m here. I have to tell you, I read it and I read it all, I have been on your page reading others. I have only taken a pause to drop this comment and continuing sifting through the contents on your page. You have a great thing here and I’m truly happy you didn’t give up. I admire… Read more »

Rotez
Rotez
1 month ago

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
You have a great thing going on.
I’m super excited for you & I hope we collaborate soon.

Slimphiz
Slimphiz
1 month ago

Wow!! Mazel tov!! 🍻🍻 most prolific. You have been doing a great job with ya ink. Keep it up, we die here🥰.

Ayodeji
Ayodeji
1 month ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

I love the fact that you’re following your passion, and making an impact while at it. You have to love Muttering minds.

Ayodeji
Ayodeji
1 month ago

Awesome. It’s a good read. I could follow your emotions and feelings. I wish Muttering minds a great year ahead. A year of greater impact, contents, and recognition.
CHEERS!!!

Seunfunmi
Seunfunmi
1 month ago

You are doing well …thinking about unsaid words really caught me… hacking into people’s heaven

Zitaaa
Zitaaa
1 month ago

Muttering minds is plus oneeeeee🤗🤗
Where are we turning up ma’am?
24 hrs partying abi na 17hrs?🙂🤣
Since the first day I started following muttering minds up, I’ve never regretted it… I’m happy for you btw❣️

Golfer
Golfer
1 month ago

I might just be having a bad day and then I log into this site, I’d crack a smile and don’t even remember what got me upset at first.
Also, you all will be making me feel less weird about my way of thinking.
Happy birthday mutterers🙌

Danny Ella
Danny Ella
1 month ago

Happy Birthday to muttering minds🥳🥳, congratulations to you Aunty uju🥰, we are going to celebrate it when we see perhaps with cold Pepsi you know what I’m saying🤗😉😉

Prime
Prime
1 month ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

This is the first blog I am kinda attached too. ..after reading ‘…social hookups’

Uby
Uby
1 month ago

First time reader and I must confess, the picture pulled me in, but I don’t regret any moment spent reading. Nice 1 n keep up the good work.

Nuella
Nuella
29 days ago
But wait a sec! Do you love Muttering Minds or you’re just pretending?🤒" Read more »

Yes, yes! I do!
I’m glad I stumbled on this and i’m staying!

Nuella
Nuella
29 days ago
Or how many would you prefer weekly?" Read more »

One is just perfect!

Nuella
Nuella
29 days ago
Please reserve some forgiveness for me in advance incase I spam your tweets in the future😂😂." Read more »

Go gurrrll! Spam those tweets the more, gotcha😆

Nuella
Nuella
29 days ago

I’m glad I came across muttering minds. Thanks for enriching us with your lovely tales and most especially for spamming those tweets.
Here’s 🍾🍾 to more amazing stories!
Happy ‘ONE’ and cheers to next ‘TWO’!!

Ayo
Ayo
29 days ago

First time reader, somehow your post ended up on my twitter feed and I followed the link, I’ve got to say I’m “wowed” even that’s even a word!

Lami
Lami
27 days ago

I loved this piece. It was long but engaging through and through

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