Hi, thanks for coming to my one-man show…I think that’s what this is: CARRY ON KOBY is a stage and I’m exposing myself, so to speak. I do that, ‘expose myself’.

I have an inherent need to communicate and express myself – it is, I guess, a symptom of my deeply emotional character, this need to say it out loud.

I am a dichotomy, an extrovert but I’m also an introvert.

I’m a public person who, via Facebook and blogs, lives a Truman Show-esque life and yet, at the same time, I’m a private person.

I’m sociable and ‘out there’ but am self-conscious and content with my own company.

I give the impression of being happy, and, in many respects, I am happy, very happy, but the demons of depression are always trying to dilute, more precisely, destroy, the happiness.

I give off an air of extreme self-confidence and self-assuredness but the reality is that I do not have much self-confidence and I need to, and I do, work very hard to fight my demons.

….the show must go on and I go forward armed with some essential – VITAL – weaponry:

  • the love and unquestioning support of my family
  • my determination
  • a strong sense of divinity and belief that I am not on my own
  • music
  • medication!!

Blogging is, for me, cathartic, but I also hope that what I am, what I feel and what I ‘write’ strikes a chord with people out there. During the worst times of my depression, whilst I was surrounded by love, I felt alone. I can, and do, empathise with people who are suffering with depression, low self-esteem, from a lack of self-confidence, people who feel out of place. I hope that their seeing that someone else has gone through what they are going through makes them feel less alone, that they can see that it is possible to move forward and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I also believe that I will benefit hugely from reading about the experiences of others who have trodden similar paths.

A problem shared can often be a problem halved and I hope that we can share and halve lots of problems.

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      Thnx for the compliment. I’m afraid I’m not looking for ‘guest’ bloggers. Best wishes, K

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    • Koby Gould
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    First of all I would like to say awesome blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts
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    • Koby Gould
      April 12, 2015

      Thnx for the compliment! If you subscribe, you’ll be notified every time I publish a new blog.

      I don’t clear my thoughts…the opposite, I guess…something comes to mind and it swallows up all my other thoughts. If a thought, idea or emotion is not overpowering, I don’t blog on it. Someone once said to me that my blogging is just a ‘stream of consciousness’ and I think he was right…what comes into my mind, I just type it out and publish.

      Just type or write the words in your head…type/write as if you are telling someone your thoughts. Write/type as you speak. You are blogging your thoughts so just do that…you aren’t creating something, it has already been created, it’s what’s in your head!

      All the best…

      K

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      April 12, 2015

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    April 9, 2015

    Hi! I know this is sort of off-topic however
    I needed to ask. Does operating a well-established blog such as yours require a large amount of work?

    I’m brand new to running a blog however I do
    write in my diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I will be
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    • Koby Gould
      April 12, 2015

      Hi,
      My blog is new.
      It can be as much or as little work as you want it to be. I guess you get out of it what you put in. I think it’s important to blog regularly, to keep it up to date so I try to blog, if not every day, then every other day. The more successful you are, the more responses you’ll get and the more time you’ll have to put into replying.
      I created the blog because I want to write but some people have a blog because they feel that they need one for their business…those people may or may not enjoy the blogging – some people will see the blogging as a pain. My blog is not connected to a business, I do it because I want to do it.
      Keep it up to date or it, and any related business, will look stale.
      All the best
      K

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