Why Do I Blog?
I would often ask myself, what can I do, to make sure that my voice can be heard? As you may or may not know, I am a rather opinionated person. Yet, I like to think that I have very few biases. I treat everyone just about equally, unless you’ve wronged me, than I treat you less equally. Many months ago now, about 3 so maybe not that many, I decided to give my hand at writing a blog. I figured that it would be a great way to get my opinions out there, and maybe help some people along the way. It was a rough start to things, as far as blog go I think. I take things to heart pretty quickly, and was pretty disheartened that what I was writing wasn’t as groundbreaking as I wanted it to be. The longer that I’ve been blogging, the longer that I see that I am not unique in my quest. There are thousands of other bloggers that write, while not the way that I write, about mental illness and their experiences with it.
I had hoped when I started, that I could just write what I wanted, and the views and follows would just come on their own. Alas, while I still write what I want, I’ve discovered that I was naive to how this all worked. Just because people like what you write doesn’t mean that they will like everything that you write. I’ve had a tough time coming to the realization that I won’t go viral, I won’t get millions of hits, and I’m coming to the fact that I need to be okay with that. That I write what I want to write, some people will like it, others won’t. That’s just the way the world is, and again I was just naive. I’m still glad to be doing what I am, and bringing help to not only myself, but to the various others that I can.
The main reason that I started this blog is to write what I’m going through with my battles in the hopes that others know that they’re not alone. I think that I’m accomplishing this goal. I write for several blogs now, not just this one, further increasing the help that I’m able to give. I never really liked writing, but I’ve been told that I’m rather good at it for having no classical training in the matter. I feel like my writing is on the rather odd side, as I often try to write as though I’m having a one-sided conversation. I don’t know how people feel about my writing, but I am starting to like to write. I hope that you all enjoy reading, and that I can help as many of you as I can.