I have kicked myself – repeatedly – for not blogging over the past couple of months. As I’ve mulled it over, I’ve come to this conclusion: Blogging is hard if you aren’t quite sure what to say, or if you are afraid of running out of things to say. I tried to get myself to blog twice a week but struggled with it, as there wasn’t always something good out there. My readership numbers weren’t as high as I wish they were, so I sort of let this go by the wayside.
So, what changed my mind?
Well, a couple of things. First, over a few days I had a few people say to me that they really appreciated what I wrote and that it helped them – or their family members – with their own struggles. That really touched me. I also finished reading a book – The Lost Connections by Johann Hari – that really fired me up and made me want to say a few things, both in a good and bad way. And last is self-interest: I’m getting progressively closer to the release of my fiction book, Redemption. So, all of those things combined set me off and hopefully kick-started my desire to write again. I don’t know how often I’m going to do this, but I do know I want to do it more often than I am right now…which, okay, is never! So yes, I’m on that!
I sincerely hope I can produce some interesting content for those of you who have been kind enough to read. I can’t say it’s all going to be related to mental health/depression/anxiety, and to some extent, I think that was part of my problem – I limited myself too much. That’s a broad topic, but it is not at all completely who I am. I’m a mental health advocate, for sure, but there’s so much more out there, and I want to talk about more of that as well.
So, more later! For now, I’m in the throws of campaigning (the full time job) and enjoying it greatly, but let me conclude by saying thank you. I really appreciate all of you who have read the blog and gotten something out of it.
See you soon!
2 thoughts on “The struggle with blogging”
Good to hear from you, Mike. Glad that you are back and inspired again! Good luck with all of the campaign work you are doing. The topics you write about are always helpful no matter the subject…would be happy to read broader topics.
Nancy E. Azar