How does writing a blog help emotionally?
This question is hugely dependent on so many things, the kind of blogger you are, the reasons you started a blog in the first instance or even what you are looking to get out of your blogging ‘career’, but it is one i have asked myself recently, and one i wondered how my readers would answer?
I have told a couple of people about my blog, those who know about my diagnosis and IVF struggles, and some have been very supportive, they have seen the change in me from even a couple of months ago to now, but some have been more sceptical…
‘Why do you want to think about everything that has happened more?’
‘How does writing help you emotionally?’
‘Do you really think that’s a good idea?’
They aren’t being negative on purpose, they just know how my anxiety has had a hold of me in the last few years and how it has effected me on every level and I can understand their concern, but what they asked has really made me think about the impact blogging has had on me in such a short time.
I went for a walk with my friend the other day, and we discussed these questions people have been asking me….
I came to the conclusion that I have a bit on an obsessive personality, i was like that with IVF, it consumed me and my life was spent doing, thinking, researching things that could greater our chances of success. And i think that passion has been transferred to this, I love that i had ZERO idea of how to run a blog 2 months ago, I’m no professional now, but i have come so far and i am super proud that it is something i have done for myself!
So how does blogging help me emotionally?
- It gives me some where to put all my thoughts and feelings down in to something physical that I can re read if i ever need to!
- I have connected with some great people, both to do with IVF and people who blog about so many other things.. the blogging community really is fantastic and everyone helps each other out! It’s a community i never knew existed and its great to be part of it!
- For so long i relied on other people for everything, i was so used to being the vulnerable one that i just carried on with it after it all ended, and this has been a great way to do something for myself and get my confidence up (I am A LOT stronger than i thought)
- I have been able to Support others using my own experiences, it makes me feel like it wasn’t all in vain, and i am pursuing avenues i never considered before!
When i am faced with these kinds of questions from the people close to me, i try to explain, it makes sense in my head but sometimes i worry i sound like i am trying to convince them and myself, and when i am faced with people who have a doubting look on their face i don’t feel like i should have to convince them, it may sounds like a strange way to deal with things, but it helps me and surely that is enough?
But everyone is different and everyone has their own reasons why they blog, and i would love to hear your story!!
What made you start blogging? and How has it effected you personally / professionally?