Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Interweb Is Great
It is a beautiful Sunday morning.
While I was reading over my previous post, I had a twinge of angst when I got to the part where I shared my diagnosis of MDD (Major Depressive Disorder). I thought, oh no, I have said too much too soon. I have given you too much information and now you may not like me. Then I quickly decided - no. My mental health is a part of who I am and it has a great deal to do with why I am where I am and how I got here. I have to accept that diagnosis, I have to deal with it every day. Yes there are times when I ask, "Why me?". And I try not to dwell on that pitiful question for too long but, ah!, there's the rub. The nature of the beast makes me dwell on thoughts that are not good for me, or productive. I find that I am most comfortable being frank and open about my mental health concerns.
I am just finding all sorts of stuff about blogs and blogging on the internet! A Facebook page that I follow had a post this morning that was a list of tips on what to do and what not to do with your blog. Nothing like a touch of serendipity to start your day!
It isn't that I am surprised about what is out there about blogs, it is just that I am thinking to myself, "Self, why didn't you do this sooner?" But I guess there is a time for everything. I recently had some work accepted for a contest and that seems to have given me a little boost of confidence. That, and I believe I am going through something of a manic phase brought on by a sudden influx of caffeine after not having had any for a while. Either way, it's good.
I think that my friend, M, will be happy about me blogging. Bless his heart, he is the one who patiently listens to the largest majority of my ramblings. As I said before, I just don't have that many live and in person friends.