Read this this morning:
Instead of making decisions about what to do today based on what I feel like doing, I will instead decide based on how much I am capable of doing. I think that’s a little work-around for the mental processes of depression. Most of the time, people dealing with depression don’t feel like doing much of anything. But sometimes they can at least do something they are capable of doing.
I know a few people read my blog every day and there are a few who read it occasionally. I wondered today if there is any point to my blogging. Friend Estelle posted yesterday about whether we are sharing too much information in general. Although I believe she was referring mainly to twitter and Facebook, it did raise the question for me as to what this blog is for, and whether I am sharing too much information, as in the quantity by posting every day.
I am willing to share deep stuff. Although I do not often get to talk about these things in real life with readers or others, I think there is something to be said for sharing. On the other hand, I feel less and less capable of attending to all the details that I need to attend to, let alone all the optional ones. At this point, I don’t think my blog is something that will ever catch on with any large group of people, and that’s ok, but I simply must simplify the amount of stuff that I take in.
Successful bloggers not only blog material which resonates with large groups of readers, they also utilize social media and engage in networking to grow their readership. I’d say the larger bloggers that I have seen are either getting paid somehow for doing it, or they are using their blog as part of their brand platform to sell something; their writing, a product, a service. Mine seems to be nothing more than a vehicle to express my thoughts. Maybe that’s ok. Maybe it’s not when my thoughts are clouded by depression.
And that’s all I have to say about that today.