Same, But Different

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DEAR READERS: You’ve probably noticed that my recent posts have been all over the place, as far as the topics go. This is because I kind of don’t know what to write about. I’m well. I still can’t believe it, but I am doing well. During this last depression I never saw a light at the end of the tunnel and didn’t think one existed, but there is a light, and there is an ending.

There’s also a sequel, and that’s my current “non-depressed” life. And because of that, I don’t feel that I have much to offer regarding mental illness right now. At the same time, I love the freedom of choosing from many topics rather than just mental health/bipolar.

I’ve posted some “off-topic” posts in the past that were received well. So maybe I shouldn’t worry so much? I still want my blog to be about mental health first and foremost. Maybe that includes blogging about what it’s like to not be depressed, what it’s like to simply live with (treated) bipolar?

I don’t know. I guess I’ll figure it out as I go along. Thank you all for your patience and for sticking with me.

Best, Barb

Have you ever wanted to change the direction of your blog? Or has it evolved as it gets older?

13 thoughts on “Same, But Different

  1. It’s perfectly fine to write about other topics besides the main one. Mix it up – you’ll find it’s fun to learn and possibly beneficial to your health. Keep up the good work!!

  2. Let your blog go the way you feel. There is certainly nothing wrong when talking about alternative topics from the mental health topics.
    My blog has certainly changed over time and is varied. Yours can be too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I don’t think you are off topic one bit. You’re showing what it’s like to feel how you feel in the present moment. That’s fantastic! I am so thrilled for you feeling better, stronger, and motivated. You’re a testament that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
    To answer your question… My blog was 100% mental health awareness at the beginning (09/2016), but as time moved forward, I wanted to expand and do what I was passionate about. Writing. I always wanted to be a writer, author, poet, storyteller. I wanted to continue writing about mental health, but combine it with my passion. I think I have an even keel on both. (At least I hope so). LOL! Creativity is a release, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Beckie. I think your blog is balanced between mental health and creativity.

  4. Hey Barb, if we all strive to reach the end of the tunnel, then there is a life at the end of the tunnel, otherwise what is the point in aiming for it?

    it’s a bit like the film Awakenings, there was a reason for making Niro feel better, and that was so he could sample life when not catatonic as a result of surviving the epidemic.

    Now you are not in the same league of course as Niro was, but you are now experiencing life after being depressed, so your blog will now celebrate that – you are celebrating being well, you are celebrating the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Just because your blog started as one thing , doesn’t mean you can no longer talk about it, it just means you can award readership with the diversity of being well.

    Not many people can talk about the poor mental health when they are feeling better – but Barb as we both know as do many others – mental health is NOT just about poor mental health it’s about good mental health, because everyone has mental health.

    So take this golden opportunity to talk about feeling great, write positive posts on mental health on bipolar and so on as well as writing about what you jolly well please – it”s your blog, it’s your space, it’s your health and it’s your life ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Excellent points, Rory. I especially like knowing that everyone has mental health. Thank you!

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