New Year, New Format

scrabbles-with-letters-during-new-years-celebrationHappy New Year! I always look forward to the new year because it means new beginnings. One of these beginnings is that I’m changing my blog format. Because I’d like to be more involved with the mental health community on WordPress and in general, I’m going to post questions at the end of blog posts so readers can answer them in the comments, if they choose to. I’d really love to hear what you think, and for you to share your stories!

I’m also planning to write posts about my life in general. These may not always be about mental health, but I’d really like you to get to know me as a whole person. My illness doesn’t define me, after all. Anyway, the 56 Questions & Answers About Me post sparked this idea! But first and foremost, this will remain a blog about my struggles and progress with my mental health.

If you want to know what’s going on with me in between blog posts, or read my retweets on writing (contests, tips) and mental health, feel free to follow me on Twitter, or simply read the feed in the sidebar. The same with my Instagram account — most of the posts aren’t about mental health, but are about me, in general. Again, there’s a feed in the sidebar. Just click on a picture to read the caption.

I might share some of my writing. I can’t share any works-in-progress, because if I post them on my blog or anywhere else online, editors consider it already published, and therefore, won’t accept whatever I’ve shared for publication in their literary journals/magazines. However, I can post things that have already been published, which isn’t a whole lot lol!

I’m thinking of trying some of The Daily Post‘s one-word daily prompts to practice writing more spontaneously, in which case I may end up posting more than 3x/week. We’ll see!

So there are going to be changes around here! I hope you like them!

Are you planning new things for your blog this year?


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