4 months ago I started blogging again – 3 months ago I moved to WordPress and that’s really where this blog truly began. I’ve never had any massive ambitions when it comes to blogging, it’s always just been something I like to do, it’s cathartic, it helps me organise my thoughts and feelings, and gives me somewhere to release my inner thoughts and feelings. So why did I start blogging?
Originally I started out with the focus of lgbt and mental health, with a bit of lifestyle thrown in. I wanted to share every aspect of my life and write about the things I new best. However over the last few months I’ve realised that whilst being part of the lgbt community, it’s not something I enjoy writing about, and for the time being, it’s something that will only make occasional features, when I feel it’s necessary. I still feel like I’ve got a lot to learn before I pass any wisdom down, but if I feel like I need to write about something, it’ll happen. Mental health has become something of a focus for my blog at the moment and I’m enjoying exploring how I can help people with my words, it’s also a fascinating subject to learn about and something I’m deeply invested in.
Experiencing anxiety and depression myself has only garnered an interest into deeper subjects. Plus I have a massive fascination with how the brain works – if I were academic, I would have definitely headed down the psychology route.
My goals for this blog have grown over the few months it’s been live and from something that was aiming to be a creative outlet, is now heading towards more of a side business.
I’m now looking at using the skills I’ve developed and looking at how I can use them to help keep the at least the costs of this blog free. I’m currently developing my skills in digital art and looking into sorting out some form of online store for prints and possibly stickers (if I can figure that out). It’s going to be a few weeks or possibly months before any of this happens, whilst I continue my learning journey but keep your eye out!
For the future I’m planning on obviously continuing my blog, I’d love to work with a mental health charity at some point and keep connecting with like minded people.
For now though, I’m happy where I am, with the growth I’ve made, and where things are headed – especially after my little week away from most social media, I’m feeling more inspired and refreshed.
I’d love to hear your stories and why you started blogging.
Take care, stay safe.
James. aka Anothermaleblogger.