How does blogging help mental health? — Mental Health @ Home

I’m working on an article about the mental health benefits of blogging. While that may seem obvious to us, how often do you hear mental health professionals suggesting it as a therapeutic tool? I’d like to get a sense from my fellow bloggers how blogging contributes to your own mental health. You can let me […]

via How does blogging help mental health? — Mental Health @ Home.

I have never had a therapist or other mental health professional suggest blogging as an outlet, but had numerous therapists suggest keeping a journal. In a sense, I see blogging as keeping a journal.

I strive to post 8 – 9 times/day and often can get enough scheduled posts to be 2 days ahead. I have a set schedule of times when I post, barring something unforeseen coming up that I think needs to post outside those times; and occasions where I go above 9 posts/day.

The days I only do 8 posts I skip the 5:05 P. M. Central Time post and that’s usually due to a time constraint as my home Internet is my cell phone and posting with my phone is something I do my best to avoid except when I can’t get out because of weather – down side of being limited to riding my bike as I can’t afford to fix my car. Right now, I am using a fast food location that restricts access to YouTube in an odd way; about 3/4 of the time I can’t access YouTube, but the other 1/4 I can.

I digress and started meandering in my response. I find that taking the time to blog, even the scheduled ones helps keep me with a schedule and occupies a lot of time as I do research for the posts. Granted, some times I do a lot more re-blogs than I like, but my goal is to keep the 8 – 9 posts/day going. I also have 1 – 2 themes for each day of the week. With the themes, I tend to do at least one, possibly two, posts for each theme. That’s on top of the 2 re-blogs or shares/day and 1 video share/day.

The other thing about scheduling is I sometimes spend a lot of time rescheduling as I find items, usually genealogy / DNA related, that I think need to be posted sooner than later.



About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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