There is a time in every blogger’s life where you hit a crossroads in blogging, you either give up or go through a renaissance.
A Renaissance for The Bipolar Writer
I have been going through my own personal renaissance since July here on The Bipolar Writer blog. For a while, I lost my feel for writing new original content. I felt “as if I had said all I had to say.” To be fair, I was busy finishing my bachelor’s degree and editing/proofreading my memoir. My life was working through a lot all at once, and I was coming out of a tough one-month depression cycle. There was time not too long ago I thought I might let this blog go by the wayside. I have done so much here most of it good, but I decided that it would have been a waste.
For a while, I was caught up in the numbers game that often plagues the most seasoned bloggers (or so I have read and been told lately.) The less I put into my blog with my own original content, it seemed the people were less interested in when I did “find the time to write.” I could see the numbers dwindling down less and less after the peak that my blog had in March/April. I stopped writing to help people and started only caring about what writing what could get me the most likes. It got to a point where I was obsessive about every detail, and I wasn’t writing new content nearly enough. I lost touch in what was a great thing.
I was fortunate, however, to have some fantastic contributor bloggers connected to The Bipolar Writer blog that has helped bring us back to prominence. What started to drive me again was the content that others were writing. It was terrific to see the many guest bloggers putting themselves out there on my blog trusting that things would work out in the end.
The people that write for my blog made me a believer, and the people started to come back to my blog. I stopped caring about likes and focused on content that would help people. I found myself once again a part of this great thing called The Bipolar Writer blog. I am amazed each day by the level of comments from people just like me, trying to find their place in this mental illness life.
It’s okay to want to connect with people. These last few weeks have even better for me because I am sharing more of my creative side while still finding time to discuss crucial mental health topics. I was lost for a long time, but I happy to say this thing will continue to grow and if we can help people feel a bit less lonely– well then this thing is worth pursuing.
There is going to be a lot of new content over the next month and a half. I will be starting a new adventure in October as I continue to build my education by entering my Master’s program. Life can be crazy at times, but I can’t imagine not writing on this blog. This has been my home for almost a year, and I am genuinely honored by every person that has made this blog possible. You give me hope on the days where I feel helpless.
Always Keep Fighting (AKF)
Please Help me Publish my Memoir
I am almost done editing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer,” and I have decided to go down the self-publishing route. If you can donate anything towards my goal, it would mean the world to me. I am still working towards enough to pay an artist for a good cover. Those that donate will get a special mention in my memoir on a page dedicated to those that made my memoir possible. Thank you in advance!