Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new discussion, in which I chat with you guys about how our mental health can affect our blogging!
So, just to preface I have extreme anxiety and I had depression from the age of 11 to 17 so I know a bit about mental health. I also run a blog (duh) and I’ve noticed over the past year, how my grossass anxiety has been affecting how often I post on my blog and also how I feel about them before and after they go live.
So recently I finished high school, so my anxiety has been fluctuating from barely there to do not get out of bed or you’ll get run over by a bus. Because of this, I have not been prepping as many blog posts, just putting them in my drafts to gather dust.
I find that my outlook towards blogging always counts the most towards whether or not I ever get anything done. If I’m in a good mood I might feel good enough and have enough of a clear mind to dedicate a day to writing reviews and then I try to blog for all of the next day and then I will give myself a day off.
So, how does my mental health effect my blog?
- It affects my outlook on life in general and my attitude towards blogging.
- It affects what I talk about: Is it relevant? Am I ranting? Is it a lacklustre blog post?The tone of my posts can differ depending on how bad my anxiety is for the day
- Do I write a discussion or a tag?
- I generally feel more inclined to blog and talk about books when I’m in a lighter mood. On these days I don’t feel obligated to blog and I will probably write a tv chats post or a recommendations post.
So, does blogging and mental health correlate for you? Does the way you’re feeling affect the quality of your content, or whether you even post anything?
I think, for me, my mood will always determine the quality of my blog posts and then how I communicate you guys. If I’m not, feeling it, then I might not answer comments for a month or two, which has definitely been known to happen. I also might avoid social media and might just rewatch tv shows and ignore my responsibilities.
Does mental health affect your blogging?