I haven’t posted to my blog for a while, and this has been for good reason. I’ve been rethinking this site and its purposes, and I have decided to change its course. I’m starting with a blank page.
This year, I decided to turn my love of writing into more than just a hobby. I have taken classes on grammar, design, media, and editing, and as a result, I’m more excited about blogging than ever. As I have grown as a writer, I realized that I want a more focused blog.
My blog has always been a personal blog, and it will continue to be. Personal blogs can be great, and they can have various degrees of focus. Through my years of experience, I’ve learned that when writing a personal blog, it is often best to choose some specific topics to write about, rather than just writing about whatever comes to mind. This gives a blog focus and purpose.
Focused blogs reach a more specific audience. They attract readers who are interested in the topic of the blog, and this keeps readers coming back. Having a focused blog can also help its writer to have some direction in picking topics. This is great, since picking a topic for a post can be one of the most difficult parts of actually writing a post.
When considering new topics for a blog, I thought that I should pick one or two things that are a part of my every day life and that are personal, but not too personal, to me. After thinking about this for a bit, it became obvious to me. The new topics for my blog are…
the arts and mental health.
These topics include things like:
- What it means to be an artist (of music, visual arts, writing, and more)
- Exploring what it looks like to practice the arts
- Maintaining practice through seasons of mental health struggles
- Self-care strategies
- How media and technology are related to mental health
- How to promote yourself as an artist
- How faith is related to being an artist
- How faith is related to mental health
- How the arts can help you through mental health struggles
- What it means to grow as an artist
- And MORE
As I have grown as an artist, I find that my mental health and my creation of art are closely related. Since I am a musician, writer, and visual artist, this has overlap with many areas of my life.
I’m really excited for this change. These topics are near and dear to my heart, and I can’t wait to see what is to come for this site.
If you are interested, please follow and share with friends who are also interested in these topics.
See you again soon,