Art vs Mental & Chronic Illness – Please Give Feedback!

Hello everyone! I’ve actually had a few good days mentally, which has definitely been a welcome reprieve! Today I wanted to talk to my blog readers about whether they think I do a good balance of art vs mental or chronic illness posts. I have a passion both for art and for advocating and spreading awareness of mental and chronic physical illnesses. Sometimes I worry that maybe I am sharing too many posts about one subject or the other and may drive off readers who are interested more in the other topic.

So…it seems the best thing to do is to ask you guys. Do you think I strike a good balance? Do you have a preference for subject matter or do you just like to read whatever I share? I have thought about separating into two blogs, one focusing more on art and the other more on mental and physical illnesses, but I honestly don’t want to have to juggle two blogs. Sometimes I struggle just to keep up with one (mostly because of the chronic illnesses I suffer from).

Advertisements

25 thoughts on “Art vs Mental & Chronic Illness – Please Give Feedback!

  1. I can’t speak for your other readers, but I think you should post whatever you want whenever you want unless your main goal is to only attract a certain category of readers.

    My blog consists of about 50% posts related to mental illness (mostly my bipolar disorder) and the rest on other topics not related to any type of illness at all. I find it’s good for me to shift my focus sometimes. And do you know what? Often times my “regulars” are more people without mental health issues. I have plenty of such readers who enjoy my mental health-related posts along with the types of posts they originally found me from.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yeah, to some extent, I would say art is my escape from both the symptoms of mental and physical illness. A way to forget about it all for a while and concentrate on something else. It is also a way to release emotions that I may have trouble releasing in other ways.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Then I advise you don’t separate them to 2 different blogs. Inspire others just that. That Art is a good escape or a way to express and deal with physical and Mental pain.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s