Trying to figure out a direction for this blog

I’m honestly trying to figure out what direction I want to go with this blog. For a while I thought I wanted to focus mainly on living with chronic pain/mental illness, but I find that dwelling on all that too much actually tends to make me feel worse, not better.

So, I am thinking about focusing more on my hobbies, which include collecting toys and other cute things, thrifting, selling toys and collectibles (which I do on Mercari and Ebay if you want to check it out), jigsaw puzzling, and coloring art.

I’m still trying to figure it all out, and that is partly why I’ve been inactive much of the time. It’s hard to be on a journey when you are still trying to figure out which way you are going. Have any of you went through directional changes with your blog? How did it go? Were you glad you changed?

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marandarussell

Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

24 thoughts on “Trying to figure out a direction for this blog”

  1. Stumbled on this via WP Reader. I recently changed directions…sort of. I am still rather aimless and don’t have a single focus on my blog, and I did that so that I didn’t feel compelled to write content and be in a position where I can’t think of anything. I’d love to just write a single topic but I don’t think I can focus on that. I’ve definitely tried.

    All that to say – follow the direction your writing takes you, don’t paint yourself into a corner. And don’t make a fuss about announcing a direction change when you do it. Let it happen naturally. I’ve seen this in a few different places, and usually what the authors/bloggers end up doing is writing a reflective post to see how they’ve changed in the past months/years/etc.

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  2. While the shortest distance between two points is a straight line (the only thing I remember from algebra class 🙂 ), a journey of learning has lots of interesting side streets to explore. There’s certainly nothing wrong with writing about whatever is happening at any given moment.

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  3. I have made many direction changes on my blog but now think it doesn’t matter so much. To me My blog is an expression of my life and creativity. I can do with it what I want. Life is change. Creativity is change expressed in art or writing. Just go with what your heart tells you. 🤗

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  4. 💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 “Chronic Pain” is Signs of Our EEP (Energetic Evolution Process) EveryOne; as for “Blogging” I AM a KiDult and consequently don’t give a fuck about “direction” EveryBody

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    …💎💎💎…

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  5. 💜 Basically EEP (Energetic Evolution Process) is DisComforting and Painful just like ChildBirth; yet, like ChildBirth, EEP is Ultimately WORTH IT!!!

    …💛💚💙…

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  6. miranda, true focusing on health issues is challenging and not wise. its true it makes you worse and lots negative towards yourself and your life. i would focus on your hobbies, because, sharing is loving and caring. for example, i love your twitter sharing of toys and collectibles, art… remember, to stay positive, safe and happy. remember also to do what you need and want to do, within reason of course. happy day to you, bless you for sharing…

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