The Therapeutic Process and Blogging  

heavenly_body39 60F
740 posts
11/16/2005 7:38 am

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The Therapeutic Process and Blogging

I have used this blog oftentimes to purge, vent, emote. I do not judge my mood states, necessarily, before my fingers hit the keys and try hard not to censor myself as I believe if I need to write about something, it will reveal itself soon enough. The previous blog entry is a perfect example of this: my conflicted anxiety evolved into something like peace, through the process of getting thoughts on the screen.

For those of you who journal, or keep a blog, you know what I mean. Blogging takes this process public in a delightful amalgam between exhibitor and voyeur. My writing brings me great satisfaction and I don't mind (usually) allowing others into my head.

Sometimes, it is too much, especially for my real-time friends who take my words to heart. This makes me feel apprehension over losing some of my anonymity. I write freely even knowing there may be repercussions: sometimes, posting a blog entry feels like an act of courage.

I write, simply, selfishly, for me. It soothes me, gives me access to deeper thought processes, and enables self-insight.

Please let me know if any of this 'resonates' with you who blog or you who just read them.

rm_4nik8_4u 61M
2501 posts
11/17/2005 5:53 am

It is both outlet and therapy for me.

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3450 posts
11/18/2005 12:19 pm

Yes, I think that's a pretty good description. I think the degree of separation helps quite a bit. It's getting feedback from an uninvolved party, whose opinion you strangely come to trust and respect despite having never met them. And, of course, it's always a thrill to know somebody out there is interested in what you have to say.

heavenly_body39 60F
157 posts
11/18/2005 5:22 pm

yes, does evolve here...and btw you are an exceptionally sweet and sincere man!

ptalk...thank you, yes it is a thrill to be read, i agree...and welcome to my blog!

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