Why Do You Blog?

We all have our personal reasons for wanting to publically journal or dare to attempt to write for others. I started my blog 2 years ago as a way to escape. At this time, I was beginning to work on my Ph.D. My proposal had been approved and now came the difficult part of literature research and writing down coherently on paper what I had in my head.

I remember the exact night I started the blog. It was after midnight and ahead of me, I had hours of reading and writing. I have to admit I was lonely and seeking some sort of camaraderie as well as escape from my present task. I downloaded the WordPress app and tried to think of what to write that would be of interest to others and myself. My first post was “3 Steps to Stand Out in a Crowd.” It was an unusual topic that had nothing to do with psychology but at the time it felt like that was what I needed. Between work, trying to finish my pre-doctorate hours, researching and beginning to write my dissertation I was beginning to feel unconnected with myself and others. The post was about 200 words and I have to admit, not very good! But to my relief, no one was judging.

My first “like” was thrilling and my first “follow” validating. Someone else was actually up and either reading or writing on their own blog. To my surprise, they had read and connected with me. I soon found out that there were a lot of fellow night owls on WordPress, as well as, international readers who were starting their day as I ended mine. I believe in some way, we all write for connection. We seek to connect with ourselves or with our fellow man or woman. In the past 2 years, I believe I have read hundreds if not thousands of blog posts. I am not going to name any specific blogs as all are deserving of mention. WordPress is a beautiful community of nonjudgmental and supportive people. It is full of individuals who want to find a way to express their interests, passions, loves, creativity, sorrows, and pains. So many times, I have been moved to tears as I read the pains and sorrows of others. Your bravery is inspiring and it makes me want to be a better human and the best therapist I can be.

The habit of writing late at night is no longer a habit as it has become part of who I am. I love reading and exploring other blogs. I try to like everything I read to encourage others. I want to make a promise to the blogging community that I will only write positive and helpful content. By doing this, I feel that I am giving back to the blog community that has given me so much.

In closing, I would like to say thank you to everyone on WordPress. You have made me a better person, therapist and for sure a better writer. Keep writing and expressing your soul in words. Keep encouraging and supporting your fellow bloggers. I would love to hear from you! Why do you blog and what are the rewards and negatives (if any) that you have encountered?

Kindly,
Dr. Perry


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312 responses to Why Do You Blog?

  1. Cindy P. says:

    First thing, congratulations on completing your phd. That is a big deal! I don’t have a blog but I subscribe by email. I have been following you for quite some time and I love seeing how you are evolving. I think you may have inspired me to start a blog! Much love❤️

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  2. MS says:

    I blog to raise awareness and to reason things out. If I don’t write them down, they churn around in my head and take up too much space. I absolutely love writing, it is liberating! Best wishes to you.

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  3. I love this! It’s always good to hear about the reasons behind why other people blog. I think we all blog to share our thoughts and connect with people, I think it’s what makes it worthwhile. Thanks for sharing 😊

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  4. Mia says:

    Now you post this! Just as I’m thinking about taking a break from blogging to focus on my novel writing!
    I originally started my blog because I felt called to write but needed to gain confidence in my writing before I tackled a novel. I’ve developed a great community of followers, too, people I think would be great friends if I knew them in person. I love reading all their blogs as well, but I find it takes up a lot of time. Reading, commenting, responding to comments, writing blog posts, have all evolved into procrastination tactics that have drawn me from where I really need to be focused—my novel.

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  5. I started blogging, quite simply, because I had too much time on my hands. I decided to write about health and fitness as that’s what I know most about (other than accounting but who wants to read about that!). However, after a while I realised, like you, that the WP community is welcoming, understanding and non-judgmental so my posts became more personal and then more personal still. The more I opened up the more love I felt from my fellow bloggers and, as someone who finds it difficult to be open and vulnerable in the real world, this was a revelation. I think if I’d received negative comments or harsh criticism in the beginning I probably would have continued on a ‘professional’ path but the likes, follows (thank you to everyone that does) and the kind comments have given me so much confidence in myself. However the best thing to have come from being part of the WP community was realising that I actually really love writing so I now have a very positive reason to get up in the mornings. Thanks so much for this post and for all your other fascinating insights into the human psyche :O)

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  6. Anita Bowden says:

    I couldn’t agree more with everything you said, Dr. Perry! There is something validating and connective and inspiring about blogging….something I never realized until I started my own blog. It is a very positive way of interacting with others, because bloggers seem to be very supportive of one another. And I want to thank you for creating the space through your blog which allowed others to introduce their own blogs!

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  7. Penny says:

    Hi Dr. Perry,
    I do not blog. I am an email subscriber and I enjoy reading your blogs. I find that you have a very welcoming attitude to others in the blog community. In fact I have found other great blogs through your blog post “promote your blog.” Thank you.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am very happy to hear you have found other bloggers through that particular post. It is actually one of my favorite and I enjoy finding new blogs on there as well.

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  8. Lauren says:

    I am new at blogging, though not writing. I am kind of feeling my way through a bit blind and enjoying the process of discovery.

    I agree with you that we write in pursuit of connection, and it’s a beautiful observation. Thank you. 😊

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Lauren, thank you so much. You have a lovely blog and I look forward to reading more of your blogs✨

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  9. Zeal4living says:

    I blog to share what I learn from living life. My blog never had a huge readership and it never bothered me much because it will appeal only to a small audience and I do it primarily for my own interest to remember the journey I travelled. Down the good and the bad roads.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I started blogging as an escape from everyday life, and as a way to vent without consequence or inhibition. I’ve never had many followers, but I’ve also had long bouts of writing nothing until recently. Writing is my therapy, and I’m hoping to keep up with it this time around.

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  11. mike says:

    G’day Doc.
    I began writing when I got sober to make new habits, exercise my booze- soaked brain, and to connect. Several tears later I feel like helping others in the homes, because I’m seeing that some people are relying on Web-advice rather than leaving the front door behind and going out to a meeting. I can’t fight it, so I hope to contribute
    love alwaz
    mike

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  12. I remember you Dr. Perry..:) and i remember you were among the very first few person to drop a like on my initial stage of Expressing here! And i must say, that really encouraged me.. 😇😊
    So thanks a ton to you.. for your kind gestures,motivating posts and really cool initiatives like this and the earlier one, ‘promote your blog’.. !!🙏😊
    Why i blog?! Like you mentioned too, to connect with my inner self and the likes of others.To constantly grow within, Express, reason and challenge my own perceptions and conundrums.
    True.. 😇 WordPress does speak through its positive Aura.. So here i am to connect,learn and grow, either by exploring-expressing more of me or By conversing through you all.. 😊✨💞

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Good to hear from you. With your writing you are contributing to the positive aura of word press. I wish you much success in your journey and look forward to reading more of your posts✨

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      • Dr. Perry.., Thank you so much for the kind words.. 😇🙏.
        I Wish you excel in your endeavors and keep enriching the lives of hundreds by motivating and reaching out to them.. ✨☺️

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  13. A.I. Alex says:

    I might have begun blogging a little selfishly because I saw it as a means of promoting my first novel, but that was more of a dream than a real goal. Soon enough, I saw how fun writing a blog is, and what a great community WP has. I mainly focus on writing, doing challenges offered by other people and creating my own, and all these pieces of flash fiction are not only a lot of fun, but they also help me explore the unknown. Whenever I get feedback from other fellow bloggers I feel acknowledged in this virtual world that seems to me more real than reality itself. All in all, it’s a great experience to be blogging and connecting with others. As you said, the WP community is a truly heartwarming one full of nonjudgmental and supportive people. It makes me glad to be here! 😀

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  14. Liz says:

    My blog was my therapy to start with, in addition to the therapy I was having at the time.
    Writing helps me to get it out my system and although I have changed and grown better since the early days, my blog can still at times be a place to vent, or just let it out.

    My blog is followed by some friends and so they are able to keep up to date with me and we will chat in emails privately, behind the scenes.

    I have also come across like-minded people, so we never feel alone in how we feel. As my blog has evolved, I know people like my positive posts and have enjoyed seeing me grow, enjoying what I may do, or feel next.

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  15. That was a vulnerable transparent post made by a brilliant present mind. I applaud you for how far you have come Dr. Perry.

    I blog because I have been fighting depression for the past 8 years. I know how it feels to be entirely alone in your warped space tucked away from everything.

    I brought myself out of it at first in stutter-steps.. but as I began to learn about meditation, came into having my own business, joined the Marines, and absorbed so much delicious energy from enormously complex people I now count on as trainers, mentors and peers it has become an over-arching interest for me to cause new thoughts in others.

    Almpst an obsession.

    I want to be the incremental reason why someone instead of wallowing in despair directionless a person picks up a book like Outwitting the Devil to read, or meditate, start up a business or what have you.

    It is my firm belief that we are all infinity incarnate and there is a Giant who is the active side of our intuition slumbering awaiting our intentional self-making to awaken deep inside all of us. We are passivity and chaos.

    It does no one any good if each of us do not take up the mantle and makes some waves.

    I want you to astound me.

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  16. Hoki Hubby says:

    I blog when I feel the need to vent, when I feel vexed or simply when I am lacking a physical ear to bend. I have no agenda or goal, no desire to attract a following and no ambition outside of finding the act of blogging self satisfying.
    Having said that, I feel a compulsion to continue to blog, despite a lack of readers, followers or ‘likers’. It isn’t just the pre-paid annual fee which motivates me, more the need to keep tapping away, for a sense of achievement, an idea there is a ‘letting go’ and perhaps the back of the mind thought that maybe I can put a smile on someone’s face now and then.
    Thanks for what you do.

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  17. Suzanne says:

    I’m so glad you had the urge to start blogging. I’ve gained a lot from your posts and appreciate what you have to share. I started blogging mainly as a form of reflection, but I also did it in the hope that something I shared may help others. Fortunately, WordPress makes recommendations of other blogs to read based on what you write, and that’s how I came across this blog and others which have inspired me and helped me on my journey.

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  18. ellie894 says:

    I so agree that WordPress is a lovely place full of those who wish to share and encourage one another. I too have found both joy and sadness here, and it touches my heart. I love to write and ask myself why everyday. You have gifted this village with much encouragement. Thank you for that. 🌷. Congratulations on your PhD! Have a beautiful day 😊

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  19. I love your blog! I’ve learned so many things from reading the knowledge and wisdom you share.

    I write in hopes that I can help others in some small way. Life is hard, and when we lean on each other it makes our journeys a bit easier.

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  20. kimnoller says:

    I began blogging out of the stark realization that I was turning 50 and had said for 30 years, “Someday I’ll write!” My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012 and its a sobering thought I may end up where he is in a few years as the disease runs strong in our family. I needed to say some things, tell stories the way I remember them, share my musings on God, faith, love, therapy, and whatever strikes me as important! I don’t spend a lot of time on WordPress other than posting my own writings, but your blog speaks to me and I read it daily. I love psychology and wish our society would treat mental health as part of total physical health. It is not a separate entity and we ALL need to focus on it as much as we care for our teeth, what we eat, exercise, weight, etc. Thank you for your positive and enlightened words of encouragement and wisdom!

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  21. Rohan Khan says:

    I love pieces of work like this and they motivate me to write more!

    Great read as always Dr!

    I have a new short story up please check it out if you have a moment

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  22. Originally I started my blog just to have somewhere to put all my short stories and poems. I did not think I was going to enter into a world of social interaction and make friends and receive so much wisdom along the way. I continue to blog because it is fun and rewarding. 🙂

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  23. myhelmettalk says:

    Thank you for sharing all of your infinite wisdom. I blog to share my love of living a positive life through my motorcycle adventures. I also do it so those that can’t ride can enjoy parts of the culture and those that may be on the fence about riding might gain some insight. And well, I just like to write.

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  24. Blended Hope says:

    I started blogging several months ago and have decided I much rather prefer WordPress than social media ANYDAY.
    I enjoy reading your posts and love that I learn more about people in this community rather than constant selfies and political rants❤️

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you and I wholeheartedly agree. I find it so much easier to write from the heart than to take a selfie. Have a wonderful day✨

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  25. curious•pondering says:

    This is a solid post! I love learning about why people choose to blog. I started mine as to have a place of my own. It is forever safe ground to write about any of my interests without getting on nerves 😂😄

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  26. boomergirl47 says:

    I blog because I love to write and it’s easier than trying to get published. Marketing just isn’t my forte. Posting a blog is Instant gratification! 🙂 It’s fun seeing who reads my stuff. I feel more connected to the world.

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  27. Revenge of Eve says:

    I began my blog to be the author of my story. A tragedy impacted me, leaving me not able to remain silent about my struggles with mental illness. On WordPress, I belong to something bigger. A movement, so to speak. The mental health community on WP is educating people daily by blogging personal experiences and fighting a the stigma that surrounds it. It is through our documentation that the future society will eliminate such negative assumptions about mental health. Blogging has changed my life and so has the community. It was the best decision I made! Reading and interacting with others has filled a void in my life. I am happy to see you feel the same about this community.

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  28. I started my blog when I looked around and felt like an ailien on planet earth. I had no other plans but to try and write for people on the same journey as myself, dealing with M.E/CFS as a twenty-something who had been ill for years and years. Through my blog I found people to connect with who also had some sort of chronic illness. Or to spread awareness in the world. I have to say it’s improved my life and the only negatives are the pressure on my health to try and keep the blog going weekly, and being careful of people’s perception on what it means to have M.E/CFS or a chronic illness. I never want to make it seem all rainbows and sunshine but I never want to leave people feeling sadder at the end of my blogs than at the start.

    I love blogging and it’s been a great outlet for me, the comunity is so supportive. It has helped me more than I could’ve imgained​.

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  29. Your blog is one of my favorites. The quotes are great reminders to continue to steer the ship in the healthiest direction.

    I blog because I used to love to write. Then I got sick, then I didn’t love to write. My brain doesn’t function the same now and I have a difficult time getting from one thought to the next. HOWEVER, my previous homeopath and current therapist both told me to write, so I am. I’m oversharing all over the place and have been once a week for a year. If/when I get well will I continue…? I don’t know. Maybe when my brain heals I will love to write again, and then yes the blogging will go on.

    Thank you for sharing a part of yourself here, you’re helping make this world a better place!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you for such a beautiful comment and I wish you you well on your journey towards health. I agree with your homeopath and therapist, keep writing✨

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  30. Shaun Jones says:

    I blog because I want share my story in hopes to connect with others. I blog about my weight loss journey and I want to motivate and inspire others to do the same. I started mine on my own, but I want others to see they don’t have to. I want to be there help and support others.

    Some rewards that I have found with blogging is that I get to connect with others who share the same passions. I also have been able to connect with people who are also interested in starting their own weight loss journey. It’s a wonderful feeling!

    Some negatives I find are in the blogspehere. I love connecting with people but I don’t like when others don’t try to connect back. I hate when people follow just to unfollow so it would appear they have lots of followers. I don’t gauge readership based on followers, I gauge readership based on interaction. I love when people leave genuine comments and I try to do the same. I also really like when bloggers take the time to respond to all of their comments. I hate when they get ignored, especially ones that challenge the blogger. Those are the ones that you should answer so you can defend your claim. When you ignore it, it makes me feel as if your claims are false.

    Overall, I love the blogging community and it really is a welcoming place to learn, grow, and promote yourself. Congrats!

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  31. K.S says:

    Hi Dr. Perry,
    just a quick hello and I wanted to say thank you for all the positive energy you send out to the world. You really are awesome! also no need to to answer me back I realize you are super busy! Just wanted to let you know that you are appreciated!!!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi, I don’t always answer all the comments but I do read all of them. Thank you for such a nice comment. Have a great day ✨

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  32. I blog because writing and reflecting on life is a way to learn and process our experiences. My blog started just as I was about to get married an enter a new phase of my life (2nd marriage) and I wanted to allow for regular creative expression, and to challenge myself to write regularly. It has surpassed my expectations, and helped me stay on track on a habit that I’ve aspired to for years. I really enjoy your posts, and your focus on creating a sharing and inclusive online community. Thanks!

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  33. Honestly I started blogging because I couldn’t figure out how to remove the blog page from the site I wanted to use for my art. Once I started writing though I just couldn’t stop. It is as much for my self reflection as for the sharing and connecting. It has helped me process some big changes this year. I find it so rewarding.

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  34. I blog because I write often, and I believe I have some talent for it, I write in some part to soothe the creative beast within, in part to cope with the many struggles of life, and in part because I just enjoy doing it. For all I write and have written I am not fond of sharing myself or my work. Somewhere down the line I came to believe I hold some wisdom, that I have some things worth saying, blogging to me is my way of opening myself up to the world albeit behind my electronic veil, but I think I have more of me to discover and I will never be comfortable sharing that if I never at least try.

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  35. So awesome!!!!! I blog for the same reasons as you!! 😀😀😀😀😀 Its such an amazing community I never realized was here. Ive been so uplifted by your posts & posts of others. So thank you so much. Keep on writing. God bless you!!!!❤❤❤❤❤💪💪💪

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  36. freemind says:

    I blog to expres myself and discuss issues which society doesnot, I want to have an open mind and think for myself and look at each subject matter through that lens, I also like to engage in a debate with others and connect with as many people as possible.

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  37. When I was putting together my memoir, I thought perhaps a blog would help me market it a bit and be a place where I could display some of my drawings. Since my book is about my experience in therapy I focused mostly on mental health to start with. Complex PTSD can leave an indescribable emptiness inside a person, and I found amazing and strong people in the blogging community that get it and are supportive and caring. As I work on my children’s book my blog has expanded some. It has become my current choice for indulging a chronic journaling habit with some benefits of group therapy thrown in.

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  38. I totally agree. Blogging has helped me focus on the positive in
    Ice, so,thing to share with others. I have met interesting people via the Internet. I love your posts. Keep on keepin’ on,

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  39. I started blogging about 10 years ago, just before I became a grandmother because I needed a way to relieve stress and get things off my chest. My blog was always public but it was just a couple of years ago I started interacting with other bloggers and they started reading my blog. It does feel good to write something that resonates with others, or in many cases makes them laugh! Anyway, writing is therapeutic for me! Love your articles! ❤

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  40. Dr. Perry. I don’t really know why I started a blog myself. But prior to this. I meet with Dr. J Sage Elwell from the Religion Dept of TCU about being a potential student there. Even thou I’m decide to go with another university, he was a very brilliant man and he inspired me to be open to knowledge of other faiths. I started reading books on Philosophy, being able to relate to people of different cultures and ideas. I’m going to be learning Theology in the Fall at Stubenville University. Like you, when I got my first like by you and Ms Katobservations, it got me to explore both your sites. I enjoy the fact that everyone here can agree to disagree sometimes and be civil about it. Not name calling or using any physical form of violence. I hope I can learn from others here and continue to grow into being a better human being. Cheers!

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  41. I blog to communicate; to try and share my thoughts about the world. I also love reading the offerings of others. Everybody has a story, each one unique and often inspiring. I enjoy yours, for example – mainly because you do keep it positive and there are often nuggets of wisdom that help in every day life. I am grateful you continue to inspire and enlighten with your words. thanks eh (and yes, I am Canadian).

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  42. lunarpoet says:

    I wish to share my love for poetry and help to make it flourish as an art form again. There are substreams feeding and nourishing the healing waters, that poetry has to offer and it feels right, to feed those sources. I also wander through the night, finding curious and wonderful posts and it makes my life and my inner world so much richer. That feeling of connection is something I see as one of the best features of WordPress. And if people actually take the time to comment on my work and share their thoughts it is the best feeling ever.

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  43. I blog for therapy. I’m a big believer that expressing my feelings helps me to understand myself better and to grow. I’ve had a few very bad experiences in actual therapy so this is my solution. For years I wrote in notebooks and then threw them away when they filled up but a friend who is a professional writer encouraged my to put my writing out into the world. That is how I ended up here. I still write for me, poetry or short stories, just whatever is filling my head or heart at the moment. I’m amazed to discover people read what I write or follow my blog. And I’m extremely grateful to those who choose to comment.

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  44. Photobaugh says:

    I love your positivity and motivational posts! I started blogging to show it was possible to live with fibromyalgia in a positive, healthy manner and to try to inspire others by sharing those everyday things that inspire me.

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  45. I started blogging because at the time I was in the depths of my depression and even though the people around me would voice that he or she understands the truth was the person actual did not. The day I started my blog was due to the fact I overheard a conversation about me saying I need to stop complaining so much because if I am truly depressed I would not be as functional. Blogging has been a form of therapy for me so I channel myself here and refrain from speaking on my depression in my everyday life. CONGRATULATIONS ON RECEIVING YOUR Ph.D.

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  46. Merci pour le partage de vécu authentique. Ça m’a permis de me voir dans ton texte, au passé, au présent et au futur. J’ai débuté il y a un peu plus d’un mois et je trouve l’expérience enrichissante!
    Tout d’abord, mes idées et réflexions deviennent plus claires et se précisent avec l’ecriture, puis je réussi à regrouper celle-ci autour de thèmes et sujets.
    Ensuite, je réalise que le vécu que je partage peut aider, inspirer et faire du bien à d’autres personnes qui vivent des situations semblables. C’est la partie la plus motivante!!
    Je continue à suivre d’autres blogs très intéressants et à m’en inspirer pour définir les objectifs de mon blog.

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  47. morganh33 says:

    I really enjoy reading your posts, and agree with the points you make. It is a great way to escape, connect, and feel less lonely. I enjoy blogging in early morning hours, before my children wake up. When it’s just my computer, me and a cup of tea. I blog for many reasons, most of which you mentioned in your post. I also blog as a senior project for my undergrad degree in creative writing. I blog to establish an online presence, to hopefully achieve my dreams of being a published author. Thank you for being so approachable and enjoyable to read. And also for following my “newbie” blog!
    Morgan

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  48. Wakwitu says:

    Congratulations for your PhD and your success in these blogosphere streets. I enjoy reading your posts. I began my blog as a way of expressing myself, exploring who I am and as a way of reflecting on my life. But sometimes in the last four years, the business of life has come in-between my writing but I am now focused on immersing myself again in it. Keep writing.

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  49. Grady says:

    It started out with a friend wanting to upgrade his blog.. I wanted to help but not knowing the ins and outs of the behind the scenes of WordPress, I decided to create one of my own a couple of months ago. I had no clue as to where to start but thought it a good idea to use my own photographs, search for a suitable quote and let it flow from there. I will be 65 this year and I love that my blog is bringing out stuff from way deep inside of me. It really has turned out to be an interesting journey so far and I agree, the WordPress community is wonderful. I really enjoy your blogs as they are so thought provoking. Thanks again for taking time to reach out to all of us. Kind regards.

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  50. Connection, of course is #1 for me. Loving nature and gardening as much as I do, I love sharing those joys with others as well.

    Whatever reason inspired you to begin your blog, I’m so glad you have Dr. Perry, as your information is always quite valuable and insightful. I like your promise also, to only write positive and helpful content. ‘Wish so many others on the internet/social media felt the same. But, “let it begin with me,” is a motto I can appreciate and try to live by. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

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  51. Regine says:

    I love this post and your blog. It’s been very inspiring and educational. Your content has actually pushed me to search for a therapist for myself. Keep up the great work Doc.

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  52. Stephan says:

    I love your blog. I am not quite sure why I do it. My blogs are mostly about running and I like to inspire others to run. I also want to introduce others to my everpresent Friend.

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  53. janetsm says:

    I started blogging about my life as an aspiring novelist. My blog has evolved over the years and will probably continue to grow and change. Since I’m still not a published novelist, my blog tends to be more about what I’m reading. Sometimes I wonder if anyone cares what I’m reading, but recently two of my blog followers have told me that they look forward to my posts and use me as a guide for what they should read! That’s pretty scary and took me quite by surprise. I continue to blog because someday my novel will be published and I want my blog to serve as encouragement for others on that same journey.

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  54. Miriam says:

    What a wonderful post Dr. Perry, reaffirming all the reasons I love WordPress too. The connections, the friendships made, the joys and heartaches we all share. I can’t imagine my life without my blog now. It’s become a part of me. Congratulations to you on all you’ve achieved. Keep shining your positivity. 💙

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  55. shes nameless xo says:

    I just started to blog. I’m doing it to get things off my chest,share my experiences and try give advice. I just started my first tonight eeeep. I enjoyed reading your blog. I’m sure I will be back to read more 🙂

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  56. iammypath.com says:

    Well Dr Perry first of all congratulations are in order for your Ph.D. In my case I am not a highly qualified professional, but a long term survivor of depression. Other than that, there are quite a few similarities to what you have written on, “Why I am writing a blog”
    I was doing a page on Face Book called, Happiness Quotes and with it I grew and helped me to become positive, at the same time I overcame depression ~ of course with medication and counselling. The page grew so much that I started a closed group to share more confidential stories. As everyone doesn’t have Face Book, I then thought of expanding further!
    Yes. I too can remember how I started, as I too being alone and wanting to connect with others. But there was a another strong feeling ~ seeing so many people going through depression and other mental issues, and also the issue of suicide, I somehow wanted to put out my story, to encourage and inspire, that they too can overcome or control to lead a normal and happy life. My psychiatrist too encouraged to write both on Face Book and then on the Blog, saying that even if I helped just one person, it will be a great blessing!
    It took a lot of effort to overcome depression, and journaling was part of it, as I was writing on Face book. So writing the first post was not that difficult. But I had never done a blog before! So downloading a Word Press site, and doing up the blog was one big adventure as well as a big achievement. Well I too was waiting for the first,”Likes” and found out there were night owls like me, which was a thrill 🙂

    My Blog is going to be 3 years very soon. It has not grown as much as yours, but gradually other sites are coming in and we have got to know each other and it has become like a blogging family, sharing our ups and downs that is going on in our lives 🙂
    To round up the results so far: At times it is a big relief to write out my feelings and letting out stress. Sometimes the connections bring companionship to my lonely life ~ to feel that there are others too who are in the same boat like me!
    But the most important thing that I have learned is: seeing so many going through their issues, I feel so fortunate that I have overcome such a long term depression as 15 years and today I am able to my story to encourage others and leading a normal life 🙂
    I Thank you for such a uplifting and encouraging post. People like you are priceless to the world as mental issues are such an important topic. I wish you all the best in your endeavour to make everyone well and happy, in your profession as a Doctor!

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  57. It’s a very, very long story….lol. But I feel what you’re saying when you stated your feelings/emotions regarding your first like and follow – I felt the exact same way. I wanted everybody in the world and every third country to know that I was a blogger…lol. It’s been a fun, yet challenging road but overall it’s been great! I’m happy you started blogging, wishing you many, many, many more blogging stories that we’ll soon hear.

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  58. I’m so glad that you decided to blog here on WordPress Dr. Perry. I have enjoyed your posts and have learned a lot. I blog because I love to write, and I have a need to help people. I think blogging has made me a better writer, and I think it’s because of the feedback I get. The comments let me know if I’m doing a good job and filling a need somewhere. Writing can be a lonely road, but blogging keeps you company and makes the journey so much fun.

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  59. Dr Perry- a title well earned and well used in your effort to connect to the world and offer support. The fact you use the platform to learn, grow and take part in the lives of others is a testament to what you do, and I appreciate you visiting my little blog. I’m definitely going to read, share and interact.

    As for why I blog- well I’m depressed. I failed in my effort to use my creativity to heal the world with entertainment, so I now blog to keep what little creative spark of mine alive- perhaps even myself, to some extent. I’m trapped daily in my anxiety and this is a place where I can turn my feelings into something- even if it’s not great art. That’s all I have left, it seems.

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  60. mamkeke82 says:

    Hi, am glad to have read this blog. It really resonates with my heart. I started poetry as a form of escapism too. Although I only started posting in my blog at a later stage. I had some books which went missing at the time when I was so much of a reckless party socialite. My life was nothing to write home about because I was self-destructive. But as soon as I made the decision to stop that lifestyle and to follow Jesus Christ’s ways…I changed. The writings on my wall are my moments when I used to bleed tears, so that others may know that those stages happen for a temporary moment…and to know that happiness does exist….

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  61. Dr. Perry, Thaks for sharing your heart with us. You have made an impression with this community according to comments above. I started blogging because I had a passion to write what was on my heart. I wonder about a lot of things, so I imagine what if’s and write about them. I have so much love and compassion that it’s hard to give it all away. I write prayers and short stories and I have lived an out of the ordinary life. I just haven’t figured out how to connect with other bloggers. I pray that everything you set your mind and hands to will bring you success.

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  62. Toortsie says:

    On our Afrikaans blogs, we have a new challenge each week, and, can you believe it, the challenge for this week is: Why do you blog?!
    I love it! It is a place where I can express myself. Over the past 7 years of blogging, I grew as a person. I met new friends and learned to stand up for the things I believe in.

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  63. Zanele says:

    Blogging is my escape zone, my bring back my sanity rehabilitation centre. It’s a place where I come face to face with my feelings. I type better my thoughts than do writing them down by pen. My blog is truly my psychologist, the blog community is my physician no matter how terrible my day is or how discouraged I feel when I read the posts on the blog community I’m revived and encouraged. This is truly a no judgement zone and that on its own is encouraging to know. Thank you for you post. It’s informative and encouraging. Congratulations are in order on your PhD. Well done and all the best for the future. Continue inspiring us.

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  64. I’ve just started my blog, so it’s still very new! Mine is to share my experiences with people, and, if I’m being perfectly honest, as a release. I want to get everything out and I’m hoping that my experiences can maybe help other people that are going through similar things.

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  65. I blog because I feel like something has to come out and it’s been a way to share ideas and thoughts without imposing- if someone doesn’t want to hear them it’s not all over my Twitter or Facebook

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  66. There’s isn’t one blogger who can’t relate to some, if not all of what you written! Our blogging experiences are like fruits of differing tastes, looks, smells and growing conditions, yet our seeds, the cores of why we blog are all the same…to connect with others…to reconnect with ourselves…to become better writers and the list goes on. Your blog has often been a breath of encouragement on days when I needed it most and it is my hope that my blog achieves the same for others. May God’s goodness continue to pour over your life!

    -Viv

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  67. Love this Doc! I have to say that I kinda stumbled across the WordPress platform through web surfing a link. The link was of someone who talked about writing for your passion and becoming a better writer. This all was interesting to me as I researched more. It was kinda right up my alley as I realized I did the same thing while in school. Today, it is definitely one of the best decisions ever made. Congrats on your success too!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you Allen. I enjoy your positive and uplifting blogs and look forward to reading more in the future. Have a great day✨

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  68. Genie says:

    I absolutely love your generosity to the blog community. You open up your blog so that others may connect. I wish you much success in your career and I will be the first to buy your book, no matter what topic! I am putting out in the universe that you will write a best selling book one day.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you for such a nice comment and wish! If I ever write a book I will give you a free copy✨

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  69. Thank you for sharing your reasons for blogging. I enjoy reading it and appreciate your authenticity. I write four different blogs, but think it’s time to combine three of them. My overall reasons for blogging are personal healing, sharing hope, and empowering others to share their stories to find their voice and personal origin.

    Even my blog that is written through the voice of my dog Zoey Shadow shares a positive message. I enjoy connecting with others as well.

    Keep writing!

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  70. Hello Dr. Perry, I started a blog just over a year ago. I have never been a writer but after my daughters suicide I was struggling with memories of finding her lifeless on her bedroom floor. Rewinding that day over and over again in my head I knew I had to do something. I wrote my first blog. It was about that day. What a release it was. I continued to write as if each blog were a chapter of her last year of life. I have been told my writings are raw. I am hoping that’s a good thing! I want nothing more than to help people understand mental illness and suicide and I want to share my strength for Hope.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you so much for sharing. You write beautifully and your daughter Jessica would be very proud of you for sharing her story in order to help others understand mental illness and suicide. I wish you much love and peace. Sincerely Dr. Perry

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  71. I for one agree whole-heartedly. This is an incredible community of caring people, non-judgemental who are accepting and always have a kind word, thought or suggestions that are helpful. I love it here. I too started blogging 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s wonderful having an opportunity to communicate with others who are thoughtful, not out to destroy and hurt others. I’m a shut in. The internet has been my communication with the outside world for some time. Nothing could have prepared me for this welcoming beautiful blogging community to which I have become a part. I too wish to thank you for your blog. It is upbuilding, positive, thought provoking and always a joy. Thank you for taking the time to be here. You’ve worked hard to become a Doctor. Congratulations by the way. I did notice the change in your blog and it made me smile!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I believe we started blogging at the same time and you have always been so supportive of my blog. I appreciate you very much✨

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      • Awe, thank you. I enjoy your blog very much and I don’t always comment, life’s busy, I have 4 grand children I take care of so up early for the little ones, up late for the older ones. Keeps me young 🙂 I am not a person given to flattery. I pretty much tell it like it is if the other person can handle that kind of honesty. One thing I won’t do is say something half hearted to appease anyone. I often tell other bloggers how much I like their writings and hopefully they understand it’s from the heart, always.

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  72. Glenda Herdman says:

    I started blogging because I just felt the need to write and to put a voice, so to speak, to what was happening in my life. It became a journal and an opportunity to talk about my pain and to try and understand what was happening and what I was feeling. I had no intention of attracting followers, it was merely a platform for me to be completely honest with myself and to vent mostly. I wrote a post about the Sin of Guilt and it got a lot of likes and a number of people resonated with what I said. As the blog has grown, as have I, I use it to share my experiences and to help others realise they are not alone on this crazy ride call life. I am also passionate about Mental Health Issues, and use the blog as a way to educate and inform those who may not understand what they are, and to help remove the stigma of Mental Health Issues. I don’t like to use the words Mental Illness or Mental Disorders because this tends to scare people. Thank your for your insightful Blogs Dr Perry, I share some on my own blog as I find your writing informative and educational.

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  73. I blog for three reasons, 1. I was lonely, even in a committed relationship I had lost my past friends, by death or walked a different path in life. I wanted to meet new people, to discover a world I had never attempted to be in before. Although my followers are far less than that of yours, I have found some great people who follow (like yourself) me and I follow them.
    2. I love writing, I want to write novels, but to get better I needed to branch away from hidden stories in folders on my computer and paper, to that of spreading them online.
    3. A form of release and escape, it is a place where I can write freely and not be judged for it.

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  74. Hi Dr. Perry, thanks for the post and for taking the time to read one of my posts today. I am early on in my WordPress journey and am really enjoying the space and this post was timely indeed for me!

    Look forward to reading more as time goes by.

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  75. It’s so well written. Why do I blog or for that matter why do I write? I think so to pen down my thoughts, let my inner fears, anguish, happiness, memoirs find a place and may be someday I can look back at all that I have written and laugh, fuss, cry; and definitely find kindred souls who although separated by distance physical and geographical are present are present with me in my thoughts.

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  76. Yure says:

    I just blog because I think someone would be interested in some thoughts I have. I like to give advice, but I also want people to know that they aren’t the only ones who think in a certain manner.

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  77. Miss Jay says:

    First, thanks for visiting my blog, every visit, every connection, matters a lot for me too!

    As for why I blog… 50% to practice my writing in another language (as English is my second), and to express myself, and let all of those thoughts out of my head and onto the online world, where they may reach someone else and maybe have someone else who relates and feels touched by my words.

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  78. Bitey Dog says:

    I never thought anyone would read my blog when I started. It was just a place to store my memories. Isn’t it interesting the people we connect with despite our intentions? I’ve had a lot of fun on my journey. I hope you are enjoying yours too!

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  79. Now, I write just for myself, I don’t want anyone to read this bc I find writing therapeutic but in future, when I get the b… courage, I mean, to start revealing things about me, I will write for connection AND I KNOW THAT I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL! As a BPD person, I still learn to make boundaries so… that day will come! amazing post! gonna start following

    PS: I will write in English, too.
    PSS: Yes, connection, Jung stuff. We all have same problems, essentially.

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  80. Thank you for sharing your story. I started a blog years ago to share with others information about homeschooling, budgeting, and fun crafts. I enjoyed writing on the blog, but I made the decision to delete it less than a year later because I wanted to focus more on other writing. Now, I have a different website to promote my books (Jobs of a Preschooler and Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles) and various writings. I offer free coloring pages and activity ideas to go along with my books on my website. I now blog (occasionally) about my “writing adventure”, fun activities to try at home with kids, and a few random ideas. Happy blogging!

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  81. I started for two purposes, to share knowledge and to journal about what I’m experiencing. I like blogging because I feel able to say what the hell I like as I would to a notebook without the fear of people judging me. Unlike writing stuff in a notebook knowing what I say will be visible to people who might relate.

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  82. notdonner says:

    And I want to add my gratitude for being part of this community. Thank you for reading my posts as well. I enjoy reading your insightful posts. Sometimes, they lead to a little self-diagnosis, but then I don’t need a DSM5 to help me. I’m married. No time! LOL

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      I also enjoy your posts very much. I love the Groucho Marx joke you have on your blog. Thank you for such a funny comment! Have a wonderful evening✨

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  83. Sul says:

    I’d just want to say that you are one of the best bloggers in the community, Dr. Perry. I use Dr. here because getting a PhD deserves respect and even though words are just poor ways of communicating abstract ideas I do really love your writing! Though I’ve been off track for a few years with me research I find your writings a great source of strength, inspiration and wisdom.

    Keep writing.

    Love,
    Sulaiman.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Sulaiman, Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I appreciate your support and kind words very much!✨

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  84. Goff James says:

    Thanks for the post it really made a connection. I started blogging, not late at night, but very late in life. Time running out so to speak. The challenge was a buzz and I possessed very few IT skills. The blog has become both a focus and a means of processing my own world of art, photography and poetry but very much more so as a portal into the life enriching worlds of other fellow bloggers who are non-judgemental and so supportive. Have a great day.

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  85. I blog to put women on the map. We have omitted women from our fundamental education for too long. We make excuses saying there aren’t any around, none of “quality”. Bullshit. The sad thing is, most people DO want to know but don’t know where to start. Hopefully my page can do that. I hope to be as successful as you

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  86. I share simply because I have to, Dr. Perry. I seem to have found myself walking this incredible journey of living life at opposite ends of the stethoscope. I am both a Lupus patient AND a registered nurse. God has shown me such amazing beauty both in coping with my own illness, as well as in helping others through theirs. What an unbelievable honor. Maybe sharing my journey could compel someone to find the beauty in their own daily struggles … maybe some little something in there could possibly inspire someone to finally have hope?

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  87. You have a very kind and humble way with your words. And you now have a new follower. So far, there have been no negatives to my new blogging journey. I have no dreams of making money through it. I just needed to find a way to express a piece of me. I’m not what you would call a social butterfly. So I started this to force myself out of my own comfort zone while at the same time, being able to enjoy seeing and learning how amazing others are in so many different ways.

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  88. I post my art on a special Facebook page and a friend told me I should put them on a blog. I kind of laughed it off because I did that years ago. I do real good for a few weeks then stop. Then I watched some TedTalk about how you shouldn’t let opportunities pass you by. I took it as a sign and started my blog back up again.

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  89. lahla9 says:

    Dr. Perry, thank you for your great inspirational, insightful, and thought-providing blogs! I started blogging to get my thoughts and feelings out- to identify them in a more solidified fashion. I was once well spoken and now deal with a lot of word blockage and some memory problems which caused me to hold everything inside. I felt like I was going crazy. Writing helped me get things out and I could wait or study if certain words wouldn’t come immediately to mind, unlike speaking. At first it was enough to just solidify my thoughts and feelings, then I felt freedom from getting them out, and now I’m starting to want to be heard. I’m grateful to be here and be part of this great community. Thank you, you inspire me.

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  90. Blogging is my master escape plan from depression, stress and my emotional immaturity, it’s the only way I communicate. Though am good with words as have been told but I do find it difficult talking with others, if not for blogging I will be lost, though am yet to truly know myself.
    Thanks for such inspiring post.

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  91. driftyness says:

    Dr Perry, you were one of the first people to like one of my posts, and it made me feel so good! I felt seen. Thank you 🙂 You sound like such a wonderfully empathetic person. I imagine you’re a fantastic psychologist.

    I started this blog because I was very closed off and wanted to start sharing myself with other people. Then, it turned into wanting to have a fashion blog, and then it turned into wanting to share the lessons I’m learning in life in the hope that it will help other people.

    I’ve blogged for many years on different sites, but I never imagined that I would have the kind of community that I have with this one. It’s been so great meeting people I can connect and share stories with, even if only through our blogs. I’m hoping to write more professionally one day, but the community so far has been one of the best things about blogging!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      I am happy to hear you felt encouraged. Thank you for your comment as it also encourages me to continue my writing journey!

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  92. Swathi says:

    Congragulations on your Ph.D and I respect your profession a lot. I wanted to study psychology but ended up as a Mass Communication student. Your articles are encouraging, helpful and positive. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I basically started my blog because I believe my perspective of life is very different from others and I love writing. Honestly I wanted to be recognized, I have just started. Writing consistently is quite tricky. Just building my blog from scratch. Do visit my blog and let me know your thoughts. Peace.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you for your nice comment Swathi. I will definitely visit your blog. Keep writing and enjoy the process✨

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  93. I started my blog because I’ve been a pagan for just about my entire life (and I’m old!). My “niche” is quite small (as I’m a devotee of Hestia, the Goddess of Hearth and Home), and there wasn’t much information out there for seekers outside of the typical Greek Myth lore. So I started it a couple years ago, but didn’t get seriously until late last summer. It was a place to share knowledge and thoughts, and I’m actually quite surprised I have over 200 followers.

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  94. I saw much of my own journey into blogging through you sharing yours, and I like the idea of continually examining why we do what we do! Like you, I started my blog on a sort of whim as a way to escape my demanding present.. young kids, full time nursing job, busy and full but packed, stressful life. It has now slowly started to become part of what I do each week, and I am so grateful for the stress relief, fun, and challenge that it provides for me. Thank you again for sharing! Love your articles, look forward to them!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you! You have a wonderful blog. I enjoy the way you write. Your latest post with Sherman is very funny✨

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  95. Ilka says:

    I started my blog not as a blog, I’d never thought about me as a blogger!
    I needed a website for my business as a martial arts teacher.
    I did not understand enough english and wordpress sounded for me more like worldpress, and the whole wide world is the only place for me we are really citizens of: together. That’s my dream.
    But now, oh my goodness, I could not understand how to build a website: the most instructions were written in English, and the few German instructions often came in a confusing translation. So I installed a second site to experiment with wordpress without scrapping my business site with every time.
    Nice idea, but it didn’t work, I had to create some content. Help! I am not a writer! My next step was to went out and red a lot of other blogs and so I got an idea what blogging means. For me, the greatest thing is to meet people all around the world and to learn such a lot about other mindsets or life plans.
    I love this community, its supporting and its positivity, it encourages me to write short posts in English and so I want to give back positivity with my contributions.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you for your comment. May I ask what kind of martial arts you teach? I have been studying Taekwondo since I was a child. I absolutely love it as it is a great stress reliever.

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      • Ilka says:

        I am a martial arts teacher for kindergarteners, so you can say I teach the basics of all martials arts, because they are all the same. For me, martial arts is another way to learn how to become an emphatic personality. I feel martial arts more as an inner journey and I teach my little students awareness, consideration, respect and that they only become a winner with acceptance of loosing.

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  96. hafong says:

    Thanks for being here in the community. Writing is my therapy. I love the feel and sound of the keyboard. Tapping calms me and the words bring clarity to my busy confused mind.

    Lily

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  97. JEOcean says:

    Great post and may I say I really love your header. I blog now to serve my fellow man. While it is true that I love to write, and feel I have a message to share, it is because I see so little encouragement in the world. When I was in my darkest moments, it always amazed me how a kind word could change the whole trajectory of a day and even a life. The journey of life is hard enough. I wish to offer hope and bring light into a place that is far too often dark.

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  98. goldmillenial says:

    wow I love this post 🙂 I just started my blog less than a week ago. I’ve written 10 posts so far but I have WAY more to write. I have 15 years of catching up to do. I should have started my blog 15 years ago, when I was 15 and everyone was telling me to do it. I’ve had so many people continue to tell me over the years that I should blog, but I never did it because I was afraid. Afraid of starting it and then quitting it. Afraid that I wouldn’t keep up with it and then hate myself for giving up. I’ve finally realized that eventually we all give up everything 😉 so there’s really no point in trying to avoid it.

    I started my blog last week because I am at the end of another thing I am quitting because it is so out of alignment with my soul, and I’m tired of running away from my fate. Writing is what I was born to do. Baring my soul is part of that too.

    So far I’ve been sharing my posts on Facebook and getting a ton of amazing feedback. I have had people private messaging me just to tell me how much my story hit home for them, or just to tell me that they love my writing.

    I’m overwhelmed by the responses but also honestly I’m still overwhelmed by blogging. I have SO much to learn still. I am grateful that my cousin and I have just decided to blog full-time together on Gold Millenial. She has studied online marketing for over a year now and is a great writer. I just know we are going to make an amazing team. After a decade of trying out too many other careers, we both feel that we just need to write, and we want to make this our careers. I’m excited to go into this journey with her and I know she is too.

    You’re right about how supportive WordPress is. I’m also finding blog support groups on FB where everyone is equally as wonderful. I think the blogger community is just overall a group of amazing, compassionate, thoughtful people. I am so grateful that I finally decided to be a part of it, and grateful to be welcomed into the tribe.

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  99. Amy says:

    I am only a couple of months in, started blogging originally thinking I will become a famous blogger and quit my job and hang out on the beach. I realized quickly that wasn’t accurate, I am still afraid to post my blog anywhere but here. I blog in hopes of connecting, maybe positively impacting someone else with my blog written around my mess and trying to navigate it and grow. Thank you for your blog, I have found it insightful and positive.

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  100. Dianne Schramm says:

    Hey there! Thanks for offering a spot for bloggers to connect! I have TWO blogs for everyone to visit. Sharing the Stairs is a blog that shares the ups and downs of life. I write about a wide variety of topics–everything from running to Disney to family. Here’s the link: https://sharingthestairs.wordpress.com

    I’m a representative for a new premium clothing line called Peach, which is the focus of my second blog. You’ll find fashion and stories about fearless women when you visit. I also make shopping easy with the link to my Peach site. Click right here to check out Peach: https://readysetpeach.wordpress.com

    Can’t wait to check out some of these blogs–so many amazing choices!!

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  101. toinspireus says:

    I really enjoyed reading this post as well as others you share with the wonderful blogging community. I started blogging in Oct of 2017 to continue to inspire myself as well as others. I am technically homeless & I have been since November of 2013. The journey has not always been great but I am inspired & taking one day at a time. To explain technically, I do have a roof over my head in an extended stay motel. My blog is very inspirational, at least I think it is. When life really grips I take some days off from blogging to regroup & I come back & I go all in.You are more than welcome to stop by https://toinspireus.com/ to let me know what you think. I love all the positivity in the community.

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  102. Todd says:

    Thank you for what you write about Dr. Perry. You’re insights and thoughts are appreciated. For about 8 years, I was in a relationship with a narcissist/sociopath. During this time I was evicted from a few housing arrangements, had utilities cut off on a regular basis (even though I was told they were paid), and was the only one working. I endured lies, manipulation, emotional and physical abuse as well as finding out that the little girl that I was raising as my own was not mine when she was 18 months old. I understand now that what I was dealing with was something that I had never encountered before. I was given a front row seat to see the darkness that is a manipulative narcissist/sociopath and the level of damage it can do. I spread awareness where I can and share what pieces of my story that I can to help others see. I truly believe that education is the best defense against those for whom exploitation is a way of life. Cheers and best wishes!

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  103. Thanks for sharing this post. I started my blog five years ago, although I wasn’t definite on what the whole thing would be about. I’m almost positive I’d mentioned what it’d be about on my first post, but I can’t remember. Eventually, the idea of book blogging was sent to me in an email and it caught my attention. So that’s what I’ve been doing, ever since. It’s also been a good way to get me to keep writing. I love promoting literature to everyone with whom I’m connected on social media. No matter what’s going on in the world, literature can teach everyone something. 🙂

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  104. Wonderful post. So many reasons why someone decides to keep a blog. When I first began blogging, it was merely “because I could.” I learned that such internet platforms exist and thought it would be fun to use one. (Actually my first blogs were on Blogger, but long story ….) I have been doing my WordPress blog for 10 years (with varying degrees of consistency). During that time I have sifted through different reasons. Through all its varying purposes, though, I am glad that my blog’s there. I have encountered many interesting readers over time and have learned things about my own life too. It’s also a searchable virtual file cabinet.

    I enjoyed reading your story. It reignites my enthusiasm for blogging. Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

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  105. Chrissy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have a blog for so many reasons, but mostly because I feel like while I don’t go through absolute and horrific things, I have had a healthy dose of heartache, frustration, and a sense of a general disconnect and blog for the others who I know are out there and feel the same way. Putting it out there is terrifying at times, but it’s also liberating.

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  106. I completely agree with you. A lot of us do write to feel connected. That was my initial reason for starting my blog. Not to mention, I love to write.
    Loved the post.

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  107. officialosi says:

    I started out of curiosity and I’m only a couple of months in but I really enjoy it. I’m not where I want to be, but I can see progress and just being able to showcase myself on a platform feels so good 🙂

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  108. gohealthy says:

    I share each one of your feelings about blogging, especially becoming a better person and a better writer. One of the reasons being, as you rightly said, supported by non-judgemental fellow bloggers. Blogging is one area where there’s no competition, only supporters.
    I don’t miss even a single post of yours and love all of them, though sometimes I don’t comment bcos I’m busy reading! Thank you!!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I completely understand! It’s difficult to comment on every post. Have a wonderful evening or day✨

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  109. Ooi Zao May says:

    Hi, I have read some of your blog posts and I would like to say that they are very inspiring indeed. They help to open up my mind from your perspective of psychology. In answering to your question, I blog because I want to organize my thoughts and emotions… It is a kind of soul healing for me when I am struggling with something. The added bonus is that my readers might benefit for my writing when I am writing about my coping strategies.
    Thank you. Will continue to enjoy your writing 😍

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  110. Ah I LOVE this ! I blog because I aways feel an urge to write. Sounds silly, but it’s like a need , also it’s good therapy, and I feel if I help one person then that’s a bonus !

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  111. This is a nice post. Thanks for the support.

    I started my blog as an avenue to share my thoughts with the world and get people inspired. To hone my writing skill as well…

    So far connecting with other bloggers around the world has been a pleasant surprise, a byproduct of starting the blog. And I am.loving it.

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  112. I began writing some content because I thought I had something to contribute in terms of thought discussion. When I became a full-time Youth Minister at my local Catholic parish, it became more of a place where I posted open-ended/critical-thinking questions for the teens in my youth ministry. It was a part f their yearly project. The blog still has that aspect today but I have added as many weekly scripture studies as I can, since my paid work at the church as increased to include a weekly study of the Sunday liturgies. This helps me post what I have already worked on last week too because I write my posts for a column that goes into the bulletin weekly, which needs to be written a week in advance for the printers. I post some of the work on Instagram for the youth too. My blog is linked to the youth website as well. I am trying to leverage my work so I get the most out of the time I take to write. Someday I will paste it all together to make a book or devotional or both.

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  113. idealideas says:

    I started writing a blog because I wanted to build something of my own.Without the help of friends and family (they don’t know I write).I wanted to feel what it is like to be alone and fight all the negative vibes off.To make myself strong and independent.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      This is a great place to express your inner truths. The blogging community is kind and supportive. Keep writing and expressing your self✨

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  114. loved Your writing Dr. … As far as I remember, a writer has had been in myself from the very beginning of my teenage, but I used to hesitate in expressing my views with others. This feel lasted very long…but then their came a sudden change in my life… in a beautiful cover of pain…its about a year ago…that made me write my very first quote…I shared it on fb…It was really appreciated by people. since then i am writing…it feels very nice whenever i write something.

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  115. rashu2015 says:

    Beautiful writing! I started blogging lessons, that I was learning from different experiences, but in a positive way. There are many sources that write stories of hurt, violence etc.. and so I wanted to write about the small positive things that we human beings do which gets ignored. There is so much good around us and I am just exploring that side of the world. Yes, I get encouraged when people like my posts and follow me:) I love what other bloggers write because they teach me so many things. Yes, WordPress is a wonderful platform. Thanks for this wonderful post!!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      You are most welcome. Thank you for your beautiful and insightful comment. Keep writing✨

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  116. ceyeh96 says:

    I love your blog and I love this post. I need to do what you do and read more blog posts on a frequent basis. Thanks for sharing why you blog. It has encouraged myself to keep at it even when it’s difficult.

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  117. My blogging adventure began when I was in quite a dark place… I had exhausted many other options for advice and blogging is the only one that provided a platform so that I could vent my thoughts. I blog to raise awareness of anxiety and empower people in a similar position. I find it welcoming reading similar blogs that have helped to guide me personally. Thank you dr perry for your ongoing inspiring words! Kirstythought

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  118. I love creative things it may be diy or writing.I love to share my experiences and thoughts with the world so I blog and I love reading from my fellow bloggers 🙂

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  119. I started blogging because I needed to measure my progress on weight loss. I’ve gained 10 pounds. But my progress has gone into many directions! https://wordpress.com/post/ihavebetterthingstodo.wordpress.com/2467
    I write better. I’ve explored poetry. I’ve explored learning (been a teacher for 50 years now) and leadership. https://wordpress.com/post/solomonsadvisor.wordpress.com/5767 I keep looking for challenges to keep my brain active. I’ve now collaborated on 4 books that have been published in just 2 years and working on 2 others and a series of writing workshops. http://www.alternativebookclub.com is the result. Blogging is a means to an end, which has gotten me a whopping 34 followers on one and 17 on the other after 4 years. So no, I’m very much not successful as a blogger.

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  120. Thank you for writing! I really enjoy your posts.

    I started my blog after channeling on the question: How can I be the light that I came here to be? I had been considering starting a blog for some time at this point. I got a strong feeling that I could help a lot of people by sharing my story. That proved true when after my very first post, I had someone write to say that they had been talking to their counselor that morning about having suicidal thoughts, and that what I wrote had uplifted them and have given them hope. I blog to share my perspective on life so that I might help others facing similar challenges to the ones I’ve faced.

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  121. Thank you so much for this post. I am just learning to blog and really thought no one would even care to read what I had to say. But I had to find a place to empty my heavy brain and heart and just find peace. My writing my not be great but when I walk away,after hitting publish, I feel a little lighter. Every like and and every follow fills me with such joy, that someone ‘gets it’. Reading this post tells me that I am not alone and in why I blog and all the other silly feelings I tend to get. Thanks again for sharing

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  122. Great post. Even better blog. I have blogged off and on for the past 10 years. The last 3 have been off. Just starting back up and was good of you to find my blog. I am impressed that you were able or are able to blog while juggling all the other responsibilities you have! Good man!

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  123. “that I will only write positive and helpful content. ”
    Quite right. Which is why I gave up writing about financial markets. I had nothing positive to say and frankly few people do.
    Emotion, meaning, life, the unanswerable questions. That is a different matter.

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  124. mirtai4 says:

    I’ve always enjoyed writing. I just started blogging and now I can tell my stories to people who haven’t heard them 10 times and are tired of them. It also gives me a fresh perspective on things.

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  125. Blue Moon says:

    I started my blog to help myself after many life changing events happened in a relatively short period of time. My hope was, just maybe I could help someone else as I worked on overcoming all I had been through. It has proven to be a chaotically uphill road, full of every dynamic imaginable, or should I say unimagined.
    I’m not a good writer by any stretch of the imagination, but I have always likes creativity, which includes writing. In an attempt to push myself out of any comfort zone I was cocooned in as well as connect with others I decided to start trying everything I was afraid to do and learn.

    Im so glad I found your site, your posts have helped me through many a difficult position as I navigate the obstacles I have been dealt. Your insight and straightforward posts sometime are my anchor.

    Thank you.

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Your blog is your creation to express yourself without any fear of being judged. It’s your world so write about what is important to you. Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I am very happy that my posts have helped you in some way✨✨

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  126. Julie says:

    Hello Dr. Perry,
    I subscribe to your mailing list so I don’t actually blog. Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write up such informative posts. Not sure how you do it but keep it up!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Julie, thank you for subscribing and it is my pleasure. I am happy you like the posts✨

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  127. I love this writing! Me too I’m grateful to write here. I’m glad to have people read, like or comment on my post. You’re right, it’s some kind of connection. I want to give back to the community, too. Thanks for posting this!

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  128. richonhealth says:

    Writing a personal blog had been on my “to do” list for a very long time. I procrastinated because I was afraid of putting myself out there. Afraid of failing, of not being satisfied and fulfilled by the experience and worried about being judged for my inexperience. When I finally jumped in, I discovered that my fears were groundless. “WordPress is a beautiful community of nonjudgmental and supportive people” – yes! That has been my experience as well. I’m still just dipping my toes in the water. I need to learn more and WRITE MORE, but I know blogging will continue to challenge and grow me as an individual.
    Thanks for being inspirational -D

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  129. JOE says:

    Just wanted to say hello, and thank you, Dr. Perry, for your blog, and for reading mine ( and liking posts).
    Blessings,

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  130. My purpose for blogging is to help others recognize the role a healthy diet has on our mental and physical well-being and to make necessary changes for better health. Thanks for checking my blog. Do visit again.

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  131. Hello Dr. Perry. I started blogging maybe two weeks ago; to be honest I cant really remember. I really don’t have any reason as to why I started. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder as well as body dsymorphia and I struggle with codependency. I just got out of a two year relationship where it has become toxic to both myself and my partner. My psychiatrist would like to see me spend the next 12 months single as a means to work on myself. So maybe I started blogging because it has helped when I’m alone to distract me. It has also helped me to become a little bit more mindful thru out the day. I find myself writing down topic to blog about during my day. That has helped avoid ruminating thoughts.

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  132. I’m so glad I found your blog. Oh I said that already haven’t I? I blog because I find writing to be therapeutic even though I don’t do it as often as I’d like to. It is my hope to inspire someone some day. I’ve been through so much in my life and I feel it’s worth sharing. Thankfully my experience has been positive and I haven’t had any negative from it. The one thing I need to work on is coming up with catchy titles. I don’t do well with that at all.

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  133. Synergy says:

    I think you’re so sweet reading your post made me feel like I know you. It’s strange but it’s like I felt your soul. I don’t know when I get a glimpse of someone’s soul I just know it’s as random as all this that I’m saying haha!

    I’m glad to be part of your list and you mine.
    I agree that connection seems to be the reason to blog for most. For me it was connection with myself. When I write I’m more in touch with my feelings.

    I started blogging to connect with my Achilles heel which is not censoring my vulnerability.
    I haven’t ventured out much to get to know the wider community I’m mostly a hermit who logs in to write when I feel inspired to and then leaves.
    I plan to explore more thank you for your post I got more out of it then actual post question. I appreciated most seeing the strength in your vulnerability.

    Kind regards
    Zara

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Zara, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and leaving such a lovely comment. Have a wonderful day✨

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  134. Astrid says:

    I started my first blog in 2002 as an online diary. I too have had many blogs on different platforms in the past 16 years. Now I have had one blog for 5 years consecutively and started another (yet again!) just yesterday.

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  135. katemantis says:

    I am grateful to be a member of WordPress community. I love the people here. I admire them. I am also thankful for your valuable series about the Narcissistic persons; they were the read and knowledge I needed to get over a powerful but soul-draining Fb friendship. Why do I write? As long as I remember, I loved folk and fairy tales and stories. I loved listening to my Grandma reading them to me, I loved reading them over and over again and I always loved to tell new ones to myself. Now I took up again my StoryTelling and I’m trying to weave new stories of a new world for readers and dreamers. For someone who is very much level headed in everyday life, I need this freedom of roaming the magic of tales and to bring the seeds of reality into the sizzle of Fantasy.

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  136. elizamakaira says:

    I started my blog on an impulse. I was in correspondence with a friend and I reaized I had more thoughts and ideas to share than I could expect any one person to respond.
    I am still unsure what I’m doing or what I would like to accomplish. I love what you shared about community, and the comments in response to you question. 🙃

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  137. Life'sTeachings says:

    Why do you blog? Hmm! My blogging was borne from the innate passion to share life’s experiences and teachings. It’s interesting to note that through blogging, u not only share to others;but you receive from others too. I am happy and fulfilled doing this. Thanks

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  138. julielelder says:

    I blog because I’ve worked so hard in pursuit of mental health! I want to share with others that it is possible to get help and start seeing themselves as they really are, not as others have made them feel in negative ways. I want to share my experiences as a way to encourage others to take a step toward healthiness. Thank you for doing the same!

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  139. onadanta says:

    For affirmation, for connection, for companionship, to find out if I have gone too far, lost touch with my fellow man, become too obscure, obsolete, fallen off the cliff, taken my individuality way too seriously.

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  140. This is so amazing… after reading.. I felt… uplift.. kind. One should really understand why.. blogging.. You got a passion.. in creating happy world.
    Keep inspiring sir.. 😊😊
    Akshay, from India

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  141. Trina Graves says:

    Thank you for sharing. It’s wonderful to read how you started here and your words are so inspiring to us newbies! You give great advice and have so many followers, you are obviously a guiding, shining Light to take notice of. 🙂

    I have had a website since 2010 (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) and have thoroughly enjoyed compiling it, but for several reasons I chose to take off the commenting. So although I was adding my own work, I very rarely got any feedback. But after being contacted by Amira (bodyandsoulnourishmentblog) asking if she could share my poems, I have been so encouraged by the comments she was receiving for them that I started to blog myself too. I am so thankful for Amira’s help and guidance, and now because of blogging I am getting to ‘meet’ so many other like-minded people. It has opened up a whole new world of connection, support and alignment!
    Love, Light & Blessings
    Trina

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a wonderful week✨

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  142. Hi Dr. Perry. It’s been a long time since I stopped by your blog. Life has been getting in the way of blogging at the moment – but in a good way – I am on my summer holidays 🙂 I started blogging to document my experience of sudden hearing loss. Living in Spain, I was away from family, and I needed a way of making sense of my feelings and also wanted to record every step of my journey. I feel that blogging has helped me through this really challenging time in my life, not only through emptying my thoughts into text, but also by connecting with people who have read my blog and have offered kind words and support, and people who have gone through similar experiences. You were so kind to publish an article of mine that I wrote very early on when I had just started writing my blog, and that gave me so much confidence and strength to keep writing. I will be forever thankful to you for this. I can’t imagine my life without my beloved blogging world now.
    Take care.
    Carly

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  143. Bethula says:

    Hi there Dr. Perry,
    I only started recently with my blog and website to share my vision of the world and to give a little insight into my personal world, for anyone who’s interested in it of course.
    I really appreciated your taking the time to read my blog! It means a lot to me. Thank you also for your interesting and compellingly written articles! Keep them coming! 😉
    Read you soon!
    Love Bethula

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Bethula, thank you! I look forward to reading more of your posts as well. Have a wonderful day✨

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  144. Winning the laptop that I required to start my writing career was just the sign that I needed to retire early from corporate life. The very next day, I noticed that the Chicago Tribune was offering a blogging class. I decided that this would be a great way for me to share positive thinking and my sense of humor while learning how to discipline and structure myself and build my confidence.

    It has been so rewarding to receive postitive feedback from people that I’ve never met. I am now on to my next goal, which is to get paid for my writing. It’s been a wonderful experience!

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  145. evans443 says:

    Dr. Perry, Thank you so much for your post. I not only connected with it, but enjoyed reading your post very much. It was, as if you were right here talking with me and understood how I felt as well. You hit the nail on the head when you said some of us bare our soul, passions, and thoughts in the hope of connecting with people with mutual interest. At the end of the day when all the smoke settles from a busy day. We are left we our thoughts, feelings, insights and opinions. That either can uplift or drag someone down. I personally choose to try and be uplifting and real. If I can inspire others with the capacity to invoke thought and action to change for the better. My writing would have meant something and I have not written in vain. Thanks again!

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  146. delphini510 says:

    It is fascinating finding how many reasons makes each one of us
    start blogging. Thank you for sharing yours.
    I do agree also that by writing a regular blog one’s own writing
    gets honed with time. It is also wonderful with all the contacts
    we make and new thoughts and ideas.🦋🌻

    miriam

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  147. Jyoti Mishra says:

    I blog to explore myself.I think there is so much of potential lying underneath the skin in every person.Maybe blogging is a beautiful way to know where I stand.

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  148. Jyoti Mishra says:

    I blog to explore myself.I believe that every human being has got immense potential inside.Maybe I can discover mine.Your blogs are a great treat , always. Thank you so much.

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  149. Nat says:

    Hi Dr Perry 🙂 I blog in order to develop my writing but also hope the posts will act like a kind of online journal or diary. Your posts are interesting and thought provoking and I’m following now so I don’t miss any 🙂

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi Nat✨ Thank you for following and I am glad to have crossed paths with you in the blogosphere!

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  150. I think you and I started blogging at around the same time. I think initially i was a night owl, but not so much now. I started to blog to share my random thoughts in the hope to improve myself and anyone else who might stumble across my blog. I have to say your content is impressive and consistent and so professional, it is hard to believe you have only been blogging for two years

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi, thank you for your kind comment. For me my blog is a labor of love where I find temporary refuge from time to time. Have a wonderful day✨

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  151. Well, you did it Doctor…you finished the game…massive congratulations on finishing your phd and your blog has brought so much comfort and information to a lot of people, you should be truly proud.

    Why do I blog..hmm…I was lonely, I had words and stories that wanted to be told and I hope by sharing them that I have managed to cheer, encourage…whatever..I do know I have made some good friends and for that I will always be grateful. Xxx

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  152. delsenboisen says:

    This is one of the best blogs I have read. I actually started writing blogs after I made a promise to write and capture two dates in my life the 14/09/2017 and the 18/02/2018. Nevertheless it has led me down the same path as a means to get away from the hustle and bustle of every days life.
    Also as a way to advertise my personal quotes with the hope that it will help someone somewhere reading it and help me understand others if they do leave a comment or two for me to relate to in future.
    Thanks to all who have supported me thru and appreciate your support as well Dr. Perry who have been part of the impact in my life too.
    Jah bless you all and have a great week ahead.

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  153. rhscribbles says:

    I am a new blogger. I have other social media accounts but here I am real and me. My friends don’t have or know about this blog. I hope it brings me healing as I find an outlet to say what needs to be said without the fear if hurting the people I know. Thanks for asking.

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  154. Very inspiring post, thank you for sharing! I like to blog as it has given me a platform to write and document my thoughts and to express my creativity through words. As an aspiring author, I think it’s important to write often to improve your written skills. Being on wordpress definitely helps with that.

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  155. Janet says:

    This was a perfect read for me today while contemplating the future of my own blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I feel motivated and encouraged now. 🙂 And congratulations on the PhD!

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  156. Love this so much! I recently started a blog to cope with my depression. I typically thrive better on paper, but my thoughts have been racing lately and my fingers cant keep up.

    I was so conscious about it at first because I’m not a writer, but it has helped me more than I realized. So happy I came across this post- thank you for sharing!

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    • Dr. Perry says:

      Hi, I am glad you liked it! Your blog should be where you can write anything without fear of being criticized. I have discovered that the blogging community is a very nice and supportive world and most of us are not professional writers. Keep writing and I look forward to visiting your blog✨

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      • I believe this! On other social media platforms I’ve been seeing a lot of negativity and I’ve always been hesitant to share because of it. With my recent life changes writing has been a breath of fresh air! 🙂 I look forward to your posts as well friend!

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    • I’ve started writing a blog to help cope with my anxiety so it’s nice to see that other people use this as a coping mechanism too. I hope it continues to be effective for you 🙂

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  157. I am restarting to blog as a follow up from my novel Paralysis, Beating the Odds to give my readers the opportunity to see how I’ve progressed and what I’m working on next.

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  158. jeannasoul says:

    Paulo Coelho wrote it best, “We write to empty our minds and fill our hearts” and that’s why I write. I feel like writing is standing naked on the interstate, but only a few actually see because most people are so busy being themselves that they don’t notice there is a naked woman

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  159. I love to write my blog because I get to explore who I am. I’ve learned so much about my habits and exposed the parts of me that were out of sync with who I want to be. As a private person in real life, being so honest and real online has helped my confidence.

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  160. Share the same views. WordPress is a great community. Created randomrepeat.com so people can view posts of people. To show people posts they may have missed.To inform, educate, share and view posts of people randomly. Covering many topics including travel, health, lifestyle, technology, photography… etc. Wish ever blogger good luck in their blogs and thank each of them for their time and efforts. Happy Blogging 🙂

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  161. Yusra Patni says:

    Hi, my first like and follow were thrilling as well! I really found this post inspirational.

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  162. shwetanjali says:

    Hello Dr. Perry.
    I started writing blogs because I want to share my feelings. Whenever I am upset,I write.
    I have written two blogs. I am not very creative that is why no one read my blog☹️.

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  163. This post is inspiring me. The reason why many people blog varies, though I do think we all look for support and some kind of validation from others. I was always afraid to write my down my feelings, fear of anyone reading it all and making fun of me. Things have changed from then to now, but I still do have a lot of hesitation in trusting the process. Just today I wrote on my blog sharing my thoughts of past memories. After posting it, I remembered I had seen this post of yours here but had not read it for lack of time (a few days ago). Now I came back to read it. Thank you for sharing yourself and for this insightful post.

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  164. abuelita2x says:

    This is week #2 for my 1st blog. I’m SO glad to have found you. I’m blogging to help other people by sharing uplifting thoughts and strategies in dealing with Grandparent Alienation issues. In my experience it is helpful to practice retraining our mind by accepting that some things simply are not in our control. What??? Sounds easier than it is. haha I enjoyed your post, thanks for sharing some interesting thoughts to consider.

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  165. boldlyshy says:

    I am very new to blogging and this blog made me more confident in my writing. The way you describe the WordPress community is very comforting and reassuring. This blog was very helpful and inspiring.

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  166. I honestly never thought of myself as a blogger because writing has always been my passion since I was a kid. I was just writing for myself in personal journals. Never for someone else to read! This is a new and exciting journey for me. I’ve overcome so much in my little 28 years of life and I want to be able to maybe help someone else, inspire someone else, and motivate someone else through my words!
    Thank you for your posts! I enjoy reading all of them. You inspire me with every post. Thank you!

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