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Old 02-13-2019, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been thinking. I want to start a blog to write about my recovery. I a just on day 1 but think this might help me. Sort of like a journal.. Has anyone done this before?
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It's a pretty common thing and can certainly be helpful. You have a blog right in your profile here already if you'd care to start using it.
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I have been thinking. I want to start a blog to write about my recovery. I a just on day 1 but think this might help me. Sort of like a journal.. Has anyone done this before?
Hey Goosemoose,

I had a pretty comprehensive blog that detailed my addiction, recovery and mental health. I used WordPress to host it. I kept it up for about six months but then realised I was starting to tailor the content to what I thought the readers wanted rather than it being a daily diary etc.

I got rid of it and now have a typed daily diary on my laptop. I personally find it more effective. It's private and generally the entries are a bit longer than blog posts were. And if I ever decide to start a blog in the future I can copy and paste the content over.

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Oh I didn't know I have a blog here! I shall do that! Thanks guys
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I think any kind of journalling/blog/diary is helpful. For me, it often helps me to sort my thoughts and make sense of them. I hope you enjoy using your blog.
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It says I can't post to my blog until I have 5 posts. But I have 10 . So not sure what's going on..
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Hi GooseMoose

we had to increase the post count due to some persistent spammers. I'm not sure what the new limit is - it might be 15? but rest assured, it's nothing personal

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Oh ok! Thanks Dee, I will get to posting
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I do a daily journal and itís really helpful. I was going to do an online blog in the early days as I was on my way to rehab but someone said to be careful that I didnít become and observer of my recovery rather than a participant and it struck a chord with me at the time. I think as Natom mentioned there can be a temptation to start writing for your readers rather than for yourself. There is stuff in my journal I would never share with anyone else but I had to write it out for me so I could deal with it and at 8 months sober I continue to do a private journal daily.

Congrats on your sober time so far and keep up the good work! x
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I've thought about getting on a blog site. Right now I just use my "Day 1" post on here as my blog. It probably annoys the crap out of people, but it works for me.
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I've thought about getting on a blog site. Right now I just use my "Day 1" post on here as my blog. It probably annoys the crap out of people, but it works for me.
i do that too! I figure as long as I AM posting SOMEWHERE, thatís all that matters
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