Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Blogging to beat the blues

It seems to me that the group that I'm identifying with on the blogs has one common thread going through it. Most of us, including myself, have suffered through depression in some form.

Even though we've never met it seems that we are a good support group for one another. We are upbeat in most of our bloggings, and that's a good thing. I am who I am whether you meet me on the street or only on your monitor. I treat this as fantasy land because I enjoy what I do. I enjoy giving information about my hometown and region as I am only one of fourteen registered on Blogger from Rittman, Ohio.

I started my blog during a blue period, and have maintained it through at least three others. Some posts have no comments, while others more than make up for that. I enjoy reading all of them. There are some days your comment makes a difficult day easier.

Let's all help each other. I appreciate each and every one of you.


Frasypoo said...

Well,I hope I have been encouraging WIXY!I seem to rant and rave sometimes !
But yes,I know what you mean.Suprisingly a more upbeat crowd has been my dog blog people,they are always so good to encourage and uplift you

74WIXYgrad said...


You have been very encouraging and uplifting. We all get the urge to rant.

You should see some of the posts I deleted as drafts. The stories my delete button and my steering wheel could tell.

Pat Jenkins said...

wixy none are sparred from the "downs" of life. there is a "ministry" need for changing lives and souls now!!!... after the comment you left about your dj aspirations i have a post coming hopefully friday that should be right in your wheelhouse!!!!!

74WIXYgrad said...


If I catch the post early enough, I will send a link to some of my radio friends.

Bella said...

I find that blogging is quite the stress reducer for me!

Can be therapeutic...

:) Bella

david5258 said...

cliff--thanks for sharing. one of the lessons GOD is teaching me now is that we do NOT have to condemn ourselves or give into fear. when we are depressed, self condemnation and fear self talk in our lives only adds to the depth of depression. as john wrote to the early church, perfect love casts out ALL fear. may GOD surround you with HIS perfect love--lets pray for each other--david5258

Jessica said...

I like this post. Blogging is a huge stress reliever to me. For a long time when I first wanted to start blogging I was afraid to leave comments and recieve comments. I had this crazy notion that most people online where preditors. I've learned that there is a lot of wonderful people online and I appreciate all of them.

74WIXYgrad said...


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're feeling better.

One reason that I am as honest about myself when I blog is because middle aged men have this bad rap about being preditors. Besides, despite the fact that I am 52, overweight, and have a full head of gray hair, I think I'm a pretty neat guy.

We all have something to bring to the table, and if relieving our stress brings a smile to other's faces then it's worth the effort.

I know that we can bring some cheer to our southern friends during the coming months by showing our photos of winter attractions.

Liquid said...

Dearest WIXY,

You have brought to us more than sunshine on a cloudy day. You rock man and I miss you. I hope that you will find the peace you need while being of such wondermenet and help to your family. My prayers are and will continue to be with you daily!