Blogging 101 | How Blogging Can Improve Your Mental Health

April 28, 2020

Writing your feelings down can help get negative or sad thoughts out of your mind. This is something that many people are aware of. If you suffer from any mental illness, you know that journaling is an excellent way to help minimise your depression or anxiety and stress. What if I told you that blogging can improve your mental health too? It’s true!

Today I’m going to tell you how blogging can improve your mental health. Whether you’re already a blogger or thinking about starting a blog, I’m confident you’ll be rather impressed with how blogging can encourage positive mental health.

Gives you a Safe Place to Share

Having a safe place to share your thoughts and experiences on such as a blog will help you move forward from a bad spot in life. When you opt to write about your personal experiences, you’ll find that others can relate and in turn, you enjoy having a safe place to write where you can release feelings and not be judged. This is your blog, so remember it’s your safe place. If any negativity comes into your safe space, you can block their IP address or block them from being able to comment on social media posts.

Builds a Community

We all want to feel as if we’re a part of a community. Blogging gives you an outlet to share your experiences, thoughts, and expertise. When you publish and market each blog post, you’ll find that you build a community of like-minded individuals. Your audience will soon become your personal community of people you help to inspire and they help uplift you. This happens to give you a little community of people to engage with whenever you’re in need of some socializing.

Provides a Healthy Creative Outlet

Blogging gives you a way to get your feelings out so that you can calm down. It’s difficult to think clearly when we’re having strong emotions about something. Blogging will help reduce the risk of you lashing out verbally or physically to someone as it’s a healthy creative outlet. If you’re a blogger or thinking about starting a blog then writing is most likely one of your favourite creative outlets to use, so you’ll be able to always have a place to get your feelings and thoughts out in a healthy way.

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These are just some of the ways that blogging can improve your mental health. I know that blogging has helped me connect with some pretty awesome people. Over the years I’ve been able to build a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy reading my blog posts. It feels good to inspire others and help people in the world simply by sharing my own experiences on my blog.

15 Comments

  • Samantha Donnelly April 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I totally agree with all this, I have literally just written a post which I have not yet published letting out things I have been bottling up x

  • Treasure Every Moment April 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! I started blogging way before children, but every time I’ve been on maternity leave I’ve found blogging about our life so therapeutic and helpful 🙂

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I know what you mean, it is a good way to connect with some great people. It is a really good creative outlet and can help with mental health by allowing you to express how you feel about almost anything you feel like writing about.

  • Jennifer April 28, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I totally agree that blogging is good for mental health. I was furloughed from my full-time blog and my blog gives me something meaningful to do while I can’t work

  • Sarah Bailey April 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Honestly blogging has been amazing for my mental health, it has given me a purpose where before I had nothing.

  • Sarah Ann April 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Blogging has done wonders for my mental health. It’s given me a focus, a purpose and a creative outlet at a time I needed it most. And it’s great being part of such a wonderful community.

  • Rebecca Smith April 29, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Blogging has definitely given me a safe place to share and provided me with a community. Some of my closest friends now are people I met through blogging.

  • Eva Katona April 29, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Oh it definitely works for me! And with a little luck you can also turn it into some extra income.

  • Jess Howliston April 29, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Love this! Blogging became my safe space when I had nothing else, it became my place where I could share my thoughts in my only little space when on the outside I was suffering with PND and feeling very lonely. Blogging opened up a whole new world for me, new friendships, new understandings and most of all a confidence in allowing myself to be who I am. x

  • Yeah Lifestyle April 29, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I agree, I find blogging gives me the pleasure and helps me share my thoughts with others out there as I can’t see them compared to those I might see as I might be embarrassed or afraid to share.

  • Kara Guppy April 30, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I love blogging for the friends I have made from it. It is a really great community to be part of

  • Melanie williams May 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I could not agree with you more on this one. It deffo helps to feel part of an online community xx

  • Karen Langridge May 5, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I am a big fan of blogging too, its a lovely outlet to have especially in lockdown now our world has narrowed.

  • Apocalypse Daddy May 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I love how you suggest writing as an outlet for unwanted emotion, as a way of clearing your mind. Since I started writing I have stopped meditating and no longer do the Sam Harris Waking up app every day. Meditation is so painful to my back. Writing is like mindfulness. Writing is mindfulness. Thanks for your post.

  • Katie Deacon May 11, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Having a blog really does wonders for your mental health. I’ve met so many wonderful people through my blog, had so many great experiences and it gives me something that is truly mine. I’m so grateful for it!

    Katie xoxo

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