Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ideas... thinking...hmm.

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So, I want to keep blogging, but I'm not sure what audience I'd be trying for? Lately, because I feel down (not for any reason, see last post) I've thought, Oh! I could do a blog about life as a diagnosed depressed woman! There are a few risks.

Risk #1: The blog would be a downer.
Solution: I'd blog about reality- sometimes a downer, sometimes not. That way, even if some posts are sad, there would be some happy posts to make up for it. Keep in mind that most of the time I am happy, therefore, most of my posts would be of a positive nature. The kicker is that when I'm sad, I'd have an outlet to express my feelings and readers would have someone to relate with (if they are also depressed or experience emotional trials- which most of us do!).

Risk #2: I'd be judged for being so open about what some think is a "weakness".
Solution: I wouldn't be the first and... I don't care.

Risk #4: It's been done before.
Solution: Depression blogs have been done before BUT mine will be different. Mine will be about my life as a recently-married Mormon woman getting ready to get her degree and preparing to be a full-time military wife. Then, every once in a while, I'll post about dealing with depression.

Risk #3,4,5,6: don't know yet.
Solution: to be determined.

Please comment
on my idea for a blog... (if you are a new blog user/reader, you do this by clicking on "comment" below)

Quick Addition:
I just found a list of the Top 10 Depression Blogs and some look pretty neat. Something I have to offer that I didn't find in these is that I'm also a Mormon, a woman, Air-Force spouse, and recently married. I also don't drink or smoke.


  1. Dearest Minta, I think you should do it. No one wants a blog that is all roses and sunshine, and I think it would help a lot of people. Also, I think you are wonderful. :)

  2. Hey love! Sounds like a fun idea!

    My take on blogging is that you should do it for yourself and if people value it and read along then, that's awesome! I think that most professionals got there because people read along first.

    But I also think that a blog expressing your life experiences, and how faith helps you overcome challenges, including depression, sounds very authentic for you to write about. Whatever you choose, I'm sure it bless

  3. Hi Sweetheart,
    Your idea to share of your struggle with depression is very brave. Honestly, I think it could be quite liberating. The most important thing in my mind is to turn in into a positive thing. How can you reach people who need help that perhaps don't have the gospel perspective and family support you do? What can you share about your struggles that will actually lift others? Give plenty of time and prayer to thinking of your blog name and the direction you want to go with it. Who knows the far reaching effect you could have. I have always believed in your ability to touch people's lives in a way that few others can. This may be the beginning of something very big. :)
    I love you,

  4. Hi, Minta! I absolutely think you should share your thoughts on depression. Many people suffer from depression and your blog may help someone else feel comfortable sharing their experience. And I have found that talking always seems to help me. So go for it!


  5. Go for it!!! You have made me smile, laugh, feel, and think so many times while reading this blog. You have a lot to share and a gift for doing so.
    Love you tons, Mama Keller :)

  6. I love the idea of blogging about your personal struggle and fpersonal wins with depression especialy AS A mormon and a future military wife. I think that hits alot of neat areas that different people would like to know about. I ahve always felt that
    we can help so many by expressing our downs as well as those tender moments we experience through this gift of sensitivity. lov eyou gif