When I started this new blog, The Phoenix Desertsong, I was focusing on redeeming and reconciling a lot of my old content. I wasn’t quite sure on the direction I was going. But, I’ve decided now that it’s time to choose a focus.
I have made the decision to focus on Mental Health for Creatives. Specifically, I’m writing for my fellow authors, bloggers, and online content creators, but other creatives such as artists and crafters, too! Knowing my own struggles with mental health woes – especially with my severe ADHD, anxiety & depression issues – I feel like I could really offer some useful thoughts.
I’ve noticed how many of my peers that I’ve connected with these days are typically very much younger than me! I’ve been connecting mostly with people who are between the ages of 19 and 24. I’m 33! So, you can imagine I feel old. Ha, ha!
So, a lot of you are full of tons of youthful excitement and energy! But, having been your age once, I know that you can end up burning yourself out quicker than you think. I’ve recently written about the sad but inevitable fact of blogger attrition. It hit me really hard to see at least a dozen bloggers I was actually in touch with a fair bit no longer doing anything. Only one is still active since 2018, another has been mostly inactive since May, and another a bit longer than that.
While obviously my own personal close bloggers list is a relatively small sample size, my point is made. I know what happens: life. But, more often, it’s burnout. I got burnout back in late 2018, along with a Facebook fiasco (long story) that has permanently made me despise the platform – hence my hesitation with going too much into Instagram, as well. (You’re limited on what you can do with Instagram without a linked Facebook account, you know.)
Fortunately, I’ve rejoined the blogging community on Twitter and everyone has been AWESOME! I’m so blessed to have reentered at a time where all these young, beautiful and INCREDIBLY EXCELLENT content creators are just starting out. I just want y’all to know I’m here for you!
I’ve worked as a professional online marketer since 2009. But, now, I just want to be a plain jane writer and advocate! If you are ever struggling with your content creation, or you just can’t seem to get things right, or you have any other creative-related issue, please contact me!
Obviously, if it’s a more serious mental health issue, seek professional help, of course. But, if you just need someone to talk to, I’m usually around! I’m usually very introverted, but I love one-on-one chats 🙂 You can hit me up on Twitter or Instagram DM’s! @prosemachine on Twitter and @theprosemachine on Instagram.
If there’s any aspect of mental health for creatives that you’d like me to cover, let me know!
And, remember, creative people aren’t crazy!
You are all my lovelies!