So, I’ve been thinking.
This blog has been going for a few months now, since June, and already it’s evolved once. But I’m wondering if maybe it’s time to evolve again; from Squirtle to Wartortle, and maybe now it’s time to jump to Blastoise* status?
When I switched it up to this rant-writing business the main reason was to get myself blogging and writing every day, which, currently, I am doing. Go me.
But it was also to improve my writing. Two of the most consistently-expressed and totally correct pieces of advice doled out from one writer to the next is to write every day and read anything you can get your hands on. But I also think you should write about anything you can get your hands on.
I love my rants and cataloguing my everyday life, the good days and the bad, what lifts me up and what brings me down, but I also know that my daily goings-on are of no real use to anyone but me.
That may not be true in the future if I have some serious mental health activity to report and monitor, but for now I doubt anyone cares that I had lunch with Tom** today or that I’m thinking a lot about getting older. It’s not terribly relevant.
So I may try and branch out a bit and produce some informative content rather than content which is strictly for the benefit of my psychology and my skill set. So I’m foreseeing a lot more commentary on mental health matters in society, maybe a little advice, lots of writing updates and research and probably some makeup and cosplay thrown in for good measure.
The rant-writing will still be happening but every so often I’m gonna try sprucing things up a notch.
Wish me luck!
*These are some much-loved Pokémon. Seriously, where have you been if you didn’t know this?!
**Along with Ana, another of my best friends from college. Without him, I’m not quite certain I would have made it this far in ITT. Don’t tell him though. He’d never let me forget it.