This blog has been a blessing to me. When my bipolar disorder was sending me as high as a rocket or made me want to crawl under a rock, I found writing in the blog to be extremely cathartic.
In addition to helping myself, I created this blog to teach others about living with a mood disorder. Based on the feedback I’ve received I feel that mission was accomplished for many.
So now my life is balanced and I’m at a crossroads. My meds are working great so I’m not having the high peaks or low valleys in my mood. In the process I seem to have lost my creative edge. I’ve heard from others in my support groups that this is not uncommon.
So now I have to decide what to do with my blog. Is it time to just say “mission accomplished” and move on? Sure I could continue updates on how Bradley is doing, but it would be routine stuff. Not much exciting. I had planned to switch to focusing on my diet and weight loss, but I don’t have a huge interest in writing “today I ate healthy” or “I should have exercised today”.
Based on all of the above I’m considering shutting the blog down. It’s a difficult decision to make because I still have a strong love for it and don’t want to let it go.
I’m seeking advice… Have you ever been at this crossroads? If you continued blogging, how did you become motivated again? Should I change the format? If so, to what? I’ve asked these questions in an older post, but now the situation is getting more grim, so I thought I’d give it another shot.