Thursday, March 17, 2011

Self Help Blogs

Novice Monks, Cambodia

Have blogs become the 21st centuries version of the self-help book?  No matter what the subject there's a blog ready to give advise.  I'm sure there's even a blog available to point out problems to those who may perceive that they have none.

Some blogs are just ones that are fun to follow or people who I enjoy their style of writing.  Light, easy blogs that are a break in a busy day.  There's the travel blogs I follow that give me a taste of the world through anothers eyes.  No self help there.  No - wait, didn't I read in a number of blogs that travel as opposed to tourism is the best self help of all?  And then there's the blogs who advocate leaving it all behind.  As in selling it all and carrying your possessions on your back and travelling the globe.  I love the concept but I can't get my head around leaving the beer fridge, never mind my electric piano, behind and I haven't even reached the bookshelf.  Hmmm, a topic for another blog. 

But onward, there's the zen blog, and the daily brainstorm which exactly like it says storms your brain with bits of motivational rah rah.  And of course there's the writing blogs.  Everything from industry news to the trials and tribulations of other authors.  Nothing like reading the trials of others followed by a story of success or two to make everything feel right with the world.  There's even yoga blogs where I mistakenly thought I'd learn meditation.  Apparently that is a physical art.  One where I actually have to get out of my writing chair and practice.  So I moved on.  There's only so much self-help a girl can take.  

Blogs - how do you look at them?  Fun or a little support along the way?

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Anonymous said...

this really helped me.


Ryshia Kennie said...

That's great anonymous. The web might be congested but there's a self help blog for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Amazing blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm completely confused .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

Ryshia Kennie said...

Hi Anonymous & thanks - Blogger is the only site I've used. It's free and easy. Just jump in - secure your name URL - the set-up steps are fairly straightforward. Everything in baby steps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great post!

I recently read a new book by Mary Anne Dorward called Words to Thrive By: Powerful stories of courage and hope and your post reminds me of it on a lot of different points. I’ve included a link to her website and blog for your review I think you and her will enjoy discussing the points that you’ve made as well as reading through some of her blog’s on similar subject matter.