Yesterday was a big milestone here at mwmisoself.com, and I’m happy to share it with you, although it probably only concerns me.
Before I get into that, I would like to take a moment to tell you that I have littered the internet with failed blogs. I spent a while today trying to remember them all and I lost count, and that’s the ones I remember – for every one I do remember, there’s likely two or three more that I don’t.
The point is that I’ve been wanting a blog since the early days of LiveJournal, and I’ve never quite gotten in the habit of writing with any of them.
Until this one.
My first blog post here was November 10, 2014. That’s over two and a half years ago. In that time I’ve told my story as honestly as I felt comfortable doing. I’ve been very forthcoming in most situations, but not as much so in others, but each post has been genuine.
I initially envisioned this blog to be a humorous look at my life, and there’s been a bit of levity here and there, but for the most part this has been considerably more serious than I have initially hoped. I wanted to show that dealing with mental illness was sometimes funny. Instead I got more in depth with my audience than I had ever really intended.
The commentary that I’ve gotten from so many of you that read this blog has kept me going, and has also told me that being as transparent as possible at the cost of jocularity was the right decision. I know a few people that have told me that I inspire them with what I write. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that, but I hope that I’ve given you some insight into one man’s journey with mental illness. If I’ve inspired you along the way, I’m very glad that I have, and that means more to me than you can possibly realize. While it’s not my primary goal with this blog to inspire or motivate people, I would be lying if I said that wasn’t a hope of mine.
Yesterday I wrote about life in general, with a generous dash of college tossed in for good measure. I hit publish and within a few seconds I got a notification on my phone from the WordPress app. I’d reached a new milestone.
Yesterday was my 500th blog post.
For those of you that have joined me on this journey, I appreciate your company, and hope that I can continue to add something to your day. For those of you that are relatively new to the blog, welcome, and thank you for checking it out. Some posts have been easier to write about than others, but it’s all been a labor of love.
And with that, the journey continues …