All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

Daily Prompt: Morton’s Fork


Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is:

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

To blog or not to blog

Given I’ve been thinking recently of ending the blog, this isn’t a difficult choice at all; I would read other blogs and not write my own.

Being someone who often questions why he continues to write a blog, I’d much rather throw myself into the worlds of others than continue sharing my own. This way, I could keep up to date with news, current affairs, opinions, the occasional naughty photograph and the lives of others without having to worry about creating interesting post ideas, the continual embarrassment of sharing my existence so publicly and whether or not anyone is enjoying what I’ve written.

Granted, for a long time this blog has been my only therapy. It has been there when no-one else was, helped me through difficult and painful experiences and provided solace when all felt lost. But if I didn’t write this blog I could still achieve this release through journals without having to bother anyone with my meandering, soul-searching ramblings.

There is also Twitter, which although far from a safe place, could offer the chance to micro-blog my pain and continue my quest to raise awareness of the things society prefers not to talk about.

So all up, this choice is simple, but the choice over whether I should end the blog in reality is a lot more complicated.

Until I’ve decided, I’ll just continue with the best of both worlds.


8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Morton’s Fork

  1. nice post!!! thank u for the ping!!


  2. I don’t use my blog as therapy, but I understand where you are coming from. Blogging is that extra pressure to be creative, witty, intelligent – better – than who we are. Actually, I should say, it makes me want to be better than I am…I guess that’s not a bad thing. But it can be a burden, too.

    Anyway, good luck with your decision! (I hope I didn’t just drive you over the edge.)


    • Thanks for your comment :)

      I feel much the same way as you, so you certainly didn’t push me over the edge. I’ve long used my blog to become a better version of myself, the therapy is only part of this process, but it’s the pressure to constantly be brilliant that gets to me as I just can’t be that guy all the time. So at times I wonder whether it’s all worth it.

      I just need to decide whether this pressue is worth the positives I get from writing my blog. I definitely won’t be making any snap decisions :)


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  4. please don’t go anywhere. You see, while you love to read about other’s lives and enjoy other blogs, you know many of us are enjoying your life and your blog as well. Just to let you know, I would definitely miss you!


  5. I hear you… its complicated so we’ll maintain the status quo. I’m all in. :-)


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