Mental Health Monday – I used to do these, right?

I haven’t been posting nearly as much as I have over previous months, actually, i’d say my posting has been fairly nonexistent.

I’m not sure if it is a general change in my life and/or thought process or if it is my mood stabilizers kicking in finally, but I simply have no desire to share my thoughts or write anything extra. I still write daily at work for our travel websites and on the side for Missouri Life Magazine, but I am no longer writing flash fiction or novella could-be’s.

This is something I am worried about (of course) because it seems so unlike me to not post on my blog or social media, but I simply don’t see the point in putting all my thoughts and photos out right now.

Has anybody experienced this general lack of sharing enthusiasm or perhaps experienced the beginning effects of sertraline (Zoloft) on creativity?

Regardless, I hope you are all doing well, blogging friends!

-D.R Breshears


9 Comments Add yours

  1. You are certainly not on your own. I haven’t posted in weeks. Sometimes it’s gone months. I figure, if I’ve nothing that I feel enthused about saying, don’t bother.

  2. Sorry, I don’t wish to appear as blase as that sounds. It’s just that, if I feel I need to post something purely because time has elapsed, I tend not to bother. As soon as it becomes a job, it becomes a chore.

    1. dbreshears91 says:

      That’s a good way of looking at it, I suppose I got into too much of a ‘I have to post something today’ routine.

  3. I know the feeling, some days I can’t be bothered posting. Since I stopped reciprocal liking and following my viewers have dropped dramatically and it often seems like posting isn’t worth it but then I remember that I don’t post for others, I write for myself. I only have about five regular people read my posts now and while I do post every day I don’t do it for them or anyone else. I write for myself the blog is just somewhere to dump the stuff that I know is not novel worthy.

    As a point of how worthwhile WordPress is consider how many people follow a site, how many view each post, how many bother to actually hit the like button, and how many actually bother to leave you comment. There isn’t a site out there that can boast a really high percentage of followers to likes and there is very few that can boast more than 10% of their followers comment. WordPress is more about ‘look at me’ than it is ‘look at someone else’.

    Then again I could just be a grumpy old man 🙂

    1. dbreshears91 says:

      But that makes sense, it should certainly be more for oneself than others. Even without a big steady following it’s still a great outlet when I feel the need to get some ideas out.

      1. I’ve been writing longer than there has been blogs around, there is obviously some ‘look at me’ in having a blog but to me it’s more a case of ‘look at what I want you to look at’. The only pressure I have to write is put there by me and the only person I write for is me so if I don’t want to post something I don’t but it doesn’t mean I don’t write.
        It’s when you start writing for others, meeting other peoples deadlines and doing what others want that it becomes more like a job than fun.

      2. dbreshears91 says:

        Exactly, and that’s what I do for both my jobs, deadlines and meeting others’ writing expectations, so I definitely don’t want to be doing that constantly on here. I like the idea of ‘look at what I want you to look at’ a lot, versus ‘here is what you asked for’.

      3. If I did what people asked for my stories would be over in one episode and they be full of weird romantic stuff 🙂

  4. Raegina says:

    I’m in the same boat since my Olanzapine kicked in. I even tried scheduled posts but soon stopped writing all together 😦

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