What’s New In 2015

Sedona, Arizona Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Sedona, Arizona
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

I’ve decided to make some changes in my blog in 2015.  In an effort to blog more regularly, I’m going to start doing certain topics on certain days of the week.  January is another blog challenge, so I’ll be blogging daily every day this month.  After January, I’ll drop back to Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Five times a week is more than enough for most of you to hear from me, even though Mondays and Thursdays will probably be pretty short.

My blog is primarily about positive mental health, reading, and writing, things I know the most about.  While those might seem like unrelated topics, I don’t see it that way.  For me, reading and writing are all about my own mental health.  I think that stories reflect the culture they’re set in, and can have an effect on the way we think about topics.  When writers tackle topics like depression, body image, bullying, substance abuse, and suicide in their stories, it gives readers a way to relate and understand in ways they may not otherwise have been able to.

So, here are the features I plan to implement.

Drumroll please…

Mondays- Motivational Mondays will be all about starting the week with a reminder or a quote to get you in a positive from of mind for the week.

Wednesdays- Wellness.  On Wednesdays, I’ll post about some topic related to positive mental health.

Thursday- Throwback Thursday will be book reviews from the past, things I’ve read before with staying power, and what I think of them.

Fridays- These will remain Feel Good Fridays, where I’ll post links to positive news stories.  I may add a feature where I talk about something positive that happened for me that week.

Saturday- Spontaneous Saturdays will essentially be a wild card.  This will be whatever random thing I think about.  Be warned.

As always, this blog is a work in progress.  If you have ideas for features or particularly like/ dislike any of these, please tell me in the comments.

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9 comments on “What’s New In 2015

  1. knottymarie says:

    I love a well planned out blog. I think it helps keep the rhythm of the blog flowing nicely. Here’s to a successful blog writing challenge!

  2. elainelk says:

    Hi, Doree, nice to meet you! I am an inveterate reader, too. I love your idea of themed posts on certain days, and I’m thinking I’ve doing that too after UBC. I’ll be interested in following you, especially you Throwback Thursday reviews!

  3. Angie Schaffer says:

    Good luck with the blogging in 2015. 🙂

    Keeping a clear focus on themes and topics on a blog is the best way to keep up the motivation, I think. It’s something that I haven’t really implemented in my old blogs, but now I have planned out an entire year’s worth of posts under monthly topics, so fingers crossed that it works out.

  4. Melody Pittman says:

    I think that sounds like a good plan. Nice for everyone to know what to expect and gives you a proper guideline to stick with. Much wishes for your success.

  5. Enjoyed the post and love your wisdom, “reading and writing are all about my own mental health.” Theme days is a great strategy for your blog. It is also a trend now with online groups. Themes keep the conversation focused as well as give the reader a reason to come back. Here’s to manifested mental health moments!

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