A Revelation of the Mind

how to blog book coverI have read so many “How to Blog” articles over the years and the number one rule of keeping readers coming back to your blog is:

Regular Content

Well, I suck at that, and I know that if I have any “regular readers” it is because they signed up to the email updates ages ago and forgot about me or for some unknown reason put me into their RSS readers and haven’t purged me from their lists yet.

I do know that I occasionally get some kind readers from the people my family share this blog with and to them I always welcome with open arms.

Why do I start this post on such a downer? Well, that my friends is just the way it is at the moment. Let me give you a little history in potted form. This blog was set up as an everyday blog that I could have to just be ordinary and not worry about “the other stuff”. I had spent a few years maintaining a blog about my Mental Health and quite frankly, I was burnt out on what was going through my head. At that point in my life I was stable, I was being discharged from my Mental Health team, it was time to move on and get on with life. That is what I did.

I pretty much abandoned all of my “Mentals” and moved on.

I revisited now and again, and post have been thrown up with no real thought of a line of continuity. It has been sporadic as and when my head and state of mind has needed a “virtual counsellor”. That is partially one of the reason I used that blog, but it’s not the only reason. It was supposed to be educational too. It had become too much of a “Paul is having a bad Mental Health day, let’s splurge there”.

As you can probably tell, I am moving more to a confessional here. It’s not pretty and it is probably more than I would normally want to put out on this blog.However, the time has come for me to try and sort out how to expand on my life and explain how it really is for me. Separating my life over two or three blogs isn’t useful to me or to anyone who follows me.

I am not going to become some Mental Health poster child and you won’t be getting streams and streams of the world bloody hates me posts. You won’t be seeing graphic Self Harm images everywhere. You may get a few more updates on Social Media about things I am involved in and I hope that you’ll be able to support me in those things if you have the time or inclination.
As is my usual way, this isn’t the post that I started out to write. Bugger. Hey, I should be used to that by now, it happens pretty much every time I open up Word.

Thanks for reading, I hope I haven’t frightened you off coming back, there really is no need, it’s still the same old me, it’s just you know a little more now than you did before… feel good about that.

Until Next Time…

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Paul Hurwood

Paul is a frustrated entertainer. From a young age he wanted to be Elvis Presley, but Elvis objected to lending out his Jumpsuits at the weekend. As he grew older he tried to be an Actor, things there didn’t go so well either… the spotlights kept missing him.

Now Paul enjoys sitting back and writing about Music, Doctor Who and Mental Health. He has a passion for the blogging platform WordPress and enjoys helping out practically with day to day use of the platform where he can.