Journaling from day to day tends to open up the creative side of my brain, but also, provides me a private audience to voice my concerns, write out my troubles, and sometimes, just rant to my heart’s content- all of which is therapy for me.
I think the reason being when you write in a journal, you’re writing to your innermost Self. You’re writing to that part that listens, encourages, and stands by your side. Its that part of yourself that’s the ‘parent within’, the mature, know-it-all that realizes the answers to your problems if only the ‘child within’ can stop having temper tantrums. or give into weaknesses.
In my journal, I will rant without hinderance, spewing forth obnoxiousness, to air the emotional garbage from my soul. I then go through what I wrote, editing out the extremes, and adding an answer to that rant. I’ve been surprised at the result.
Indecisions find a decision. Anger gets tempered with compassion. Muddled thought finds clarity. In other words- its therapy.
Try it out- Start a journal where you write out an issue that’s bothering you. Once done, write another entry in response to that, as if you’re your best friend (or parent), and see what bubbles up.
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I’ve encountered the confusing challenge of trying to add Adsense to my blog, only to discover that the blog I’ve focused for months to increase its hits and to gain more readers does not have the means to monetize in any sense of the word. WordPress.com refuses to allow for this, arguing that WordPress.org offers a means to do this for free- providing you have a domain (which costs money).
Through my computer business, I realized the hosting company that hosts my Learnthepc.net offers a free WordPress blog. I thought this might be the answers to my prayers. Instead, I find the http://learnthepc.net/writing domain cannot be ‘domain mapped’ here at WordPress.com unless I pay money. Even then, they do not allow subdomains. I would then have to switch the entire Learnthepc.net site over to a writer’s site, or purchase another domain/host package in which to fix this. I’m not sure if any of it is worth the effort.
I’m very disappointed in WordPress.com not allowing for more say over one’s own blog, cost or not. Blogger.com, meanwhile, allows for widgets to easily integrate into your blog without any issue. (at not cost!) So I’m considering if I need to switch my blog to something else, I’d rather switch to blogger than to WordPress.com or WordPress.org.
Anyone have any experience similar to this and have advice?