Thursday, December 21, 2006

Blogs and Blog Changes

I am SUCH a bipolar...

I get hypomanic, and start a project. I've got a million uncompleted projects floating around out there. I've also got a million great ideas, but no perceived ability to bring them to fruition.

I'm particularly susceptible to internet projects. Web hosting. Web design. Programming. Writing. Blogging. Here's a list of my current blogs. There's a lot more that I've abandoned:

1. This one (Living With A Purple Dog)
2. Bipolar Support was my first blog, my wife and I started it to chronicle a son's life with bipolar disorder.
3. The "blog" I have with Health Central's Bipolar Connect site isn't really a blog, as they approve all content, and comments.
4. I started a blog about being a product of the seventies. It was fun to write, but pretty useless as blogs go.
5. The X-Ring Blog. The X-Ring is a site where I store a lot of miscellaneous stuff, including a series of stories I'm trying to sell. In a previous life, the wife and I owned a bait, tackle, and archery store, and we came away with a LOT of stories. Totally broke, but with LOT'S of stories.

I started The X-Ring Blog as a creative outlet, but then lost that round of hypomania, and my creativity. I got some motivation back with my current hypomania, but I started posting things I felt passionate about, rather than what the site should represent. So I'm going to update that blog less frequently than I have, and start updating this more often, but with less focused material. If something interests me, I'm posting it, bipolar disorder theme or not.

So, let's see how long this lasts. At least through the hypomania I'm in now...

5 comments:

The Queen said...

Jon-

I am happy to see you posting here again regularly:-)

Anonymous said...

It is funny that you mention "all the projects". I can't begin to count all the great projects that I have begun and let go too easily....

I understand "why" but am still disgusted that I don't complete them.

Anyway, may our New Year bring closure to the old projects and completion of the new.

Happy Holidays!

Dream Writer said...

I am constantly doing projects and not finishing them!! It took me two years just to paint my bathroom - I have 4 blogs and I don't write for 2 of them anymore...Got bored...

I stared these awesome Handmade Christmas cards....never got them done...never mailed them.

It is normal..not just for bipolars but for a lot of people...we are busy...

Glad to see you back though in the swing of things here at "Living With a Purple Dog!"

Jon said...

Queen - glad to see you posting again also! All the best to you and your family.

Lee - great sentiment. Thanks for commenting, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

DW - I have a shower that's been unused for almost 4 years simply because I have to finish grouting it. Grouting is NOT a big job. That's me, though. Merry Christmas to you and yours also!

jane said...

The starting tons of projects but not finishing them is a bipolar thing? That explains a LOT to me! I have so many projects, paints, fabric, etc. just sitting all around because I had this wonderful idea!
Well, Jon, I guess we're all bipolar. It's good to know we're not alone.