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Find something you enjoy and try and capture it in a way that you can look at it and appreciate what you do, I mean you might not appreciate it but it can be something that gets all that built thoughts out into the open so it is easy to see with one’s own eyes.

I know and understand it will not work for everyone but I still hope it can be a positive contribution from my own experiences and I can only hope it can be useful for someone

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So I have posted a lot and it felt a bit selfish always using the service but not really contributing.

I don’t know how long I can keep it up, but over the past 2 weeks I have been trying to blog a video game article every day on my personal blog. I mean I should space things out so that I don’t burn out of course, but so far just doing the writing has helped me not be overwhelmed with thought.

Perhaps it is a distraction, but I do feel less social anxiety as I am branching out more on Lemmy and try to engage with people more and I think for that is good thing.

I don’t know if it is good advice or not, but for me it feels being able to express something one really enjoys in what ever way that one is most comfortable with and then being able to reflect on it - in my case writing and then going over it and then being able to say I completed something when I publish it - has created to me a, I can only assume, a postive feedback loop.

I write this as I am someone that enjoys being social but is incredibly socially insular, and in writing the video games blogs it is making me feel more comfortable trying to branch out as I “empty my head” so to speak.

I made contact with the friends I felt ashamed of being a detriment to the group and explained my situation, stating I would communicate every now then via posting but be unable to communicate via voice

I even made a Mastodon account, and although I spent most of the day trying to figure out how to write and learn about correct # usage while stil building up the courage to use because I have never been big on social media before, I finally got around to post to share my blog online and I built that courage by myself, which I however small is an achievement to me considering I have always felt I cannot do things without someone else’s help.

The help I did get from going to a blogging group is to just not care what other people say and write for myself, create something I want and over time I can make it better and refine. Just so long as I am doing something that is a good thing. If nothing else writing can be for its own benefit and that has a reassuring comfort for someone like me that is incredibly harsh on myself as well.

There is probably a name for this, but I guess in absence of other choices, this is almost like therapy for me in a sense. I still do strongly recommend that those that can should seek professional help though

  • ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝A
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    Thanks for sharing - it definitely looks like it’s working for you.

    I mean I should space things out so that I don’t burn out of course, but so far just doing the writing has helped me not be overwhelmed with thought.

    It’s definitely something to keep an eye on - it’s fine in the first flush of enthusiasm but you also don’t want to “force” creativity and stop enjoying the whole process. However, as you are aware of it, you should be able to monitor the situation. If it feels like it is becoming a chore, then dial it back until you are loving it again. Good luck.

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      Yeah, it is so far been something that I doing so that I am trying to get into the habit and then if I feel “stuck” I leave it and try and get back to it later.

      I like to try start multple projects and when I have a “general theme” I finish off at least one and start on another so that the next day at least I have a starting point to work from.

      If the creativety gets harder to do then I can imagine spacing things out, but so far my internal monologue might moan a bit but I still do enjoy doing it

      Thank you for the advice