Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankfulness Project: 1st Birthday Edition!

Today my little blog turns 1! When I sat down a year ago to write my first post, I had no idea what I wanted to do with this blog. All I knew was that I wanted to share information and little tips with readers for their own mental health. It's been an interesting journey, and as I've continued to be a part of this healthy living community, I've found myself taking more and more healthy steps for myself as well. 
It's completely appropriate that my 1st birthday falls on a Monday, which is when I do my Thankfulness Posts for the week. I'm certainly feeling incredibly thankful today as I hit this first milestone. It seems fitting that my first post was on my idea of the Thankfulness Project...

  • For My Readers: Thank you so much for choosing to take time out of your busy days to read my posts, comment on them, and send me tweets throughout the day! I know that not all my posts are applicable to everyone, so thanks for plowing through and continuing to come back on a regular basis! While I hope you take a little something away from my blog, I too take something from what each of you share, so thank you!
  • For the opportunity to continue to research various mental health topics: This blog continually encourages me to continue reading and finding new resources to not only post here, but also to pass along to my own clients. This blog has definitely helped me refine my way of communicating on a few different topics, and encouraged me to start researching others. Thank you for the challenge of continually bringing new things to you!
  • For my increasing stats on my blog: While stats are not the most important thing to me, I DO appreciate that my number of page views continues to go up each month. In the first 3 days of November this year I had already surpassed my total month of page views from November last year. While I do partly write this blog for myself, I definitely write to try to help others too. I'm glad that my readership continues to grow, and that resources are getting out to more people!
  • The Fact that Mental Health Conversations are ever increasing: The need is SO great, and it's important to get information out as much as possible! I hope that my book reviews, action steps given, and information about various topics are helpful to you in expanding how you think about mental health and mental illness. We all need to be continually working on our mental health to be a healthy individual overall, and I hope that you've found something here helpful in that. 
There are so many posts that I really like in this blog, but I certainly can't go back and list them right now. Under the different tabs on my blog, you will find some of my favorite recipes, wellness information, and some of my favorite posts by topic. Check them out, and let me know what you'd like to see more of! 

Now it's your turn:
What would you like to see next: What topics, information, or reviews might be helpful to you? What do you already like about this blog? Would you like to see anything changed?


  1. Happy Birthday, bloggie! :)

    I like that your blog puts the mental health stuff out there. I've never had formal counseling, but I've sure as hell needed it at times.

  2. Happy birthday! :)

    I think it's great that mental health issues are less taboo and talked about more in the open. People need support and camaraderie!

  3. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! It is an excellent concept that humanizes mental health clinicians. I think this is so needed in the mental health field!