I saw this post by the lovely @ohfab over on twitter about the #iBlogBecause campaign (which you can read about here if you’re curious) and it made me want to write my own. I did write an introductory post saying why I was starting my blog, way back when I first started but I’ve gained quite a few new followers since then, so this will be a great post for the new folks around here!


  • Basically I started my blog because I wanted to help other people with mental health conditions. I would love to create a community where people can read encouraging posts and stories from survivors, ask questions and get support from people with the same conditions that they have.
  • I also just really love writing! I wanted to be a journalist until certain events in my life stopped that happening, so this is the perfect way for me to carry on writing. You never know, once I’ve been doing this long enough and if I get a bit of an audience, I might be able to blag my way onto a journalism course- its worth a shot!
  • I’ve always loved reading blog posts, they can be so inspiring when you read a persons story and see how far they’ve come! (Looking at you Hannah Gale) This kind of relates to the first point, but if I can help just one person with my own personal story (when I eventually get round to posting it…) then I’ll have done some good with my life!
  • Since finishing uni I’ve been at a bit of a loss with what to do with all this free time I now have, but blogging is giving me something to do. Not only am I writing posts two or three posts a week but I’m also doing photography, editing and then publicising my posts on social media. It’s not a walk in the park like some people think it is!
  • It’s also taught me new skills. I’ve learnt loads about managing social media, scheduling and managing my time, SOE and even started looking into web design!

So that’s it, thats why I blog! What do you love about blogging?

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  1. natashaaldred

    August 3, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I love this 🙂 keep it up. Your blogposts are interesting to read 🙂 I blog because i want to inspire others to be creative as well as a way to show my own illustration. I love writing and really enjoy artist features to help promote other inspiring creatives.

  2. mymentalhealth

    August 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you hun 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy reading my posts! When I first started my blog I was terrified no one would read it 🙈 just been having a nosy on your blog and I love it! I’ve just finished a Graphic Design HND and your work is gorgeous!

  3. natashaaldred

    August 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I know what you mean. It’s a scary thought although it’s just nice to write. Awww thank you 🙂 oooo do you have a portfolio? would love to see your work 🙂

  4. mymentalhealth

    August 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    True it is 🙂 and yes hun i’m over on behance at 🙂

  5. natashaaldred

    August 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Fancy an artist feature?

  6. mymentalhealth

    August 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Ooo I’m never going to say no to something like that- how would it work?

  7. natashaaldred

    August 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    If you could send me an email to I’ll send you over some interview questions 🙂 Fill them out and send me some pics of your favourite work and the social media and website links you want included 🙂

  8. mymentalhealth

    August 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Awesome! 🙂 I’ll do that now hun 🙂

  9. Em

    August 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Great post! Totally agree with all your points and as for the Journalism course, if it’s something you want to do, go for it! I’ve just finished my Graphic Design HND too, waiting to do my top up year now! Love your work (had a little peek!)

    Em x • lifestyle & design blog • for fab custom logo & blog header designs visit:

  10. mymentalhealth

    August 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you! I’m definitely going to try for it, it’ll probably have to be next year now but gives me more time to create more content 🙂 ooo nice, where abouts are you doing your top up? I considered one but didn’t feel I’d be good enough after the comments my tutor made. And thanks! 🙂 I love your designs, they’re elegant and simplistic 🙂
    Jade x

  11. Rita Macedo

    August 18, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I loved reading this post, it reminds of when I started a few years back with another blog. I think the most important part of blogging is enjoying it and sometimes a post seems not to have a big effect on others but it can distract someone’s mind from their usual problems and that is already worth it 🙂

  12. Jade Marie

    August 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Well said 🙂 if I can just help one person with what I write (no matter what way) then I’ll be happy 🙂

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