I was trying to think of a new article/blog post to write, but I wasn’t sure what might resonate with readers. I have a degree in psychology, which I don’t utilize in my current job (except when psychoanalyzing my coworkers and boss). I believe my poems and short stories connect with readers on an emotional level, but I want to be able to help people in other ways.
I thought of an advice-type column, sort of a “Dear Abby,” but maybe a little different. If I could get readers to write to me with an issue they are dealing with, I would use that as the subject for my blog post. I wouldn’t respond directly to their specific, personal problem, but address the subject in a more general sense, hoping that it would be relatable to a wider range of people.
I’m not claiming to be an expert on everything that individuals might be dealing with, and whatever I write will be my own opinion and not to be taken in place of a trained psychologist or mental health care professional. With that in mind, if you would like the opinion of an outsider, someone who can be more objective than maybe a friend or relative, this might be the venue for you to bounce off an idea or seek some friendly advice. I can’t and won’t promise the best solution, nor will I promise that I will definitely use your issue as the subject of my post, but if it is something that will be appealing to readers, I would love to see how it goes.
Since this is completely different than my usual posts, the other question is: Should I create an entirely separate blog for this series? Would it be appealing to my current readers or should I branch out to look for an entirely new audience? Now, I’ll be asking for your participation (don’t worry, it’s an easy task). I have only created one poll before, but this seems like a good opportunity to present another one. I think they’re fun, and I hope you do too. They will also help to gauge the interests of my readers.
*This is an invitation to adults only; no one under 18, please.
If you have a different suggestion I haven’t mentioned, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for your participation!