Just a quick post to say I’ve added a few things to my blog.
The first thing is a new feature WordPress released a few days ago called ‘threaded comments’… basically people can now respond directly to a comment by clicking on the “Reply” link which shows up beside the comments time stamp.
WordPress allows for up to nine responses to each comment, but for now I’ve set the feature for three. I figure someone will leave a comment, I’ll respond to it directly then either they can comment back or someone else can.
Hopefully this feature will get me responding faster…
The next thing is my About Page now has a frequently updated YouTube thing. It’s not always music… sometimes there’s magic tricks and The Funny, other times it’ll be my own content.
Hopefully this feature will get me making my own video content again…
And the big one is a new page for recovery stories… it’s an idea I’ve been working on for awhile.
The idea is to put up quotes and links back to posts which show how people are recovering from manic depression and other mental illnesses… because we share the general symptoms, and the general behaviours are similar, to recover from a mental illness or addiction is to follow in the steps of those who went before us.
There really should be very few surprises to living with a mental illness…
So I think this could also be a place to find raw and real stories of recovery to give to people who are in crisis.
To start the plan is to update the page once a week, so it’ll be changing frequently.
I’ll also be taking requests… I think there are posts we read which teach us something about our recovery, but then those posts get lost because the nature of blogging is to only have a history as deep as our front page.
So if there’s a blogger or a specific post you think could help someone else — even if it’s yours, just drop the link in the comment section.
Hopefully this works out… I think it’s a cool idea.
…but I think I may change the name a few times. Maybe “Recovery Testimonials”…
Feel free to test out the new comment thread feature.