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Blogging in Recovery

Blogging in Recovery

Blogging is a great way to express yourself and build up an audience. Think of blogging as journal writing for the whole world to see. There are many different types of blogs like personal ones where you write about your day to day experiences, genre blogs where you write about a single topic, and photo and vlogs where you express yourself with photos and videos instead of words. Blogs are a great tool to help those in recovery as you can write about your addiction recovery and inspire others to do the same.

By writing a successful blog, you have potential of fame and fortune as well as bettering the lives of others through your addiction struggles and recovery. By writing and reading through all of your posts, you will be able to see your progress and how far you have come. It is a great way to meet new people and provide experiences people can relate to. There are many free blog hosting sites where you will be walked through the entire process with essential elements free like WordPress or Blogger.

You do not have to have any writing experience or be the best writer to have a blog. It is best to have great grammar and spelling to look more professional. The more you write, the more your skills will improve. To ensure success, you should be posting at least once a week so that readers know it is active. Be careful about what you post as readers will be clinging to your every word and employers do background checks if you use your real name on your blog. Using social media and search engine optimization will ensure your blog will be found and allowing comments will engage readers in discussions.

Many popular recovery blogs include Mrs. D is Going Without where a 45 year old wife, mother, author, and blogger writes about a mother’s perspective on life without booze. Heroes in Recovery is when anyone on the site can write about their stories of addiction recovery. Sober Julie is an award-winning blogger and author who shares recipes, travel tips, recovery stories, survival tips, and how to live life to its fullest. The Immortal Alcoholic is about what life is like with a non-alcoholic living with an end stage alcoholic and how to care for someone in the final stages of alcoholism. Your blog can save someone’s life.

 

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in County Louth, near Dublin was founded in 1988 as a residential rehabilitation hospital treating people suffering from drug and alcohol purposes. Smarmore Castle believes in helping patients lead a life of abstinence through 12 Step programs, detox and medical treatment, psychotherapy, and complementary therapies. For more information, please call 041-986-5080. For those who live out of the country, the international number is 00353-41-986-5080.

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