Then there are the ones that I've stopped reading. Those come up on my reader whenever they post but I tend to skip over them. Usually it's because they put way too much negative energy into the universe and I just don't have time for that. Life is too short to spend inviting negativity into your life and then wondering why you're so depressed. So I just skip over them. I already spend enough money on good drugs to fight my depression - no sense in making the process more difficult.
So that left a lot of space. Hmmm...how does one go about finding new blogs? I really had to think back about how I got connected to all those wonderful, insightful, funny and engaging bloggers/friends that I kept on my list and that I will always read. What did I do to find them?
I Googled it of course! I Googled "sobriety blogs" and "help to stop drinking" and all those other buzz words we find in our own search engines. And then once I found a good one, I clicked on their blog rolls to see what and who they were reading which, if I wasn't careful, would lead me down a rabbit hole and have me reading touching and poignant blog posts all afternoon.
I started with "yoga", "zen" and "recovery". I also tried "over fifty", "menopause" (that was not good), and "empty nesting". Some were good and some...meh. But I got a couple of blogs to test and see if it's what I want to use to augment my blogroll. It did feel like I was moving forward in my life.
I just hope I can find some as good as what I've come to love with my sobriety blogs.
Nah...never happen. ;-)