The Purpose of This Site


I originally intended this site to be more helpful for other suffering from SA/Social phobia but it had gradually degraded into a space for me to post about my own problems and more of a diary. While I am in a relatively good mood I’d thought I’d write a short update about what I intend to do here and elsewhere.

This will probably stay as my online journal of day to day dealings with things. I think it helps to have a record of these things and reading through some of my past entries has made me realise that I have come a long way over the last year.

I do  intend to write more helpful and informative material though, possibly as a section of this site using the ‘Pages’ feature of WordPress. Ideally I would like to write a sort of self help guide for teenagers with social phobia or anxiety because I think hindsight has given me a good idea of how I could have handled things much better, and although I’m not qualified to give professional advice I think some people might find it helpful to read advice from someone who’s been there. I’ve always enjoyed writing but don’t get a chance to work on things other than assigned work, discounting this website, so that’s another positive. Ideally I’d like to put it all together in to a book but that’s a bit of a pipe dream at this stage. It’ll all be under Creative Commons for now.


2 thoughts on “The Purpose of This Site

  1. Ruby Tuesday

    I don’t think that ‘degraded’ is the right word; as you said, you do find it helpful to write the diary-type entries. And I know that in these circles, saying that I ‘enjoy’ reading what you write maybe isn’t the appropriate word, but I hope you know what I mean.

    That said, I think having informative pages is a super idea.


  2. Kathleen

    I hope you don’t mind me commenting here but I recently came across this site and I can relate so much to your entries. I just a few years ago discovered what was wrong with me, why I was ALWAYS the outcast and odd one out. Anyone I tried to talk to about it never understood and even degraded me for it… Anyway, I guess this was just a message to say thank you for writing these entries, they made me feel better, in a way, knowing I’m not completely alone.


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