A lot of ailments, body and mind, derive from over stress. You should want to get rid of over stress. Well, one effective way is writing. But writing, to be consistent, needs an audience. If you know you serve a readership out there, you’d be prodded to keep writing to the end. And blogging serves that purpose well. You need to be blogging, blogger or not.
Physical and Mental Health and Healing
I stumbled on this article on the website, Scientific American, titled “Blogging–It’s Good for You.” Watch this portion: “But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not.” Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Complain All You Want Anonymously
Expressing inner sentiments in writing or talking does wonders for health instead of just keeping it all in you. But we want to keep our image and privacy intact, so most of us don’t do this. We rather keep quiet about it all. But most times, our health suffers when we do this. It’s like keeping ticking bombs in you all your life. Sometimes, they get to a point where they tick at the same time and explode altogether. It’s better to detonate them one by one in a safe place. Blogging is that place. You can “shout” complaints all you want and remain anonymous by using a pen name. I have blogs like this and they do wonders for me.
Alice Flaherty, neuroscientist at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, said that the placebo theory of suffering is one way of looking at the mental and emotional benefits of blogging. As social creatures, we humans have a wide range of pain-related attitudes and behaviors in us and which are often manifested via complaining. It acts as a “placebo” to release our hurts and get satisfied or feel even or get justice somehow. According to Flaherty, blogging about such stressful experiences might work in the same way.
Earn Money as You Enjoy More Health with Blogging!
Now, how about making lucrative use of your emotional impulses? Blogging can help you do this. For instance, some people have the urge to talk too much. Flaherty explained that “something in the brain’s limbic system is boosting their desire to communicate.” Now. a lot of people get annoyed by that but there are also folks who enjoy talkative people. You can put your “gift” for talking in the right place–avoiding people who hate talkers and reaching those who love them–through blogging. You can “target” your audience easily. And if you employ affiliate marketing or PPC to it, you may earn huge money, even make a fortune if you’re a big talker.
Just convert that talking gift to hypergraphia or the mysterious urge to write (or, why not do lots of video blogs where you talk and talk?). In fact, you’d be surprised how seemingly quiet and simple individuals can turn hypergrahic online and talk about all sorts of things under the sun–like I do. Truth is, most bloggers write compulsively–they have sudden urges to write: “Oh, I’ve got to put this on my blog right now! Please, someone get me online!”
Finally, the article also notes: “Blogging might trigger dopamine release, similar to stimulants like music, running and looking at art.” And did you know that dopamine is all you need to stay happy in life? Get plenty of it from blogging!