This is a work in progress. If you’re not listed and want to be

send me an email and I’ll get you added ASAP.

The few. The good. My favs. I’m not sure how this is gonna work out. Overtime I want to list my reads and readers in some sort of order, perhaps with a synopsis of their work, or at least my take on it. I’ll try and get them in the order I discovered them. Once I get caught up that should be easy. Comments and suggestions are encouraged.

  • Misterbooks – My bud Books has anxiety and depression problems. He’s cool — loves Neil Young. He has a job he hates and a family he loves. And of course he’s into reading. (Added 4/23/08.)
  • Avoidance Junkie – I related to her after reading her for the first time. She has a variety of issues and holds nothing back with her posts. Unfortunately she’s taking an extended break. Maybe she’ll be back blogging soon. (Added 4/23/08.) AJ’s back! “Ask and it shall be given.” 4/24/08
  • Diary of a Quitter – Talk about relating! I was floored when I read her “About” page. There’s someone who sees themselves and their “track record” as I do. Poor gal. She’s really cool. In recovery. Funny. Sensitive. Wife and mother. Student. All the good stuff. (Added 4/23/08.)
  • A Blog By Me – This is Angryballerina’s blog. ’nuff said.
  • Pessimistic Idealist – Arkay’s place. He’s a spiritual fellow with his issues among which are anxiety and depression.
  • Current & Eddies of a Particular Mind – Don’t remember whether I found her or she found me but she’s been a good friend and inspired the gratitude page. She’s in recovery and a student, among other things. (Added 4/24/08.)

At this point the order gets especially dicey. I’m trying to add them as I discovered them. And I don’t know why I’m even telling you this…

  • Experimental Chimp – Very bright, perhaps brilliant young man with very serious challenges. Not for the faint of heart.
  • depression introspection – This is a great blog. Marissa keeps abreast of medical and political news that applies to mental illness. She also writes about her own struggles with bipolar.
  • Depression Marathon – My friend Etta and I are polar opposites who have all the big things in common. She’s got way too much experience dealing with depression. She’s also a recovering alcoholic. Mostly, though, she’s a runner who just happens to have depression.
  • Healing Bomarzo – Bomarzo is ultra-intelligent and educated. Some of his posts are over my head. He’s nice enough to always dumb it down when he comments here though. His issues are anxiety, depression, and he’s in recovery.
  • Letting Go (Recovery in the sunlight) – This is Louisey’s blog and it’s sensational. She’s hands down my favorite writer, ever, in the blogosphere. Beautiful prose. Very insightful. Essential reading.
  • Patient Anonymous – Recent inductee into the inner-circle. PAs is witty and gregarious in the blogging sense. Honest and blunt. Dealing with several issues not the least of which is bipolar.
  • The Beartwinsmom’s Den – Latest inductee into the inner-circle. Keeps her plate full in spite of her depression. Mom, student, blogger, etc. Good stuff.
  • Trudging the Gentle Path of Happy Destiny – Gentle Path is rock-solid-serious about recovery from sexual addiction. Good on the steps and insightful. Interesting stuff.
  • Untreatable – This guy’s getting to be a fixture in the ‘sphere and for good reason. He’s smart and insightful. He’s dead serious about recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder and self harm. He’s knowledgeable on a wide array of mental health topics, resources, etc
  • mine enemy grows older – This is Rick Mobb’s collaborative blog. Rick is in recovery and helping us all to get better from whatever by sharing his beautiful imaginative paintings and encouraging others great and small to write about them. If you’re an artist or a wannabe this is the place for you.
  • …why paisley??? – Met Paislely through Rick. Wonderful poet. Recovering. Very cool.
  • Ocellus – Somehow I overlooked Ozy when I was putting this thing together. He’s an outstanding poet and an even better blogger. He always has something encouraging to say, both in his poems and his comments.

OK, I think I’m caught up. Not bad for a little less than three months in sphere now is it? If you comment they will come. 4/26/08

The only intended order to these blogs is more or less the order I discovered them.

I like all of them or I wouldn’t have gone to the trouble to list them here.

  • BPD in OKC – probably the most prolific poster on this page, BPD always has something cooking at her place.
  • florescence – a fine poet who enjoys commenting on other people’s blogs. Great combination.
  • titanium rose – a fellow bipolar and fellow traveler on the artsy and road less traveled paths. Looking forward to getting to know her better.
  • Don’t Drink and Don’t Die – straight ahead AA with Lydia Charlotte. If you’re interested in getting and staying sober you could do a lot worse than reading her blog. It’s no mystery how the vast majority of recovering folks manage to stay recovering. Lydia knows how to do it. Save your life it can.
  • Insanities – Yet another member of the club. Looks like he’s dealt with his addiction and is living with his other demons. What else can any of us do? Haven’t gotten to know him well yet but he’s left a couple of thoughtful comments so I know he’s blogger bud material.
  • JSprik’s Weblog — Yet another intrepid mental health blogger. She’s dealing with bipolar and is a Christian. Nice lady and good to have her as part of the community.

5 Responses to “Blogger Buds”

  1. 1 untreatable April 26, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for the nice review.

  2. 2 patientanonymous April 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for adding me. I feel so flattered. It also looks like some other good folks to check out as well.


  3. 3 Greybeard April 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    PA – lots of good blogs here. And of course you’re listed. Fun loving and honest is right up my alley.

  4. 4 jsprik July 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! youare a sweetheart!! take care!!!!

  5. 5 ozymandiaz September 15, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    A good blogger?
    awe shucks

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