Hi, it’s a me, Mario. I mean HAW. I mean Pop. Yep. Pop.
I’ve started another blog that’s based on mental health. Namely, depression.
I’m going to run it through HAW, as in, I don’t actually know what I mean. All I know is that I don’t have to sign out in order to use it. I’m a technological bumpkin.
The site’s called A Manic World.
Here is the (rough draft) “about” section:
A Manic World is a blog about depression.
The good. The bad. The ugly. The pretty. The serious. The seriously funny.
There’s a certain social-stigma that’s naturally affiliated with the specific sort of crazy that is depression. Some of those things are true. Some of things are false.
This blog is one designed, not to verify or vilify these social stigmas, but rather, to account for various perspectives on them.
Straight from the crazy-horse’s mouth.
Its authors are people that will fall somewhere on the manic scale:
Somewhere in between.
It should be noted that A Manic World does not take itself too seriously. While the topic of mental dis-order is one heavily charged with black-emotion, we think that the best way to deal with this genetic malfunctioning is to make light of it.
To poke fun of the darkness, rather than letting it have the last laugh.
All of the authors are comfortable with their dis-order, and with their states of mind. The articles written here are representative of the author’s own point of view, and nothing more.
This blog is here to breathe some fresh air into a stale situation.
Living in the dark in the dark is hard.
Living in the dark alone is just stupid.
Wallowing in puddles of pain is hard.
Wallowing in puddles pain riddled with laughter is easier.
It’s a manic world.
I’m going to create an author’s section. In that section will be a picture of the authors, a link to their website, a short, one sentence bio. For those that are manic, the picture will be made up of a happy/sad portrait. For the plain depressed, just a sad.
Like I briefly mentioned in the “about” section, the site will be a platform dedicated purely to sharing people’s (depressos) stories, opinions, feelings, thoughts. It’s not meant to be educational, though I’m sure it will be. I want to build a community of weirdos, where opening up their most inner thoughts and feelings is encouraged in a safe environment. (What the fuck did I just say?)
Umm, yeah. You get the idea. Safe environments and such.
Note: Because I’ve always hated laboriously detailing justifications for my “stupid” emotions, I’m designing the site in a way that the author of each post isn’t allowed to leave comments in response to their writing. There will be a commenting page that encourages people to express their thoughts on the writings, but it will outline how the authors of each post will not respond to any comments made – for the reasons above.
Note: I will be responsible for all of the work/maintenance to the site. All that I ask is you write up your piece in a word doc, send it to me, and I’ll do the rest. Edit, find pictures (unless you’ve ones you’d want to use), upload, post, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS UNPAID!!!!!!!
If you think you might be interested in writing for this site, shoot me an email at poposki.r at gmail dot com (don’t want spam – at = @ and dot = . , incase it wasn’t clear)
In the email, please include:
- A link to your writing work.
- A brief story (cause I like reading stories) about yourself.
- What sort of depression you’ve and how long you’ve been dealing with it.
- How frequently you think you’d want to write.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED / APPROPRIATE!