I don't talk about them much. They are just there and I figure if someone needs to read them they will find them.
The comments on those blogs don't even go to the same email address that my other comments go to. It's an old generic email I used to use before I found gmail. Because of that, I always forget to check it. But I did check it yesterday and I found an anonymous comment that reminded me of why I put those blogs up back in 2006 and why I leave them up.
"I stumbled upon this blog in what felt like a last ditch effort to discover, "what the heck is wrong with me." I am a successful person, I have a good job, a wonderful partner, great children, the house two cars, dog, cat etc. etc. My question to myself is why can't I be "happy" and "normal" like other people seem to be. Why am I so restless and constantly seeking more. I have been to several therapists but none seem to understand and working in the field myself I often leave feeling that I learned nothing new in terms of theories or about myself. I thought I have dealt well over the years. After all I am so "well adjusted" considering the adversities I've overcome. Others look at me in disbelief after all when I tell them my stories. Reading your blog said it all for me. I cried and more than that felt like someone got it for the first time in my life. WOW is what I have to say. You never know when or how you'll make a difference, and you have. Thank you!!"
That's why I do it.
Note: I would not have posted the comment had it not been anonymous.