“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
Every week I check out the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge for inspiration but I almost never end up writing anything for it. This week, however, the challenge is about adding forms to your posts, and there was a suggestion that maybe forms could be used as a way to connect with readers who weren’t necessarily comfortable writing what they had to say in the comments section.
This challenge actually got me to thinking about how this could be a useful thing for us.
I’ve received quite a lot of emails lately from people who wanted to ask me questions about my experiences with treatments, or talking to people about their experiences of mental health problems. There have been more from people who just had something they wanted to say to someone who they thought would get where they were coming from.
And that’s fantastic. I love hearing from you guys, in the comments, by email, on Twitter and Facebook; where ever. I also think it’s really great that people read this blog and feel that I’m someone who’s approachable and that they feel comfortable writing to.
But the writing challenge got me to thinking that a know a lot of people coming here looking for information, and this blog is quite big now; and I thought that it might be an idea to add a Frequently Asked Questions section to help people to find answers to the questions that I get asked a lot, more easily.
Either that, or, I was toying with the idea of running a question and answer style series of posts.
It needs a little more thought. But I realised that I could use a form to collect some feedback on this from you guys.
Do you think this is a good idea? If so is there anything you think I should particularly include? Is there anything you’d like to ask about? Is there anything you’ve been dying to ask me but didn’t feel brave enough to write in the comments?
Or, do you think this a really bad idea? Would you rather I forgot all about and stuck to just writing you whatever thoughts happen to be going through my head on a particular day? If so, I need to hear your input too.