Ideas and A Blank Mind!

The title does not even make sense does it?

Today I have so many plans for the blog because I am so convinced that it is helping people and I know it’s helping me that I feel like I should do more to expand the empire of TheDepressedMoose

I have been super busy today creating a new account on Facebook, a new dedicated email address (thedepressedmoose@hotmail.com) being more active on the Twitter account and trying to promote the Facebook page that I am driving people mad – but I don’t care 🙂

Yesterday I received an email from people at the Mind Charity who want to use my open letter to depression post on their blog which is just amazing from my perspective. Doesn’t matter that it was me who submitted it in the first place does it? They still could have ignored my email instead I got this as a reply

Hi Garry,

 

That’s amazing, thank you so much for sending it in – what a different way of looking at something as horrible as depression, I think a lot of people will find this really inspiring.

 

We’ll definitely put this on the website – we have a couple of Olympicy ones for next week but I’ll email you when we have a slot.

 

Thanks again,

 

Rebecca Peters

Digital Officer

Direct Line: xxxxxxxx

Mind
15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
t: 020 8519 2122
w: www.mind.org.uk

So naturally that is now plastered all over Facebook because it is a big deal to me. I am not aware of the numbers of potential readers who may see this but the Mind twitter account has nearly 30k followers so I am hoping they plug the blog address as well to get more people coming my way! who knows maybe the donate button I added might be utilized (its on the sidebar for those who asked) 🙂

It has got me thinking though as to what can I do now to try and turn my crusade into a way of life and then a career. It has been suggested to me that I should try made hand at writing a book about depression from the perspective of a real person and not from an expert with their own self help tips and regurgitated information on the symptoms but how would I start? Anyone read Adrian Mole back in the 80s? Maybe a diary style book like this would work using posts from my blog?

I have always liked the idea of writing a book based on my boring life but in all seriousness who would read it? But then who would have thought nearly 5000 people have read this blog so there is some form of comfort for me there providing they all buy the book LOL

I could even tap into my past sexual adventures to tap into the “mummy porn” genre that now exists and believe me I could make readers of 50 shades books blush! And write better!

Maybe some of us bloggers get all write one together with the profits being shared 70-30 in my favour – this can be negotiated of course.

So the blank mind is a cause for concern because I do not know where to go from here! suggestions please people!

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43 comments on “Ideas and A Blank Mind!

      • Ooo, I didn’t realise that. You’re very welcome. I’ll remember that when you’re famous and brag about it 🙂
        Have you thought about pitching some of your stuff to the general media? Some of the newspaper blogs maybe? You’d get some great coverage for the cause if you got on some of those.

      • I’m not entirely sure myself; but I know a couple of people who’ve done it, about other things, and I think they looked up who edited the one they wanted to be on and then emailed them with their ideas for a post. Then if they like it they ask you to do the piece and submit it.

  1. Congrats!! That is amazing! Looking forward to seeing you explode in popularity 😉

    Forgive us for not following you on Facebook, we aren’t quite ready for that “non-anonymous” aspect of life yet. Maybe someday!

  2. Way to go Garry! The publishing world is wide open for real people now so I vote you take your idea and run with it…..

    Yeah. Well done you 🙂

    PS when I win the lottery I’m going to quit my job, move to a Scottish Island and become a ‘writer’. Until then, you have no compettion (To avoid confusion that was A Joke) xx

  3. Sheeesh! Can us mere mortals still read your blog without paying hommage 🙂
    Well done O Great Letter writer. 🙂

  4. My mind is always blank. I cover that little known fact with depression. LOL Okay, bad joke. I would love to see you write a sitcom!! Whatever you do, I know you’ll do it well, Garry.

    PS-name change so I can remain anonymously happy in my little closet. 🙂

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