Living the Questions

photo-61My blogging and social media is a mess! Despite seriously thinking about giving up blogging due to my chronic pain, I somehow have three blogs that I can’t part with. I have this blog, The Self-Compassion Project, and two on Psychology Today. The first blog I started over there is called Shyness is Nice (named after The Smiths song). The other is called Living the Questions (named from the Rilke quote to the left).  I’ve been doing this for about two years and I haven’t really found my voice on any of these blogs.  Writing books was so much easier for me!

A few days ago, I impulsively thought I should change my Facebook page name from The Self-Compassion Project to Living the Questions, so it would at least match one of my Psychology Today blogs.  I submitted the change to Facebook, not thinking they would approve it. I heard they were pretty picky about such things. The very next day, however, they had approved the change. Now I realize that I will have hundreds of links to change on my Psychology Today posts. Plus, I’m not even sure if I’m happy they approved it. I wonder if I could write Facebook back and say I made a mistake? I obsess over everything!

Who knows? Maybe this will free me up to write more on this blog. Really make it a personal blog, and not worry if I post too many pictures of my dogs, or that I write silly things, or that I’m inconsistent in posting.

Anyway, I just thought I’d let you know that if you notice the Facebook name change, it’s because I do not know what I’m doing!


13 thoughts on “Living the Questions

  1. No wonder I love following your blog! I never know what I’m doing a lot of the time and it’s such a nice thing to know I’m not alone!! Besides, I love pictures of dogs (and cats and birds and hamsters and probably even armadillos!). And silliness is something I can definitely use whenever it’s offered!! xoxo

    • Oh, Tina, thanks so much for commenting. I never know who is reading this thing! No, you’re definitely not alone!

  2. Barb – that is my most favourite inspirational quote ever, and has been since I was 21 years old. But I didn’t realise you had a blog inspired by that quote (blushes). And I am all in favour of separate blogs for separate purposes – I do it, too. And I love the photos of your dogs and the birds in your backyard! I enjoy this blog, and I’ll look for the others!

  3. I can’t believe it. I did end up writing Facebook back because I decided I didn’t want the Facebook name to change, and they changed it back. I have always heard horror stories about Facebook and name changes, but I was actually communicating with a real person.

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