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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Unhappy? Time to begin a blog

Dr Who in the Diary RoomIt's official - Blogging can make you happy!

On the 2nd February the
Evening Standard published an article titled "Unhappy? Time to begin a blog" with the following observation:

"Revealing your innermost feelings on the internet is good for you, psychologists said today. A study of the phenomenon of blogs - or online diaries - found people writing them feel happier and more organised.

"Feeling that you have a forum for expressing yourself can make a huge difference to your psychological well-being," said psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, a Big Brother analyst."

As Celebrity Big Brother has only just finished screening in the UK, this was a very timely observation! The article in the Evening Standard continued:

"Nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed online believed that a blog helped them get through life as it allowed them to relax and de-stress after a day at work.

"Big Brother housemates go into the legendary 'diary room' all the time just to let off steam, a vital coping strategy for them," said Ms Langcaster-James."......

"Keeping an online diary could prove to be highly rewarding and have psychological and emotional benefits. It also helps people feel wanted - those with blogs often keep a very close eye on the number of people visiting [it]. "

Lastminuteliving.com, which commissioned the study, managed to drop in the fact that they have a lot of bloggers: "Creating a blog can be a way to get more out of your life. Judging by the amount of users we have, people like sharing their photos, videos and personal thoughts with others."

(Originally written by me for agora-vox.com)

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