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Friday, September 16, 2005


AOL Survey Says: People Blog as Therapy

"A new AOL blog survey shows most bloggers are not aspiring 'cyber journalists' or political activists; they blog as a form of therapy.

According to the AOL 'Blog Trends Survey,' nearly 50% of bloggers say they do it because it serves as self-therapy, and one-third of bloggers who responded say they write frequently about self-help and self-esteem topics. The survey also revealed that when it comes to relieving real-life pressures or dealing with personal issues or tragedies, six times as many respondents prefer to write in their blog or read blogs written by others suffering from similar problems rather than to seek counseling from a professional."

Hmmm, blogging therapy, eh? Since I'm a therapist, that's pretty interesting to me. 6 times as many people choose blogging over professional therapists! Wow! I guess it is cheaper and easier to get to. Whenever you feel the urge, you can just sit down and blog. And imagine that someone will read it and care, I guess. I doubt if it's as effective as a good therapist, however. Now I know not all therapists are good, of course. And I know people have trouble searching for a good therapist. It's like finding a relationship, you have to "kiss a lot of frogs in order to find a prince." And people hate to kiss frogs, especially a lot of them. But in the end, it's worth it.
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