This Might be the End of The Bipolar Writer Blog

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I am at a real crossroads with The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog. First, I want to say that it has been my honor to share my experiences with Bipolar One and give a place for the mental illness community’s voices to come together in one place since 2017. Many notable mental health bloggers have used this as a platform to launch their own work, and I am honored to be that place. 

I have loved this blog and the outreach that has been amazing since day one. I never imagined that the blog would grow so much, but with all the projects that I have going on, most of my money is tied up, and I can’t pay for the next year to keep the blog alive, at least not at this juncture. My hope was to use my Buy me a Coffee site to raise the money, but I understand that many within the community struggle financially. I usually am okay with purchasing the yearly pro level, but in 2020 I saw my business take a significant dip, and I am stretched so thin in 2021. It is only $96 to renew, and if I get enough, I will, of course, renew and keep adding new writers, but the decline is February 1st. I should have been more vigilant in reaching out.

I am close to reaching the goal of a few more people reach out we can hit the goal.

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With that said, there is The Bipolar Writer Podcast is starting to take off, a lot like The Bipolar Writer blog did in 2017, and I now can share the stories of those in the community alongside my own journey as I continue to grow on my own journey. I look forward to my major two-year book project and documentary, The Many Faces and Voices of Mental Illness. There is so much to do in 2021, and I am planting as many seeds as I can to do more mental health advocacy work. Perhaps we can raise the money in time, or I will find a way. There is a possibility that I will be unable to, but it might spell the end for the blog. Who knows what will happen!

I have always relied on the community, and they have relied on me. The button above takes me to my buy me a coffee page. It doesn’t take a lot to hit our goal, and becoming a one time supporter or a member would mean the world to me.

If this is my last goodbye, then thank you my followers for everything and the joy that you have brought to me over the years. 2017-2021 was great for The Bipolar Writer blog and for James Edgar Skye.

The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Norm The Bipolar Writer Podcast

About The Episode Listen to my interview with Norm, his mental illness story, and learn about the differences in Canadian Mental Health system differences and similarities to the American one. Another great interview for The Bipolar Writer Podcast. About James Edgar Skye If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye Also support a life coach that has influenced me along my journey of self-reflection: https://www.groundsforclarity.com The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting http://www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. http://www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamesedgarskye22/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamesedgarskye22/support
  1. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Norm
  2. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Kathleen
  3. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Caroline
  4. Interview with Kathleen (Living Works)
  5. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Crystal

Always Keep Fighting.

What is the worst that can happen?

James Edgar Skye

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New Segment – The Bipolar Writer Podcast

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I would love to add a new segment to The Bipolar Writer Podcast where you, the listener, ask questions about mental health/mental illness to me, and I answer one per episode to open an episode. I think it would be a great way to get the listeners involved in the podcast.

There are two ways to do this: email me at thebipolarwriterpodcast@gmail.com or visit the podcast at The Bipolar Writer Podcast where you can leave me a message!

What do I want you to ask? Really anything, and I will do my best to answer and research within the mental illness realm. Some ideas are about suicide, mental health in general, living with a mental illness, what a day looks like for James, depression, anxiety, and everything in between.

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If you want to be a guest and share your story, you can also use the email above. Right now, there is a list, but I am always looking to interview new people, and I plan on a heavy January schedule. I do interviews on Zoom. I hope that the community reaches out and continues to continue to share your stories. I plan on taking The Bipolar Writer Podcast to new levels. If you want to listen to my podcast, it is available wherever you listen to podcasts. I will also have it below. 

The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Norm The Bipolar Writer Podcast

About The Episode Listen to my interview with Norm, his mental illness story, and learn about the differences in Canadian Mental Health system differences and similarities to the American one. Another great interview for The Bipolar Writer Podcast. About James Edgar Skye If you are looking for all things James Edgar Skye, you can find his social media visiting https://linqapp.com/james_skye Also support a life coach that has influenced me along my journey of self-reflection: https://www.groundsforclarity.com The Bipolar Writer Podcast is listener-supported, and for as little as $5 a month, you can help support the mental health advocacy that I do by visiting http://www.buymeacoffee.com/jamesedgarskye. Please help this podcast grow by sharing with friends or anyone that you think will benefit from the experiences of others and myself. You can also find me on the following websites. You can also find me on the following websites to book your interview, ask questions, and reach out to me. http://www.jamesedgarskye.me Purchase my books at: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamesedgarskye22/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamesedgarskye22/support
  1. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Norm
  2. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Kathleen
  3. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Caroline
  4. Interview with Kathleen (Living Works)
  5. The Bipolar Writer Podcast Interview with Crystal

Always Keep Fighting.

What is the worst that can happen?

James Edgar Skye

Visit my author website at http://www.jamesedgarskye.me

Purchase my Memoir and Novella here: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks

The Bipolar Writer Podcast

For everything James Edgar Skye use the QR code below Or use this link.

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The Bipolar Writer Podcast

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I finally leaped, and with some coaching from my life coach, I decided on that my podcast would become a reality, something that is a long time in the making. The first episode is up, and I will be creating more content in the coming months that will discuss the many issues facing the mental illness and mental health community. I welcome you to The Bipolar Writer Podcast.

There was a lot of fear in making this leap. One, I hate my voice, and the ego was telling me that I had nothing interesting to say, and I was listening. Needless to say, months went by, and in truth, lately, I was dealing with the aftermath of my last suicide plan and my issues with depression but that is an immaterial thing because they were just excuses to not do the podcast. I have the equipment, computer, and everything it takes. I was just scared to take a chance on a different platform to allow me more flexibility and bringing people onto the podcast will be something that is different for me.

The purpose of The Bipolar Writer Blog was to transform into podcasts and even videos in the future. With all my writing projects and my business The Bipolar Writer Ghostwriting Services, it is getting harder to find time to write blog posts, though that is an excuse in itself. You can always find the time. I want to rededicate my time to mental health advocacy in 2021, and this podcast is the next logical step. In December, I will be working on getting episodes prepared to begin to get some podcasts out there in the world. I am looking for potential interviewees in mental health and mental illness realm that includes professionals and those in the mental illness community. I would love to share your story.

There is so much work to be done, but I am staying in the moment and enjoying each moment. It was always that way writing blog posts for The Bipolar Writer Collaborative blog. It will be my honor to be a voice for the community in another place that I believe is needed and allow voices to be heard. It will have the James Edgar Skye edge that I have always used in my blog writing and writing in general. I am excited, and I hope you will join me as a listener!

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Always Keep Fighting

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