I started writing “The Positive Thinking Diet” blog in January of 2008, and have made about 100 posts since then, so this is post #101! Woo-hoo! I wasn’t really keeping track of that, but it’s a great milestone to pass, without even knowing.
The Positive Thinking Diet is NOT about what you eat, although eating healthy foods can certainly help you feel better. The Positive Thinking Diet really about using tools and techniques, and developing thinking habits, that can help you move away from bad moods and negative thoughts and towards happier moods and positive thoughts. There is information here from artists, athletes, doctors, scientists, religious and political leaders, poets, parents and children – good stuff that I found and thought that I would share.
I have written about inspirational people such as Helen Keller, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, and my Uncle Chuck who suffered a brain injury but has a great attitude. I have written about scientific research about food and mood. I have written about how exercise and running have changed my life. I have written about songs, books and movies that put me in a good mood. I’ve even written about Fortune Cookies and Dental Hygiene and how these relate to feeling good. If you want to see some of the other topics that I have written about, just scroll down the right side of this page.
I know that whenever I write something for “The Positive Thinking Diet” that I actually feel better about myself. Writing about positive things makes me feel good. And when I feel good, more good things happen in my life.
But I wonder – who else does this stuff appeal to? Who am I writing for, if it’s not just me? Or maybe the question should be – whom should I target? Since most people have never heard of me or my blog, it’s really hard to know who would want to read this – if they even knew about it.
Here are some (types of) people who I know have read and enjoyed my blog:
- My 83-year-old father and his 82-year-old partner, Mary
- My middle-aged Working Mom friends
- My middle-aged Single Women Professional friends
- My running friends (male and female)
- My college and grad school classmates (male and female, mostly middle-age!)
- A few other bloggers
- Some guy from India
I see a pattern here. My audience is mostly older and mostly female. But maybe that’s just because that’s who I know.
So here’s the question for any of you who might be reading this post:
-What other kinds of people do you think would enjoy reading about the subject of Positive Thinking? Also, I’d love to have any thoughts and suggestions on future topics.
If you have any thoughts or ideas for me, use the contact form here, or you can make comments on the Facebook Page for The Positive Thinking Diet at:
Thanks everyone for your help!