I started this blog with the intention of sharing my stories with other new moms. I wanted to provide some sort of help to other mothers in similar situations. However, the writing really turned into a type of therapy for me. It has become my outlet.
I would advise anyone struggling with any internal battles, conflict, confusion, or depression to write about it. I know it has helped me. There is a sense of anonymity in blogging. You are in control of how much personal information you release and whether or not you want to share your blog with people you know. When I started, I didn't tell anyone about it. Eventually, I started publicizing my writing. For me, it was another step in the healing process. I had to confront my issues and be honest with myself. Once I got things out in the open, I felt better.
The support and encouragement I've received from fellow bloggers has been phenomenal. There is an entire blogging community comprised of people going through whatever situations you're going through, and it's nice to know these people support you. Even if you don't want to search for other people writing about the issues you're experiencing, it really does help to put your thoughts into writing.
To read an interesting article about blogging being therapeutic, check out CNN Living.