Graffiti in Clarion alley, San Francisco, the word Respect painted on a fence

Ten Tips for Blogging With DID

Here are my top 10 tips for blogging with DID.

  1. Never leave a negative comment on someone’s blog.
  2. Never make a commitment you can’t keep.
  3. Never apologize for speaking your truth.
  4. Take responsibility when you are wrong.
  5. Learn as much as you can and keep learning.
  6. Thank people when they visit your blog.
  7. Be grateful for having followers.
  8. Always treat other bloggers with respect.
  9. There are jerks out there:  ignore them.
  10. Be yourself, especially when who you are seems improbable.

Rob Goldstein 2016-2019

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45 thoughts on “Ten Tips for Blogging With DID

  1. “My therapist insists that all the alternates are me even as they
    insist we’re not.” This statement made us sad for all of you. We had a therapist like this. He demanded me to stay present and focused. He said said we were all one person. 4 years of this. Then I crashed and stopped treatment for 14 years! Now we have a therapist who sees all of us and individual and treats us as such. He does work with helping us co-operate with each other. I hope you find someone who will treat you all with respect that every individual deserves.

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    1. I need to clarify that line. What my therapist means is that all of the alternates are me even as they function as separate ‘selves’. We are also working on co-operation. I am more likely than my therapist to resist accepting my alternates as real. Thank you for your comment and giving me the opportunity to clarify.

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    1. They’re all me. I followed your blog.

      But the question is fair…

      You were followed by the one called Rob Goldstein.

      That one writes the travelogue.

      Addendum: I didn’t check your status before submitting my reply–based on the content I
      assumed that the alternate that followed you was Rob Goldstein. Your blog is well written
      and powerful. But when I checked the status I see that none of me has followed you…

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  2. I’ve been reading your blog since I started blogging Rob. To be honest I’m not entirely sure if I’ve noticed much of switching between you and your alters. Sometimes I see more artwork posted, sometimes I notice you comment a lot more. I love reading your blog regardless of which one of you has written or posted it. I may have only know of you for the last month and usually it takes a while for me to say I accept and trust someone for who they are but I accept, approve and trust all of you. You are an amazing person and writer regardless of who you are from day to day.
    P.S I still want to steal some artwork for my blog!!!!!!

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    1. You’re welcome to link to it. Actually my artwork links to my Flickr stream and that is set up for sharing. So you can link to most of the pictures you see on my blog–and thank you for your great comment; it’s gratifying.

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  3. Keep in mind that it’s also difficult for those of us who follow your blog, not knowing which personality is posting. Not realizing if and when you disappear into someone else. But if I accept one part of you, then I have no trouble accepting all parts of you. Because separate or combined, they make up a pretty unique individual. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I know that it can be difficult but I don’t what the experience is like.

      Anyone who wants to tell me what it’s like to follow my blog has my full support.

      And thank you for the last comment. 🙂

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