I’ve learned a few things about blogging with Dissociative Identity Disorder in the years since I first posted this.
I’ve learned that most people can’t and won’t understand DID; the people I want in my life are the people who try.
I’ve learned that I do not owe anyone an apology for the DID, nor do I need other people to validate my diagnosis.
I’ve learned that when I’m confused and don’t know what to say, I say nothing.
I’ve learned to understand and accept the limits of what I can accomplish with DID; this is not giving up, it’s acceptance, and with acceptance, comes peace of mind.
I’ve learned that DID makes me vulnerable to online Narcissists. One of my personal rules is to avoid relationships in games like Second Life.
Here are my top 10 tips for blogging with DID.
- Never apologize for speaking your truth.
- Learn as much as you can about your illness
and triggers and keep learning.
- There are jerks on every platform: ignore them.
- Take responsibility when you are wrong.
- Avoid making commitments you can’t keep.
- Never leave a negative comment on someone’s blog.
- Thank people when they visit your blog.
- Be grateful for your followers.
- Always treat other bloggers with respect.
- Be yourself, especially when you seem improbable.
Rob Goldstein 2016-2019–2020
“Respect” (C) Rob Goldstein 2016