I am in the process of transitioning from an article/text based blog to a video blog format. I’ve posted a couple of video blogs in the past with a good response rate. I think the video blog will prove to be more powerful for the grieving dads (and moms).
Since I’ve been writing for almost eight (wow, hard to believe) years, I have probably covered most topics at some point either on this blog or in my book. However, I know there are people that find my blog for the first time almost every day and I want to make sure I discuss relevant topics. What seems like “old news” to me may be something that helps someone else going through it today.
I chose to start producing videos because I think they are more engaging and, to be honest, they are easier and quicker to create. I promise to stay with my trademark of being unpolished, raw, direct and honest. All I ask from you is to share the videos on your social media and participate in the conversation. Share your thoughts. You don’t have to agree with me, (actually, yes you do) just add your thoughts so others can learn and find a level of peace with the topic we’ll be discussing.
I am also asking all followers of this blog, Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube Channel to tell me what is important to you. Send me topics/ideas for discussion. I already have a list of about 30 topics, but please keep them coming.
Also, please give me feedback as to whether you like the video blogs and/or things I can do to improve the viewers experience with them. I want to make these as useful as possible.
If you haven’t done so already, please follow me on all of the social media outlets. I would also appreciate it if you make a point to subscribe to my Grieving Dads YouTube channel. This will help us reach more people and bring greater awareness to grieving dads and the impacts of child loss in general.
Depression, Trauma, and Grief, Oh My
The topic of the following video blog is antidepressants. As grieving dads (and moms), we do not just deal with grief; trauma and depression is also a big part of our journey. This video discusses my experience dealing with depression after losing my two children.
Let me know your thoughts on this topic (and video format).