I have some fantastic fabulous fun facts to pass along today.
Did you know…..
10,000 Comments have been Posted on Discussing Dissociation
Last week, we did it. We reached 10,000 comments on this blog! Isn’t that amazing?!! I think it’s incredible, and it’s a genuine accomplishment for us all.
This shows the beautiful community that we have grown here together. It shows how kind and supportive you have been with each other. It shows how much interest there is in Dissociative Disorders, and how much need the world has for solid information about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Together, we’ve done that. We’ve created an abundantly helpful DID resource!
I think the comments are the gold on this blog. The wealth of information you have shared with each other, the kindness and support offered, the encouragement and understanding ….. all that is completely amazing and THANK YOU for your active participation. This blog would not be the same without all the Community Comments. You’ve been GREAT! You’re amazing, and thank you for sharing!
How many of those 10,000 comments belong to you and your system?
Or… wait … Have YOU made a comment here?
Are you one of the readers who hasn’t yet made a comment? There are plenty of readers who read, but don’t comment. This is okay — I’m glad you’re here in whatever way you are comfortable. I do hope you read lots of the comments, because many of them are stellar!
Please know — you are invited to comment on ANY blog article — no matter how new or old it is. Any new comment brings those additional topics and issues back to the surface, and allows new discussions to begin with whoever is reading the blog that week. Besides, most all the articles written here discuss topics that are relevant to DID survivors ANY time they read them!
Remember, when you comment here on Discussing Dissociation, you can use a nickname, your system name, a made-up name, a non-name. Your privacy is important, so please select a name that protects you. I genuinely prefer folks to NOT use their legal name, especially not your full name. A first name is less worrisome. But even still… you can use whatever name you want, so it’s up to you, but I do hope you choose a nickname to use for posting comments.
And maybe some of you are waiting to comment in the soon-to-be-open Discussing Dissociation Community Forum. In our 10-question survey, having added privacy was an important motivator for joining the Forum, so maybe just maybe, we’ll get to know more of you when those Forum doors swing open wide. And YES! That’s happening SOON!
400 Articles have been Posted on Discussing Dissociation
Well…. I have more articles I need to write, and so yes, of course, there are more to come, but it’s exciting to announce to you that also, as of last week, there are now 400 articles available on this site.
Have you read them all?
If you are interested in seeing what all has been written through the years, the List of All Articles has the titles / links listed in chronological order.
If you want information about a certain topic, use the search feature in the right hand column. Or try mousing over or clicking on any of the 15 tabs found around the teal-colored “Discussing Dissociation” header at the top of every page. Click on the various words (aka the tabs) to see an additional 50+ drop down tabs organized into topics and categories.
I certainly haven’t written about everything, but between the 10,000 comments and those 400 articles, we’ve definitely covered a lot of territory around here!
Maybe someday I’ll turn these articles into a book but for now, please enjoy them and learn from them as the free resource that they are.
The 10-year Anniversary for Discussing Dissociation is in December 2018
Did you know that Discussing Dissociation will be having it’s 10-year anniversary next month, in December 2018? YEP — almost 10 years! WOW WOW WOW ten times over!!
What are we going to do to celebrate? Because of course, we have to do something fun and special…. What should we do?
I have some ideas — what thoughts do you have?
One of my ideas is doing a series another artwork series, showing 10 DID Survivor Artworks. What do you think about that?
I have some other ideas as well — to be discussed later! 😀 I’m interested in hearing what ideas you might come up with.
And how many of you have been reading here since the first year? The blog started in 2008, but you know… those last days of December barely count as a full “year”. So…. to be fair, let’s say since the year 2009.
Has anyone been reading at Discussing Dissociation since December 2008 or anywhere in 2009??? Anyone who has been reading here that long is automatically AWESOME in my eyes!
I’m glad you are here TODAY!
TODAY is the best day to be here, because TODAY is the closest to all the exciting new things about to happen…. So much more is coming to Discussing Dissociation. Never a dull moment around here.
The Discussing Dissociation Community Friendship Forum is available NOW !
The second Bear Story, about ElleBear, is on it’s way …
And even more ideas are developing too. I have more ideas each and every year, so there’s no running out of new stuff here!
Most of all, thanks for reading, and I so very deeply appreciate your interest.
How about another 10 years — will you still be around??!!
I hope so! Let’s keep on this road together!!
Wishing you the very best in your next 10 years of healing,
Copyright © 2008-2019 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
How about a place to talk about fun things like to write one positive thought of the day. my job is to cry 😢 so maybe other people have a baby to. If we make a place for sunshine we can think happy it can be a joke or a funny story maybe even something that made us happy.
Like what make me happy is when my dog Stout licks my face He is a jChihuahua Shih Tzu mix. So he only weighs 4 1/2 pounds
MultipleMe to Baby says
Wow that’s such a good idea. One positive thought a day…why haven’t I thought of this before? 🙂
I have a baby too. She cries a lot, poor thing. I’m really trying to comfort her as much as I can. It would help immensely if I can show her specifically that there is sunshine and happy things like your puppy. He sounds so cute!
Thank you for sharing your great idea!
What a great idea. I have a little baby too. I do not know much about her because she is kind of new to me and she does not talk. I do know that her job is mainly to put us to sleep if something is super stressful or emotional (like right now she is making me yawn and really hard to stay awake). All of my little ones would love sunshine and happy stories I am sure – like your story about Stout. It is just as important for us to learn about to be happy as it is to face our sad stuff.
I didn’t know how to talk either but Joseph thought me. And we use to play s game called word of the day. He would teach me a new word everyday. Joseph is dead now but I still do word of the day. Jessie thought me how to do voice to text, I do not know how to read yet so people have to read me stuff or I have to listen to story’s like the one Kathy dose. Jessie Sissy help me with email to Belinda and Darcy somethime not always the good news is you can teach you baby to talk to just like Joseph thought me
Thank you Baby. That is a wonderful suggestion. Joseph was sure a great helper. I will ask some of my insiders to help. Some of my older insiders help with the little ones too when it comes to reading and writing. I will make a plan to try and help my baby learn words as you have suggested.
Thanks again Baby. You were a great help!
Congratulations on a spectacular 10 years of wisdom, compassion, understanding, healing … and TON of darn hard work!!! You have touched the lives of tens of thousands of folks with DID (and those supporting us) with your tireless, selfless devotion to our community … and we are eternally grateful. There is a special place in all of our hearts for you dear friend/teacher/mentor.
I was diagnosed with DID four years ago and my world was turned upside down and righted all at the same time. I did not want a DID diagnosis but found solace in finally knowing what was going on in my head. Confusion soon seeped in as I tried to understand what this DID was all about. I went searching on the Internet to try and find information that I could trust and a community that was safe. I found neither until I came upon Discussing Dissociation.
It just felt so right here, so caring, wise, and supportive. I clung to your insights, gentle way and wisdom Kathy to see me through those early days lost in the chaos of learning how to live with DID (as I still do). And I scoured through the comments looking for folks who had my same experiences, fears, struggles and questions. It was not until the fall of 2017 that I got up the courage to start posting here myself — to tell my truth. That was a pivotal moment of liberation for me from the tyranny of silence imposed on me by my abusers and my mental health condition. I have not looked back and I am so joyously thankful that I can speak my heart stories here and share with a community so rich in understanding, compassion and support.
Kathy, your legacy is written on the hearts, souls and lives of us DID folks who found a safe and caring place to call home here and your bright light to show us the way.
With sincere admiration, gratitude and awe,
Congratulations on all your hard work 🎈
we used to be the top commenter here but we bet not any more since we dont post much the past year or two.
we started reading here in 2009.but when you had your old web pages even before that, we read your old webpages a lot. maybe 2005 or so?
we have ready every article several times. 🎈 Every time one of us reads an article someone else inside learns more.
You are so amazing with all your knowledge and so generous to share all these article with everyone for free, especially since you spend so many many many hours working on this blog. thank you.
We like the idea of more Artwork…..that is what “connected” us to your website when we first came across it…..it was the first time we felt like we were not alone…..like someone else in the “real” world saw and understood how I felt……When I saw the drawing of “The Group” – I sat there for I don’t know how long just staring at it …..letting everything about it soak to the Inside…..a sense of finally understanding….and of being understood…….I didn’t know whether to jump up and down in joy or fall to the floor in unbelievable relief……and my brain didn’t know why…..I just knew that someone “saw” me…and understood…….
I knew that the picture totally made sense to me – someone was drawing ME! – and it took reading Kathy’s comments about it that helped my “brain” to put it into words……..
Yes! We love Artwork!…..A picture can be worth a thousand words….and Insiders are soaking it all in and feeling validated …..I just wish there was a part still hidden somewhere in me that can draw…..I would love to draw!……
So glad you are here!!!
That is great you are a good person you have lots of knowledge and a way of always communicating with us all. The part I like most about your blog is when you comment on a post. You give your thoughts . then leve us one To think about I also like how you respond to people when you see this turning into a group talk . meaning more then 1 or 2. Comments. You fill our heads with lots Of information at everyone level. It’s Spectacular how you speak to the very youngest to the very oldest. So we all can understand what your saying. You truly are the gifted angel that was sent to the D.I.D world. You have chosen staff to help. To help us on our journey. Thank you for caring so much about us Didders!
So to you Kathy and you helpers thank you from everybody in this Body
Job well done
Yay! Congratulations and I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! I haven’t been here that long, but I’ve loved being here anyway. Lots of resources and fun things to look forward to. I’m glad there’s been 10,000 comments! That’s so great! It really shows and speaks to the community we have here, like you said.
Thanks for being so faithful and kind to us DID’ers!
Yes you should do art work maybe even go though the favorite qouts and find Originals people have submitted. How about a family tree / reference page. A place we’re we can sign in to show who live with who like ours would say Lori Missy Sissy Jessie and Baby so forth and so on