Anonymous: To the girl telling us to seek real help; do you even know the meaning of social anxiety? If I could get help then I would. I can't tell people I have social anxiety, because of my social anxiety. And I don't even know where to go for help. I've been trying for a year and a half. And if you're not going to give advice, or even come online, why don't you give the blog over?? No offence, just a general question.
1. I’m a boy.
2. Of course I know the meaning of social anxiety, and I understand fully that it’s not the easiest thing to go out and see a professional BECAUSE of your anxiety, but what I’m saying is: I can’t do what a professional can. I’m here volunteering to give advice and do my thing, but I’m in no way a medical professional so I can’t DO what they can.
On top of that, you can’t spend your entire life looking for help in a blog, if your anxiety is that bad, you’re going to need to take action no matter how terrifying it is. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you guys and tell you ‘oh just be patient you’ll be fine~’ because you HAVE to take action to get better. You have to face your fears. I know it’s terrifying, I know you aren’t gonna want to do that, because I was there too, but because of exposure therapy and just getting my ass outside and going places, I’ve recovered so much from where I used to be with my social anxiety.
3. I’m not handing the blog over to anyone else because hey, it’s a blog. If someone else wants to start up a blog on giving people advice, they’re more than welcome to. There’s nothing special about this blog aside from the 80,000 followers it has. If you’re good at what you do, people will come to you and starting off with 50 followers wont matter.
This isn’t some business that’s being run into the ground that so desperately needs saving that I’d give it away. It’s a blog run by a sixteen year old talking about social anxiety and helping people whenever he can.
P.S I handle a lot of messages privately because, what do you know, a lot of people aren’t comfortable with me posting their messages publicly and it’s just easier to respond privately, period.