A List of 9 Blogs About Social Anxiety
Social anxiety blogs are usually written either by people living with social anxiety themselves or by mental health professionals (who sometimes also have social anxiety).
I’ve created a list of 9 social anxiety blogs that I think are worth checking out! I restricted this list to blogs written by a single person and those updated within the past year.
How might you benefit from following and reading these blogs?
Hearing other stories similar to yours will make you feel less alone. These bloggers also offer tips on how to overcome social anxiety. So let’s have a look.
Kel is the voice behind Anxious Lass and she writes from across the pond. Her site has been around for five years and so it’s filled with lots of helpful articles.
She writes about her own experience with social anxiety and how she has managed to overcome it. She has a free email course if you’re just starting out on her site, as well as an ebook (plus bonuses) called “Social Anxiety to Social Success” that I think is awesome and helpful.
If you’re looking for some honest advice (and personal stories) based on established methods (used by psychologists and in most of their self-help books), you will find her book helpful.
Nicole Kim is a student writing about her experiences with social anxiety and how she works to overcome it at Nico Mochi. What I like best about her blog is the step-by-step instructions on how to work through anxious thoughts and get on track to improving your social anxiety.
Okay Now Breathe
Meagan is the writer behind Okay Now Breathe. She offers a free self-love ebook and writes about tons of different strategies for managing social anxiety and your mental health.
I also like her Instagram page, where she posts candid shots of herself wearing makeup or without makeup, with the caption “Beautiful” under both.
Mental Health and Me
At Mental Health and Me, Jaclyn shares her experience with social anxiety and depression in a very honest and candid way. The tagline of her site is “End of the Stigma,” which reflects her goal of destigmatizing mental illnesses.
One of my favorite parts of her site is her podcast, in which she talks about how we think about mental health. It’s very real and raw, which makes it interesting. I suggest you check it out!
Shy Mommy Life
Leanne is a mom talking about how she manages shyness and social anxiety as a new mother at Shy Mommy Life. Her site shares her journey, and I think it is something a lot of moms who are shy or socially anxious will relate to.
Overcoming Social Anxiety
If you haven’t been to Kyle MacDonald’s site Overcoming Social Anxiety I highly suggest you check it out. In addition to a regularly updated blog on the site, Kyle also has an online program for overcoming social anxiety that is very reasonably priced—in fact, you can pay what you want!
The suggested price for the program is $3.95 which is an incredible value for what you are getting. Just be sure to do one thing if you do purchase this program: please follow through! I’m guilty myself of downloading free materials or purchasing low-cost materials and never looking at them because I don’t have that much invested. This is one of those cases where you need to make the time.
Diary of a Social Phobic
If you’re interested in more of a journal-style blog, Diary of a Social Phobic has been around a very long time and offers a glimpse of reality. Written by Gemma, a student in her early 20’s from Scotland, this blog is about her struggles with social anxiety disorder and severe depression. It also highlights how she’s managed to make progress in overcoming her anxiety.
The Social Phobic
The Social Phobic blog is written by Nick who has been blogging about social anxiety for as long as I can remember. This is another blog that focuses on the experiences of the blog author almost exclusively and reads like a journal or diary.
Marla Genova is best known as the girl who walked through Disney wearing a t-shirt that said “Ask me about my social anxiety!” Who could be a better source of wisdom on this topic than her? Marla runs public speaking anxiety classes and also offers coaching services. Her blog discusses a variety of topics related to social anxiety such as how she overcomes setbacks.
That’s it! Please let me know if I’ve missed any blogs or sites you follow that talk about social anxiety. I’m always interested in following other writers.
If you choose to only visit one of these blogs, which would I recommend? Well, there’s one that I didn’t put on the list, but that’s because you’re reading it right now.
What I try to do here is to bring together all information on social anxiety into one spot. Whether you’re interested in how to manage negative thoughts, how to cope with a job interview, or how to manage anxiety symptoms, you will probably find an article here to help you.