Today is Day 1 of the National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM). Wego Health informed me of the rules: blog every day about health, only two free days to not post. Each day as one or two dedicated topics along with a list of freebie topics to chose from. So 30 days of blogging??? That’s more than I’ve ever done before but since this is a blog about my health I thought why not?
Today’s topic: Why I write for my health
Honestly I started blogging because a friend of mine with Cystic Fibrosis did. I saw the support Katharine was getting from the online community and thought I could use some too. I stopped bloggin when I moved down South and my professional life took over. Now I’m trying to find a balance in my life and a balance to my place in the online health community: it’s not about the support I get, but instead support I give.
While this blog is about me and my experiences, it is about using those experiences to help others. See I’m the kind of girl who when I find something great I want to shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone I know. I’ve always been that way, probably why I was drawn to journalism telling the TV audiences what I learned that day. When I find a medicine that works for me, I’m going to share; when I find that certain foods make my lupus better or worse, I’m going to share; when I have some tips and tricks to get through a long work day, I’m going to share. I can’t share in Lupus Now magazine allll the time (thank you LFA for featuring me multiple times) so instead I have my own platform where I can share all I want.
Now, there are some days where it will be about me; I’ll need a quick comment of support during a rough time; I’ll share my personal life outside of lupus; I’ll need advice. That’s why we have these online communities to help each other.
Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting/retweeting, and get ready for 30 straight days of posts!