Health Activist Writer’s Month Challange – Day 1 Getting Started


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Here we go again.  Seems like just yesterday I was blogging everyday for WEGO Health.  Well, it is a new year and a new challenge.  So, without further adieu, let’s jump right into it.

 Why HAWMC? This is our third year of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge – why did you get involved this year? Are you a newbie to #HAWMC or a veteran?

I have to say I was torn on whether to do this or not.  Last year I got burned out from writing every day and it kind of turned me off of blogging for a bit.  When I got the email for the challenge I didn’t know if I wanted to participate.  Now I read this question, and I know why I am doing this.

I got involved this year because when I blog, it isn’t always about me.  What I write is more to inform and help others.  I am doing what I do so others can learn and know that they aren’t alone with their disease.  Yes, the stories are about me and my experience but I don’t tell them to be vain or brag.  I tell my stories to inform others.  I share my experience with LDN and Gluten Free so anyone thinking about them can see what it is like.  I don’t even write to get recognition.  I just want to help.

To answer the second question..I don’t view myself as a newbie but not quite a veteran either.  I have been blogging for a little over a year now.  I have gone from not knowing anyone online to being part of a great community.  I have met so many great people and have even been told how my blog has helped them.  Since I have been blogging almost every month since starting and already doing a Writer’s Month Challenge, I can’t say I am a newbie.  For me this is now sort of repetitious.  But I do it for you, the reader.

Now that you have read this, and if you read my blog often, I want to ask you a question.  Why aren’t you participating?  Well, for some of you, maybe you are.  But for the ones that aren’t why not.  Why not start blogging yourselves.  I can say it is definitely therapeutic and helps in releasing stress.  It is a great way to meet others in the same situation.  And it is a great way to help others.    If you do have a blog,  leave me a message telling me what your site is.  Share it with everyone.  Let’s make our great community even bigger.

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3 comments on “Health Activist Writer’s Month Challange – Day 1 Getting Started

  1. Jess says:

    I have a blog where I blog about my Crohn’s disease. It is Jessthecrohnie.tumblr.com. I enjoy reading your posts, they are very informative and entertaining.

  2. I had a tough time deciding whether or not to join in this year as well as I attempted this last year (and the blog month in November) and posting every day is definitely challenging – especially when you factor in chronic illness – but like you, I knew that there was more about this campaign than just me. I want to take every chance I get to help share awareness, education, and support for others with illness and their caregivers! I blog over at anewkindofnormal.com about life with endometriosis, fibromyaliga, & celiac disease! I look forward to reading your posts this month!

  3. Divanicio says:

    I have a blog about dystonia. I suffer writer’s cramp since my childhood. See: divanicio.wordpress.com

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