My Favorite Topics
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, and other chronic illnesses that don't receive enough exposure.
How Blogging Has Helped Me
Blogging has helped me to reach out to others struggling with the same everyday effects that chronic illnesses have on our bodies. It has also helped me because I realize I am not alone. By writing what I am feeling physically and emotionally, I have come to learn that I am not in this by myself.
My Blog Name
My Blog URL
Why I Started Blogging
I wanted to do something to help others with chronic illness and I wanted someplace where I could vent my own frustration and daily life struggles. I have met a lot of wonderful people who have helped me to keep going with my site. They make me realize that by sharing my story and struggles with chronic illness, I give them an outlet and I also give them hope. That's what keeps me going - hope.
How I Did It:
When I first started Fighting Fatigue, I didn't know anything about blogging. It was a learning process for me but it didn't take long to catch on. I first started my blog on Typepad and then about a year into the blog, I purchased my domain name and created the site that is there now. It costs me about $300 a year for my site which includes the domain name and web host. I also pay a lady to keep everything updated in the domain because it's hard for me to keep up with all of that myself. It is well worth it to have the help.
- Be consistent with posting if you want to start your own blog. I know it can be hard with chronic illnesses like CFS, but people will be more likely to keep coming back if you post on a regular basis. This is something I struggle with from time to time when I am flaring but I try to post no less than 3 days a week.
- Don't pretend to be an expert on an illness if you don't know that much about it. I make sure readers know over and over again that I am not a physician or an expert on CFS. I will make sure that readers know when something is my opinion or my own thoughts on the illness.