Great Fibro Blogs (Including Mine?!)

I’m taking a brief break from my Mayo Clinic posts to share a bit of fun news…

You may remember, I was quite excited when Alltop created a page for the top fibromyalgia news.  Well, consider me thrilled.  Recently, a reader brought to my attention the fact that My Life with Fibro has been added to two additional sites as a recommended resource for fibrofolks.

  • Masters in Health Care – 50 Great Blogs for Fibromyalgia Support
    • says folks should read My Life with Fibro “for lessons in how chronic pain can lead to some surprising self-awareness and insight”
    • made me blush with their sweet summary
    • includes many other (49, to be exact) sites you should check out
  • The Daily Reviewer – Top Fibromyalgia Blogs
    • is quite similar to Alltop
    • features links to recent articles from each of the featured blogs

Thank you for your continued support and contributions.  I feel much like I did this night, when I waxed all sentimental.  I am humbled by the compliment paid to me by Masters in Health Care.  As I alluded to here and here, my primary goal when I started My Life with Fibro was to bring folks with fibromyalgia together and encourage them to learn from each other. I hoped to raise morale by raising awareness.

My goals remain unchanged.

What are your goals?  Why do you blog?  Why do you tweet?  If you don’t mind me asking, why do you read My Life with Fibro?   What more could I do for you?

I am compiling a list of questions folks have sent me regarding all things Mayo Clinic.  If you have one to add to the list, leave a comment or, if you’re more comfortable, email me kate at mylifewithfibro dot com.  I will post the answers in the next week or so.

4 Responses

  • Amy Kiel on February 2, 2011, 15:46:49

    Hi Kate,
    This is my first time visiting your blog after Janeen from WEGO Health quoted you and your blogging goals in her post, “What is Your Goal?” I am excited to come across another fibro blogger who has much the same goals as myself. I just wanted to connect with you and say congrats on your mentions and recognition!
    Wellness wishes,

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    • Kate Blaylock on February 3, 2011, 22:45:22

      Well, thank you (and Janeen for getting us to connect). Your blog is beautiful, I have added it to my reader and look forward to staying up-to-date. I am impressed by your outreach to those in the chronic illness community, and share your goal of cooking more often.

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  • domestic extraordinaire on February 5, 2011, 08:12:13

    I started blogging for no reason at all-as a fellow fibro sufferer I do stop in to see what is going on in your life. I have been more open and frank about my fibro on my blog and just recently I have come up with an idea in my mind to bring even more awareness to fibro.

    So, with that being said if you know of anyone with Fibromyalgia in the Northern Ohio area I would love to be in contact with them. You can email me if you want so I can share my idea.

    ((((hugs))))) to you {gentle of course}

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  • Benia Zouras on March 2, 2011, 19:53:16

    * What are your goals? I guess I want to share my knowledge as I learn about myself. Living with chronic pain and unsolvable medical mysteries is not easy, especially if you try to do it alone. I am happy to teach as well as learn from my FMily.

    * Why do you blog? Talking is just so… ya know – difficult with fibrofog stealing those words. Writing affords me the time I need to formulate my thoughts, review, undo, and all that. I also like to use my blog as a public diary to help other readers learn and keep up with my every-complicated story. I announce my own discoveries, inspiring new goals, and confess my failures. Writing to an audience is more rewarding than just writing to myself sometimes (which I also do in my paper journal).

    * Why do you tweet? I used to, but I quit for more “productive” use of my time in the computer chair.

    * If you don’t mind me asking, why do you read My Life with Fibro? You are a likable person and I care about what happens to you. I want to read that you are making progress toward figuring out what’s wrong and how to help make it right. I am interested in your story.

    * What more could I do for you? The only thing I ask for is a date stamp on your posts. I subscribe to RSS feed of your posts, but when I’m in the website proper (like now), there is no easy way to go back and read old posts and know when they were written. I also like having the next/previous links for reviewing old posts. Okay, and one more thing – get as healthy as possible really soon! 🙂


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