Help me, help you, and ultimately help others!
Due to an influx of new bloggers writing about their Chronic Illnesses, loneliness and the lack of guidance and support along their journey, I have created a new segment called ILLNESS ARMY.
Under this tab, I would like there to be numerous Chronic Illness categories with YOUR stories.
I want to connect you with the right people.
I want you to make friends and support each other.
I want your voices to be heard, so we can make it known that Chronic Illness of any kind is not pleasant.
I feel as though I can only support as my much as my knowledge and experience allows me to… so, I am requesting YOUR assistance.
I am in search of honest writing.
As you are writing, you must think about the person reading your post.
If they are newly diagnosed with what you have, how would you prepare them?
How can you support others?
I am looking for new, or old posts, but there are a few guidelines, so please read carefully:
Maximum 1000w per post
Posts can be copied and pasted into an email, or sent as a word document.
You can also email me a link to a pre-written post on your site if it meets the criteria.
ONE entry PER email.
Once emailed, changes to posts CANNOT be made.
Your post MUST fall into ONE major category.
(Please go and have a look at our current dropdown list under Illness Army, on our homepage. If your illness is not there, please attach the name in your email and I will add it to the list)
I understand that many of you will fit into MULTIPLE categories, but please choose ONE that best suits your submitted post, or one will be chosen for you.
I have chosen to select this way as I want sufferers to be linked to the appropriate people for support. If there is a sufferer of Gastroparesis searching for guidance, they will most likely not find it by being in the POTS section).
This MUST be filled out and emailed along with your entry:
Your Blog URL:
Title of Post:
Your Chronic Illness (for the category):
Three Sentences About Yourself or your blog:
Please do not interpret this as a sign off from me. I will still continue to write my own posts about my journey and experiences, directed at a collective audience.
As I am doing this project solo, I will aim to post two of your stories per week (if my health holds up).
If your post meets the criteria, and is chosen to be published, you will receive an email notification.
If you aren’t following me already, then please start today!
Let’s start sharing this post so we can begin uniting sufferers!
I am really looking forward to reading your stories.
I think this is a step in the right direction for spreading awareness about our community.