First Birthday

A year has gone so fast and as I sat wrapping presents for my God Daughters first birthday I thought it would be a good time to reflect.

I started this blog in January 2016 after a bad flare, of my fibromyalgia symptoms, which left me  off work for 9 weeks. I started it as a way of  bringing awareness of fibromyalgia to the people around me and support for those who have a chronic illness. I know from experience that an invisible illness can be hard for family, friends, colleagues and employers to understand. But most importantly I started it for me. I wanted to share my life experiences, document how I coped on a day-to-day basis and connect with others with and without a chronic illness. Over the last year my posts have varied from being about my chronic illness to product reviews and going into my second year of blogging I am now more focused on what I want my blog to be. As you can see my blog has changed a little. I have added a new logo, become self-hosted, added more pages and finally got the hang of categorising posts so they go where I want them to.

You might ask, how have my aims actually changed? Well they haven’t really changed but expanded from the experience of reading a variety of blogs and connecting with many people on social media.  I have met so many inspiring people through social media this year and read some incredible posts not just about chronic illness and this has made me look at blogging in a new light.

So now what do I want? I want my blog to be a place where people can come for support, whether they have a chronic illness or not. A place where people can find out about different ways of coping with chronic illness, lifestyle tips, products, books and somewhere for people to find inspiration.

But most of all I want my blog to be accessed and enjoyed by a wide range of people. As a teacher it has been my focus since starting university to strive for inclusion, to meet the needs of all pupils and I want my blog to be the same. Whether you have a chronic illness or not I want you to feel welcome in my little corner of the internet. So whether you are a teacher looking for resource ideas, a book enthusiast looking for a new read or a lifestyle blogger wanting to connect, join me on my continuing journey through the world of blogging.

Please bare with me as I get my new pages up and running, and I look forward to spending another year with my loyal readers and also a year welcoming new readers to  My Fibro a New Beginning.

Gentle hugs

2 thoughts on “First Birthday

  1. Helen Smith says:

    It’s great to read all the information on formal websites etc, but there is nothing better than reading about someones own experiences. May your blog continue to inspire.
    Thanks Helen

    • @myfibroanewbeginning says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. I completely agree. I think it is important to use the formal websites for advice and information but it is so helpful to read information about real people. People who are living through the same as you, it helps to make you feel less alone. Thank you for reading and following my blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts as well!

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