One of my favourite things about the blogging community are the seasonal tagging events. These blog tags are like a game of "20 Questions" and "Tag - You're It!" rolled into one.
You generally answer a bunch of themed questions or write a post based on a theme or prompt and then tag a few people to take part. It's a wonderful way to get to know each other better and a fun escape from the usual topics we write about. This one is all about Summer favourites!
If you are a blogger with an Instagram account, you will be very aware of the frustrating limit they have placed on us by allowing only one live link in our profiles. Because of the lack of live links on Instagram, many people are concerned about the removal of their Linktree functionality this week and are looking for alternatives to Linktree.
I love Instagram, it is probably my favourite social media platform, but I must admit that the one-link-only rule has been very frustrating over the years. In this post, though, I am going to show you how I have overcome this obstacle and gained more click-throughs to my blog without using another app.
I am so excited to share this news with you! I have been nominated for the 2018 WEGO Health Award in the Best In Show: Blog category!
I first heard about WEGO Health Awards last year when one of the lovely warriors I follow on Instagram was nominated for her advocacy efforts. I later joined them on Twitter for a few of their live chats too. I thought it was a great idea to give recognition to these chronic illness warriors who are not only battling their own illnesses, but continue to raise awareness and support the communities they serve.
I was certainly not expecting to ever be nominated for one myself! This is a huge honour and I am so very grateful.
The main focus of this post is to show you in a step-by-step way how you can edit MEpedia. I was very happy to recently discover the MEpedia website, I think it is a wonderful way to bring the community together and make our voices heard. If you have not heard of this wonderful resource yet, do go have a look!
In a nutshell, ME-pedia.org is a knowledge base powered by the patient community. It was founded by MEAction and relies on crowd-sourcing to build an encyclopedia on the history, science and medicine of ME and CFS. Anybody can get involved and help populate the website with relevant content. Yes, even you!
That means patients, carers, charities, scientists and advocates all working together to create one huge bank of information about ME/CFS! A place where anybody can go to find answers, community and support. Brilliant!
Chronically Hopeful has been nominated for another blog award! The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded to bloggers by bloggers in recognition of their contribution to the community.
In particular the Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded to those bloggers whose posts bring a bit of sunshine to the community by spreading joy and positivity. I am honoured to have been selected.