I love blogging. It was my younger brothers idea I start the blog. He suggested it would be a good way to keep my mind active and off-load after my operation in Jan this year. I had 4 long months watching daytime tv ahead of me, so anything to keep me from becoming a gibbering fool seemed a great prospect. I wrote my 1st post in Feb and only my family and a few friends had read it. They gave me great feedback so I gained the confidence after writing a few more, to post to a wider audience. I posted the links to my posts on Facebook and Twitter then later set up my own Facebook page specifically for the blog. ('Crohnological Order' thanks for asking ;) )
When more and more people began to read my posts I was thrilled! I've yet to receive any negative feedback (although I reckon people are just too polite) and I've met some great people online who have become friends now not just readers.
I am a bit of a spelling obsessive so I hate myself intensely when I spot a mistake after I've published a post. If I didn't have an arthritic leg I'd be kicking it constantly. I'm often too over-excited to share my post with the world that I don't read it over again. School-girl error.
I started with a couple of views a day and now people from over 30countries read my blog and I usually get between 40-100 views per day. Very exciting to me in my little part of the world.
It's genuinely enjoyable for me writing the blog and thrilling when I receive feedback or am contacted by a reader. So I'll keep writing as I've a lifetime of Crohn's tales still to come.
This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days