Long before I began blogging, I was following Blogs about Chronic Illness/Pain, Fibro and CFS/ME. Over the years, I have come across some really great Blogs and met some really great Bloggers. So I wanted to introduce you to them. I am so grateful to have found a plethora of information and encouragement, over the years, from great people like them.
**UPDATE**: The great thing about the blogging world is the support that comes with finding people who live with similar challenges. We know and understand what it is to live like this, when often, others cannot. We may have experienced the same symptoms and can offer advice or suggestions. Sometimes, it simply comes down to the ability to make connections again, after many of us have had to abandon our careers. After nearly a year of being part of this blogging world, I am happy to have met even more awesome bloggers and friends than when I originally wrote this post. As such, I felt it was a great time to add a few names to my already awesome list:
Jayne, at See Jayne Run, holds a special place in my heart. She is full of life and personality and happens to swear as much as I do! Despite all she has lived with and endured, she still keeps a positive and hopeful outlook on life. Which, as we all know, can sometimes be super challenging. Jayne writes a super eloquent Blog at: https://seejaynerun.com/
Terri writes at: https://reclaiminghopecoaching.com/ Terri has been living with Fibro since 2012 and has been writing for nearly three years. I really love hearing from Terri through blogging. She writes positive, helpful posts and takes ownership of having once lost hope in her battle; something we can pretty much all, sadly, relate to.
Pamela Jessen writes about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illnesses on her Blog; which covers alot of territory! She is a prolific volunteer and is incredibly involved in the chronic illness community, offering a voice for those of us so often underrepresented. Find Pamela’s blog here: https://pamelajessen.com/
I keep inadvertently updating my post without highlighting one of my favorite Bloggers (and people), Michelle Curtis. I thoroughly enjoy hearing from her and interacting through both our pages and within the community. Michelle has a pretty unique Blog, called The Zebra Pit; which is actually more of a community. She writes with two other Bloggers and covers a ton of topics from EDS to Fibro and everything that living with chronic illness brings between. While I keep forgetting to give her a shout out, both she and her blog are actually pretty unforgettable. You can find Michelle and her blog, here: https://zebrapit.com/
Meet Caz at InvisiblyMe-you will absolutely love her!! Caz has been sick for 11 years and blogs about a myriad of conditions and living life positively with them. You can feel that same positivity and warmth in every exchange you have with Caz. You can check out her Blog here:
Kim, at I Tripped Over a Stone, was one of the very first Bloggers that welcomed me to the Blogging world with open arms and really encouraged me. Kim is a veteran spoonie and aside from writing her blog, maintains a Facebook page and has written a book about Fibro. Please find Kim here, I’m sure she’ll be just as warm to you:
Melinda is another Blogger who has been super welcoming and supportive. The thing about Melinda is this: she’s fiesty!! Despite Melinda suffering from multiple health issues, she still finds the time to be positive and occasionally silly. Melinda blogs in a couple places. You can find her here:
https://lookingforthelight.blog/ and here:
Lee Good was my very first Pinterest follower and every exchange I’ve had with her has been great! Lee has her own Blog:
http://www.fibrofiles.net/p/about.html but Lee also manages The Fibro Blogger Directory here:
http://www.fibrobloggerdirectory.com/p/directory.html The great thing about Lee’s directory is that you can find great Fibro Bloggers from around the world conveniently listed in Lee’s directory.
Claire Saul writes at PainPals Blog. Claire has an award winning Blog and does a great roundup of inspiring (and helpful) weekly blog posts on Mondays. This Monday Magic gives one an opportunity to check out other great blogs, besides Claire’s. But make sure not to skip over her great content! Find Claire here:
While I haven’t had any specific interactions with the Bloggers who write these Blogs, I have found their Blogs to be very informative! I imagine these Bloggers are just as awesome as their content. Check them out!
If I have forgotten you, please forgive me-it doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t *love* your Blog!! This is a dynamic page and will be updated and added to accordingly! I find and meet great Bloggers every day!