So I am going to become a blogger, and I have been trying to figure out what it means to me, and how it compliments who I am.
First off I love the idea of blogging as a whole. It is this amazing sub-culture on the Internet that I have become fascinated with. There are so many voices out there to be heard. Not only expert voices, just voices that have something to say and through their blogs we are fortunate enough to get fascinating glimpses into their minds.
I have found the blogs I like best are the ones whose authors are aware they have an audience, yet they speak with a realness and simplicity. They are authentic. I image if I met the author they would be exactly as they sound on their blog.
That is the approach I hope to take in my writing. I want to be real.
I want to express my pain, my fears and my triumphs as I experience them. I want you, my audience, to understand, without having to experience, what it is like living every day with fibromyalgia.
Don’t expect this to be a depressing blog. I am not a victim. I am not disabled. I am simply learning to live well within the limitations of fibromyalgia. I have been working on this for a while now, but I am hoping to be held more accountable now that I have chosen to share my story with you.
So this blog is going to be a journey for me, and hopefully for you too. You do not need to have fibromyalgia to get something out of this. After all it is just an obstacle, and aren’t we all faced with those each and every day. You simply need to be interested in someone taking control and bettering her life. Maybe, inadvertently, you will gain some personal insight as well.
Oh and you get to have fun watching me flail and stumble and get mad until I finally get it right.
And I will get it right. It is only a matter of time.
Welcome to my blog.