Edit: Links to the blog posts written for this initiative can be found HERE
What about a mass release of blog posts - a sort of "blog bomb" to coincide with May 12th - International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day?
If each participant did a short post describing their own story, and how illness has impacted on their ability to function in society (or, if preferred, another illness related topic)......
...and if these were all written in good time and scheduled to be released on May 12th then we could make a huge impact on the day.
I'm suggesting the hashtag #May12BlogBomb for sharing, so that these posts can then be found and shared widely on FB, Twitter, Google etc. (Just add the tag to your FB and Twitter posts promoting your blog post so that others can find it more easily.)
This image created by @Fibromodem is for promoting the event. Feel free to use it to share the idea forwards.
If you would like to write a post but don't have a blog, I will happily publish here (subject to approval of course). Just send your contribution (max 800 words please) to firstname.lastname@example.org (by May 10th) along with a picture or two if you can, and I will post if for you and also email you a link to share.
Please state at the end of your post that it was written for #May12BlogBomb
I have now created a Blog Bomb Links post, which is scheduled for release on May12th
If you want to include this link on your blog, feel free to do so.
I will add links to posts tagged with #May12BlogBomb as I find them.
Perhaps, if you already know the address of your post you could email it to me at email@example.com so that I can start compiling the links in advance. Thank you.
So now, I really hope other ME and Fibro Bloggers will dive in and write even a short piece for mass release on the day.
Get Up and Go Guru is running a Blog Chain event. Louise has suggested a standard set of questions to be answered by bloggers. These should be shared using the #ThisisME tag. She has already answered these herself, and her responses and more information can be found here:
My own post for #ThisisME:
Just ME: A Post for #ThisisME
Kealie Mardell has offered to host posts throughout ME Awareness month. This seems to be a lively blog, written by a young ME sufferer. The blog is not just about ME, but Kealie is intending to focus on ME #SeeME for the month of May to raise awareness.
You can check up on the action at this link:
And my contribution here:
The Power of Blogging for Awareness
PPS A small request - I am in N.Ireland, we have no specialist clinic for ME or Fibro. The Newry and Mourne ME and Fibromyalgia Support Group have created a petition requesting that the Canadian Consensus Criteria be adopted here, and a new clinic set up. Please consider signing this petition to help our cause. We hope to present it towards the end of May, after Awareness Week.
Fully Adopt CCC for ME in N.Ireland