Thursday, October 2, 2008

starting a blog tips

I have stroke support group tonight. (I'm the facilitator.) I am planning on presenting some info about starting a blog. Any tips/advice/encouragment you want to give these guys? Thanks, y'all!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Here are a couple of sites with some good info.

http://www.splitdecisionz.com/

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com

And for fun, here is a site where you can have youf blog turned into a book. I am going to do this eventually. Well, I may need several books.

I tell people to just start. Worry about making it all pretty as you go along, but start writing now.

Lori Cordeiro said...

I am a Recovering Stroke Survivor who started my own Blog in order to be therapeutic for my recovery. I am also an emergency room RN who was disabled by my brain attacks and cannot practice my profession any longer due to residual deficits. My Blog can be found at http://lori-recoveringstrokesurvivor.blogspot.com/
My goal now is to help other stroke victims and their caregivers. I also have some personal Posts on my blog in order to fill in friends and family. I would like to thank you for being a facilitator of a stroke support group. Could you let me know where the support group meets, maybe if would be useful to me. I will be putting a Post on my blog tomorrow with the directions I followed when I started my Blog. It does not cost any money to do this, just the payment of personal time and passion. I have found it to be very beneficial and a positive asset to my daily life.

Wheelie said...

I'm not entirely sure why I started my blog some years after my biggy.

I've run a grumpy old man waffly blog for yonks, and as a UK guy, I've posted on the uk Stroke Association.

Impulse, I guess.

My tip for blogging, is to be yourself, and free-flow, and enjoy yourself, and don't be afraid to grumble now and again. It's a great way to let off steam.

There are little hidden problems that no-one tells you about as a stroke survivor - people talking about you as though are invisible, making decisions without you, stuff like that :)

Writing about it helps.

CC said...

Hmmm... great idea!! The reason I became a SLP was my father had a major stroke when I was 18. He is still (amazingly) alive today, but he's been in aphasia support groups ever since. They have been awesome. When I went to grad school I was confident that I would go into this field. Even did my "thesis project" on adults with aphasia. Funny how things change! Now I'm giving away all my adult books!