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!


Jenn said...

Here are a couple of sites with some good info.

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
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!