Today I had an opportunity to talk to a friend. I told her that I miss my old blog Days In Bed. The thing is I used to write regular about my health journey and I really found it helpful and therapeutic. Then something happened. I was told people were sick of hearing about it. It was suggested I focussed on earning a living from my blog and told no one wanted to hear about my chronic illness. For a while I believed this. I hid myself and cut back focussing on other aspects of the blog which I enjoy.
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I’ve struggled for so long and it wasn’t until today that I realised that person who spoke to me was wrong. People do want to hear my story. People do want to hear about living with chronic illness, living with adrenal insufficiency and about parenting with disabilities. I realised that as wonderful as my blog may appear or be, there has been something missing and that is the real me, the unwell me and the chronically unwell Angela speaking about life.
I’m bringing it back. I am refocussing. I changed my tag line today. My tag is now Family Lifestyle and parenting with chronic illness. I changed my profile and about me to include my health condition. I’m not going to listen to people who say I should not talk about this. I am going to be me and do what I know is best for me. I’m not going to focus on money earning anymore. Whilst I do want this blog to bring in an income to help cover the costs of living and my expensive medical costs, the blog was not created as a business.
I started a blog to share my experiences and therefore I am going back to my roots and doing just that. If I take a hit in views, in job offers, in review items so be it. I want to be true to myself and balanced in what I write about and I am going to do just that.
If you don’t support this then tough! I support it and this will be my focus for the rest of the year.
That’s all I have to say on the matter. I want to start writing more from the heart. I want to share what I’m going through and so I will. Starting from today The Inspiration Edit is….
Family Lifestyle and Parenting With Chronic Illness.
And that is who I am!