Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring cleaning this blog

When this blog was started in one bleak winter morning in 2005, I was quite ill with arthritis and fibromyalgia.  Not only was I too ill to work or finish my degree, I had also decided to move with my husband to a totally new city. I was far from my family, and friends.

This blog was really important for my healing, and while writing it, I hoped that it may some day offer some solace or help to another person with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. However, because of the extreme fatigue and pains I had, posts were often hastily posted. Many of them were just rants of the day, and of benefit to no one but myself.

Almost 7 years later, and with a vastly improved health, I am back to edit this blog.

For the readers, I hope to make this blog

  • easy to navigate and find information - Make navigation and retrieval of information possible for people with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or CFS.  I know what it means to deal with fatigue.
  • up to date -  In these 7 years, many things we know about the condition have changed
  • a source of support - I will be honest in the posts about the difficulties (and joys) I had, but do so in a way to maintain my privacy
For myself, I try to see if I can monetise it in anyway.  Bouts of flares had at one time made full time occupation seemed like a dream at times. I have no illusion about the the security of counting on a 9 to 5 job as my income. It had always been my dream to have a steady source of income, built in my good days.  When I chance upon this blog about using the internet as a source of smart passive income, it felt like a timely reminder of my dream.

Wish me luck in achieving my dream, while helping others along the way.