Each week we are highlighting a different Chronic Illness Bloggers’ member as our ‘Blogger of the Week‘. As well as getting to know each other better, we hope that you enjoy this series and that you find the interviews with each member to be insightful and helpful.
This week our blogger of the week is Kirsty of Kirsty Ralph.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 24 year old shy and sometimes reserved until I get to know the person more. I am loyal to a fault. I love music and I am tenpin bowler!
2. What is your blog called and how do you define your blog’s purpose?
My blog is a reflection of me. It’s self titled so I can share my life experiences whether health, music, or anything else! It’s a place to speak freely.
3. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I’ve been blogging for 15 months and it all started as a way of overcoming my depression and giving me a voice.
4. How often do you post? What made you decide to post on this schedule?
I post around 4 days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I really like the openness and friendliness of the Chronic Illness Bloggers’ group and want to connect more 🙂
5. Do you feel blogging has benefitted you? If so, how?
Without a doubt ,especially with my depression. It has helped me through dark days and the community is such a lovely supporting network and there are some lovely people who you can talk to.
6. Why do you feel it’s important to blog about chronic illness?
With diabetes there is a also a stereotypical view point and so I wanted to share what it is actually like living with the illness and to raise awareness. It is a serious condition and I really feel people misunderstand it.
7. What are your top 3 blogging tips for other bloggers?
1. Blog about what you like.
2. Don’t force yourself to talk about something that doesn’t interest you.
3. Have fun with it. Don’t feel pressured to posting all the time. Don’t worry about other people remember what’s important to you and the rest will follow