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 Danielle Faith of Xo, Faith.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Danielle Faith and my friends would tell you I am an optimist. My friends would note that I am a survivor too. They would say I am persistent and driven; that anything I put my mind to, I can do. My friends would comment on my ability to see the silver lining in any situation. I am resilient.
When I am not busy, I am checking out what is new on Pinterest, Twitter or other social networking websites. People enjoy relating to others like themselves, and that is the aim for me.
The Veronicas are my all-time favorite band!
2. What is your blog called and how do you define your blog’s purpose?
Xo, Faith is a peer-to-peer support network that encourages users to become his or her best self. Life is challenging and stressful; Xo Faith aims to minimize stress and maximize potential. We do this by providing users with real life relatable stories, the community forums, as well as article resources filled with information to help people overcome his or her troubles. We specialize in handling: Depression Anxiety Panic Attacks Wellness Problem Solving Relaxation Techniques Goal Setting Wellness Plans
3. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I’ve been blogging since 2012 on a variety of different sites. Some still exist, some no longer exist. My other site DanielleFaith.me used to be a lifestyle blog but it has now turned into my professional website. Xo, Faith is a project that is near and dear to my heart and I have been working on it since July of 2015.
4. How often do you post? What made you decide to post on this schedule?
I try to post twice weekly, although, I’m looking at developing a better more predictable post schedule.
5. Do you feel blogging has benefitted you? If so, how?
Blogging is just a part of who I am. It has benefited me because I have been able to meet new people, gain new insight and develop awesome friendships through blogging.
6. Why do you feel it’s important to blog about chronic illness?
Blogging about chronic illness is important because for those with chronic illness support is everything. In my opinion there is no such thing as too much support.
7. What are your top 3 blogging tips for other bloggers?
1. Be Consistent.
2. Have a social media presence.
3. Have FUN!