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 Brittney of My Life as Brittney.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 21-year-old student, INFJ, studying at Penn State University about to enter my senior year. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and much of my writing reflects that. I have deemed myself a disability lifestyle writer, I am in full support for advocating and mainstreaming people with disabilities.
2. What is your blog called and how do you define your blog’s purpose?
My blog is called My life as Brittney. Its purpose is to support the mainstreaming of disability and to advocate for people with disabilities.
3. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I started my blog 6 years ago. I started because of having health issues of my own in regards to cerebral palsy and I was looking for answers.
4. How often do you post? What made you decide to post on this schedule?
I don’t have a blogging schedule at present but I hope to decide on one that will work for me in the future.
5. Do you feel blogging has benefitted you? If so, how?
I am a freelance writer and I have found that blogging has definitely opened the doors for more freelance writing opportunities.
6. Why do you feel it’s important to blog about chronic illness?
I feel it is important to blog about chronic illness to spread awareness and normalize the lives of people with disabilities and make people not feel so alone.
7. What are your top 3 blogging tips for other bloggers?
1) Stay true to you.
2) Find your audience.
3) Don’t give up.