Happy Birthday Chronic Curve!
This blog turns a year old today! Incredible what a year’s time can bring. I started this blog for myself as a little outlet, not expecting much to come out of it. Yet here we are, a year later, having raised over $600 in a few months (and still going!), writing for magazines, working with other organizations, speaking to people all over the globe, connecting with others, and with over 10,000 followers, I cannot believe what Chronic Curve has become and how many opportunities I have been fortunate to discover.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the 10k+ readers that participate here on Chronic Curve, to other bloggers who inspire me, to my friends and family for encouraging me to keep writing, keep fighting, and keep holding on. And a ginormous thank you to everyone who has shared Chronic Curve with others. That is the purpose of this site, to share resources, support, knowledge, and to empower and embrace others. Thank you for helping to make that happen and helping Chronic Curve grow. I am so proud of this blog, of this journey. Here’s to an even more incredible year!
I’ll be doing a Q&A VIDEO along with some other important announcements tomorrow for the blogiversary, so if you have questions or comments, send them in by 6pm!
This blog and all that has become of it would not have been possible without the inspiration, help, and encouragement from the following fellow tumblr’ers. A big thanks to all of you for advice, encouragement, kindness, reblogs, signal boosts, and the advocacy/awareness/service work many of you do.
Dr. Cranquis — urgent care physician blogger who was the very first person to encourage me to write about my experiences. You can thank him for my work on this blog and book; without his encouragement I doubt I’d have continued writing. Plus, his real life doctor-patient stories are hilarious and some of the information shared on his website is invaluable.
Lupine Lady — Lovely lupus warrior who always has excellent advice at the perfect timing and someone who I’ve found to have much in common with.
Project3x5 — a CRPS/RSD sufferer who always has a kind word to say, a contagious smile, and an equally contagious attitude.
ConqueringCrohns (previously crohnsandarthritis)— all around kick ass person and fellow Florida State Seminole in real life and online who is not afraid to speak her mind, write honestly, and make poop jokes to combat the difficulty of living with IBD.
Disabledtalk — a must-follow for those chronically ill and healthy. Abolishing inspiration-porn, myths, and ignorance about accessibility and disability.
Chronicallyscrewed— this lovely lady speaks words that may as well been written by me. There is not a single post I don’t relate to and while I wish neither of us had to post the things we do, it’s nice to know there are others in the exact same situation. A must-follow, and a wonderful person too.
Whatthejules — one of the first bloggers I followed here on CC whose honesty and transparency I admire and respect greatly; a chronic illness blogger whose content you simply cannot pass up.
Missgingerlee — fierce, fabulous, and all around lovely person living life alongside Lupus.
Supermodelrevealed - a woman whose perseverance never fails to inspire me. Check out her blog and book!
Livingwithendo— one word: quality. Always kind, helpful, and honest when discussing sensitive subjects such as pelvic pain and Endometriosis.
These are just a small handful of the wonderful people and fellow tumblrs who have shared this autoimmune blogging journey with me, inspired me, or connected with me in some way. There would be over 50 people listed here if I included everyone, so if you don’t see your link/name, please know that it is not because you haven’t had the same impact. If you haven’t already, go check them out/follow.