May 12th is Awareness Day for ME, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
2015 Link List
Every year bloggers use this opportunity to express their views and to raise the profile of these much misunderstood and often maligned conditions.
Last year I called for bloggers to promote their blogs using the hashtag #May12BlogBomb.
I'm not sure we managed to get the #May12BlogBomb tag trending for the day (wouldn't THAT be an achievement) but it was certainly popular.
Hashtags are useful because they become hyperlinks, and clicking on one in a tweet or Facebook post, lets you see who else has posted something using the same hashtag. This works both on Twitter and Facebook.
Following the #May12BlogBomb tag allows social media peeps to discover new blogs, read new points of view, connect with other bloggers, and generally to explore the subject further.
This year, like last year, I hope to collate a page of links to the blog posts written for the 2015 #May12BlogBomb.
It will become live on the morning of 12th May, get updated throughout the day, and if it takes off the way it did last year, it might take a week to gather all the links together.
Last year's list of links can be found here: May 12 Blog Bomb Link List I have to admit, the response was phenomenal last year. I had set out thinking I might collate a dozen or so links and was totally blown away by the number of blog posts I received!
So let's get this year's Blog Bomb EXPLODING for 2015!
P.S. I've just been asked if there is to be a theme this year. Last year I suggested one and whilst there were many posts on that theme there were also many other topics explored.
I think were I to suggest a theme this year it would be on looking towards the future . So maybe "A Vision for the Future!" might be a suggestion. In my view the aim of these posts is to reach out to the wider community and help them understand our lives, hopes and dreams...
Perhaps the angle of how your future would look if you were free of illness from tomorrow, would be good?
It's up to you! I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts...
******List of links from 2014 can be found here:
May 12 Blog Bomb Link List
My Awareness Posts from 2014:
Ability for Agility: Why do I use Wheels?
Just ME: Why NOT Exercise?