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Today’s blogging tip for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge is to set goals for the next 90 days. The past 90 days have brought some unexpected changes, both personally and professionally, that will definitely influence the direction I take moving forward. It’s not just about me and this little blog anymore. My involvement in other organizations will influence my activities and change my priorities.
Frequency & Structure
While I don’t think I will be able to continue posting daily, I do think that it will be important to publish new content a few times a week. I’d like to do a better job of planning these updates, creating a structure with recurrent themes that readers can look forward to.
I’ve made several attempts to create a form or discussion board, which will now be abandoned. I’ve decided to focus my efforts more on patient education instead. The recent feedback has clearly demonstrated that readers are craving that information more than just another place to vent frustrations.
Readers will see a clear shift in the assertive promotion of specific organizations. In the past, I have remained rather neutral with a broad, non-specific nod of support for a variety of patient groups. There are simply too many to choose from and not enough time in the day to cover them all. My energy and time will now be focused on the American Headache and Migraine Association, the Cluster Headache Support Group, and Runnin’ for Research. I encourage all of my readers to support these very worthy causes because I believe they are the ones most likely to effect comprehensive change on a nationwide level.
More to come in 2018
Yes, I’m already thinking that far ahead! Those who face the challenges of migraine, cluster headache, and other headache disorders know all to well the toll these disorders exact on all aspects of life. Even when properly managed, the damage to our emotional and mental health can be monumental. Bouncing back day after day, knowing that the pain will return yet again, can break the resolve of even the strongest. Survival isn’t truly living. We need more.
Keep watching for more as I develop an exciting new program that will offer real-world solutions for living with painful headache disorders. It won’t be about the medical treatments. There’s plenty of great information about that already. This new program will guide you through the art of thriving regardless of the pain.
This article is part of the July 2016 Ultimate Blog Challenge