In order to receive this award (I found this information from Dominique's blog) I have to:
- Accept the award
- Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered (if possible)
- Remember to contact the other bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award.
- It's Time To Get Over How Fragile You Are - by Annie. http://www.fragileannie.com/ She blogs practically every day, and I find each post interesting, inspiring, or just something I can really relate to.
- Lemon Butter - by Natalie. http://www.lemon-butter.blogspot.com/ Natalie blogs a lot more frequently than I do, as well, and it's a change from the normal spoonie blogs I read. It's a way for me to find out what's in fashion, but it gives me hope that I might recover; Natalie has/had severe M.E., too.
- ME/CFS and XMRV - by Emma-Kate. http://www.cfsandxmrv.blogspot.com/ Emma-Kate explains the latest news, findings and reports about ME/CFS and the retrovirus, XMRV. It's a great way to keep up with what's been happening, and the blog is brilliantly written and impeccably referenced.
- My Life as I "StandUP2ME" - http://www.standup2me.blogspot.com/ This blog is about the latest happenings with ME/CFS, the WPI and more.
- 4Walls And A View - http://www.4wallsandaview.com/ by Dominique, the lovely person who nominated me for this award. I've only recently started to have a look at her blog, and I think it is beautifully written, and I can relate to a lot of the M.E. related posts. (As I can with most spoonie blogs!)
- How Can I Explain It To You? The Life Of A Grad Student With Lupus. - http://www.gradstudentwithlupus.wordpress.com/ I can really relate to a lot of the posts, and I am hoping that it will give me an idea of what uni will be like for someone with a chronic illness. It's a really good feeling for me when I read something and think "I know what that feels like" because it means I'm not alone, and that's what a lot of these blogs do for me. As well as providing inspiration, etc.
I try to read these blogs when I can, but I am often kept to reading short blog entries, like those on Annie's blog. I used to spend hours on Emma-Kate's blog, and the blog 'My Life As I "StandUP2ME"' but lately I've been too fatigued and brain dead! I wish there were 15 blogs I could find to recommend, but I'm exhausted already! Now to notify the bloggers!!
If anyone has any spoonie blogs (eg. M.E. or Fibromyalgia blogs, particularly those of teens/young adults) that they'd recommend, please let me know. But I'm always happy to check out any blogs, when I have the ability!