My word of the week is busy!!! While many are complaining about being bored while waiting out the pandemic at home, I am busier than ever. And other than a few trips out to grab groceries, I haven’t left the house! Here is what’s been keeping me on my toes and how you can lend a hand!
Welcome to my Word of the Week submission. The host for this blogger linkup is Raisie Bay. Be sure to see the link at the end of this post to read her post and more.
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It’s been a busy week of advocating for both fibromyalgia and arthritis awareness month. These two chronic illnesses have kept me on my toes! As I shared last week, I hosted an all-day Twitterfest for fibromyalgia. On the 19th, Melissa from International Support Fibromyalgia interviewed me live on FB and YouTube. Watch it here! Afterward, help spread awareness by sharing it with your friends and family! Also, join me at 2 PM PST on Wednesday May 27th, for a one hour Twitter Chat for psoriatic arthritis! It will be a great opportunity to share your story, learn from those who have it, and to meet more of the chronic illness community! Click here to follow me on Twitter!
To keep up with all of my advocacy posts, I had to find a way to spend less time scheduling and more time advocating. That’s where CoSchedule came in! I signed up for their free trial and fell in love. This program has freed up so much of my time. I no longer waste time rescheduling old posts that are still relevant as their ReQueue feature takes care of that for me. I had no idea how easy scheduling could be! A full review will be coming soon, but you can always try it yourself for free. Scheduling on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn has never been easier!
I have been busy revamping my Instagram account. There are a few more tweaks I plan to make, but for the most part I love how clean my feed looks. But beyond how it looks, I love the increase of blog traffic that is coming from Instagram. I have Tailwind for Instagram to thank for that. It’s a scheduler that helps me choose the most relevant hashtags and the best times to post. The best feature is the smart bio link. I can refer to a specific blog post on my Instagram post and my smart bio link makes it easy for followers to find.
Starting Something New
If raising awareness for two chronic illnesses and revamping my Instagram account wasn’t enough to keep me busy, I am preparing to launch a new blog!! As much as I love raising awareness, talking about chronic illness/pain all the time is emotionally draining. I needed something to counter it and found a way to do it with a new blog that will have nothing to do with chronic illness.
Do not fear, The Disabled Diva Blog is here to stay and will continue to grow! But with me in a better place because chronic illness/pain will no longer be my only writing outlet. Stay tuned, I will be announcing its debut soon!
What have you been up to this week?
See what others chose for their word of the week!