Last week we asked our online communities if they shared their cancer journey with others online through blogging or other forms of social media. We got some really amazing responses. Below are the top reasons why LIVESTRONG supporters blogged, posted on Facebook and tweeted during cancer treatment.
- Empower Yourself
- Meet Others
- Blog as Therapy
- Limit all those Phone Calls
- Educate Others About Chronic Treatment
- Teach Others What to Expect
- Set and Share Goals
- Gather Support from Your Community
- Learn from Your Past Experiences
- Put Words to Your Feelings
Want to blog your treatment? It’s free and easy to get started with simple tools like the LIVESTRONG Cancer Guide + Tracker App for iPad, blogging platforms like Blogger or WordPress or other specialized support communities like CarePages and Caringbridge.
Using Twitter and Facebook to post your day-to-day thoughts is also a great way to share, vent and inspire. Remember that you can now change your settings in Facebook to share with certain post with selected groups of people. Create a special “during cancer” list and inform those closest to you, share with the world or keep it private all together.
How do or did you share your treatment with others? What did you learn from blogging during treatment?