Friday, July 17, 2009

Chicken Soup for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors

Today Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is 2 months old on the web. It is much, much older in my own computer... But we don’t need to tell our true age right?

RA Warrior is unique
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior website is as unique as I am. It is impossible to duplicate sincerity. This blog is a true reflection of my own fight. God has made each one of us for a particular purpose. It cannot be duplicated.

Only the beginning
This blogspot page is only the beginning. Soon, you will be able to see what I have been visualizing for a long time. However, watch for a few “Danger: Under Construction” signs as we endure any growing pains.

Hard work
Working on RA Warrior has been extremely challenging, but rewarding work. My own life has been affected by many of you. Comments, emails, messages, and some of your own blogs remind me daily of why I do this and help me keep fighting.

Overwhelming gratitude

Here is part of the list of what I am thankful for:

Meeting exceedingly beautiful people;

Knowing I am not alone;

Having a good use for my perseverance and determination.

I am also thankful that the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior blog has continued to grow through what is called the summer dry spell for the blogosphere. Even with this timing, RA Warrior has over 5,000 page views and 33 splendid members. Are you a member yet? We have also gained over 200 Facebook fans in only one month. (Are you a “fan” yet?) Usually that requires advertising or an outside source of promotion. We are just us. You and me!

Woman’s Day Update

I was blown away by the way you responded to the Woman’s Day article on Rheumatoid Arthritis! Your comments were good enough to be whole blog posts! I will try not to be intimidated by how clever ya’ll are!! (To read their article & comment on their website, click here.)

What’s new here?

I have added twitter to the blog. You can follow me there to see what I am up to (in the few moments when I am not writing – hahaha). A few folks have asked about linking to RA Warrior or tweeting about our pages. PLEASE tweet and link away. We want to share!

I have also installed copyright statements. Basically, the point is “NO fishing.” Of course, I know none of you friends would! But, I want everyone ELSE to know that I have already been working with the U.S. Copyright Office to get numbers to register my work, which is already protected by law.

New to RA Warrior?

After you have read posts, I recommend you check out the “comments” sections. Many are rich with information and passion! We’d also love to hear your views, so add them. Even “older posts” are only a few weeks old. They are still relevant and folks stop by and check them out all the time. (I’ve seen the Google data.)

All in all it has been a good birthday. Only a few new wrinkles. Let’s have some cake.

Recommended reading:
a little about why I blog: RA W’s One Month Birthday
a little about me: My Angel Gabriel
for a quick laugh: Dr. Dolittle


MissDazey said...

Happy two months birthday! I am excited for you about whatever is coming next. Any hints?

Let me know if I can assist you in anyway.


Jenny said...

This is great...again, let me say, you are doing a fabulous job! Thanks!

Living It, Loving It said...

Happy two months. RA is one heck of a journey. Before I was diagnosed, I had never even heard of it, let along finding out that I wasn't alone.

Shanna said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for your hard work on this blog and facebook. I have just been recently diagnosed and am finding great comfort, validation, and information here.