One of the wonderful things about the blogging world is being able to connect with other people with similar interests, and even occasionally writing a guest-blog post for one another.
As you may or may not have seen, I have a specific section on my site here for all things thyroid, and since I went public with my story last year I have been fortunate enough to connect with so many people all over the world – being sufferers of a variety of thyroid conditions reaching out to me for advice and to share their experiences, or various charities, lifestyle and health bloggers, and even “thyroid awareness ambassadors” including Dana Trentini who runs the popular website Hypothyroidmom.com in America…
So many medical conditions out there get a huge amount of exposure and awareness, and yes some are perceived as more “serious” than others (I only know too well from my Dad’s cancer diagnosis last year). However, sometimes the subject of the thyroid can be perceived as insignificant and unimportant, with a lot of arrogant and naive attitudes (i.e. the “weight” factor), so I believe it is important to spread awareness, knowledge and support as far and as wide as I can, because evidently, as with me, there can be medically damaging effects. Also evidently, there can be light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂
I’ve recently done a post for hypothryoidmom.com which I would love to share with you here. The fact her thyroid-dedicate website receives 2,556,197 monthly views with visitors from 213 countries, and an attractive following of over 640,000 on Facebook, proves the thirst for such go-to outlets for information, advice and to share/learn stories from others.
Having such a vast reach globally I am incredibly flattered and honored for Dana to have featured me on her website. On Facebook alone, the link to my story to her site has received over 700 shares, over 1,300 likes and many positive comments – a very overwhelming and joyful feeling indeed. I’ve also received many inbox messages via Facebook and Flamingo Monroe which has been amazing to read everyone’s kind words and to learn that there are so many with similar experiences to share.
Thank you Dana for sharing my story. Click here to view…