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Reflecting Upon the Best of 2017 on ‘A Chronic Voice’

Reflecting Upon the Best of 2017 on ‘A Chronic Voice’ |

A Summary of Blog Happenings in 2017

2017 has been a pretty fruitful year for me, in terms of outreach within the chronic illness community and beyond. I’ve made some lovely friends from all around the world, and my favourite kind of support group is one behind a screen. I hate going for any type of networking events in real life, even if it’s for something I enjoy.

My favourite blogging activity – apart from writing, of course! – is curating content for Twitter. I used to think that the volume and noise on that platform was overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it, is great fun with endless possibilities. I post a minimum of 15 articles per day, which takes quite a bit of reading to curate into a coherent, useful feed. While there’s a lot of junk floating around cyberspace, there are innumerable gems awaiting discovery, too. A well put perspective is priceless. P.s. If anybody is looking to hire a content curator, I’m totally up for it 😉 With Twitter, I also feel like I can be useful to others without oversharing about my own life.

I’m not quite into Instagram for the same reason – it’s too personal for my liking. You might think that that’s bullshit because many of the articles I write are highly personal 😉 But there’s still a difference between ‘personal’ and ‘privacy’. I can describe gross bodily functions, without telling you where I am exactly, for example!

In conclusion, here are the top five blog posts published on ‘A Chronic Voice’ in 2017. It’s been a pleasure having you around, and I look forward to interacting with you more in 2018!

A Small Favour, Please!

And if you could do me a favour by completing this short survey, I would really appreciate it. It will help me to understand your needs and preferences, so that I can serve you better in the coming year. Click on the pink ‘Launch survey’ button right below this paragraph to get started! Thank you so much!

Launch Survey!

1. Would You Date a Person with Chronic Illness?

2. Every Next Level of Your Life Will Demand a Different You

3. Life with Chronic Illness: Happiness & Pain Can Co-exist

4. 11 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

5. Why it Feels Like Suicide is Always an Option

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  • Avatar of Chronically Hopeful Char

    Love your content, always have such insightful posts. I have taken part in the survey!
    Reading your above comment about curating Twitter content, I have just started using social media management tools this week, so I hope to become a bit more organised and use my time more productively once I have them all figured out. I had never heard of Instapaper before! I’m going to have a look at that now. I also just discovered TweetDeck – who knew?!

  • Avatar of Caitlin

    I always love your feed! Full of interesting stuff. The amount of times I’ll look at a tweet and think “ooh!” & then realise it’s one of yours 😉 looking forward to seeing what comes up in 2018

    Caitlin @ Chronically Caitlin

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Hi Caitlin,

      Thanks so much for the feedback! I followed you on your other social media channels too 🙂 Will definitely check out your new blog! x

  • Avatar of Donna

    I look forward to reading your posts in 2018! I’d love to read any Twitter tips you have, especially about how to curate content asap. I feel the reason I don’t like twitter so much is because it’s so time consuming. I wish I was in a position to hire you to manage my Twitter because I totally would 😀

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Thank you for your support as always, Donna! I also look forward to reading your new posts, I always find them useful or interesting 🙂 Haha I don’t think I have many tips to share, as it’s really a love it or hate it kind of thing! It *is* time-consuming I must admit. I track the hours I spend on various blog activities, and content curation takes a huge piece of the cake.

      Thing is, I read all of these articles at any time of day on my phone using Instapaper (LOVE this app, and they switched it from paid to free! I can save endless articles, read and highlight important stuff on the go). So it’s kind of like an ongoing process where I read whenever I want to, and it doesn’t feel like work to me. In fact I read the most while waiting at the doctor’s for hours, or while in bed 🙂 I schedule them straight to Buffer using their mobile app most of the time, and actually find trying to trim the sentences down to fit the Twitter limit fun. Weird or geeky I don’t know, but that’s that 😉

      I love how you’re more active on Instagram these days btw! Looking forward to interacting with you more in 2018. Much hugs and kisses! x

      • Avatar of Donna

        Thank you. That’s awesome. I think I’ll feel more that way when I have some more energy to spare. I guess I find blogging itself challenging right now so social media can feel like a drain. I’ll check out instapaper, I hadn’t heard of it before 🙂

        Thank you. I quite enjoy Instagram, there’s a nice community on there. I’m prioritising it and Pinterest at the moment. Hopefully, I’ll manage it all better in time. Sending hugs right back at you xx

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