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My Top 10 Articles for 2018 (and the Kind of Posts People Want to Read Most)

Some Interesting Observations on the Top Posts of 2018

It was interesting to note that half of the articles on this list weren’t written by me, and comprise of guest posts or perspective roundups. I was also extremely surprised to discover that the #1 post of the year was a write up about Antiphospholipid Syndrome, which details both my personal experiences and clinical aspects of it.

It is a rather lengthy article and I had thought that it’d bore most people to tears, but I’m obviously wrong. Perhaps there are much less resources and insight on APS out there, as compared to Lupus and other illnesses I have. This has made me realise that the rarer the disease is, the more important it is to talk about it.

The Types of Posts that People Want to Read Most

Most of these posts either focus on improving people’s quality of life, or bring comfort by showing others that they are not alone in their pain. My own writing tends to lean towards the introspective side, which seems less popular. People want to learn practical ways to cope with pain on a daily basis, how to train their resilience and invite happiness into their lives.

I’m not going to stop writing introspective posts because that’s what I enjoy doing, and is also what helps me cope in my own life, so I’m sure it has its uses. But I’ll also refer to what I just wrote here, when creating practical resources which I tend to find boring sometimes! These resources will benefit many out there, and once created, will turn into an timeless tool to add to somebody’s toolkit.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the top 10 posts of 2018!

The Annoying Thing About Antiphospholipid Syndrome (and Then Some)

A Roundup of Biggest Pain Flare Triggers (from 40 People with Chronic Illness)

I May be Chronically Ill, but I’m Also Chronically Resilient

Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness)

How Speech Recognition Makes Living with Disability Easier (with Tutorials to Get You Started)

7 Ways to Be a Better Friend to Someone with a Chronic Illness (and 3 Things You Should Never Do)

Chronic Illness is Unpredictable, but You Don’t Always Have to Fear the Unknown

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Body, Even with Chronic Illness

Find Your Way Back to Happiness with a Chronic Illness

I Have No Purpose in Life, and Therein Lies My Purpose

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes and is based on the author(s)’ personal experiences. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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Most of these posts focus on improving people’s quality of life, and let them know they aren't alone. Check out the top 10 articles on my blog for 2018! Click to read more or pin to save and share. ////////// Chronic Illness / Pain Management & Relief / Self Care & Awareness / Spoonies / Mental Health / Health & Wellness / Top 10 Blogs #chronicillness #spoonie #mentalhealth #selfcare #top10

Most of these posts focus on improving people’s quality of life, and let them know they aren't alone. Check out the top 10 articles on my blog for 2018! Click to read more or pin to save and share. ////////// Chronic Illness / Pain Management & Relief / Self Care & Awareness / Spoonies / Mental Health / Health & Wellness / Top 10 Blogs #chronicillness #spoonie #mentalhealth #selfcare #top10

6 comments

  • My favorite was definitley your Pain Flare series where you asked 40 people questions. I thought that was so unique and interesting to read!

  • It’s fascinating to assess your blog and the interaction different posts get. I haven’t done this myself, maybe I should. I think your posts, and those done by guest contributors, all offer something a little different. Your content is varied, compassionate, informative, encouraging. I think you’ve done incredibly well so here’s to more happy blogging for 2019! 🙂
    Caz xx

    • Thanks Caz! Yes I like to analyse things (sometimes to my detriment, heh). But it was interesting insight this time, and I hope that the information can be used by all of us who blog! 🙂 Happy blogging to you as well! x

  • I adore year-end round-up posts. I’m glad you’ll be continuing to blog about the things that matter most to you.

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