July 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

July 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

It’s that time of the month – the July 2020 Linkup is up and as always, I can’t wait to read and re-share on my social media every single one of your entries! The second HALF of the year has arrived upon our doorsteps, and most of us probably feel like 2020 went by in a daze so far, with all the interference and unknowns the COVID-19 pandemic has caused all year. Take a look at some of the awareness dates for July (seems a tad quieter this month!), and the writing prompts can be found below. Happy writing!

July 2020 Awareness Dates:

What It’s All About

It is a monthly get together for anyone with chronic illnesses. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view. All you have to do is write a short excerpt for at least three of the listed prompts, and publish it on your blog. Then click on the blue ‘Add Link’ button below to add your blog entry here. Voilà, you’re now part of the party!

A Few Simple Rules:

  1. Only 1 link per website.
  2. Do comment on at least 2 other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
  3. This linkup starts on the 1st of every month. There will be 5 different prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
  4. Pick at least 3 of the prompts to write about. 5 is best, of course! 😉
  5. We also ask that you share this main link to at least one of your social media outlets within the same month.
  6. Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂

Prompts for the Month

  1. Bothering
  2. With almost a whole year of staying at home in lockdown mode, I think many of us are bothering less with how we look and what we wear. Going out with a mask helps, too! Does this affect you positively or negatively? Maybe something has been bothering you, be it for a long or short period of time. Or perhaps you can’t be bothered to do the household chores, stick to a routine, a habit, or something else.

  3. Demanding
  4. Has life or your health problems been demanding of late? You could also be demanding something from someone else or even the universe – a better quality of life, financial help, what’s due to you, etc. Or perhaps you find the stress from work, blogging, the pandemic situatiom and more ,overbearing and demanding of late.

  5. Nourishing
  6. Have you found ways to nourish yourself during these trying, anxiety provoking times? Nourishing our wellbeing consists not only our physical body, but also our mind and soul. Perhaps you are providing nourishment to someone else, or perhaps you have discovered certain foods or habits to be particularly nourishing to your health.

  7. Telecommunicating
  8. I mean, when will we get to use this prompt so aptly again, right? Though I guess the lockdown will last more or less for a good while… Have you been telecommunicating more with your doctors and healthcare practitioners; how have you found this experience to be like? Have you also been communicating via Zoom or Skype more with your friends, family and even strangers?

  9. Tolerating
  10. Many of you with chronic illness and heat intolerance are probably struggling with summer in full swing. What are your best tips for coping and tolerating with the heat? Or perhaps you are tolerating something or someone, or your tolerance level has reached a breaking point. You could also be tolerating relentless chronic pain, or refuse to tolerate certain treatments, be it from a medical or human source.

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Katie Clark
July 20, 2020 22:47

I thought I’d leave an overall comment for all those who wrote this month. I am LOVING reading your posts and seeing how you interpreted the 5 topic words. I sure am enjoying this type of writing. I am a retired writing teacher and had always balked at prompts feeling that they were too confining. However, in some ways, I feel less confined because (at least the 3 times I’ve done it), the words gave me structure that I could then apply to my own thinking/experience. I also love that I’ve gotten to know some of your blogs when I wouldn’t have otherwise.

Sheryl Chan
July 21, 2020 06:33
Reply to  Katie Clark

Thanks for doing that, Katie, that’s really kind of you to do so! 🙂 I try to do that too normally but these couple of months have just been a killer work-wise (for once!). I really do love reading how everyone interprets the prompts too – they can be so extreme and interesting to read!