A weblog; an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page.
Typically updated daily, or every few days, blogs often reflect the personality and/or achievements of the author.
Ostomylands Member’s Ostomy Blogs
Free member blogs are available as part of our new community message board feature, and its proving to be an exciting way for our members to record and monitor their progress and achievements with their new ostomy. Not all our blogs have to be ostomy related though, some of our members just keep them as normal every day diaries – the choice is yours. All members are able to create themselves a free blog or two. But, for this basis of this page I’m going to talk about Ostomy related blogs only.
How can blogging help with ostomy support?
Hey, I’m glad you asked that! Ostomy blogs can help both the writer/blogger and their readers (if they choose to make the blog publically available.)
The blogger gets a way of monitoring their progress since surgery, and documenting their good and bad days. Over time it enables them to see how they’ve been improving since surgery. It also gives them a way to vent. Typing out your feelings can be just as successful form of venting as talking (or shouting – *smile*) can. And the blogs inbuilt comments system allows them to be given supportive replies by their online friends and readers.
Some bloggers become famous for their opinion and views, and there’s no doubt that a well written, and interesting blog can be of great supportive value to the reader too. So lets see why….
The reader gets to see some of the problems an ostomate may face post surgery, and hopefully with the help of the blog they’ll be finding out way around common problems before they may have to face them. This can also help on a psycological front as if they share a problem with a blogger then they can see that it’s a problem other people have had and that means they hopefully wont feel so alone, and whilst any problem with a stoma should be reported to the stoma nurse or doctor regardless, it could help settle any nerves in the meantime.
Ostomyland’s member blogs can be created by any message board member. Once logged into your board username account check out this page for instructions on how to create your blog.
If you just want to read the blogs then click on the “Read the Ostomyland Member Blogs” link below and you’ll be taken to them.* And Fuzzbutt has a brand new top blogs section which already has an entry featuring a great Ostomy blog, and more will be coming in the future as our members create their blogs.
Read the Ostomyland Member Blogs*
Instructions on how to create an Ostomyland member blog
Fuzzbutt’s Top Blogs
Ostomyland message board registration page
Ostomyland message board login page
* = Board membership required to view this page. You need to be logged in to the account to read or create a blog. Click here to register. DO NOT use the register link in the left hand side menu of this page, as that is administration access to this site and not related to the message board.
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