Wednesday, January 06, 2010


I finally got through my hundreds of unread e-mails from the past few weeks and saw a notice that my blog won an award in the People's Health Blogger Awards at Wellsphere for Best Blog in the CFS category! A friend (thanks, Jo!) had mentioned it to me at Christmastime, but it completely slipped my mind during the hectic holidays.

I feel very honored that my blog was chosen for this award, and I'd like to thank all of you who voted for me in the competition. If you scroll down a bit, you'll see my new award badge in the left column.

When I started this blog 4
years ago, I didn't know what to expect. I wanted to write about our experiences with CFS (at the time, only Jamie and I were diagnosed), and I hoped that someone would read it. I very much wanted to connect with other people with CFS, as I didn't know anyone else locally with it, but I wasn't sure how to find other people. I was stunned - and pleased - when someone left a comment on my first blog entry!

Now, almost four years later, this blog has surpassed all of my expectations. I now get about 40-50 visitors a day and have made so many new friends! The community of CFS bloggers and visitors has become like a support group for me, and I have certainly gained as much (or more) than I've given here.

Thank you for your support, encouragement, and friendship. I no longer feel alone!


Never That Easy said...

:) Congratulations!

Dusty Bogwrangler said...

Very well deserved.

Cinders said...

congraulations on your award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Sue! Yours was the first CFS blog I found after deciding to start my own blog about my experiences with CFS. It has been a real source of inspiration to me! So, thank you.

Toni said...

Congratulations, Sue. I love your blog. It's filled with useful information about the latest treatments and research and when you share your experiences with your family, it reminds us that we can still live a full life even though our bodies are struggling with this illness.

Laura (aka Mom) said...

Congratulations! I voted for you, and you do deserve it! You have been a wealth of knowledge and encouragement for me, as well as many others.