Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Reads for the Weekend: Lots of Linky Love!

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I write this post every week with the intention of getting you to read new authors and visit new blogs. I also shamelessly plug places in the blogosphere where you can find me too! Most of all, I truly believe in the concept of linky love: mentioning other bloggers here at Oh My Aches and Pains! to help promote other blogs.


Let's start with a birthday present from Amy over at DiabetesMine. She wrote a post back in April about the new type 2 diabetes drug Victoza and I left her a comment reference my own blog post Ode to My Cereal Bowl. Wouldn't you know, when she wrote an update to that post this past Monday, she gave me some linky love to my own post. Sweet!

So please go visit DiabetesMine, which truly is a gold mine of great information about diabetes. Thanks Amy!


You all know I love participating in the ChronicBabe blog carnival. This time the theme was Arts & Crafts and my fab sleep scarf was part of the line-up. Since you have already seen that post here on OMA&P!, you should head over and read some of the other 14 bloggers featured. My favorites are posts from The Sick Chick, Amanda Goodwin, the Novel Patient and A Comic Life, Indeed.

I left them all some comment love and encourage you to do the same.

Patients for a Moment

I do believe that the Patients for a Moment blog carnival has the honor of being the first blog carnival I ever participated in and it keeps going strong. I submitted my post Selena Writes: A Letter to the Healthy People in My Life and host Leslie really liked how I described chronic illness as “like having a job, except I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without pay or benefits.”

I am but one of 10 featured bloggers, so please visit the carnival over at Getting Closer to Myself and discover some other great posts that answer the question: What advice would you give, or what would you want non-chronically ill people to know about your illness and your life?

I've got my comment love assignment for the weekend...

Invisible Illness Week

It's that time of year again, time to celebrate National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. This will be my second year participating in this virtual event which is happening September 13 through the 19th. Leading up to the festivities, Lisa saw fit to reprint my post How to Really Help Me When I Ask for Your Help in its entirety.

Lisa is showcasing many chronic illness bloggers on her site in these weeks leading up to awareness week, so I encourage you to check out the website to discover more great articles. Plus if you subscribe to emails from the Invisible Illness Week website, you will receive a FREE ebook with over 70 pages of tips on how to live successfully with chronic illness. Now that is awesome!

Enjoy these blogs and remember to leave some comment love of your own along the way.

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Leslie said...

Thanks, Selena, for the "linky" love, and for being such a great supporter of PFAM.

Selena said...

Thanks for coming to visit OMA&P! I am always happy to promote a good thing like PFAM. :-)