I Have Been in Colorado: Getting My Blog Ready for 2018

Hey, remember me? I disappeared again. I have actually been in Colorado since October 4th; I came over here for a friend’s wedding and I am staying here with them till after the November holiday. It’s been nice to get away. Nice weather, social interaction, a change of scenery, all the good stuff that I seem to miss out on in my 12×12 bedroom in California.

But I have definitely kept busy in the world of MS while I have been out here; as you can see I re-did my blog. Got it all nice an organized (well, getting there), fixed a lot of the little site errors, and overall got it looking a lot more nice and clean. I have so much I want to get done but I have my old laptop right now and wow… I forgot how bad this thing is! It’s so slow and it can’t handle like 75% of what I need to do so everything takes so much longer to get done especially when I have grown used to two 20 (or 24, I can’t remember right now) inch displays. It is so hard to see what I am doing on this 13” laptop and my back has been killing me from leaning in so close. So between the computer’s limitations and my inability to function as smoothly on it, I just can’t seem to get as much done as I usually can but oh well, it’s worth being back out here in Colorado.

So let me briefly go over a few things on my blog so you can kind of see what’s going on and what direction I am kind of moving in. First of all you can see that I have an “About Me” page and a “My Story” section. “About Me” is pretty self-explanatory but as for the “My Story”? This is what I am thinking. I have seen a lot of people with MS end up writing a book about their story and though I have always wanted to see something published in print with my name on it I think it would be much more beneficial for people if I put my story online. So what I want to do is have a series of posts under the category “My Story” recalling everything I have experienced from the time of my diagnosis till now. I plan to really spend a lot of time on each of these posts and write them as carefully as I would if I were writing an actual book.

Something else I really need to integrate with my blog is both my work for Multiplesclerosis.net and iConquerMS as I spend a lot of time there every single day yet I never really talk about it here so I am sure a lot of my readers have no idea what I am doing during the long periods of time that I tend to disappear for. In the slider images on the top of my home page, you will see a link to my Multiplesclerosis.net articles and to a basic explanation as to what iConquerMS is. I manage their social media platforms so you can follow iConquerMS on Twitter HERE, on Facebook HERE, and on Instagram HERE. On the very bottom of my blog you will find my personal Twitter feed where I often re-Tweet Tweets from iConquerMS but I may also try to put the feed for iConquerMS’ Twitter down there as well because I try to post every hour or so which means there is always something interesting to check out but we will see if I can even fit it in down there. As far as my articles on MultipleSclerosis.net? Visiting the above link will take you to a list of all my posts for them and on the right side of my blog you will see my Facebook Page feed where I post new articles.

So for the next month or so I will probably mostly just be tweaking things on my blog and getting it ready for the new year since I really didn’t post much this year. I need to pump some life back into this thing but for now be sure to check out iConquerMS and follow them on all their social media platforms (listed above) where I always try to post the latest MS research news along with helpful articles about MS. Any constructive criticism on any of the work I do online is always welcome. So I will be back soon, but for now? I didn’t sleep at all last night so it’s time for me to try to rest a bit.

Matt Allen G

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2010 at the age of 20. It's been a battle ever since and I have always shared my story and struggles online!

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