Yes, I am still here. I have received several message lately from bloggers and dear online friends who are concerned that everything is okay. Life has been very busy and it seems like there's a never-ending supply of tasks piled in front of me.
I have still been writing lots of posts but they've been published on other websites such HealthCentral.com or MultipleSclerosis.net. So I've gone back and created more of the "read this post in its entirety" posts with links to some of that material.
2013 was an extraordinarily busy year with regards to writing, editing, and helping to launch a couple of websites. Last winter, I spent almost 2 months reading, editing, and commenting on the entire core contents of MultipleSclerosis.net before it launched in March. That was over 150 articles. I began blogging for the website as well as helping to moderate their Facebook page and forum.
During the summer, I traveled several times with a team from HealthCentral to represent the Patient Experts and writers. Then, I was asked to read, edit, and comment on all of the core content for RheumatoidArthritis.net. September ended with a trip to New York City to participate at the 10th Annual Advertising Week conference. I was one of only a handful of non-advertising professionals to present during the week.
In October, Rob and I celebrated our 1st anniversary and we've been making improvements around the house. Sometime I should share the story about how our boiler broke, flooded the basement, and that it took several weeks for the radiators to refill with water to heat the house. Brrrrrr. Now the radiators are working better than ever, it seems.
So much stuff going on that the blog was been neglected. I hope that you will forgive me to back-dating some posts and flooding Twitter and Facebook with links as they get published.
In addition to the blog here being neglected, the Carnival of MS Bloggers hasn't published since October either. If you have anything you'd like to submit, please feel free to email me (link at bottom of each edition). We almost made it 6 years without missing an edition since establishing the Carnival at the end of 2007. Hard to believe that I've been talking and writing about MS, RA, health policy, and patient education and empowerment for so many years.
Thank you for making the MS blogging community the vibrant community that it is today.