Thursday, December 22, 2011

Carnival of MS Bloggers #104

Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a bi-weekly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.

Celebrating FOUR years of the Carnival of MS Bloggers!

This community began as an attempt to connect the individuals online who were talking about multiple sclerosis on their personal blogs.  As a health policy blogger, I had witnessed the power of the weekly carnival to connect persons in the health policy community as well as the medical blogging community.  I wanted to do the same for patients and caregivers in the MS community who were talking about any and all aspects of their lives with MS.

The MS blogging community barely had 100 bloggers at the end of 2007.  Now there are over 600 listed blogs in the MS Blogging Community.  As new bloggers contact me, I update the listing so that everybody can be included.  Take a look, even the blog of the National MS Society is listed.  You can be too!!

(c) Julie Baker of Maybe I'm Just Lazy
If you have MS and blog about it (even if only occasionally), send me a quick email introducing yourself.  Be sure to include the URL of your blog, please.  However, I must say upfront that websites/blogs which are strictly commercial in nature will not be listed.  If you are promoting a book, a consulting business, or product, I'm sorry...that is not what this community is about.

As the founder and leader of the Carnival of MS Bloggers, I personally read as many blog posts as possible each and every week from throughout the community.  Sometimes I will select excellent blog posts to feature, however it is much appreciated when persons submit a chosen post to be included in an edition of the Carnival.  Don't be shy, send me your links!

by Judy of Peace Be With You

We MS bloggers
though quite vocal comprise a
small minority.

If ten thousand blog,
we're only .4%
of world MSers.

In our special role,
should we be spokespersons for
the ones with no voice?

Let your voice be heard.  I'm excited to continue the Carnival tradition into our FIFTH YEAR of community blogging.  I wish everybody very happy holidays and safe travels this season.  Best wishes for a healthy year in 2012.

This concludes the 104th edition of the Carnival.  The next Carnival of MS Bloggers will be hosted here on January 5, 2012. Please remember to submit a post (via email) from your blog of which you are particularly proud, or which you simply want to share, by noon on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Thank you.


  1. What an honor to be included in your anniversary post. Thank you for your great service, Lisa.

  2. Judy,

    It's the other way around. I am honored to have you contribute so much of yourself to the community. It is a joy to read your blogs/poems and ALWAYS find something to which I relate on many levels. Thank you.

    The Carnival is a labor of love and I'm thrilled to see it continue. And you're very welcome!


  3. I don't blog much about MS but when I do, I tend to focus hard for a couple of days. Here's my latest two:

    Huge news: MS is a metabolic disorder

    and the follow-up:

    A terrible and beautiful vision

    Thank you for the tremendous work you do.

  4. Congratulations on the 4th Anniversary of what was an inspired idea in the first place!

  5. Hi Lisa!

    I just want to thank you for your work in the Carnival and for including me among this group of amazing people! I've been so blessed by their work and your example of servanthood is humbling to me.

    May you all be blessed in 2012!

    With love,


  6. Always look forward to reading the Carnival. :)

  7. Happy New Year Lisa! May your life always be filled with blessings! Thank you for creating this wonderful space for all of us.