Saturday, October 16, 2010

Focus on the Positive

I sometimes loose motivation to blog because I do not have a lot of blog readers. Sometime I ask myself why I even keep a blog? I realized a couple of days ago that attitude seems unfair to those who do read my blog. Even though my "fan base" may be small, I have met some incredible people out there who are extremely supportive. I have really found a lot of inspiration through blogging, so its important that I continue to focus on all the positive aspects of this form of networking.

Speaking of supporters, I received two phone calls yesterday related to CF care. The first was from Mrs. Wonderful, the CF Clinic social worker. She was just checking on me before she leaves for the CF Conference on the east coast. She will be gone through the end of the month and won't be at my clinic appointment next week. Although we didn't get a chance to talk, it was nice of her to call.

Second, I spoke to the event's coordinator at the Northern California Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to have a kick off conversation for next years Great Strides Walk. It is still several months off, but she wanted to check in with me to give me some encouragement for fundraising.

Now, I know both of these women get paid to do these jobs. However, I think our community is very lucky to have thoughtful and dedicated professionals. I am thankful for both of them. And I truly believed that they both really do care about me and the CF community. So, instead of thinking about all those people out there that don't read or follow my blog, I'm going to remember these two women calling to check on me just because they care.


  1. Yay for your supportive CF calls!! Also, I'm SO glad you are going to continue to blog! That's why I do it, because I have met wonderful people I feel connected to, like you :) To me, I may not have a huge list of "followers" either, but for those I do talk to via blogging, I wouldn't change it for anything <3

  2. I feel the same way about blogging sometimes. A comment almost makes me jump up and down! I actually started blogging to let out of state family keep up with me, but it's been a real bonus for me to find some peeps out there who can understand what I deal with, most people don't. So I'm blogging if only to keep in touch with people like you!! It's a real support for me...Sounds like you have some great CF support through your clinic!

  3. I know what you mean about the blogging. Since mine went private I haven't had one comment and I get tempted to just stop, but...hopefully someone remembers to check on it and it's good for me, too.

    Some people have such problems with their clinics, but it sounds like you have a very supportive one.

  4. Hi, I just found your blog the other day, and I enjoy reading it and hope you continue to blog. I also have mild CF, diagnosed two years ago at 32, and find support in reading other people's experience, so keep up the good work :o)


  5. I Love your Blog Colleen - I think there are alot of readers like myself who just don't leave comments. To be honest, I really couldn't figure out how to leave comments. Now I saw this Anonymous - maybe this will work.

    Keep up the great work - you do touch alot of lives and bring a little brightness to the day!!

    Love You - Mom

  6. I too love your blog and hope you keep it up! Your post is inspiring to all bloggers. Judging by the other comments and feeling the same myself, I would say you are not alone! Blog on Cysta!