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Globster
Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
My name Jay, I have cerebral palsy, I want to write a blog about having cerebral palsy and talk about my experiences and how I have dealt with me. I would appreciate anyone advice on what think of my idea     

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,636 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Globster
    I think starting a blog is a fantastic idea. Not only would it help raise awareness about what Cerebral Palsy is and what people like us face but It is a very good way of expressing your thoughts and feelings. Do you have any ideas of what sort of experiences you will talk about?

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello Richard
    I was thinking talking how my how have controlled my tightens and spasms in legs through the use different medicines and the side effects they had on me.   
    The day to day problems  I face with my Cerebral Palsy.
    Doctors talking your parents instead of you.
    How having Cerebral Palsy should not stop your following dreams whatever they may be. 
    I would appreciate your advice ideas Richards if would any ideas you might gives me Richard     

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Community member Posts: 1,472 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Globster I think it is a great idea.

    In terms of ideas about what you want to write about you have some good ideas, and like any skill the more you practice the easier and better it becomes. 

    In terms of advice I would suggest finding a convenient way of recording ideas as they come to you. Many you may reject or put aside but it will give you resource of ideas to fall back on and help plan future pieces.

    Reading aloud drafts several times and then the final piece before loading it for public consumption can often catch many of the mistakes. I have just recently started blogging, two posts so far, and quickly come to the conclusion I could do with a proofreader for spelling and grammar. Having a daughter with a first in creative writing has its benefits :smiley:

    Thinking long term has paid off a lot sooner than I thought. I wanted a platform which would allow me to have guest blogs later on, so from the beginning I am in the position where I can set her up so she has editorial rights and correct my posts. It also means if she wants to help by posting her own thoughts she can. I am hoping she does for a number of reasons, variety in posts, broader potential for readers, but also less pressure to get in posts to keep the site updated and more time to better develop posts.

    It also offers the chance for us to work together on pieces, something we have discussed in the past but never got round to.

    The host I use offers a huge range of perks on its free offering, which means no financial cost in setting up and getting started, so plenty of freedom at the start to experiment before I consider having to commit financially to it. I do have future ideas but if all you want is to blog then find one that is comfortable for you.


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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    I am a bit scared about staring blog because wrote a blog before

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  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can start one and just have it set to private so just you can read it write it etc. That’s what I did when I wanted to record my recovery. Then when you feel it’s working the way you like you can change settings . Is there anyone on scope who could help you with the practical stuff?
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is there anyone on scope who could help you with the practical stuff on my blog because that only thing stopping me from starting my blog

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  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Did u try the link? 
  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    I did try your link I am still understanding it. Is there anyone at a scope that could help me with practical stuff with my blog that's the only thing stopping from beginning my  blog

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  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,636 Scope online community team
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    Good morning @Globster
    Your ideas sound really useful. What kind of practical help do you need?

    Scope
    Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Tagging in @Chloe_Tear who runs a brilliant blog about life with CP!
  • Chloe_Tear
    Chloe_Tear Community member Posts: 16 Courageous
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    Thanks @Pippa_Scope for tagging me ?

    I’ve written a blog about my experiences for 5 year. I’d be more than happy to talk about my experiences of it!
  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello all 
    Which is the best free blog platform beginner like me  to use I would appreciate anyone advice  

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Globster, try Blogger or Wordpress
  • Chloe_Tear
    Chloe_Tear Community member Posts: 16 Courageous
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    @Globster I would definitely recommend Blogger :) 
  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey all
    I was thinking of nameing my blog In life of a person with Cerebal Palsy. 

    I would appreciate any suggestions of names what to call my blog?



     
      

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello Richard 
    I am my sure my ideas will interest other people with Cerebral Palsy because want offend hurt anyone with anything written on my the blog. 
    That why thinking I might not do Richard because of confidence in myself Richard

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,636 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Globster
    I don't think you will offend anybody by writing about your experiences and how you feel. Blogs are like online diaries. People have the choice to read them or not read them. 
    I think that expressing your thoughts could be of great benefit to you as well. Don't get hung up on the title just yet. Start writing and the title of the blog may find itself. You can do this!

    Scope
    Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you, Richard, 
    I appreciate motivational words  which now given me the confidence to begin my blog 

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