Spotlight: Laurie Edwards
Websites: A Chronic Dose
Blogging since: 2006
Occupation: Writer, consultant and professor
Favorite vacation spot: Cape Cod, MA; Ireland; Napa/San Francisco, CA.
What made you start blogging?
I started blogging as a way to gauge my audience and connect with other young adults living with chronic illness. It was great to hear from people who were so similar to me in so many ways–even if our diagnoses were different, especially the rare disease patients. I also felt like I’d accumulated a lifetime of experience as a patient. So I felt that sharing and exchanging that knowledge with other patients would be mutually beneficial. Now, a few years into it, I’ve gotten to know some amazing patients, physicians, and other healthcare people that I continue to learn from. It’s been a lot of fun!