HAWMC Day 1 – Getting Started

Welcome to our Third Annual Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge!


Today’s Prompts:

  • Why you write – tell us a little bit about why you write about your health online and what got you started.
  • Why HAWMC? This is our third year of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge – why did you get involved this year? Are you a newbie to #HAWMC or a veteran?


As writers, we all have unique styles, motivations and stories to tell. But hidden behind those is the question of “why?” Why do you write about health? A topic often criticized both for being, conversely, under-discussed and over-shared about.

What was your motivation at the time? Had you always kept journals and found blogging to be a natural progression?  Is your motivation for writing still the same as is was when you began? How has the ability to read and share others’ personal health stories online inspired your own writing? Does writing about (your) health provide you with something that you are not able to find elsewhere?

Alternately, tell us “Why HAWMC?” This is our third year and we see new Health Activists every year as well as a lot of familiar faces. Why have you signed up? What are you most excited about this year? Have you shared HAWMC with other writers?


Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post in the WEGO Health 2013 HAWMC Event on Facebook.

It’s not too late! Even though Health Activist Writer’s Month has started – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.


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