Sunday, 28 Sep 2008
Early on, people scoffed at blogging. Why would you want to share your life with strangers? Today’s bloggers know the answer to that question. Blogging is about connecting with other people, sharing ideas and making changes.
Today, as I was browsing some of the big freelance writing blogs, I found the perfect example of how blogging brings people together. It’s the story of Lori Hall Steele, a freelance writer, divorced mother of a 7-year-old-boy and victim of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).Just one year ago she was diagnosed with the disease and she is now confined to a hospital bed with a ventilator. She can no longer use her hands and is unable to write. Her health insurance is not fully covering her expenses (it’s not clear if they are covering any part of her expenses). Now her house is going into foreclosure.
Lori’s fellow bloggers and friends have started a campaign called Save Lori’s House to provide her son with a stable living situation and give Lori some peace of mind that her son is being cared for. It’s just one example of how bloggers come together, support each other, and enact change.