Monday

I measure every grief I meet

I measure every grief I meet by Emily Dickinson
Daguerreotype of the poet Emily Dickinson, taken circa 1848.

I measure every grief I meet
   With analytic eyes;
I wonder if it weighs like mine,
   Or has an easier size.

I wonder if they bore it long,
   Or did it just begin?
I could not tell the date of mine,
   It feels so old a pain.

I wonder if it hurts to live,
   And if they have to try,
And whether, could they choose between,
   They would not rather die.

I wonder if when years have piled--
   Some thousands--on the cause
Of early hurt, if such a lapse
   Could give them any pause;

Or would they go on aching still
   Through centuries above,
Enlightened to a larger pain
   By contrast with the love.

Part of Emily Dickinson's poem.

In this poem  Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) is exploring and measuring the nature of human suffering. She is presenting it to the world, and giving others comfort in being part of a community of affliction. 

The poem reveals the strength that those people must possess in order to overcome the demanding nature of suffering whether it is grief, pain, depression, heartache, difficulty or disease.

Sunday

We are a tribe

Have you heard of the idea of a blogging tribe? A tribe is a group of like-minded people and that is what Fibro Blogger Directory is all about.
Having a blogging tribe takes the concept of a blogging community to another level so that it is more supportive, more personal, more of a community.

There are lots of great people here on Fibro Blogger Directory and they all have a lot in common with you. Besides having fibro and blogging about it they are looking to get their posts read and shared too, just like you and me. Sharing cool blog posts is a great way to help each other, interact, feel good and spread the fibro message.

So why not visit a few blogs on the Directory and if you find one you like share it through your social media. Do you have twitter,  facebook,  pinterest or tumblr?


Friday

Following fibro on facebook


Are you on facebook?
This is a great way to share stories and resources and promote your blog.
If you would like to post your stories to the facebook page of Fibro Bloggers Directory just like us on facebook.
We would love to promote your facebook page and your fibro posts. We will also be having some competitions on facebook next month with some comforting prizes.

Connecting with the fibro community also helps to promote fibro awareness...the world really does need to realize how many people have fibromyalgia with real faces and real blogs and real stories not just statistics. "Together everyone achieves more. There are no limits to what we can accomplish together." W. Amos