“What’s the point of your blog?” That’s a question put to me by one of the readers of my blog. I thought about the answer, and rather than write the person back directly, I decided to answer here, in a public forum.
The reason I write my blog is that I have not really come across anyone’s personal experience of their disease written in a neutral manner. In most blogs about “illness diaries”, I find people are mostly bitching and moaning about their plight. I like to bitch and moan sometimes, but after I do, I look for something positive in the incident. Therefore I decided to write my own little blog, which doesn’t get many hits a day. Less than twenty actually. So what’s the point if not many people are actually reading it? Someone is, and if just that one someone were to walk away from my blog knowing just a little something more, or feeling inspired to do something to help themself with their disease, then my blog has done what I set out to do. But more than that, I write my experiences so everyone would know that I will not let my afflictions conquer me.
I am not a big fan of country music, but there are some songs in that genre that have unbelievable lyrics. One the most poignant songs that I can relate the lyrics of this particular blog to is Garth Brook’s song, “The Change”.
Here are the lyrics for the first verse and chorus, which says it all in answer to my reader’s question.
One hand reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It’s like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm And I hear them saying you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me