The last few weeks have been very crazy. My hours at work have been upped to full time, I’ve been bridesmaid dress shopping, I was at a gig, my partner got a new job, I’ve been sick and it was my partner’s birthday. It’s been so hectic I have barely had a chance to take a breath! Unfortunately it has meant that my blog has suffered. Read the rest of this entry
Very sorry I missed a day due to a severe headache, sickness and being sent home from work yesterday.
My Dyslexic Blog is one of the first blogs about dyslexia and dyspraxia that I read. It still remains one of my firm favourites as each blog has so much information in it.
I love seeing new bloggers getting involved in advocacy! Diagnosed less than a year ago as dyslexic, Chazzy42 is blogging about her personal experiences in her final year of university!
So please show your support for a new kid on the block and check out (and follow!) Chazzy42! https://chazzy42.wordpress.com/
As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, I am going to share some links to my favourite dyslexia blogs from around the internet. I would really love you all to check them out and follow them too if you haven’t already done so.
Today I am going to start with Alternative Wiring. Such a fantastic blog and a wonderful blogger who gets very much involved with the online dyslexic community.
Head over to http://www.alternativewiring.com to check it out!
Today I decided it was time to start posting my own content onto Dyslexia: Dysassemble. I am going to use that as the ‘Me’ side of Dyslexia and Me to help to add to the diversity of the other dyslexic contributors on the new blog.
I’ve decided to post up book reviews. Now when I say ‘book reviews’ the first one is only a hundred words or so. It takes a lot for me to read books, but reading a review of a book I am even less so inclined to do. I wanted to do it though to show what I have been reading and what I took from it (if it was an enjoyable read or if I ended up throwing a book across a room in frustration).
I’m also planning on adding photography to the page amongst other bits and pieces. I’m really wanting the blog to be a celebration of variety and differences to show that dyslexia is more than a difficulty and more of an ability.
If you would like to read my first every book review, then go here: http://dyslexiadysassemble.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/book-review-hinduism-a-very-short-introduction
I have a new dyslexia related blog project in the works and I am looking for enthusiastic dyslexic people to take part! The blog is called Dyslexia: Dysassemble.
Here is a little bit more information for you:
I have met a lot of wonderful people trying to show the world what dyslexia actually is! The positive bits, the bits of struggles, the funny bits and the not so funny bits. We can be found all over the world on various sections of social media pushing for changes to the way dyslexia is perceived.
I thought that creating a blog where all these talents could come together and add at least one blog per month would help to show the world just how diverse a bunch of people we are! Our different talents, the different things we are trying to open people’s eyes to.
If you would like to join the team, then please head to The Communication System and fill in the form with why you would like to join in and what you are hoping to contribute. At this point I would like to add that this does NOT have to be a written format, it could be a piece of art, music, photography etc that shows your own dyslexic positive trait. I know that writing is not a strength for some dyslexic people and I want this blog to play to our strengths!
Under 18s are more than welcome to join the team too, but I would really like a parent to contact me first so we can find the best way to highlight your talents but to also keep you safe! Especially with the team profiles etc.
I’ve been doing some thinking about the blog lately. Before I do anything drastic to shake things up, I wanted the opinions of my readers first.
I was thinking of adding some of my photography, some bits and pieces about music I like and just general bits and pieces that interest me. I was hoping by adding more diversity to the page it might pull in more readers. However, I don’t want to isolate my current readers by changing the blogs focus to something completely off the wall.
Please vote in the poll on the right hand side of the page and let me know what you think. You can also leave comments below. ——>
Thank you x
I recently received a message from a reader of the blog saying that they wished there was a ‘donate’ button. I am truly flattered by this and have been putting a lot of thought into that concept.
Money seems to make the world go around. While I’ve been writing the blog, I haven’t once thought about my own personal financial gain from writing about experiences. So, I am now thinking of adding a ‘donate button’ with any funds that people want to give going to various dyslexia groups. As I am terrible with money and know that I have little time to pass money on, I’m considering nominating a dyslexia charity for people to donate money to. I am thinking of changing the charity nominated every quarter so that I am not showing favour to one group or one country (though I will have a look at the different groups myself before I nominate them).
I would love to hear your thoughts on this idea.
Well this last month has been truly crazy! I started a new blog so I could bring together more bloggers with SpLDs, I’ve started using Twitter a lot more, I signed up to Bloglovin and my views have been going crazy this month! Read the rest of this entry