I mentioned in my previous blog about a dyslexia group that I am a member of on Facebook called Dyslexia Help and Support UK. I’m a huge advocate for the group because I have found them to be very friendly, very helpful and very supportive especially (but not exclusively) towards parents in the UK with dyslexic kids. Read the rest of this entry →
Well it’s been almost a year since I last posted a blog on here. I needed a little bit of a time out to think about what I wanted to blog about and how to move forward in a positive way.
#DDChat on Twitter, which I host, has been my main focus the last year or so. It’s become a great little community now with lots of friendly and familiar Tweeters. We’ve a real variety of people that I am so grateful to speak to every week. We continue to chat every Thursday from 8pm UK/Irish time discussing a variety of topics.
Other than that, I’ve been contributing where I can to a fantastic Facebook group. It’s a dyslexia support group aimed towards people in the UK with the soul purpose of supporting parents with dyslexic kids but also dyslexic adults, like myself. There’s no hidden agenda to it, just supporting others, and has a variety of people in the group, including experts in the field. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DyslexiahelpandsupportUK is the group which I really cannot praise highly enough.
I am going to start writing again to the blog more regularly. Thanks for sticking by the blog! You’re all awesome 🙂
One thing I have seen repeated on social media groups, Twitter feeds and blogs etc, has been that giving examples of famous dyslexic people can have a negative rather than a positive effect. Using the likes of Richard Branson as a ‘pin up’ for dyslexia can leave some dyslexics feeling down about themselves. So how can we promote the positives of dyslexia without isolating those of us who will never achieve what Richard Branson has? Read the rest of this entry →
Hello folks! Just a reminder that tonight on Twitter we have another dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia chat on #DDChat. The details are as above so hopefully you can work out your timezone from there. Read the rest of this entry →
I am not expecting a response from any of the party leaders, but I wanted to Tweet to the four parties that are most likely to gain votes in my constituency in the UK General Election next week. Read the rest of this entry →
I didn’t see the point of it before but I absolutely LOVE Twitter now. I’ve been using it to advertise this blog of mine, but have found out in the last year just how wonderful Twitter is for interacting with people across the world.
It’s great for raising awareness and for finding like-minded people without being swamped with all the personal details and dramas of Facebook. I can Tweet as often as I like without people kicking off which is great because my short-term memory is so bad that if I don’t get something out of my head then I lose it completely.
But my favourite thing about Twitter is… Twitter chats! Read the rest of this entry →
Wow! So last night was the first dyslexia chat on the Twitter hashtag #DDChat! I was slightly worried when 8pm came and it all seemed very quiet despite my best attempts at trying to advertise the event on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook. These are my usual places for discussing dyslexia related topics and I wasn’t tempted into ‘spamming’ other social media in hope of getting more people involved. Read the rest of this entry →
Do you tweet? Come and join myself plus a variety of wonderful dyslexic people and groups this Thursday 8-10pm GMT using the hashtag #DAW14
We’ll be tweeting about the positives of dyslexia amongst other things. So if you’re on Twitter come and join in on the fun this Dyslexia Awareness Week!
Do you use Facebook? Then please come and give the Dyslexia and Me page a ‘Like’! https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaAndMe
Or how about Twitter? Come and Tweet with me! https://twitter.com/DyslexiaAndMe
I am now vainly writing about myself for #blogging4charity. Well, to be fair, the whole blog is based on my experiences with dyslexia, so perhaps the entire blog is vanity! Who knows why I assumed people would be interested in reading about my life!
I started this blog earlier this year in hope to raise awareness of both dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome. It has been a very interesting journey so far and I have learnt a lot! There were many topics I decided to approach wondering if it really was something linked to dyslexia, or if it was just me! My blog on ‘Socialising‘ instantly springs to mind. I’ve also enjoyed sharing my moments of absolute joy, such as getting a first for my dissertation and graduating from university as well as the struggles I’ve had over the years. It’s almost like therapy! Read the rest of this entry →