This September everyone is invited to join the:


What is it?

It's a way to connect the Spoonie community, so we can support each other, learn from each other, one blog at a time.

If you are living with a chronic illness you already know that you need to carefully plan your daily activities to avoid over exerting yourself, this is what makes you a Spoonie.

The term Spoonie originated from the Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino. If you haven't read it before, I highly recommend it! Does the story sounds familiar to your own life? Then I welcome you to the Spoonie club.

All Spoonies have a story to tell, so why not share it! And share it with people who understand and can support you. Through good days AND bad days.
I find inspiration and comfort reading about the journeys of other Spoonies. I have found so many wonderful blogs (and people), and I know there are many more great ones out there just waiting to be discovered. It's always nice to know we are not alone. Our disease may be invisible but we don't have to be.

To create a blog network just for SPOONIES!

(My long term goals are at the bottom) 

You can get involved in the SUPER SPOONIE STORY SWAP by either being an author or a reader or both! No pressure!

Links to all submissions will be displayed here:

So here's how to get involved!

Want to be an author?

It's simple. Write a blog post about what it means to YOU to be a Spoonie. The ups and downs of YOUR Spoonie life. (This is our first topic for the Super Spoonie Story Swap just to help get the network started).

There are no limitations. No minimum or maximum word count. Use words, pictures, videos. We are limited enough by our disease and this is one time for you to be free to say how YOU feel with NO JUDGEMENT. The most important RULE (if you can call it that) is to just be YOU.

Be sure to mention that you are taking part in the SUPER SPOONIES STORY SWAP to help spread the word and help build our Spoonie Blog Network.

Even better put this logo somewhere in your post/blog:

To submit your story please visit the submission page. There's more details/instructions there too!

Things to know about submission:
  • Once your entry has been received and processed, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
  • This email will also contain a link to your entry as it appears in the Spoonie Blog Network.
  • If you are a blogger, anyone who wants to read your submission will always be linked to your own blog. After all it’s YOUR story and this will help introduce others just like you to your own blog and build your own reading community.
  • If you are a non-blogger, that's okay. I have a special page on the Spoonie Blog Network just for you. If you decide in the future you would like to start your own blog, just let me know and I will adjust your submission to link back to your new blog!

Want to be a Reader?

Here's where you can find the list of submissions:
See an entry to like, just click the link! Read it, enjoy it, comment on it, and even share it. Be sure to let them read your own story too! Feeling inspired? Why not write your own post!
Submissions on Topic 1 will be received up until September 30, 2014. This is help me get this project set-up, there will be lots of opportunities to join in later, but hey why not be one of the first!

Please, remember that this is a startup project and the look and feel of the Spoonie Blog Network may (and will likely) change as I learn how to best meet your needs. Afterall, we are building a Spoonie network ONE blog at a time.

Eventually, I want blogs and their post to be easily categorized and searchable. So when you want to read about someone else's experiences with a particular illness or with a certain situation you can easily find it without the hassle of Googling over and over and turning up empty-handed. A one stop place to find the information YOU need.

Each time you write a new blog post. Let me know, and I will add it to the Spoonie Blog Network. It's that simple.

The serves only to organize and centrally locate all links to entries provided during the creation of the Spoonie Blog Network. However, will not be responsible for misinterpretation, misrepresentation of any entries and their associated blogs as outlined in the disclaimer for If you have any questions/concerns please email:

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