What are the successful ways to blog today in a world full of Viruses, physical, and cyber?

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

There are literally thousands of blogs out there telling you how to build a successful Blog and get this... Here's the kicker... Successful Blogs are Blogs that tell you how to Blog Successfully! OMG!

I could spend more time just reading them than actually doing it.

But what made me sit up and listen was the suggestion that we talk about what we love to do. That's easy. I love to help people. I love to make changes in the world around us. I worked 25 years of my life committed to improving the quality of life for people living with HIV, women living with HIV, and Indigenous Peoples living with HIV. I was lucky to have met the most amazing people that helped me on this journey.


A quick Story

I went to the African continent during the first SARS outbreak 2006 or thereabouts. I recall the concern in the face of a beautiful Sudanese woman on the plane vomiting into a bag, Looking at me with such fear in her eyes. Then I realised she didn't have SARS, which was my first thought. She was terrified of Flying. So I talked to her or instead used hand gestures and calming noises to comfort her. The Airline staff at the time were trying desperately to stop me from helping her, afraid that she may have something infectious. "Look, umm, people, I have the worst deadliest incurable virus already", But I said nothing. And continued to do what I was bought up to do, help people who are stressed.

And then I recalled. The first thought I had was on the plane was the woman has probably got SARS. And there began my journey of understanding the psycho-social impact of living with a virus. Or living with a disease. Where society has certain stigma's and discrimination around illness, disease and viruses. Associated to your race, your gender and your sexual identity.

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