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08 July 2015 @ 10:14 pm
I Am Not Lost!  
I totally spaced on making a post yesterday. Oops. Cuz yes I am still trying to post every Tuesday, so I post at least once a week and Tuesday is good, cuz I don't have therapy that day. But I got distracted on Tumblr. I know what you're thinking, "Oh no, she's fallen into the abyss, we are losing her!" But fear not, I am not lost.

I actually just had a bunch of asks from the holiday weekend that I had been too tired to get to and I didn't want to leave them waiting any longer, especially as a few of them were from some upset people. Well wait, let me clarify, this is my Disableism blog, my spoonie blog, my blog for disabled and chronically ill people. Not like people upset with my fannish posts of Leverage and shit, lol. And yeah, like people are sending me asks for advice and to vent when they have a high pain day or whatever and that is pretty awesome.

Actually the spoonie blogging is going very well. I have nearing 600 followers on that blog - (almost 6 times as many as I do on my fannish blog) - and I get about 3 or 4 asks a week now, which isn't hardly any by Tumblr standards, but is the perfect amount for me to answer all in one night. Like, people send me things to pimp that they think might be useful to other spoonies, because they know I have a bit of followers. Or asking advice on how to deal with doctors or lifestyle changes. Or asking me to post a question to my followers, like "Who has taken this medicine and did it help you?" kind of things. I usually do one new post a night and the rest reblogs and I have had two posts get over 1k notes so far, which is mind-blowing.

And I made a few friends and have had a few nights of just messaging back and forth with some cool geek spoonies, which is rad! And I made like a friend last week of someone I had been following since I started the blog and she mentioned the Michigan weather kicking her ass - (so much fucking rain,you guys!) - and I was like, "Yo, Michigan fistbump!" and then we chatted and I realized like she likes The X-Files and The Hobbit and Star Trek and The Flash and tattoos and fostering kittens and oh yeah, lives less than an hour from me! And her husband is a total comic nerd. So, yay, new friends!

So, yeah, all of that. How are my LJ friends doing? How were your weekends?
 
 
 
lindahoylandlindahoyland on July 9th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
That's great. I like the X Files, Star Trek and kittens too, but sadly live far away!
dodger_sister: familydodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 03:33 am (UTC)
That's great. I like the X Files, Star Trek and kittens too, but sadly live far away!

I was so jazzed to learn that my new friend lives so close, but if I had a teleporter, I'd zap you here too!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 9th, 2015 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm just super tired. Unreasonably so, in fact.
dodger_sister: tireddodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
I'm just super tired. Unreasonably so, in fact

I know this was from awhile ago, but I feel like,you could still be in need of a blanket, so grab one and curl up, babe! Get some rest!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 8th, 2015 11:21 am (UTC)
Irony: Reading your reply after the worst night of sleep so far this school year. Heh.
dodger_sister: tireddodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
See, I knew you needed a good blankie and a rest. Now get better sleep tonight! Don't make me come there and lay on top of you! (Idk, my sister always threatens to lay on top of me and smother when I'm sick. She seems to think it'll make me feel better. I don't buy it, but I will fly there and lay on you if you don't get some rest!)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 8th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe she figures that when cats do it, we feel better? Except for the flaw in her reasoning: SHE IS NOT A CAT! :P

Melatonin tonight, though. Yep!
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on July 9th, 2015 05:11 am (UTC)
Now I'm wanting to look up your tumbler blog... I have a few fb friends, and a co-worker with fibromyalgia.

Glad to hear you made some new geek friends. Geek friends are the best.
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 03:48 am (UTC)
Now I'm wanting to look up your tumbler blog... I have a few fb friends, and a co-worker with fibromyalgia.

These last few weeks, as my RL has gone to hell in a handbasket, I have mostly been doing reblogs of things, but...

Here is my Disableism blog, which you can scroll through and have a look, and also forward to your chronically ill friends. (If you repost anything outside of Tumblr - like on Facebook - add a link to the original post, so the credit can be givemto the original poster!)

Also, if you just want to read my personal posts on that blog, here is the link to those.

And if you want my fannish Tumblr, which is like 95% reblogs, but I think you would enjoy scrolling through it, as you and I share so many fandoms in common, Here is that. Enjoy!

Glad to hear you made some new geek friends. Geek friends are the best.

I started the blog to make some new disabled friends, but of course, as it goes, the ones I was attracted to and befriended all turned out to be fannish geeks too, because we know our own kind anywhere! lol

Edited at 2015-09-08 04:03 am (UTC)
lindahoylandlindahoyland on July 9th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you are still here on LJ.

I had Harry escape through the window and be outside in traffic for 2 hours and then a nasty delivery man with my groceries so quite a week!
dodger_sister: friends foreverdodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 03:51 am (UTC)
Glad you are still here on LJ.

I can't imagine I will ever leave LJ, not until it gets shut down. It is just such a great place for conversations and journaling, much better than any other platform I have tried.

I had Harry escape through the window and be outside in traffic for 2 hours and then a nasty delivery man with my groceries so quite a week!

Oh, this comment is a bit old, but I still remember when these things happened, as I was worried about Harry! And I know the regular delivery guy was upset to heat what bad service you had when he wasn't there. Hopefully he'll always be there from now on!
ranuaranua on July 13th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
That's really cool that you've got a blog that has that kind of reach. Go you :D
My weekend was pretty good. Went to a BritFest con. All things British; t.v., books, movies. It was a lot of fun. Got a sweet vintage James Bond movie poster.
dodger_sister: 80s moviesdodger_sister on September 8th, 2015 03:59 am (UTC)
That's really cool that you've got a blog that has that kind of reach. Go you :D

The spoonie blogging is still going really well. I posted this in July saying I had 600 followers and now I have over 800 and figure I'll have over 1k by Christmas. How unreal, I can't even wrap my head around getting my voice out to a thousand people. Like 70% of it is still reblogs, but still I have reach. Sometimes I don't even do anything with it for like three days and I still keep getting new followers...like I'm not even posting any content, where are you all coming from?! Lol. It is nice though, I am loving it.

My weekend was pretty good. Went to a BritFest con. All things British; t.v., books, movies. It was a lot of fun. Got a sweet vintage James Bond movie poster.

Is BritFest like merchandise, activities, displays, forums, etc or are some actors there as well? Sometimes I think a con would be better for me if there weren't any actors there bc I know I can get lost in the starry-eyed-starstruck thing and I should try a low key thing instead.