Did you recently encountered the question “Why do you blog?”. I do, and I always find the time to read through posts just to know why bloggers do what they do. You might be amazed at what you’d discover. From the bland, to the usual, to the eccentrically mundane reasons, bloggers have various opinions for setting up their blog. As for me, after more than 2 months of writing in this blog , I finally decided to write a post about why I blog and why I chose dialysis and kidney failure as my topic.
Why do I blog?
I blog simply because I like doing so. I am not much of a talker, and I can easily express myself through writing. I tend to grab every opportunity to write about something, and blogging, as most people could attest to, is one excellent way of doing so. Thus, here I am, blogging my heart out.
Why blog about Dialysis and Kidney Failure?
If you have been to this blog before, you’ll know that the reason behind this is fairly obvious — I am suffering from Kidney Failure and had been under Dialysis treatment for six years now. On my earlier days of writing on Dialysis Postings, my primary aim was to simply have an online journal. A kind of personal diary where I could write about my experiences with life in kidney failure and dialysis. But seeing how powerful a blog could become, I was encouraged to rearrange my purpose.
I am still blogging about my experiences in living with dialysis. But I also blog with the hope of creating awareness on the issue of kidney failure. This is a significant issue that most people wouldn’t even notice. I really can’t blame them, for I myself was completely ignorant about it before. Until I got diagnosed with the disease. It is true that it’s quite hard to detect kidney failure early enough to avoid it’s devastating effects, because it doesn’t show any symptoms on its early stages. But I do believe that having adequate information about it would forewarn people on its gravity, and would encourage them to have the initiative to take action before it’s too late.
If you are at risk of getting kidney failure, it ’s wise to have yourself screened for kidney disease. Let my past attitude of nonchalance be a lesson to you so that you won’t find yourself in regret of not having to take any action before.