Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Updates on Life After the Fire

If you read the blog on the web (as opposed to subscribing through a blog reader), you will probably notice that I am redesigning again.  As a kid I used to rearrange my bedroom a few times a year, and changing my blog's look is my way of rearranging.

You might notice a Facebook link on the sidebar.  I'm working on making that a little less obtrusive, but I wanted you to know that I now have a FB site.  This allows me to maintain a presence on Facebook while also keeping some degree of privacy on my regular page.

I also have been working with a blog designer to start the process of actually creating the Life After the Fire website.  I'm really excited about this project, and I've already been contacting some experts for interviews, specifically on PTSD.  In the meantime, you can read some of their projects (The PTSD Workbook, Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship).

I'm also going to be setting up a resources page on the blog, so you'll likely see a move to a three column design soon to accommodate that.  I get a lot of hits to my post about What to Do When Someone's House Burns Down.  I am going to be adding a few more posts to provide even more information for those who lose their home as well as family and friends who want to help.

The same web designer is going to be building my personal website where I can link published work and my blog.

I already feel so much more productive this year.  I am, unfortunately, still sick, and I don't know when or if we'll ever know why or how to help.  But I am happy to be off antibiotics, and I'm hoping to stay Lyme-free for a long time.

Thanks for reading the blog, for liking me on Facebook, for holding my hand as I sorted through the ashes of my home and survived facial paralysis and killed off bacteria and now worked on my book and other projects.  I have the best family and friends and internet pals.  Thank you!

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