On Wednesday 28 May, 2014, my blog had it’s highest daily activity with 2,438 views and 1919 visitors. The stats page breaks it down further, saying it had 1.27 views per visitor. I’m not sure I know what the difference is between views and visitors, or what that last figure means either, but does that even matter?! The blog that day was titled 17 Things not to do or say to a person with dementia and evolved into an updated list of 20 things not to do or say to a person with dementia.
I’ve been blogging almost daily since 2 September 2011 having published 1,131 blogs, and for a year it was twice daily with a kitchen chat and recipe in 2012. That chat evolved into a new blog In The Kitchen where I now add a new recipe most weekends. Blogging is definitely a creative activity, and makes me think and use my brain a lot, works on neuroplasticity, it has become my memory bank, and a sometimes very busy chat between others. Thanks to Julie and Julia, my niece Nicole and Sally Parnis for leading me to blogging!
Blogging has also increased my sense of being wanted and my well being and it is something I now love to do, so thanks to you the three above for inspiring me to start blogging, and to all of my readers who inspire me to keep going! It is truly a wonderful antidote for living with dementia, and as more people with dementia start blogging around the world, we also get to have our voices heard and in our own ways, help to change our own futures.