Now Playing: Day 839-The Final Road To Survival
This is going to be an educational blog this evening folks so get out your pencils and pens.
Someone brought to my attention today the worldwide famous book, "The Diary Of Anne Frank."
The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank ultimately died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages.
The interesting facts are that names of her family and friends were used but altered a bit. In the published version, names were changed: the Van Pels are known as the Van Daans and Fritz Pfeffer is known as Mr. Dussel. Some personal friends were quoted as "Friends." I assume what one is trying to say is there were never actual names mentioned. Just like life every day isn't perfect. Having an autobiography means there will always be people named unless you live in a cave. Hey! maybe even cave men back in the day had cave-blogs, heeheeheehee... Just think, if everyone in the world got mad about the facts of life there would be no amazing and heart felt autobiographies such as "The Diary Of Anne Frank" to publish nor would there be blogs, Twitter or other online social sites.
Another interesting fact is: As of February 16, 2011 there were over 156 million public blogs in existence and included in that count are personal blogs.
A dear friend brought it to my attention today that Twitter is considered one of the most popular online blogs. It is a way for others to post smaller online diary inserts without having to write a lot. Some sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family, and are much faster than emailing or writing.
A recent proposal idea by Tim O'Rilley suggested that one of the most successful ways to have a blog is to ignore the Trolls. Another person suggested not using names which prevents one from being sued, use a plural instead (friends, family, relatives, groups, colleagues, associates, neighbors, etc).
I guess what I am saying is blogs have become extremely popular and new blogs are being created every single day. They have also become a very therapeutic way for medical patients to express their true thoughts and feelings. I have also heard from others regarding human life still living on after their loved one has passed through their personal blog. Many enjoy going back through their loved ones photos or personal every day accounts of life as it is. Please also keep in mind that being sick isn't fun nor a party. You must understand there will always be ups and downs in the life of a patient and those around them. My own personal blog has been extremely therapeutic to not just myself but thousands of others around the world. Many have reached out over the past few years to thank me personally for keeping it "real" in which ways they could relate.
As of today this blog has reached out to over 127,000 readers and the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign website has filled over 1,911,000 server requests. If it wasn't for the out pouring of support who's to say where I would be in my GP journey, but thanks to everyone I am still here and keeping the great fight alive! Thank you to all the celebrities, government officials, religious leaders and my Angels-the GP family for always having my back and believing in ME.
God Bless you all!! Xoxoxoxo