4 Awards; Oh Wait, Never Mind – Make That 5!!!

It appears to be some kind of blogger award season, because in the past week I received to nominations for different awards, but two separate bloggers.

The first nomination came from My Fitness Journey with Fibro (https://myfitnessjourneywithfibro.wordpress.com/), and is the Sunshine Blogger Award. This recognises positivity and creativity in a blog, and I will accept it this weekend.

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The second nomination came from Being Aunt Debbie (https://beingauntdebbie.com/), and is the Blogger Recognition Award. This award highlights high-quality, well-written blogs from across the internet, and I will accept this one in a couple of weeks. I want to keep my content varied; I wouldn’t want you getting bored of acceptance speeches!

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I offer a big thank you to both of the above; keep an eye out for the upcoming posts!

Participants Needed!

Sarah Hilton is a student at the University of Derby studying spa management, and for her dissertation she is studying barriers that make visiting a spa difficult for the disabled. Here’s all the information you need in her own words:

“I am looking for participants for my dissertation on the experiences of wheelchair users when they visit a spa, trying to identify the various barriers encountered – information, social, environmental – for my spa management degree at the University of Derby. I have 13 questions which cover the entire journey through the spa from booking to departure, and none of them are personal or go into great detail.

I decided to choose this particular dissertation subject as I have a friend who has M.E and uses a wheelchair daily. After accompanying her around London, in and out of restaurants etc and witnessing the difficulties she faces, I decided to apply this to my degree and investigate what barriers wheelchair users face in spas, to try and make a difference. The findings will be presented to the World Summit for Accessible Tourism (Destinations for All 2018) in Brussels in October, so it is a great opportunity to get your experiences and voice heard on a larger scale.”

For more information on how to get involved (via Skype or a messenger app as preferred), please contact Sarah on s.hilton3@unimail.derby.ac.uk

Diary of a Disabled Person: Collector’s Edition.

Ever since starting this blog in January 2017 I’ve been asked about writing a book countless times. I have decided that now is the time to announce that I am giving serious thought to doing just that, and using my blog as a template for a book.

This won’t be happening any time soon; I will need to edit and reorder blog posts to suit the book format, and I will also be adding some exclusive content which will take some time to put together. I am then going to need an editor or two to proof-read and validate my work – I have a couple of people in mind and they will hear from me shortly.

I also need to register as self-employed and look at how, once written and edited, I should go about publishing the book. Chances are I will opt to self-publish, and while I would love to have the book printed, e-books may be my only viable option financially.

I can only ask that you are patient with me as this is a monumental undertaking, but I think the hard work will pay off. Any financial support that can be offered to help bring this project into existence would be very much appreciated.

In the meantime, please keep reading my blog!

The Leibster Award Strikes Back!

I am extremely excited to announce that I have once again been nominated to receive the Leibster Award, taking me up to a total of three awards received in a matter of months.

I am planning to accept the award a week from Sunday (1st July).

A big thanks to Alex Squire at The Life Quadraplegic for nominating me. https://quadlifeblog.com/

What it Takes to Bring a Blog Post to Life.

Most people assume that being a blogger is an easy ride, so I’ve put together some info-graphics depicting how much time and effort it takes to bring just one blog post to life.

From Concept to Complete.

From Concept to Complete Story

Your donations help support me financially, and enable me to call myself a semi-professional blogger. However, for a limited time only your donation could get you something else in return for your money; a signed original copy of one of the illustrations from the second series of short stories! Illustrations Advert

See yesterday’s blog post “Competition Time” for more details.