This is a post out of the ordinary.
It is a post that I write, after thinking for sometime… I
PAUSE – Because I started to feel I’m blogging for the sake of fulfilling my (heavy & punishing!) commitment of Monday cartoons, Tuesday guest posts, Wednesday blog series and Friday Q&A. It’s punishing because I’m very particular about what goes on my blog – I always read up all I can before I publish my blog post or guest interview.
THINK – For the past 19 months, I have devoted my time to make EczemaBlues.com the place for parents with eczema children to go to. I started this blog in Jan 2011, with a simple purpose – to provide a lighthearted yet comprehensive resource for parents.
I believe I’ve achieved that.
Starting with information posts covering topics I myself like to know more, my blog has expanded over the past year:
Aug 2011 – Started my Monday cartoons of 101 things that Moms with Eczema Child do Differently; already 51 are published.
Sep 2011 – Started my first Wednesday blog series – Causes of Eczema (based on Prof Hugo Van Bever’s review article) and has since worked with Dr Christopher Bridgett on Combined Approach series, Toby Amidor (MS, RD, CDN) on Eczema Kids’ Nutrition, Laura Verallo Rowell Bertotto and her mother, Dr. Vermén Verallo-Rowell on Sensitive Skin Product series.
Nov 2011 – Started my first Friday Doc Q&A with Dr Bridgett, and Prof Hugo Van Bever, Dr Liew Woei Kang and Sue Atkins have also helped in Doctor Q&A.
Mar 2012 – Started my first Tuesday Extra segment with Dr Sears Lean series on Raising Healthy Children.
Along the way, I’ve also started my support group and has been faithfully organizing face to face meeting bi-monthly since Aug 2011. I’ve also initiated the very first eczema fund in Singapore with my donation in Jan 2012. I’ve designed and printed my calendar and book ‘A to Z Animals are not Scratching!’, both personally illustrated for eczema kids. Just two weeks ago, the Eczema Support Group (supported by NSC Health Endowment Fund) had its inaugural event! Phew.. with so much going on…
RE-FOCUS – I feel that with all the information on my blog, it’s a comprehensive & fun resource for parents. While I’d still continue working with experts and doctors, I’m not going to hold myself to Tues, Wed and Fri posts weekly. So, don’t be alarmed if you don’t see a blog post!
Instead, I’d be focusing more time on Eczema Support Group and connecting with other parents in Singapore. Also, I’d find time for my own endeavors – I’ve books to write and to design/illustrate and many more ideas… all put on hold for the past 19 months and now, finally, I’ve decided to focus a little more on myself!
Hope everyone’s supportive!