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8 Suggestions For Starting Your Own Health Blog

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Each of us has a unique story to tell. Perhaps you have read other blogs and even wondered if others would be interested in your perspective.

If you are wondering on how to get started in sharing your health story/blog with others, here are eight suggestions for beginning to share your message with others.

1) Every person's story is different.

Even though you may have the same diagnosis as someone else, the way that you experience the symptoms can vary. While some of us may be more similar than others, each of us has a different chemistry. We are still a set of individual experiences.

Sharing your story may alter another person's outcome. We can learn from each others' health stories. After all, creating healthy optimal outcomes is something we all desire.

2) Check your medical facts with a reputable peer-reviewed source.

There are many medical and wellness conversations on the web. If you are providing medical answers or advice in your blog, make sure that you cross-check your work with a hospital website like the Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan Health System, or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

It is best to hyperlink such a site as your reference point, especially if you are not licensed to practice medicine. This also gives your work some credibility. It shows your readers that you care enough about your topic to put some research time into it.

3) Be authentic with your piece.

There are a variety of ways to express your message, but being genuine is the best practice. If you do not believe in something, or have doubts about a new healthy living technique, it will make it more difficult to write. And many times, this is when writing comes across more as a sales pitch than a true heartfelt story.

4) Don't be afraid to share personal details.

Whatever your situation might be, there is certainly a risk in sharing details about it. However, providing your account is an inspired approach that will grab the reader's interest. Your piece will embody a different tone and spirit when you open up about your thoughts.

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We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.