Archive for April 9th, 2012

April 9th, 2012

This week’s #HAchat: Storytelling & Health Activism

by Amanda

Well, Health Activist Writer’s Month is going strong. So, in honor of this month (and our #HAWMC) we’ve got some fun Health Activist Tweetchats planned for April. If you’re participating in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge or simply want to share your two cents about what it means to be a great storyteller – you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s chat.

 

Join us at 3pm EST on Twitter to discuss – Storytelling. It’s an art, it’s a huge part of being a human, it’s integral to communication, and there’s always some way to improve.  Health Activists, in particular, have a very important role in the “storytelling” world – utilizing their personal health experiences (and life stories) to help others. It’s no easy task or small feat – but how exactly do you go about doing it? What’s the best way to tell your story while still being able to invite others into your world and, even more challenging – help them live better and even be able to tell their own stories.

 

We’ve got a lot to discuss but could really use your thoughts on this topic – especially as more “writers” take to the web. Is there a wrong way to go about storytelling online? Are there best practices you’ve found over the years? What’s something you’ll never share in your blog?

 

We’ll be here: http://tweetchat.com/room/HAchat# at 3pm EST tomorrow and hope to see you there!

 

 

April 9th, 2012

HAWMC Day 9

by Jackie

 

Keep calm and carry on. Quick history lesson. The Keep Calm And Carry On posters were originally commissioned by the British government during the Second World War as morale boosting posters. The originals were destroyed in 1945 and were not rediscovered until the early 21st century. Now part of the public domain, parodies of this poster have sprung up everywhere.

So here is your chance to a British designer, write your own Keep Calm poster. It can be inspirational, funny or pure randomness. Can you make it about your health condition? Decide on an icon and colors for the poster as well. Now go to http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/ and create your own. Share a bit about your experience with today’s prompt and post your poster to your blog.

Was it difficult to write concise statements? Were you able to write about your condition?

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 9 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page - so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.

 


 

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