Get the Word Out Wednesday #6-2015

Get the Word Out Wednesday

Thank you for stopping by and please be sure to tell everyone you know (bloggers and readers) about the opportunity to spread the word.

It is has been another fun filled week here at The Zippy Zebra Household.  I have been reaching out to more chronic illness communities in hopes to “Get the Word Out” asking them to share their “Real Life Stories” for our Tuesday and Thursday series.  If you are interested in sharing your story please do so by emailing it to or click here for more details on what we are looking for.

I have been speaking to some great women in the EDS community including a paranormal author Rebecca Howard-Patrick whose current series contains a protagonist with EDS. Her first book is available on Amazon at a discount right now Windwood FarmMysti Guymon-Reutlinger author of Journey to Health: A Holistic Approach to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  And a model, still working despite her EDS complications.  All have agreed to share their stories in our “Real Life Story” series and I can’t wait to begin sharing.  I am not certain when these will be posted due to time constraints and deadlines everyone has but I have been promised they will share.  I want to be honest and share in advance I have not had to opportunity to read either of the books above as I just discovered them recently BUT I have ordered both and can’t wait to begin the next time I have a little room to breathe.

If you or someone you know is an author, blogger, video person or has a story to share please send them our email and ask them to share with us.

I also began a “Closed” facebook group for encouraging those of us who find it difficult to do the everyday things in life (dishes, getting out of bed, laundry, dinner), etc… Check the details out at  “Celebrating Each Day, Each Project, Each Accomplishment at a time.”   You can request to join here.   It is to offer encouragement to each other as we make plans for the day and try to complete them.

We will be hosting a “Get the Word Out Wednesday” Link-up EVERY  Wednesday for blogs featuring articles that will help those with a chronic illness.

This linkup is not only for zebras but ANYONE with a chronic illness that has a personal story, help (allergen-free recipes, ideas), adaptation ideas, testimonial or anything that would be helpful or encouraging to others, (even sharing a day in your life).

The idea of the “Get The Word Out”   link-up is to spread the word about our illnesses, adaptations, short-cuts, tools, articles, stories, etc… and support each other during this sometimes lonely journey.

Bloggers struggling with pain and challenges can visit other sites, while non-bloggers can find others like them and follow along while offering encouragement to one another.

I LOVE fun crafty, save money, anything goes linkups but the “Get The Word Out” Link-up is not one of those.  We will have a few rules to keep the links useful and uplifting to our readers.


1.)  Blog Links must be family friendly and link to a post.  Not a home page.  You may link up to 3 posts in one link-up party.

2.)  The links used can offer personal stories of your life with a chronic illness, pain, handicap, physical challenge or invisible illness.  Income earning ideas for those with physical challenges (not promoting your downline specifically-it must be an actual post sharing what it is how and it helped you.)  Tools (splints, braces, grabbers, kitchen tools, etc… that have helped you in some way to “adapt” to your challenge (illness), recipes adapted to deal with an allergy, articles on helping a child with physical or mental challenges (diet, behavior, sensory, ADD, ADHD, etc…), articles on awareness, information, compiled useful lists, etc…

3.)  If you are a reader and do not have a blog but would like to offer an article you feel would be helpful.  Just leave the name or a link in the comments and our readers can look it up and I will contact them about joining our weekly link-up.  (Hopefully as word spreads we were have an abundance of articles to offer.)

New To Link-ups?

Bloggers here’s how:

1.)  At the bottom of this post you will find a blue button that says “Add Your Link”.  Click on it.

2.)  Follow the instructions on the next page.   Please remember to link to a specific post and not your main page.  (We encourage readers to explore your page but do not want them to get frustrated and quit looking if they cannot find the article they originally wished to link to.)

3.)  Stop by a few of the other blogs and leave a note of encouragement on the articles you enjoyed.  Feel free to mention that you were sent there through this linkup.  (To encourage them to link-up again.)

4.)  Please link back to The Zippy Zebra.  I do not have a special button yet but feel free to use the icon at the top with an embedded link OR a simple text link will do.  (If you dont know how please message me and we can walk through it.)

This post does contain affiliate links (the easiest way I know to share).  For details on what this means click here.


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