I just recently took one of the Twitter psych tests and it turns out I am very connected but not very emotional on Twitter.
I wondered, is that a good or bad thing? Was that darn test insulting me or setting me straight?
I do admit that I try to keep my emotions offline and my words of wisdom online. My strategy is to share news and information about technology relevant to moms, families or anyone involved in social media. But it is times like these where I feel emotion index will be rising……
For some time I have been dealing with some of my own treasured family members that have cancer. It is such a personal struggle I have found it hard to share online. But I gain strength by reading the posts from a strong network of cancer bloggers (some of which are Silicon Valley Moms Group bloggers including Susan from Why Mommy, Linsey from MeTooYou , BlogHer bloggers, and more).
Another special person who has showed their strength online by sharing their family experiences with cancer is Anissa Mayhew. I met her when she wrote for Deep South Moms Blog but then starting following her personal blog Free Anissa and another blog called "Hope4Peyton" about her experiences with childhood cancer.
But on Wednesday I saw information on Twitter about something that happened to Anissa and I got really worried. Then I happened to be talking to Barbara Jones first thing that morning and she informed me that Anissa had a stroke. It has been inspiring to see the support online for Anissa through a blog posts with information on how to support the family (and Mister Linky lists where people can share their posts on Anissa) to a page set up on CaringBridge.org. Lotus Carroll created a page to enable those wanting to put twibbons on their Twitter profiles. Even the Bloggess did a great job of posting her emotional and (as she does so well) funny thoughts and practical links to help Anissa. A PayPal link was set up for those that would like to help the family using PayPal.
But the most powerful posts are those from Anissa's husband who is posting on Hope4Peyton.
A big cyber-hug and get well prayers for Anissa!