Friday, July 31, 2009

New Structure for RunSickboyRun

So I've been working through some possible changes for this blog with Mandi and this is the best that we have come up with. I've asked the you guys what you want out of this blog and most of you answered for me to be "more personal" and to share my "life experiences" with Cystic Fibrosis (as well as for Mandi to post more often :)). Well, I've listened and I think this new blog structure can accomplish that as well as hold me accountable in attaining my goals. So here it is, please let me know what you think and if you have other suggestions:

Mandi/Mom Monday- You've asked and I've listened. Mandi has agreed to post at least once a week on various topics including, but not limited to, relationship issues with a CFer, motivation for a CFer, workout/running tips, as well as anything else that comes to her awesome mind. I'm working on my mom to join in on the fun as well and post some blogs on her perspective of being a CF mom to an 80's baby. If your reading this mom, WE NEED YOU! I'd appreciate you guys leaving some encouraging comments for my mom and your need for multiple perspectives, especially from a mother who has "been there, done that".

Top Ten Tuesday- Here I will list my top ten of pretty much anything, CF related and not CF related. This will give you a chance to get to know me on more of a personal level. It could also e a fun thing for other bloggers out there to try!

Workout Wednesday- Every Wednesday I will update you guys on how my workouts are going as well as keep you informed on stats like my weight and total mileage for the week. This will still hold me accountable for trying to push myself to actually become a runner.

Thankful Thursday- Sometimes I think we can all get a little lost on how much there is to be thankful for. Here I will tell you what I am so thankful for in my life and why.

First Friday- This blog theme was started by some other fibro/cysta bloggers out there and I don't see why I can't make it a weekly thing. Instead of running down a list, I will take a single "first" in my life (could be CF related or not) and try to capture how I was feeling at that moment in time.

Sound-off Saturday- This day could turn out to be one of the more interesting days on this blog. We all have different views/experiences when it comes to life and how we see the world. I'd like to find two people with different views and have them express those on this blog. It could be anything from healthcare reform to lung transplant vs. no lung transplant to hospital stay vs. no hospital stay to how Mandi and I "saw" our date night. It will have the feel of a "he said, she said" forum. I'm looking forward to it.

Spotlight Sunday- Every Sunday I will highlight the Cystic Fibrosis blog that either touched me the most or just one that I feel people need to read. We have a lot of great bloggers in the CF community and I want to make sure that you guys know about them.

So that's what I'm thinking as of now. What do you guys think? Any suggestions? Are you guys still interested in this blog if I make those changes? Like I've said before, this blog is for you guys and I want you to love it as much as I do. So let the suggestions/comments/questions begin...give it to me. I'm ready!

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Kellee said...

I am so so excited!!
I dont know what Im more excited about..Mandi or all the other 6 days lol!!!

I really hope your mom joins 2! I just know she could help us all out alot!! With M's mom passing I sometimes find myself saying "uhh if I just had a CF mamma"

Anyway Im so flippin excited for all the new stuff!! Ahhh

How are you doing with getting back in to "fast world" time and activities?

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

I'm adjusting alright...things are still slow, but tonight is "date night" so things should pick up!


Michelle said...

Nice I like the changes!

CG said...

I was meaning to write you a response for this one. I think your blog needs more Ronnie info, and some well, structure. Now that you have so much on there, it is hard to find stuff on there if we want to know the past story on you. Does that even make sense. Maybe you could move to a three column layout and on one side, make lists like

"Favorite Exercise Posts"
"Best of Mandi"
"The Life of Ronnie", etc.

The labels don't work for you anymore because every label has so much!!!!

I love the themes for each day of the week. I am going to try to do something similar so that I won't overwhelm my readers with too many narrative posts, and so that I can make sure to be informing my readers about CF while I am writing about my take on the issues.



OceanDesert said...

Sounds fun!.. You know I'll be following :)

casey jones said...

This is great ronnie, some more things on sunday or saturday could be silly/serious/sarcastic/special or "sounds good" saturday, where you tell about a song you like or something....

Katey said...

The new structure sounds awesome...I can't wait! I love it when other bloggers can respond to a specific topic! And i'm looking forward to learning more about you too =) Hope your date night went great!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great! Can't wait to read!!

Michelle said...

I like the new structure! I can't wait to read more and learn more...your blog is really awesome! I hope you & Mandi had a great date night!

Graciy said...

I am really excited because and for Mandi. Being in a relationship with a CFer is kind of it's own world. There is nothing like having someone to talk to who has been there. I can't even tell you how many nights I have stayed up on the phone talking to kellee about pooh and mac and cheese =0)

I know I can speek for most of us CFwives when I say we need your blog. Since your one of the only guy CFers out there blogging the insite hits closer to home.

Your CF is so diffrent from my hubbies but I really would like to know more about your GI stuff.

Sydna said...

Looking forward to the changes! I just came across your blog 2 weeks ago and have enjoyed reading. Thank you! It's nice to read something positive in relation to CF. I my mom had found this when I was diagnosed at 11 - it would have been a huge help to her.

niki36 said...

Love all the new ideas and I'm really excited about them! I definitely think some posts from your mom would be a great addition.
Hope you guys enjoyed a well deserved date night =)

CFsteph said...

I think I am going to enjoy your new format. I love how you keep things fresh.