My Top Seven Posts from My Several Worlds in 2020

Top 2020 Posts from My Several Worlds

First of all, the fact that I got so much blogging in this year is wonderful beyond words. When I first started blogging in 2007, I used to blog every day! Showcasing my top lucky seven posts from My Several Worlds in 2020 is a fun way to end the year.

After MSW became a successful travel blog, I moved into travel writing and publishing and didn’t have as much time for this site. Plus I wasn’t sure how to transition My Several Worlds from a travel blog to a health blog.

I also had an additional problem for many years. My personal writing went downhill because I was spending too much time in publishing.

When you work in publishing and you’re editing for others while producing regular content for four magazines and a dozen books each year, it affects your personal writing. It really does. I know, because I’ve done it!

After I left that job, I took a long break from writing before getting back into publishing as a freelancer.

As I’ve become more housebound over the past five years, I’ve been able to devote more time to content here on My Several Worlds. That hard work has paid off! I’m also so happy to be recognized by Heathline and WEGO Health for my advocacy work in 2020.

This is probably the worst year all of us have faced together, but there is always a silver lining. In my case, it was reaching new heights with health advocacy and I have some very exciting news and a huge collaboration coming up in 2021. Be sure to reach out if you’d like to connect and work with me. I’d love to hear from you!

Today’s post showcases seven posts from 2020 that I’m most proud of on My Several Worlds.

My first time doing this was a challenge for travel bloggers back in 2010. Back then, each blogger posted their seven favorite articles. (No stats included.) This is all about you. I thought I’d resurrect this idea for 2020 – a decade later to showcase what I’m most happy with this year. We must celebrate the little things, right? I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to jump on board if you’d like to publish a similar post. The content is 100% original, but the post idea is not!

Here are my top seven posts from My Several Worlds in 2020:

1)    MY MOST PERSONAL POST

October 12 is World Arthritis Day
World Arthritis Day – Why It Matters to Me – Arthritis Everywhere

2)    MY MOST POPULAR POST

8 women in pain health bloggers that you should follow by Carrie Kellenberger at MySeveralWorlds.com
8 Women in Pain Health Bloggers You Should Follow

3)    MY MOST IMPORTANT POST ABOUT TAIWAN

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Taiwan – 3 December

4)    MY MOST HELPFUL POST

Suggestions for people who want to help someone living with chronic pain
How To Be A Friend To Someone Living With Chronic Pain

5)    A POST WHOSE SUCCESS SURPRISED ME

Advocacy Work and Chronic Illness
Advocacy and Volunteer Work When You Are Chronically Ill

6)    A POST I FEEL DIDN’T GET THE ATTENTION IT DESERVED

The Cost of Chronic Illness and Maintaining and Income When You Are Chronically Ill by My Several Worlds
The Cost of Chronic Illness and Maintaining An Income When You Are Chronically Ill

7)    THE POST I AM MOST PROUD OF

Invisible Disabilities Awareness
Learning About Invisible Disabilities with Carrie at MySeveralWorlds. Learn more about how patients live with invisible disabilities and why we need more awareness.

Don’t forget to pin it! Thanks for being with me on this journey of mine. Your support means the world to me and to others like me.

Wishing you all the best for 2021, from my home to yours.

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

7 thoughts on “My Top Seven Posts from My Several Worlds in 2020

    Claire

    (December 16, 2020 - 11:24 pm)

    You have done so much excellent advocacy work in such a difficult year Carrie, so I hope you are really proud of yourself!! You definitely should be. And thanks again for including me in one of the posts. So kind of you x

      Carrie Kellenberger

      (January 7, 2021 - 11:45 am)

      Thank you so much, Claire. And obviously I’d include you! You’re amazing. So glad we met last year.

    Marina

    (December 19, 2020 - 12:51 pm)

    I can’t believe you used to blog every day! I also love how you broke down your shared blogs into categories! I hope more people read the post about the cost of chronic illness!

      Carrie Kellenberger

      (January 7, 2021 - 11:45 am)

      I can’t believe it either, but I did. The first two years of blogging were intense, but I brought in a lot of work and discovered the quickest way to rank a blog is to get content up quickly. Plus it’s all a great reminder. I’ve kept journals since I was a girl.

    Sheryl Chan

    (December 20, 2020 - 4:27 pm)

    Great roundup Carrie! I love that you included your personal favourites too and those that need more awareness!

      Carrie Kellenberger

      (January 7, 2021 - 11:44 am)

      Thanks, Sheryl! It was fun to resurrect this idea as it was originally a travel tag post. I was supposed to tag other bloggers, but decided that might not work in this day and age. 🙂

    Scarlet

    (January 7, 2021 - 9:52 am)

    It’s great to have you here always advocating and supporting people with chronic pain diseases. Looking forward to seeing more from your blogs in 2021!

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