We admit, it snuck up on us. We have been posting here at ALS Connect since 2016, and it didn’t really occur to us to check in on how many posts that was. But as it turns out, this is the 200th post since we started back then. So it seemed appropriate to take a quick look back before we start into the next 200.
Our most viewed post overall is very appropriate for the current season, and weather. “Tips to Beat the Cold for People with ALS” has been viewed more than 1,500 times since we published it back in 2019. Not far behind is our look at ALS Advocacy efforts in Congress from 2020. And fittingly, also among our top ten posts by overall views are quite a few that include the stories of people with ALS in our community.
Indeed, our category “Living with ALS” includes 81 posts, including the reoccurring series “Perspectives: It’s All How you Look at it” by Gregg Ratliff, “Walk a Crooked Path” by Saundra Stewart, and “Dispatches From a Former Caregiver” by Scott Liniger. Not surprisingly, “Caregiving” is next on the list of our most used categories, and also not surprisingly, “Awareness,” “Research” and “Advocacy” round out the top five.
We’ve also posted quite a bit about our events like the Walk to Defeat ALS, including remembering all we have lost to this terrible disease. And back in 2019 we remembered the 5th anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge and what it meant for our Chapter and the fight to end ALS.
As to how most of you have found us, the majority of you found us via Google, with Facebook and our website being the next most common. And while the vast majority of you are from the United States, we’ve had visitors from more than 130 countries from every continent except Antarctica.
Overall, we hope we’ve lived up to the promise from our first post, where we said:
Here you’ll find stories, resources for caregivers, local event updates, research and advocacy news, as well as details on opportunities to engage with our Chapter and supporters.
We hope that you’ll find this a place where you can express your thoughts and share your perspectives. We look forward to growing with you as we embark on this new journey. Thanks for stopping by!
So once again, thanks for stopping by, and we hope you will continue to do so. If there are is something you’d like to see us get to in our next 200 posts that we haven’t in our first 200, add a comment here and we’ll do our best to make it happen. ALS does not stop, and neither do we.