Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Using Twitter to Keep a Pain Log

I have questioned whether Twitter could be a valuable tool beyond marketing, and now I have found an answer. "Now is the time for those of us who have a chronic illness to let Twitter worked for us!", Lisa Copen Writes for "Chronic Illness and Pain Support".

A Private account on the social networking tool, Twitter is perfect for chronic pain sufferers to keep a pain log or daily diary. Lisa gives 5 steps for using Twitter.

1. Create a private account just for your pain log.

2. You can send posts of 140 characters or less from your cell phone as well as computer.

3. Start by sending posts about anything you want or answer the question, "What did you do today?".

4. Print out your posts before your next doctors appointment and highlight any changes in pattern or pain.

5. Use a program on your computer to manage more than one account, so that you can keep personal and non-personal Twitter accounts.

These ideas make it much easier to keep my daily diary. It is sometimes very difficult to find the time each day to write things down, but Twitting is something I already do. Maybe it is something you may want to do now, as well.

-- Andy Honaker