The Menopause Diaries was created in July 2015, when, on my personal site, I started a post with these words:
Menopause is a bitch!From: Menopause, The Symptoms
The idea came to me while I was writing about suffering from menopause symptoms, and I wanted others to write about it too. Creating the meme, gave others a place to link their posts. I created the meme button, and asked others to use this in their posts when they linked tot he meme.
Essentially it was just a meme that ‘sat there’ for anyone to link to. No prompts, but a never-ending linkup. I thought it might be too hidden on my own site, so I moved it to the Wicked Wednesday site, and called it a ‘resource meme’ which essentially is what I wanted The Menopause Diaries to be.
And I still want that.
For months now I have been thinking of what to do with this meme. I am still suffering from symptoms of menopause, and I believe we have to talk about it more; to share our experiences. The thought kept going round in my head: I should do more to bring this meme to other’s attention. Not talking about it, and not even writing and linking to it, meant people for got about it.
Last night, I finally decided to take the step: I registered menopauselogs.net and started working on this site.
The Menopause Diaries finally has its own home, and will be turned into a monthly meme.
~ Marie A. Rebelle