No right or wrongs with this one…

This isn’t ‘research’ as such. I’d say it’s more aiming to gain a bit of an insight into an area as part of wider research.

I’m doing a project, which is part of my work at the moment, and a side-line of this project is to gain public opinion on certain things. First topic for discussion is IBS (or Irritable Bowel Syndrome). What I’m looking for is completely honest, open, frank opinions on the condition and I feel one of the best ways to do this is to ask those of you who read my blog.

I’m not interviewing you face-to-face, i’m not quoting anyone’s opinions anywhere, I’m just simply looking for opinions on the condition out of personal interest leading up to the project I’m doing. There are no right or wrongs, there are no judgements- I’m just interested to hear what you have to say. And I’ll be adding a contact form to this in the hope that those of you worried about sharing your opinion, will have their mind put at ease a little!

So get sharing those opinions with me- do you know anything about the condition? Do you have an opinion on those who suffer from it? Have you had any experiences yourself? You get the idea!

Thanks for your help readers!

Advice needed please!

Okay bloggers, it’s been some time since I wrote and when I say some time I actually mean almost a third of an entire year. I’m back at university with dissertations and essays to write galore so my apologies, but it’s been hectic.

I’ve decided it’s important to make a bit of time to do the things I enjoy though or else i’ll end this year with a great piece of paper but will think back on it as a big stressed blur. So i’m going to try and blog again. How often I don’t know. To be honest i don’t even know what path I want to go down but blogging nonetheless is what I enjoyed a while ago and what I would love to get back into now.

So i’m looking for a bit of advice. Firstly, on how to actually get this blog thing going! For instance, do I need a specific theme or do people enjoy reading about whatever ramblings the blogger wants to talk about that day?

And secondly, i’ve got my idea for the book I’ve always wanted to write. But again, I have no idea about getting this thing going. Of course I can read all the self-help ‘how to write your own book’ articles out there but i’m trying to see if any of you have got any experience? I’ve written my first page purely because I had the inspiration so what are people’s experiences out there? Do you just write where the inspiration takes you or do you spend a year planning every detail first?

Thanks in advance for any answers I get and hopefully will be blogging again soon!