Holy crap! I just realize that a year ago today was when I started blogging!
Here is my very first post (November 22, 2009), titled "Introduction":
This morning I have decided that I should start blogging about everything related to hearing loss (personal and non personal). It would be great to hear (no pun intended) from others about these issues. I have a lot of stories to share about my hearing loss. I am always on the lookout for hearing related issues in the media.
A little about me: My name is Elizabeth or (e.
I have a hearing loss. I am profoundly (almost completely) deaf in my left ear and moderately (somewhat) deaf in my right ear. I wear a behind-the-ear hearing aid in my right ear. To me, my hearing aid resembles a flesh colored plastic shrimp. I have been wearing hearing aids since I was a toddler. Currently, I am a teacher of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. I know American Sign Language, but I am not a native or fluent signer. I started learning sign language about six years ago. It is what led me to become more interested in hearing loss and Deaf culture.
"What's up with the (e ?" you are probably wondering. This is my logo created by Jose Gross. The e is my ear and the ( is my hearing aid. Isn't that cute? :)
I had no idea that I would still be blogging until today and how much fun it was going to be. I have learned a lot, thanks to my readers and their comments. I have had some thought provoking questions asked, I have been challenged, and I really enjoyed the touching and personal stories so many of you have shared with me through comments or through emails.
If I did not have such wonderful readers, I probably would not be blogging. Thank you for taking the time to read my postings and leave comments (comments are like crack for me, I can't get enough).
Thank you DeafRead and Deaf Village for including my blog in your sites. They helped bring many readers to this little blog. They also introduced me to many other informative and interesting D/HH bloggers. You guys are awesome for doing what you do.
I really enjoy doing this and hope I can continue this for at least another year.
Thanks for reading! Blog on!