One other thing happened when I went to Boston for the Joint Decisions Empowerment Summit and the American College of Rheumatology meeting: I finally got on The Twitter.
Yes, yes. I do know it's not actually called The Twitter. But after avoiding it for so many years I do feel kind of like the old fogy of the internet trying to figure it all out! Luckily the amazing bloggers I met at the empowerment summit were very encouraging.
Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that I am generally quite long-winded, so the 140 character limit is a huge challenge for me! At this point I must admit that I'm not exactly sure what to say on Twitter, but it does seem to be another important avenue for advocacy and getting connected, so I'm figuring it out!
You can follow me at: @MariahForward (or by clicking the button I added to the right-hand menu).