By Leia of Allsup
I don’t know about you, but 2015 seemed to fly by. Looking back at our blog posts made me realize why it flew by so fast—we were busy! At least once a week, and more often, you find news here from Allsup. We often feature guests from nonprofit organizations across the U.S. as well.
It’s interesting to see what our readers found most valuable. We covered so many important topics. Was your favorite in the top 10?
Allsup did a blog-a-thon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and featured great guest bloggers who shared their amazing stories of triumphs and struggles. The No. 1, 4, 9 and 10 spots were all from the blog-a-thon in October.
“Don’t Get Angry – Get Checked” was a very personal blog post for us here at Allsup. Communications director Dan Allsup lost his daughter, Chris, to breast cancer two years ago while also dealing with his wife’s diagnosis and treatment during that time. “Please Think Before You Pink” offers a valuable lesson about understanding where your donations to breast cancer-related charities actually go. “Living 20 Years With Breast Cancer” gave our readers insights on one young woman’s 20-year “cancer-versary.” And we received a powerful message about “Still Standing” after a cancer diagnosis.
The No. 2 and 5 posts came from groups working to spread awareness of some lesser known conditions. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association shared what it is doing to help those who live with the very real and invisible disability of pain. One group, Spondylitis Association of America (SAA), offered its own top list of concerns for people with this condition. Spondylitis refers to a group of auto inflammatory diseases that primarily affect the spine and other joints. I’m glad we can provide a forum for organizations that raise advocate for those who are too often unheard.
In addition, at No. 3, 6 and 7, our very own disability experts helped readers with tips and education about the Social Security Disability Insurance claims process. No. 3 was “Common Mistakes From a Social Security Disability Expert – Not Applying”. This blog post discusses retirement freezes and why some are hesitant to apply for SSDI.
No. 6 was another common mistake: “Not Telling The Whole Truth With Activities Of Daily Living.” This Social Security questionnaire evaluates how your disability affects your everyday life and is very important to your case. The No. 7 post is “What To Do When Your Social Security Benefits Are Denied.” This provides more helpful details when you are trying to figure out your next steps.
Medicare rounds out our Top 10, at No. 8: “Check Out Medicare When Turning 65 With Social Security Disability,” which gives crucial information about Medicare coverage when your SSDI benefits begin. See the full ranking below—for your reading pleasure.
Allsup Top 10 Blogs – All Things Disability
- Don’t Get Angry – Get Checked
- RSDSA: What We Do For Those In Pain
- Common Mistakes From A Social Security Disability Expert: Not Applying
- Please Think Before You Pink
- Spondylitis Awareness Matters
- Not Telling The Whole Truth With Activities Of Daily Living
- What To Do When Your Social Security Benefits Are Denied
- Check Out Medicare When Turning 65 With Social Security Disability
- Living 20 Years With Breast Cancer
- Still Standing
I’m looking forward to all of the interesting topics 2016 has in store for us.
All Things Disability welcomes a variety of perspectives on topics important to the disability community.
If you would like to raise awareness of your nonprofit organization’s mission, services or disability advocacy efforts, contact Tai Venuti, manager of Strategic Alliances at Allsup.