Yes, the world needs another blog

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Here on keithmcarthur.ca, I haven’t exactly been prolific. In fact, I’ve published just six posts since 2011.

But today I launched a new blog where I’m planning to post several times a week. This new blog — myinstructionmanual.com — will chronicle my attempts to live my life to the fullest, to be happier, healthier and more productive.

Why am I embarking on this journey?

About a year ago, I learned that the chronic kidney disease I’d been coping with for the past 17 years had taken a sudden turn for the worse. My kidneys were failing badly, leaving behind toxins that were slowly poisoning my body and my mind.

Fortunately, I was blessed that my sister offered to donate one of her kidneys to me. On April 11, 2017, her kidney was successfully transplanted into my abdomen.

I have a chance at a second life and I am determined not to waste it.

I’ll be cross-publishing some blog posts here, but if you want to see them all as soon as they’re published, make sure to follow at myinstructionmanual.com. You can find today’s post here.

3 Comments

  1. Oh, definitely the world needs another blog. 🙂 And second chances are wonderful things.

    But how can it be that a tech-savvy guy is putting out Uncategorized posts? 😦 Since you’re determined to not waste your efforts now, make the most of your blogging experience by using tags and categories on your posts so they’ll get spread around the Reader — and read by more people. Uncategorized posts go Nowhere.

    I’ve been telling new bloggers this for several months now on First Friday: Word Press allows us up to fifteen tags & categories (combined) so use as many as pertain to the post subject. Check https://en.wordpress.com/tags for more ideas. You can do as you wish, but I use Categories as the “file drawer”: History, Humor, Books, etc Then tags as the files: i.e. Hurricane Hazel; Ontario, Toronto, disaster.

    And now you can delete this comment if you wish. 😉 All the best, eh.

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  2. Keith, thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments. I’m looking forward to getting to “know” you. Kidney disease is prevalent in my family so I am delighted to learn that you were given a second chance with a transplant!. Thanks for sharing your zest for life through your blog.

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