brianjackson.io is now officially 1 year old!
Thank you everyone for your support over the last year. You reading and sharing is what keeps this blog alive! Thanks to you, brianjackson.io has hit a steady 10,000 visitors a month without any paid advertising, and I have no intention of slowing down.
Personal Struggles Over the Past 6 Months
I usually don’t talk about myself on here but 2014 has not been an easy year for me. Back in March I began developing abdominal pain which became increasingly worse week after week. Finally after going to see my doctor he did a blood test for Celiac Disease. The blood test came back positive. So I immediately went gluten-free in order to bring down the inflammation. After over a month of eating gluten-free my symptoms were actually getting worse. I scheduled an appointment this time with GI. Upon getting an endoscopy and colonoscopy it turns out it most likely wasn’t Celiac to begin with, rather it was Ulcerative Colitis. So I have been in a lot of pain due to inflammation in my colon. Right now I am on some very expensive medicine ($800 per month) to get the inflammation down. This blog has always been an outlet for relief. I love blogging, always will, and hope to dedicate even more time to it as I get better.
To show my appreciation to all of you for reading my blog posts over the last year and sharing, I will be throwing a giveaway here shortly within the next couple weeks. Trust me, if you work in marketing you will want to get in on this.
Again, thank you everyone for reading and sharing! I truly do appreciate it.