Your Journal is essential, of course, but CaringBridge can lighten your load in lots of ways. Below is a round-up of favorite features, and how to use them, as identified by those who know best — your fellow CaringBridge authors.
Bills keep coming, no matter where you are in your health journey. To help with healthcare expenses, many CaringBridge authors choose to set up personal fundraising campaigns. CaringBridge makes this easy, through a partnership with GoFundMe, although other online fundraising platforms are available.
If you choose to set up a GoFundMe or other personal fundraiser campaign, you may connect the campaign to your CaringBridge website in Ways to Help. Then you only have to share updates once.
And, if a family member or friend has already established a personal fundraising on your behalf, you include the link in a Journal entry to help get the word out.
Click the Ways to Help icon to identify and communicate support you need now, knowing you may update and change as you go along. Reminder: Family and friends are ready-and-willing to support your health journey; telling people what is actually helpful will help you, too. Among the Ways to Help:
When a friend or family member comments on your Journal updates, you or anyone can respond to that comment. If you would rather not have the ability to reply to comments on your Journal updates, you can turn this feature off in your site settings.
For speed and convenience, many authors add the CaringBridge icon to the homescreen of their smartphones or tablets — no app-downloading required. Here's how to do it:
Any time want to visit your CaringBridge website, simply tap the icon on your homescreen.
Now you are able to visit your CaringBridge website by simply tapping the icon on your homescreen.
CaringBridge How To Video on Site Settings and Cover Photo
We've introduced new features to CaringBridge so you can easily access and manage all of your information in Site Settings. Learn how to add your own Cover Photo and how to see who has visited your site.
Customize Privacy Settings
You are in full control of your privacy options at CaringBridge. You may make adjustments to these options as often as you’d like, by clicking "Site Settings," followed by "Privacy."
To learn about the features of a CaringBridge website and how it can make a health journey easier, view the How It Works page.
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