PERMISSION TO FORWARD AND RE-POST ON OTHER FORUMS, SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND USE IN NEWSLETTERS. PLEASE TWEET AND RE-TWEET ON TWITTER. Letters to the Editor. Many people affected by the illness M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) have been keeping a diary for decades. It is an ideal way to record symptoms, experiences and feelings, as they happen and look back to see if anything can be learned from it. But individual M.E. sufferers are losing the best opportunity there is to compare all their observations with fellow patients, from all over the world, simply by not sharing them, as they could so easily do. To achieve this connection, for everyone's benefit, the M.E. Community Trust.org is inviting M.E. sufferers, to keep a diary in a uniform way, in order to attempt to better understand the cause, onset, progression and possible outcomes, using the benefit of a much bigger population for statistical analysis and mutual support. Safety and confidentiality is insured by each diarist, assuming an alias and saving data to their own computers to avoid any hacking or personal abuse. A more thoroughly explanatory press briefing has been sent to every national and local newspaper in this country,in the hope that features editors and health journalists will want to give it the further coverage it deserves. In addition, we have "ambassadors" in every country in the world - including Europe, USA & Canada, Australasia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa - who are publicising it in the same manner. It also appears on our companion Facebook page, My M.E. Diary 2012 Trial - http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-ME-Diary-2012-Trial/186206768135247 As a prelude to potentially the most ambitious longitudinal study of M.E., on every continent, M.E. sufferers are invited to send an e-mail from their assumed name to firstname.lastname@example.org with "My M.E. Diary 2012 Trial" in the subject line today, or lose one of the best opportunities ever for combined co-operative strength. Think of it this way: If you don't do it, why should you expect anyone else to. Everyone who does makes the collective M.E. voice more audible and this awful illness more visible. Yours sincerely drjohngreensmith@mecommunitytrust. org Dr John H Greensmith ME Community Trust. org Some countries still without ambassadors to distribute letters and press briefings for this project. Some M.E. suport organisations conspicuous by absence of support. Two few diarists signed up. Please don't lose a good chance like this by leaving it to others -- who may be doing the same!