Shyra Ely finds a world of support through blogging

When Shyra Ely suffered a torn patella tendon last month, the former Tennessee Lady Vol felt overwhelmed by all of the resulting thoughts and emotions.

“I just had so much stuff in my head,” said Ely, who was preparing for her WNBA season with the Chicago Sky. “I couldn’t think straight.”

Rather than go to pieces, the 6-foot-2 women’s basketball forward reached for a piece of paper and began writing everything down. Taking mental inventory inspired Ely to write a blog about her plight and discover, in turn, the therapeutic value of social networking. The ripple effect from her blog has reached Twitter, Ustream and e-mails.

Sounds like something worth blogging about.