Woman’s Day Magazine asked me to participate in a story about breast cancer bloggers. I hope that you will read the article and that you will visit the four other breast cancer blogs that were included in the story.
It was really a great opportunity for me to spend some time reflecting on the experience of blogging about breast cancer. Goodness knows, I reflect on the breast cancer experience often enough– but reflecting on blogging about it? Well, that’s a bit of a different twist.
By and large, writing this blog has been really good for me. But every so often, it just isn’t. And then I disappear for a while. Which is why I don’t typically think of myself as a good breast cancer blogger. Good bloggers don’t disappear for a while. That’s kind of the cardinal rule for blogging: consistent posting.
Once, after kind of a lengthy absence from posting, I wrote a post about the unfortunate fact that sometimes breast cancer bloggers stop posting for tragic reasons.
But I think that breast cancer bloggers are probably willing to cut each other some slack. We understand that life is complicated and that we have an obligation to protect ourselves from stress whenever possible.
If there is one thing about my breast cancer blog that I am proud of it is this: I have replied to every single email from a breast cancer survivor who has reached out to me.