Sunday, November 15, 2015

3000th blog post

My blog post is not about numbers or volume or anything like that but recently I realized I was nearing 3000 blog posts. Today is number 3000. My blog started June 2, 2007, 3089 days or 8 years, 5 months, 14 days ago.

I set out blogging as a way to vent my feelings and keep my friends and family updated through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, which would be a year or so and then I would return to my 'new normal'.

It didn't work out that way. Not many of my local friends or family read my blog. I am still working on that 'new normal' (and if anyone ever finds it, please let me know where it is), and my health still sucks, even though there have been no new cancer misadventures.

I still benefit from my nearly daily blogging. It allows me a way vent my feelings on my sub-par health which is really what I need. I also like to think my so called 'words of wisdom' have helped others deal with breast cancer and other not so fun medical crap.

Along the way I have also met many wonderful people online who are dealing with their own medical crap and they have become friends, although we have not nor do I think we ever will meet in person. But we are friends. And as a result I have a bunch of greatly appreciated supporters when I go through my own bumps in the health roller coaster.

I think I will keep blogging, I see no reason to stop as long as it continues to help me.


2 comments:

Kathryn said...

What a milestone, congratuations on 3000!

Rebecca said...

That's a lot of writing! I bet you've helped a lot of people. You said something that caught my attention, how most of your friends and family do not read your blog. Most people I know don't read mine. I have thought about that recently and I am not sure how to take it. Is it because it is painful for them to read? Is it because they want to move on? Do they care? Who the heck knows. I realize I do have a support group. They don't have to be related to me. Everyone who connects with me through my blog is a supporter of mine and I too consider them friends.

Writing has helped me heal and it continues to help me. I am glad it does the same for you. xx