Yes, Nancy’s Point is two years old! I pushed that publish button for the first time two years ago while I was smack dab in the middle of chemotherapy.
My how time does fly!
Now when I think about it, that was sort of a risky time to put personal thoughts out there.
Naturally, this means it’s time for a bit of reflecting and evaluating. It’s also time for a minor tune-up.
I must admit when I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing or getting into. I had no idea if anyone would read my blog. I had no idea I would meet so many awesome people. I had no idea I would forge some wonderful friendships.
And of course I had no idea I would grieve deeply for fellow bloggers I grew to care about who have been lost to this wretched disease.
Two years ago I didn’t really even know exactly what I’d be writing about. Daughter and now son-in-law kept reminding me that I’d find my voice.
Have I found it? I guess it’s an evolving process.
One thing I did know from day one was that I wanted to share and share candidly, otherwise what was the point?
This is still my goal.
Sometimes this is a fine line to walk. Sometimes I wonder if a person can share too much, but usually I just go with it.
One observation I make today is that I seem to have become wordier. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but’s it’s something I should probably keep in mind…
Another major observation I’m making is that somehow and somewhere along the line I evolved into being an advocate working toward awareness grounded in breast cancer reality, not merely pink ribbons. I never expected advocacy to become such a major focus for my blog. My friend Rachel of the Cancer Culture Chronicles steered me in this direction. She steers me still.
Where will all this lead? Who knows?
I only know I plan to keep at it. For now.
I completely understand how some of my blogging sisters are feeling fatigued and worn down. Sometimes it seems we keep saying the same things over and over. We wonder if anyone is listening. We wonder if anyone cares. We wonder what the point of it all is and if our efforts matter.
Now with Pinktober on the very near horizon, I’m wondering about these same things too.
Someone recently asked me if I planned to keep blogging now that I was “done” with breast cancer.
That question in itself pretty much sums up the reason why I’m not done.
I will never truly be done. Some people get that. Many more do not…
And now on to the tune-up stuff!
There have been a few minor changes on my site. The main one is probably my about page. I must admit it had been months since I visited this page myself. I hardly recognized the person in the photo. My dogs hadn’t changed much, but I sure had. It was definitely time for some updating.
I’ve also added some of my projects on the side bar. I know this is merely shameless self-promotion, but hey, it’s my blog.
I’ve added a mets page because raising awareness about all things mets has become an even greater passion of mine. You might say I’m driven. Awareness without including mets awareness isn’t awareness at all. I can’t forget my mom, Rachel, Susan, Daria, Chez and all the others.
I can’t and I won’t.
Please check the mets page out. I’d love any suggestions on this one as it’s a work in progress.
I removed my general blog roll (but added a mets one on the mets page) for one reason only. I cant’ keep up. There are so many wonderful blogs out there and I have been greatly amiss at not including too many for too long. I apologize for that.
So that’s about it for the tune-up news and reflections for now.
As always, I welcome your feedback.
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who read my blog. Thank you for all the comments as well.
I appreciate every single reader more than I can express.
After all, a blog without readers, is pretty darn lonely.
So, thank you!!!
What would you like to read more (or less) about at Nancy’s Point?
If you have any feedback you’d like to give, I’m listening!