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Celebrating 11 years of blogging & my biggest book sale ever!

Celebrating 11 years of blogging & my biggest book sale ever! Woohoo!

Yep. 11 years. I’m sorta amazed I’ve been at it this long myself. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be blogging about cancer, grief and loss for 11 years. Of course, never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get cancer either.

To be clear, we are celebrating 11 years of blogging, community, sharing, learning from and supporting one another. We are not celebrating anything about cancer. Nope. Uh, uh. There’s not one little thing (other than meeting some nice people) to celebrate about cancer. Cancer sucks. Period.

As I’ve mentioned before, whenever someone asks me what I do, the next logical question I get is, what do you write about? When I tell people I write about cancer and grief; well, let’s just say you can see the uncomfortableness kick in. Often they don’t know what to say next. Awkward.

Which is exactly why I write about cancer and grief. We need to talk candidly about these topics. Maybe if we did talk more openly and honestly, conversations about them wouldn’t be as awkward.

Those of us who blog all have different goals, but if you’re interested in reading some of my blogging tips, these posts might be helpful. Or not. Depends on your goals I guess.

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This post is to celebrate 11 years of blogging. It’s also to celebrate 11 years of readers sharing what are often very personal, intimate details about their lives that have been impacted by cancer, loss and grief.

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Why did I start this blog?

My mother’s experience with metastatic breast cancer, and then my own breast cancer diagnosis roughly two years after her death, continue to drive me – one blog post, one word at a time. MBC will always be at the heart of my advocacy.

Okay. Fine. But why do I keep blogging?

I love to write. It seems to be my purpose these days, or one of them anyway. Blogging is my advocacy platform. It’s also part of my author platform. Writing is work. It takes a lot of time and energy. I think long and hard about every single post I publish, heck, about every single word I write/post. I probably overthink every word way too much.

But hey, that’s what I tend to do. Overthink things. Which isn’t always good, I might add.

My blogging anniversary is always a time to do a little reflecting, planning and evaluating. It’s a time to look back, yes, but it’s also a time to look ahead.

Year 12 on the blog will hopefully continue to be meaningful for you and me alike. I’m excited to keep the conversations going and to continue sharing, learning from and supporting one another in the chaos that is cancer and through the heartache of loss – any kind. And yes, I will step out of my lane, too, whenever I darn please.

As a way to celebrate and say thank you, my books, Getting Past the Fear: A guide to help you mentally prepare for chemotherapy and Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person: A memoir about cancer as I know it, are both ON SALE!

And it’s my biggest sale ever!

This is a temporary price slash. So, if you’ve been wanting to read my books but haven’t gotten around to it, this is a perfect time.

The Kindle version of Getting Past the Fear is temporarily just .99!

Click on the book image below to purchase.

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The Kindle version of Cancer Was Not a Gift is temporarily just 2.99! Print version price is temporarily slashed to 8.99! (Lowest price ever for both!)

Click on book image below to purchase.

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Both books are also available in pdf format via the book tab at the top of this page.

If and when you do read one or both, or if you already have, it would mean a lot to me if you left reviews on Amazon.

As always, 10% of profits from book sales will go to support advocacy and research specific to metastatic breast cancer.

Finally, whether you’re new here, a loyal reader from way back (you know who you are), or just happened to stumble onto this site today, thank you for stopping by.

Thank you for reading Nancy’s Point!

Let’s see where year 12 takes us, shall we?

Don’t forget to visit the Nancy’s Point FREE Resource Library when you get a chance. More new stuff will be added soon.

It would mean a lot to me if you shared this post. Thank you!

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What first brought you to Nancy’s Point and what, if anything, keeps you coming back?

What would you like to read more (or less) about?

Share any sort of feedback you feel like sharing.

Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Congratulations! I am going to say what I say each year on your blogoversary :-) I remember so well when you first started blogging and it has been just so wonderful to see how your blog has evolved and grown and how you've become one of our strongest and most supportive voices online.


Sunday 19th of September 2021

Marie, Your support has never wavered. I remember the first time you "noticed" my writing and how that in itself cheered me on. You continue to support so many of us. We're grateful. I'm grateful. It's part of the reason I get so much pleasure from supporting other bloggers/writers. I want to play it forward too. I learned from the best! :) Thank you so much for taking time to comment so kindly. xo

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