Nancy’s Point is ten years old! That’s right. I’ve been at this blogging gig for ten years. Yes, ten years! There have been 662 published posts totaling, I have no idea, how many words, and there are nearly 19,000 comments. (Of course, many of the latter are my responses to yours.)
You might want to read, You Have Cancer. It was the second post I wrote ten years ago.
When I started blogging, I had no idea how long I’d be at it. Heck, I had no idea about a lot of things—blogging and otherwise.
So, what do I say at this ten-year juncture?
How do I mark/celebrate ten years of blogging?
Well, I am happy to still be blogging. I am happy to still be here, period. Both are things to be celebrated, for sure.
First and foremost, thank you for reading!
A few of you have been reading regularly for the full ten years. (You know who you are.) Some of you have become good friends. Some of you are new here.
I appreciate every dear reader. Every. Single. One. New, regular, sporadic, one-time visitor—any sort. I appreciate YOU!
Y’all keep me going.
Back in March, you may (or may not) have noticed that I changed the above banner on the blog. I finally got around to having someone design a logo. (Only took me ten years. 😏) I was going to write about it back then, but the pandemic happened, and writing about a logo seemed completely unimportant.
Not that it’s important now either. However, I’m telling you about it anyway because this seems like a good time.
About the logo:
The tree is a fall-looking tree because fall is my favorite season. The falling leaves represent loss and grief, topics I care a lot about and often write about. The water represents the little Wisconsin lake I live on. For those of you who’ve been reading from the very beginning, you might remember me sharing that we live on a point of said lake. (Just kidding, I’m sure no one remembers that.)
Hence the name, Nancy’s Point.
Also, Nancy’s Point was chosen (thank you, Dear Hubby, for coming up with such a perfect name) because obviously, this blog represents my points of view. (Now and then, a few readers seem to forget this part.)
So, that’s the story behind the logo. Thank you, Heather, for your design. I think it’s perfect.
Now, about that celebration…
To mark ten years of blogging and to say thank you for reading, I am offering two ways you can be a giveaway winner!
1. I’m offering a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, along with a note from yours truly, to one lucky reader! 10 years x $10 = $100! This is giveaway opportunity number one. USA mailing address required. Comment below stating you want to enter giveaway #1.
2. I am also offering a FREE autographed print copy of my memoir, Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person: A memoir about cancer as I know it, to two lucky readers! This is giveaway opportunity number two. USA mailing address required. Comment below stating you want to enter giveaway #2.
In addition, my memoir, will be available on Kindle for FREE for 5 days beginning today, September 16! Don’t delay. Download today! (No comment necessary.)
So actually, this makes THREE giveaway opportunities!
If you choose to download my memoir for free, please do me a favor and write a review after you’ve read it. Thank you in advance.
How long to I intend to keep blogging?
Honestly, I do not know. There never seems to be a lack of topics to write about—not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I do know I don’t want to hang around too long and become one of those annoying don’t-know-when-to-quit types.
For now, here’s to another year of sharing, learning and supporting one another through the maze that is cancer.
Thank you for reading Nancy’s Point!
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