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Nancy’s Point turns 10 & my biggest giveaway ever!

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!

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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.

Woohoo!

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.

Woohoo!

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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Thank you for sharing this post!

It’s feedback time AND time to enter the giveaway of your choice!

(Feedback time has no expiration time.)

Giveaway #1 and #2 entry comments must be left no later than 5 pm CT, September 29th. Winners will be announced here on this post and also via my newsletter.

$100 Amazon gift card winner was Judy. Beverly and Kristie each won an autographed copy of my memoir. Congratulations, ladies. Thank you to all who participated!

Which giveaway opportunity would you like to be entered in? Please comment letting me know which one you want to be entered in. (Yes, you can enter both.)

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

What’s your favorite sort of post—informational, guest, rant, personal story, grief related, advocacy oriented, product review, opinion or other?

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Beverly Etheridge

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hi Nancy! Congrats on your ten year mark! I just love that you don’t sugar coat your experiences. You tell it like it really is and I appreciate that as a fellow survivor. I would like to enter both of your giveaways please. Thank you for your writing and honesty:)

Tracy Kozitka

Monday 28th of September 2020

Love your blog, fb and instagram posts. I’d like to be entered for both. I love how you keep it real. You give me hope, but you don’t gloss over the truth. Cancer sucks, the lingering effects suck. I’m so happy to be here, don’t get me wrong, but I feel downright guilty if I dare to say out loud to my friends and family, this is hard. It’s never over. Every ache I have makes me think it’s back. I’m exhausted and feel 86 instead of 46. And I feel ashamed to say it, I know so many people who didn’t make it to complain about being exhausted, it makes me feel guilty. Fear, survivors guilt, aches and feeling like crud, all rolled into one. And we try to put a happy face on so the people around us don’t feel uncomfortable. I’m glad I found your blog. It helps to know all these feelings are not me going nuts. Happy ten years of blogging ♥️

Kristie Konsoer

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

I loved reading how you named your blog. It's perfect. Blogging material keeps presenting itself so I believe you will still be blogging years from now. I would like to be entered in Giveaway #1 and #2. ❤️

Jenelle

Monday 21st of September 2020

Congrats on the anniversary of the blog. I cannot tell you how much it/you have meant to me as I struggled with my diagnosis, mastectomy, reconstruction and the rest over the past 5 years. Still struggle. Your book is great. Such an honest, heartfelt description. I loved the salty words. Don’t know why that Is so hard to take for the pink brigade-I find it cathartic and helpful. I hope you are progressing with your recovery. Bless you girl.

Carolyn Thomas (@HeartSisters)

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Happy 10th BLOG-iversary, Nancy! I did mean to comment on your 'new' logo (lovely choice!) and also YES I do remember both the 'point' you live on at that lake of yours, AND your 'point' of view! So clever you are!!

As a Canadian, I don't qualify for your generous celebratory giveaways, but I do want to thank you for the years of support you have offered to other women through your writing, and personally, for the kind way you have always supported me, my blog and my book.

Although you and I write about two very different serious diagnoses, I know we have often agreed that the profoundly life-altering moment of "becoming a patient" is what unites all of us who hear those terrible scary words.

Best of luck to you, my friend. hugs C.

Nancy

Monday 21st of September 2020

Carolyn, Thank you so much for taking time to leave such kind remarks. Here's to more years of writing/blogging for both of us. xx

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