This is post #629. I know, I can’t believe it either! There is still a thrill and a certain amount of apprehension every time I hit that publish button. It’s freeing and a little scary and a bunch of other things all at the same time.
You always hope for the best, but you never know for sure how your words will be received. You never know which posts will resonate and which ones will tank.
Writing of any sort is a gamble. An exercise in vulnerability. A little revelation into who you are. It’s risky. But it’s worth it. So worth it.
(If you have ever considered starting a blog or doing any sort of writing, do it.)
Putting your thoughts into words and sharing them with the world (okay, that’s a stretch, but you get my point) is pretty darn mind boggling, when you think about it.
Connecting with others going through similar and at the same time, very different things, is pretty wonderful.
I clearly recall the first time I hit that publish button nine years ago. That time, it was definitely heavy on scary.
I don’t feel nearly as apprehensive (though I still feel a certain amount) when hitting that button these days. I’ve found my voice. I’ve gained confidence. I’ve come to realize I’m not alone. For these things, I have YOU, my Dear Readers, to thank.
Sure, sometimes I wonder what keeps me churning out blog posts. How much more can I possibly have to say about the shitstorm that is cancer?
But I guess we can talk about that another day.
Today is about saying thank you. Thank you for being out there. Thank you for sharing, commiserating, validating, listening, commenting, supporting and all the other things you do on a regular basis to help keep this blogger and this community going.
Thank you for reading Nancy’s Point!
Might as well go for ten years, right? (I’m game if you are.)
From the start, I’ve always ended each blog post with a question or two because I want to know what YOU think.
So, I’ll end this post by asking the same question I asked at the end of that first one…
Besides the darn cancer, what brought you to my blog?
Just for fun, share where you live and how long you’ve been reading, if you want to. Also, feel free to let me know what you want to read more (or less) about.
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