Surviving and Writing About it Has It’s Perks

I am a social media evangelist and I have a long list of people whose social media I manage.  That’s my real job, my morning, noon and night time real job.

Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness (Photo credit: AslanMedia)night, real job. I get paid to do this. I love my job.

I was sitting at my Hootsuite Pro screen one day and I was looking at my “Direct Mentions” and I saw a message from #ismycancerdiff congratulating me on having been chosen as having one of the 23 best breast cancer blogs by Healthline.  I sat there in shock.  I do have a breast cancer blog but it’s rather new, and I write on it because it matches a Facebook page as well as attaches itself to my other real job at Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.

I was mystified.  I reached out to #ismycancerdiff and they wrote back telling me they had a winning blog too so they just thought it would be nice to congratulate everyone.  They sent me the link to the announcement and what to my wondering eyes should appear?  It was this blog that one.  This blog and it’s category about surviving and thriving with breast cancer.  You could have knocked me over with a pink ribbon.

Why has it taken me several weeks to extol my virtues? My name wasn’t spelled right and every author wants their name spelled right.  I sent two faxes and finally I got a response.  I wanted to know why I had been picked and I am thrilled to copy their answer here in this blog and brag.

Regarding ‘more information about this honor,’  these blogs were selected by our editorial team for excellence in the breast cancer blogging community. They hand-selected the blogs based on a number of factors including, but not limited to:


  • Contribution to the breast cancer community
  • Update frequency
  • Quality of writing



Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Warm Regards,


OK Iam seriously impressed – and I am humbled by this award.  I love to kid around but in all seriousness I am still pinching myself and I am very happy to be one of 23.

Thank you


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  • Congratulations on the honour! My blog was also chosen for the list, and it still feels strange that my writing would even be noticed . . . surreal, I guess. But nevertheless – they wrote up a very good article, so I think we can enjoy the small bit of attention. Why not?

    Thanks for sharing their criteria!


  • I have enjoyed reading your blog. I have laughed, cried, and said “go get them girl, Keep Fighting!” As I know you will, keep writing and inspiring others to keep going with a bit of orneriness, a lot of fight and most of all laughter!

    • admin says:

      Hi Brenda are you reading under the breast ca category or in general I always like to know. I am about to start a “forgiveness” series starting with writing from personal experience regarding those I need to forgive and why. I have put that off way too long and while I love to write from a funny side many times this one will be coming from a more serious side. Are you on Facebook? I think you can see my wall (I am very public with my posts) and see my post about my birthday and all that happened. Thanks for your comment.


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