I realize that next month, it will be three years since I wrote my very first post here. I began with the idea of promoting my book, but it soon turned into something much more. Miracle Survivors has become a place for community; for people coming together to share their stories, learn about resources, and yes for me to share my deepest thoughts and emotions. Little did I know that I would get so much back from you and feel so supported.
I had a little exciting news yesterday. Miracle Survivors was listed as one of the Top 23 Breast Cancer Blogs in 2012 by Healthline, a site devoted to sharing health information and news. I’ve received notices like this before, most of the time I wonder about their criteria. But this site actually took the time to thoroughly review each blog. Many of them are by fellow blogging friends; others were new to me. I always chuckle when they describe this site as a “breast cancer blog.” It is so much more. I’ve always said there are more colors than pink, so I try to stick to topics that appeal to anyone who has cancer or loved ones with cancer. There is plenty of resources out there for breast cancer, but not so much for people with other rarer cancers and especially metastatic disease.
It was an honor to be recognized, but I know there are many other deserving sites out there. I don’t always have the time to read everyone’s blogs, but here are a few you should check out:
1 Up on Cancer : A super informative site that offers information on both conventional and integrative treatments and resources, along with some inspirational stories. Rachel, a breast cancer survivor who runs the site, takes her time to thoroughly research each topic. Come by for a visit!
Brenda’s Blog: Brenda looks at cancer from both the survivor and caregiving perspective, losing her first husband to cancer. She shares wonderful information, details of her own struggles and is very supportive of us stage IV survivors.
: Marie is an Irish breast cancer survivor and prolific blogger who shares supportive and informational posts for all of us. Her generous nature is evident as seen by her Weekly Roundups, where she shares blog posts by fellow bloggers. I simply don’t know where she finds the time to do this, but I appreciate her tipoffs of the week’s most interesting and inspiring blog posts. I just learned she is taking a hiatus but hopefully will be back soon.
Then Life Happens : Angela shares inspirational stories and encourages readers to capture the healing power of sharing theirs. Her radio show, Your Story Matters, is insightful and heartwarming. And she has just launched a book!
Calling the Shots : Beth speaks from the heart and her art. A thriver, artist, adoptive mom and breast cancer advocate, Beth encourages us to be proactive patients, while honestly acknowledging the challenges along the way.
I hope you get a chance to check out these blogs, as well as some of the 22 other blogs on the list. I know there’s more! If you weren’t mentioned, please leave a comment and share with us about your blog!
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