This year was not my most productive - this is my 41st post of the year. That is an average of only 3.4 posts per month. In July I only wrote one post. In June, I posted more than three because I couldn't wait to share all the research news I heard at the ASCO annual meeting. Attending that meeting as a survivor/ research advocate is a real privilege and I recommend that if you are a research advocate you apply for a scholarship to attend. Then in November I tried the WEGOHealth Health Activist Writers Month Challenge but I ended up only writing seven posts. But I enjoyed the prompts that I did respond to.
My most popular posts of 2016 were:
As a member of the Board of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for ovarian cancer research I oversee the social media (Facebook, Twitter) and the Foundation's website content. I also volunteer with ASCO, serving as a patient representative on a tumor board and guideline panels. Then I spent time in October working on a presentation and attending the AZ Patient Summit in Portugal.
And of course time with family( always my first priority) cut into the time I would spend writing blog posts. There are times I question whether or not I should continue writing this blog. But I always come back to my original goal for the blog - to help other women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Even if I help and support one woman a year I feel I've accomplished something.
So I will keep on writing.
Every Day is a Blessing!