It wasn't long before I started using the blog to raise awareness about melanoma. I wanted people to see that melanoma isn't always the cut-it-out-and-you'll-be-fine type of cancer. It's sneaky, incurable, and fast. I wanted to share the daily struggles, the fears, the latest surgery scars and scan results. I wanted people to see that at only 23, I was paying for that tan I just had to have.
I never expected this blog to open so many opportunities for me to raise melanoma awareness. I'm just a Virginia gal who loves to write. I write from my heart, which sometimes pisses people off. I admit my fears. I share the latest news. I bitch. I cry. I live.
This blog has surprised me in many incredible ways.
Today, it surprised me yet again...
Today, Sharecare named the top 10 skin cancer bloggers. I came in at number 2! How I made this list, I don't have the slightest clue. According to the press release, "Officially known as "Social HealthMakers," these bloggers are among the most influential people in health and wellness on the Web, according to a ranking system based on more than 100 individual metrics."
The list is made up of mostly doctors; however, a few of my melanoma friends were recognized as well! Katie of Pretty in Pale and Susan of Jillian's Journey with Melanoma. I'm so proud of them. If you haven't checked out their blogs, do so.
I want to thank all of you for reading my words, sharing my page, and continuing to follow me during these last 2 years. I wouldn't have made this list without you.
To read the full press release: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sharecare-names-top-10-skin-cancer-bloggers-2013-07-09
To meet the other bloggers: http://www.sharecare.com/static/top-ten-social-healthmakers