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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Might As Well J̶u̶m̶p̶ Hop!

It's a day late for Nancy's Summer Blog Hop, but here goes anyway. 

1. Who are you? Tell us your genre, how long you’ve been at it, who or what inspires you or whatever you want us to know.

I am known online as Luna, LunaTechChick and also by my name Kimberly.  I started blogging in 2009.  I first started on a CarePage so there would be a central place for me to keep my family and friends up to date on what was going on with me during treatment for breast cancer.  I moved all of that content over to my blog and continued there.  When I learned I was going to lose my hair to chemo and not finding very many pictorials on how the hell long it would take to grow it back to normal, I documented my follicle chronicle with photos every 2 weeks and updated this post.  I tend to be a bit ranty.  Especially about the "pretty pink party" depiction of breast cancer.  

 2. What’s been your biggest blogging roadblock this year and did you come up with a way to get around it?  (If you didn’t, that’s okay too. We’re here to support you.)

Blogging.  Just sitting down and writing.  I've been blogging less and less and less.  After November of 2016 it REALLY became less as I was so despondent about what was happening politically.  And since there's not much going on (thankfully) in my cancerland, I don't blog much.  And now with the pandemic, you'd think I'd be here ranting constantly, but I can't seem to just do it.  But I will try.  So, starting with this (day late) post, time will tell if I find a way around it. 

3. What’s something you accomplished with your blog this year that you’re proud of?

Well, since I've only posted once this year until today, not much.  I guess, though late, I'm pleased with myself for doing this challenge.  Although late.  

4. What are a couple of your best blogging tips?

Use it or lose it.  My dry spells between blogs are getting longer and longer and it definitely shows in my writing.  I've never fancied myself a proper writer, but I think I used to be much better.  I always tried to have a sense of humor in posts.  I always tried to share some personal, non-cancer things too.  

5. How do you handle negative feedback or comments?

September 2021
Of course, negative or argumentative comments hurt.  
I have a very thin skin.  Always have.  If it's over the top offensive, or when commenters argue among themselves, they get the big delete.  Now, I also have received negative feedback in person.  Right. In. My. Face.  That's the worst.  

6. Share a link to a favorite post you’ve written THIS YEAR (or anytime if you’ve been a bit quiet) that you want more people to read.

The post on my hair regrowth is apparently very sought out. 

If You're Happy And You Know It... is a good insight into how I feel about people constantly telling people to be positive all the time, when we know that's just not possible. 

Pretty much any on this list.

Yikes!  Got a little carried away there. 

Well, there it is.  Better late than never.  


MyLeftBreast said...

I've also stopped blogging since 2016 as well. It really took a toll on my ability to write, since so much of my mind was focused on politics and I simply refuse to include that toxic world into my blog. I would love to hear from you again, so I hope that you find your voice again. Glad you took the leap to do the hop :) xo Claudia

LunaTechChick said...

Awww thanks! It really is hard now isn't it? I have made a few little political comments here & there and a post or two. It's just hard to get back into it after being gone so long. But I'm going to try. I enjoy your blog too & I love keeping up with you on social. Thanks for the encouraging comment here!


Nancy's Point said...

Hi Kimberly,

I'm so glad you decided to join in. Better late than never, right? Actually, turns out I was able to add you to the list. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to or not. But it worked! So you can still hop around if you want to and perhaps a few will hop to your blog as well.

Regardless, I love your blog so I hope you get back into writing posts, when you feel like it anyway. Your voice is something special and it's needed!

Happy hopping and happy fall! xo

LunaTechChick said...

Hey Nancy!!

Awwww thanks so much! I really will try to write more. It did seem to start out as therapy. And not just for bc, but sometimes to have a release about how difficult it is for O & me to even just grab a bite after a long day. Several (hopefully humorous) posts have been done about that.

That you, such a great & accomplished writer, enjoy my blog is amazing. Love your blog too. And I love that we are friends! <3

indefatigable said...

Hi, nice to meet you through the bloghop :)

LunaTechChick said...

Hi indefatigable! Nice to meet you too! Isn't Nancy's bloghop great! I really like your blog style! :)