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Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writer's International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council for Tesaro, Inc. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

One Year of Blogging: Meeting People from Around the World

This month marks one year since my first blog was written. At first I thought, "What will I blog about? Will people be interested in what I have to say?" I wanted it to be about life, not just ovarian cancer. I had read a variety of blogs some of which interested me, while others less so or not at all. Just as my book Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir is going to be of interest to some, it will not be for other people. And that is okay! One of the miraculous and wonderful things about life is how beautiful and unique we each are.

I have had over 6,400 page views of my blogs over the past year. The 54 blogs have covered a wide range of subjects, which I hope have inspired, educated, or raised your interest. I learned a lot doing some research and exploring my social and spiritual or religious views. It has been a time of self-growth! I appreciate the comments (107) I received, and welcome you to leave more in the future. They are interesting and helpful.

I have made new friends, renewed old friendships, and continued others. Some of you are in distant lands, which I would love to visit sometime. Viewers were from all over the world, but most were from the following countries:

  • United States             
  • Russia                          
  • United Kingdom          
  • Canada
  • Australia                                                           
  • Ukraine
  • France
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Netherlands

The purpose of my blogs are to help each of us learn, be inspired, and to live life more fully as well as increase awareness about ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer affects people everywhere. If it were isolated to a certain culture, race, or region, perhaps it would be easier for science to determine the cause and therefore, find a cure. Proceeds from the book sales go to ovarian cancer research. Thank you for your support and I look forward to another year of blogging around the world.


  1. Thank you Karen for sharing your life and your inspirational thoughts over the last year. I look forward to more this year!!!

    Amy Ingalls

    1. Your support and encouragement is appreciated, Amy.