Saturday, 8 March 2014

One Crazy Week - In The News!

So this week has been absolutely crazy! At the end of February a couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the lovely Harriet from SWNS news. They're the UK's largest press agency and Harriet had happened to come across my blog and contacted me on twitter saying she wanted to do a piece on it as she thought it might get interest from others who might be in the same situation. So after several phone calls with Harriet, she'd got all the information she needed and I sent her some photos from my blog, as well as photos of me before and after treatment.

Harriet then pitched my story to the papers and it was picked up and published online at the beginning of last week. I was getting emails and telephone calls from lots of different people wanting to know about my blog and my cancer diagnosis, having interviews on the radio and a reporter and cameraman for BBC South East came round late Wednesday afternoon to interview me... Friday lunchtime and Friday evening I was shown on the local news. It's been completely bizarre! However I am extremely thankful for the exposure my blog and 'My Cancer Story' has had over the past week and all the emails I've received, from people who have also been diagnosed with cancer, to those who have been touched by my story. Thank you for your kind messages and I hope that my blog posts on 'Dealing With Cancer' have made a difference to those reading, even if it's just one person.

Below are the links that will take you to my story featured in different newspaper articles online:
The Mail Online
The Argus
The Huffington Post
Kent & Sussex Courier
The Sun
BBC News Sussex

I did a pre-recorded radio interview with Bright FM and spoke to a journalist from the Sussex Express just the other day. I'll also be featured in a Women's magazine later in the month, but I'm not sure when these will pop up, so I'll let you know when I know!

Thank you again for all the support and lovely messages I have received, I am very grateful that my story has had such a positive reaction, so thank you.

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  1. Babe! Super cool blog!!! I just started following you on Bloglovin' :-).. I would appreciate it and would love it if you can follow back!



    1. Aww thank you lovely! I've followed you back :) xxx

  2. That was how I actually found this blog and I am very glad that I did x

  3. I really like you're blog! Your an amazing girl and you inspire so much people!
    I found this blog via a online article in a Belgian paper! (Yes, I'm Belgian :-)) And I really like your blog!
    Keep on doing this! It's so cool!

    1. I do follow your blog on Bloglovin byt! I also started blogging recently, so if you want you can follow :) (It's in English)

    2. Thank you so much! That's really lovely of you to say! Aah no way, a Belgian paper, that's crazy! Didn't know it was there! Thank you so much though, I really appreciate your follow and the feedback on my blog! I think I'm following you on bloglovin too lovely, I normally follow people back! :) xx

  4. Hi Emily - I saw the Sussex tv snippet - so I'm pleased so many journals, papers, local organisations have picked up on your blog ... as I've said - you're doing a great service for many.

    Also writing can be very therapeutic ... there's a youngster I blog with the in the States and it was suggested that as he enjoyed writing stories and poetry he should start up a blog - he also has suffered as you have done ... I was introduced to him via another blogger in the States ... and one year when he was going in for treatment ... she asked us to post something for him ... about 30 or so of us did - he was so chuffed. He's now in his early teens ... so younger than you.

    I email with him now .. and I'm his grandblogmom! The lady above is his blogmom .. and he emails to a lady I continue to visit up at the Nursing Centre .. which has changed her life and given her something to look forward to ...well I print them off here ... and leave them for her to read ...

    There's so much that can come out of blogging ... and thus I'm so pleased you are giving us your own voice.

    One crazy week - indeed ... just enjoy it and let it roll ... congratulations .. Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary!

      Thank you, I hope it's made a difference to people, even if it's just the one person!
      Wow, that;s amazing, that's really lovely of you to blog with him and encourage him so, I do hope he's doing well. That's really lovely.

      Haha, it's calmed down a bit now, not as crazy! Thank you :) xxx

  5. Congratulations, Emily! Great article. Keep up the good work - I'm a fellow chronic illness sufferer and makeup hoarder too :)

    Meg |