My friend Deb has just announced that after a long struggle with leukemia she is now cancer free! There were quite a few comments when I first read this post, but now, going back, there’s over 120. Talk about the power of blogs to solicit support. I’ve seen this throughout my blogging experience, yet it never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Often, the comments bring me to tears.

Another friend of mine recently lost her husband to leukemia. It was so sudden. While he had been battling leukemia for a long time, he had gone through treatment and was doing well. He too was cancer free. And then, suddenly, he was sick again. One week later, he died. It was such a shock and it rocked the entire cancer blogging community. How do I know this? I read the comments. I also read the posts written in response by many cancer bloggers.

Even though I’m taking a sabbatical from, I still believe in the power of blogs to create community and their strength to reach out and touch others. It’s there for all to see…. In the comments section.

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  1. Absolutely. The blog-o-sphere is knitting together people with real relationships. We’re going to be sharing the joy and pain of a lot more people. Personally, I think it’s a good thing.

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