The last three weeks have been absolutely CRAZY for me and for EvasWish!! So I have split this blog into two parts: The numbers and the emotions.
I looked for all the articles about us that have come out in the last three weeks and counted them. I found 51. These included big names such as The UK Daily Mail, Elle, Marie Claire, Nylon, Seventeen, Metro, Refinery29, Allure, MSN, Mirror, Mic, Bustle, Oyster Mag, M2Women and many many more. It was also reported on in six languages. English, Polish, Spanish, French, Dutch and Indonesian. Websites have something called a UMV, unique monthly viewers. This refers to the number of distinct individuals requesting pages from the website during a given period. I could only find the UMV's for 10 of the 51 websites that the articles were published on. Together these equalled 70,974,033. To put that into perspective the UMV from only 19.6% of the articles is nearing 80 Million. That is A LOT of people.
I am very grateful for the amount of exposure EvasWish is getting and the conversations it will be starting, but I won't lie it has been quite full on for me! All of my social media accounts went crazy with friend requests, followers and messages and I had to take a break from it all for a few days. When I came back to the online world I was pleased to find that though there were a few stupid comments from uneducated prats, overall my work was looked upon super positively. The only thing that really bugged me was being referred to as "The dying girl." Now "the dying girl" knows that this is click bait and is how readers are pulled in, but to "the dying girl" it can be a bit crazy to read over and over again, especially when this is not how you think of yourself. I know what my prognosis is and I had had lot's of time to deal with it and I still think of myself as living. I'm "the living girl" and "the living girl" intends to stay doing just that for as long as she can. Calling me "The dying girl" makes it sound like I have given up when that is just not the case. I don't think I will ever give up and neither will my loved ones.
I am so excited for the future of EvasWish and everything that I am going to be able to share with you along the way. Thank you for following me and my journey so far and heres to many more blogs, events and positive changes!