One thought that I had with the data analysis is to take all the text of my blog and do a word count analysis – that is, plug it into a program that counts the number of times a particular word occurs. Then, taking that perhaps looking at it monthly, but then also by groups based on where I was in the treatment process (e.g. pre-treatment, chemotherapy, surgery, first year post treatment) – and looking for patterns. Do the most used words align with the key themes that I identified as I read through the blog?
I have also been going through the blog posts and tagging them based upon key themes that I’m seeing in each post. This is likely to take multiple passes – as new themes emerge, requiring a re-visit of the earlier posts to see if they align with the new theme.