Hey, I did it! I blogged every day this month as part of NaBloPoMo. I’ll be the first to admit that some posts were better than others, and also that I struggled at times to come up with topics. I wasn’t very motivated last week when I was out of my regular routine, and I even contemplated throwing in the towel at 11:15pm Friday night when I was thinking, Oh man, I still have to post something to the blog. *&$#@! Nevertheless, I persevered, and it feels good to accomplish something I set out to do.
I don’t plan to continue to blog every day. You might hear from me a few days in a row, or maybe twice a week. We’ll see how it works out. I’m hoping, though, that this exercise got me into a groove so that the next time a blog topic pops into my mind, I will write about it instead of letting it sit in my head for days (until I eventually forget it).
While I’m on the subject of blog topics, I’ve been thinking about something lately. Some might expect my blog to be more focused on our adoption or maybe my ongoing emotional struggles with infertility and pregnancy loss. I know that those subjects are what drew most readers to the blog. But I always think back to the reason why I started this blog in the first place. (Here’s my very impressive and exciting first post. It’s a good thing most of you didn’t see that at the time, or else you surely wouldn’t have come back for more! And to those friends and family members who did read it and are still reading: You rock!) At that time, about two and a half years ago, I hadn’t yet discovered the fabulous world of blogs outside of a few that family and friends had started. I simply wanted a place to share stories about family, travels, gardening, knitting, dogs, and so on.
Over time, the blog evolved into more. Once I opened up a bit about some of our family-building struggles, I learned that other people out there – people I did not know in real life, even! – found some of what I had to say informative and helpful. And I learned that they could offer support to me, the been-there-done-that kind of support that I was having a hard time finding elsewhere.
So, anyway, this is my blog and I know it can be about whatever I want it to be about. I’m going to write what I feel like writing. So you may have to read more about my teenage crushes or watch videos of my dogs or see some knitting projects mixed in with the bigger stuff. It’s all a part of my life, and that’s what this blog is about.
With that said, I’m quite certain you won’t be hearing from me tomorrow. I need a break!