Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The blog question

I think every infertility blogger deals with it at some point: what to do once you complete your journey.

My infertility blog has become a mommy blog, and I don't know how I feel about it. This was never the plan. I have a new blog created, with an adorable new name and matching twitter handle to go along with it, that was supposed to be the mommy blog. The plan was to switch over once Alex was born. I also intended to stop being anonymous.

I don't know why I can't make the switch. I feel too much pressure. This space is so comfortable, I love all of the people who come to visit, and I know I can write anything and still be accepted, with no judgment.

If I become just a regular "mommy blogger", and my posts about my son are not linked in any way to my infertility background, I would feel like I'm not being completely honest. It's such a part of who I am.

So I'm going to keep blogging here, even though I feel a little squeamish about it. I need to give it a new name and a new look, update my bio and tagline, try to make it a new blog in a different way.

Someday I'll find something to do with that other blog...


LC said...

I'm glad you're staying here...I completely know what you mean about leaving wouldn't feel quite right because "this" is such a big part of who we are.

BreAnna said...

I think it makes sense to stay here. If it is too hard for people to read baby/mommy posts they will take care of themselves and stay away if needed. I'm with you on feeling like a purely "mommy blog" wouldn't be authentic to my journey. Keep writing! I'm happy to read all about A and your adventures with him.

Alex said...

So glad you're staying here! Yes, we transition to moms, but if the blogging helps you, continues to be a part of you, keep blogging! So glad to hear you're going to keep writing about Alex. Love the new format!