Blogging101: Introduce Yourself
Yesterday, my friend agreed that I have too much in my head to keep up with it all. Evidently I also can’t follow a syllabus…better late than never.
- Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
Accountability. If you’re reading, I’ll keep writing. Especially if you say you enjoy it. Unless you say my writing is horrendous; in which case, I’ll just tap into my natural stubborn streak and write to spite you.
- What topics do you think you’ll write about?
Adoption is the top of my list; our family went through HellonEarth, as we’ve affectionately dubbed the years of foster care and early adoption. If I can encourage you, help you avoid pitfalls or just let you know YOU AREN’T ALONE (you’re not), the blog is a success and I’ll go buy myself a frozen latte.
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
Adoptive parents, adopted kids (young and grown), people who consider adoption, those who want more information about adoption, anyone whose life is touched by adoption, people who haven’t considered adoption yet…wait…I guess that’s just about everybody. Oh, and anyone who’s frustrated by searching for adoption blogs and finding a million pages of “adopt-a-pet.” Adoption does not = Puppies.
- If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
– Information (our stories, links to resources, etc.)
– CaseyNotes on parenting books (like CliffsNotes, but with less Cliff and more Casey), with an eye to the unique aspects of adoptive parenting,(because “withholding privileges” just doesn’t work for a kid who’s already lost everything)
– Connections with others (we all need this!)
– Finally (but maybe most important), a brief mental respite. Know you’re not alone. You can do this. You are loved. There will be painful days, but in the end, it’s worth every moment.
Thanks for reading.