I have written so many blog posts in my head lately. I wish I had time to actually put them in print, but that just isn't happening right now. However, this is one I absolutely want to make sure gets posted.
Why do I blog?
My blogging experience began by simply seeking information about the fertility process. I really enjoyed reading success stories by others that had gone through the same thing. Finally one day I thought "you know what? I'd really like to be a part of this blogging community," and I started writing my story. Then I started getting a few followers and with that, a few comments. I started reading THEIR blogs. Before you knew it, I had gained a whole new support system of friends.
I love the interaction. I love that I truly have made friends. I actually met fellow Oregonian and blogger Teresa at Where The *Bleep* is Our Stork in real life. I'm Facebook friends with several others. While going through IF treatments, blogging was a great resource for learning from other's experiences. Same thing about pregnancy, and now as a twin Momma. It's not just the shared experiences though. It's the support. It's the pats on the back saying, "Hey, you're doing a great job," and the hugs when times are tough.
The many comments I received on my last post is the perfect example of why I blog. I cannot thank you enough for the words of encouragement, show of support, and positive feedback for some suggestions to try with the whole sleep thing. Many of you delurked to introduce yourself, share your own story, and offer your support and encouragement. It means so much to me!
I also received an email from Penny in Australia. Her email brought tears to my eyes because of her support and her sharing her own parenting sleep experience with her two little ones. I find it incredible when I think about things like my little blog from little ol' Independence, Oregon reaching as far as Australia. It always boggles my mind that so many of you actually read my blatherings.
You all are amazing. Even though I don't really "know" you, your friendship means the world to me. Maybe someday I will actually be able to meet a few more of you in real life.
Thank you all SO very much!