Friday, September 25, 2015

Infertile Mommy Blogger

Look at me posting 2 days in a row!  Oh, and 3 times in ONE WEEK!  I can't even remotely remember the last time that has happened.  Go me!

I just finished reading Jane's post Not Just Another Mommy Blogger, and I couldn't have said it better myself.  No really, I couldn't.  I've tried.  Jane has eloquently addressed how so many in the infertile blogging world stop posting after finally attaining motherhood, out of fear of becoming "just another mommy blogger."

We have such a strong community of support within our blogging community during our infertility journey.  I definitely understand bloggers dropping off once their little one(s) arrive, because it does become more challenging to find time to write.  Many have even said they don't have much to say because their inspiration before babies came from the dark trenches of infertility.  Based on the response from my I'm Drowing post, it would seem that many of us have dark days in parenting as well.  So many of you commented that you had been feeling the same way as I was, drowning in the loneliness that mommyhood can bring. I know there are also days that I struggle not to strangle to keep may cool, when my Littles have a bad day.  We NEED continued support through this parenting gig just as much as we did through our journey to get our take home babies.

So, as Jane pleaded with her readers, please don't stop writing out of fear of being labeled as "just another mommy blogger."  Not only do I look to you all to commiserate in parenting and learn from those that have gone down the toddlerhood road before me, I am also vested in following your everyday life as well.  I love hearing reading about your vacations, your jobs, remodels, or whatever else you choose to write about.  If you stop writing simply because you can't find the time anymore, or simply lose interest, I get that.  But please, I beg of you, if the only thing keeping you from writing is because you "don't know where your blog is going," just write as you always have.  Just keep being my friend.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that some of us kept writing, even if it is sporadic. I love keeping in touch and staying up to date on your lives.

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    1. I love keeping in touch too! Thank you so much, my friend.

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  2. I'm so glad that you keep writing, Amber as it keeps this Great Auntie in touch with your sweet babies and with you!! I think you are a great writer and I love the support and friendship that I know you are getting from your friends here and enjoy reading their advice and stories too!! Don't none of you ever stop, this is a wonderful way to connect and to just learn about yourself too! I would also think that it gives tremendous hope to those still struggling with infertility or waiting for their little bundles of joy to be welcomed into this world. Love you!

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    1. PS: Congratulations to us for you writing 3 times this week!!! Loving it!!!

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    2. I know that when we were going through fertility treatments, it did give me a tremendous amount of hope to follow other people's success stories. I know that's not always the case for everyone, but it was for me!

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  3. It's funny, last week I actually thought about closing my blog. Like so many other bloggers, I didn't want my blog to become a another mommy blog. I have so many things I want to discuss because I feel the struggle doesn't end when you have your baby(ies) but I just haven't found the time. Then I stumbled on Jane's post and your post and remind myself that when I was struggling with my baby, it was those "mommy" blogs that helped and encouraged me.

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    1. Exactly! Me too! Reading all the success stories from those that finally got their take home babies gave me the inspiration and hope to keep going during out own struggles. It is ironic that you were just thinking about closing down your blog. I'm glad you decided to keep going.

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  4. Thaks for the shout out and thanks for writing as the twins approach their second birthday! I know I don't always comment as much, but I'm always reading! It brings me such joy to read the happiness you experience in your words and your kids are just so precious!

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! I'm so happy for the both of us that we got our happy endings!

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