I've been sort of thinking about making it more over the last few months. Not a "quit my day job" more. Just a "reach out to people" more. It seems
One thing I do think I can offer, though, is this: we all have something in common. No, maybe everyone doesn't struggle with infertility. Maybe everyone isn't married yet. Maybe everyone doesn't struggle every day with their weight/looks/style/personality/etc. But I firmly believe in 6 degrees or separation. Or is it 7. Or 3. Wait...no...it's 6. Let me Lion King it up for ya. We are all connected in the circle of life. Who isn't singing the opening # now, be honest? We all struggle. We all have burdens to carry. We all are on a journey and so many of us hope to have that journey end in the same place; in happiness or fulfilment. So because of that, yes, I do think there are people that might find what I have to say interesting. And not only my mother who HAS to think that, but fellow strangers in bloggy land. My struggles/blessings in life could maybe help someone else with their struggle, or to see their blessings. There are far too many blogs out there that seems to portray themselves as the perfect family (perfect husband, perfect kids, perfect job, perfect everything). Maybe they are perfect. I'm happy to say, I ain't one of 'em. And no, I do not use the word "ain't" on a regular basis. It actually pains me to say it out loud. Along with "seen". I seen you leave your house. Grrrr! Nails on a chalkboard!!!! So rest assured that though my grammar may not be perfect, I will spare some effort on it. :) I think I tend to lead people to believe that my marriage is perfect, but honestly, it's just because I rarely say anything negative about my husband. Not because I think he's perfect, but because I think it's disrespectful. Yes, he may do things that annoy me or that I don't agree with. But it's not my place to share that with other people. I'll be transparent with many different facets in my life, but I hope to never be disrespectful or hurtful. And my marriage is my most precious thing. I treasure it. And though I hope to set a good example for people (hopefully our future kiddo's), I never want to share it with the world. Maybe glimpses of it. But never the heart of it. If you start handing out pieces of something, eventually you'll be left with nothing.
Oh and another thing I'll never blog about, other than in this post.....my job. Even though it's a huge part of my life and I love it (and the people I work with), I believe it shows a professional courtesy to never discuss it. My blog is about my opinions. My thoughts that I'm willing to share. It has nothing to do with my place of employment and I never ever want to get those two things confused or tangled up.
I just recently stumbled upon this blog, and she wrote an interesting post about growing your blog. I don't know if my intention will change or not, but it's definitely food for thought. Although I already feel like I'm spread too thin sometimes....maybe I don't. Who knows?
Update:::Erin, my favorite little lady mentioned above, ironically enough posted this today about making money blogging. She makes excellent money, but puts in 20+ hours per week right now. Yikes!! I'm not sure if I'm ready to make that kind of commitment right now. I may just stick to using it as my own personal journal for awhile. Good luck to anyone that does venture out into the "money-making" blogosphere though!!