What now?

By the lack of comments over the last few posts I’ve come to realize that the majority of my readers are no longer of the adoption circle sort. ?I guess that’s what happens when you aren’t right in the thick of things. ?I’ve become passe.

While I try not to make the main focus of this blog adoption and adoption related things it is very much a part of our lives. ?There are many people going through the adoption process looking for stories of families post-placement. ?The bad part of that is those people are often looking for the bad stories. ?Lord knows I have many bad stories to tell about the actual getting the child process. ?You can reference them here and here.

Truth is the post getting the child part has been fairly smooth. ?Sure, we have our issues. ?Oh I don’t know… getting food thrown at your head for 18 months ranks right up there in the pretty crappy category. ?Or every time we leave a family member’s house we get tense because we know that we will be carrying a child out to the car kicking and screaming. ?Or maybe the fact that we curse the neighbor dude with the Harley every time he drives by our house because the child can’t stand the noise. ?All not fun aspects of our life, but comparatively speaking they are pretty minor.

My readership has dwindled over the years. ?Probably a combination of less posting, happy happy post placement and mommy brain does horrible things to my humor (as in I’m not nearly as funny as I used to be). ?Either that or I drink less now and that has had an effect on my writing ability. ?But hey, Stephen King became an ok writer once he got off drugs. ?It could work for me too.

To be honest, I don’t know where to go. ?We lead a fairly normal laid back life around here. ?So dear readers, what do you want? ?More pictures, more videos, more stories, of what? ?I’m not ready to give up this here little blog. ?Partly because I like the community and mostly because without it I’d have no where to nag you into buying candy. ?You will buy candy won’t you?

10 Comment

  1. Wendy says: Reply

    Still reading even if I don’t comment. I just love hearing about your lives, it doesn’t have to be dramatic or amazing, just life!

  2. I’m also still reading…but I found the wonder of the RSS feed, so I often just scan through posts without commenting. I’m so bad.

    Anyway, you’re not alone. I am often at a loss for what to post these days. I get home from work and after that…plus cooking, cleaning, spending quality time with the child… my brain is mush.

    I enjoy all your posts – no matter what they are. 🙂

  3. Lauri says: Reply

    I am in the same boat… I struggle with having my blog become one big whine fest. Life is good… but the blog is a place to vent.. it’s a delicate balance of how much to share

    I like pics… so more pics would be good

  4. I for one, hope you will keep writing! Yours and Rhonda’s were the first blogs I ever read way back before I ever thought I’d have one myself. That was back in the thinking about adoption phase, and now were 2+ yrs. done with that! So, I feel like reading your blog was part of my adoption journey too, even if I’m not so great with the commenting. I try!

    Congrats on that last little ol’ ppr. That must have felt great!

  5. charlie says: Reply

    I love reading about your parenthood adventures.

  6. Jenny M says: Reply

    I love your blog! I love reading the mommy stories, or about all the great stuff husband does, or about crazy family, or about your cooking, or gardening, or shopping. Please keep writing!

  7. I’m here – I don’t always comment because I feel passive aggressive that you make me click over from my reader. Damn partial feeds. (I kid. Mostly.)

    My blog is suffering these days. Our post adoption days are quiet and happy and dull. I’m all good with that because frankly I had enough drama before and during the adoption. But it makes for a boring blog. I’m not sure where to go with mine either but I don’t want to let it die entirely because I love the folks who do visit and the grandmas would mutiny. Anyway, all of that to say – do what ever makes you happy. Most of us feel like we know you a little and love you a little so we are interested.

  8. Neelie says: Reply

    Please keep posting whatever you wish, you are an excellent writer and I enjoy all your stories. I did not adopt, but my brother did, so I feel a kinship to that part of your life too!

  9. Tricia says: Reply

    Same problem over here. No drama = no readers. But I began to blog because I wanted to be “friends” with you and Rhonda, Margaret, Jenn and Lauri. Things turned out even better because I consider you a real-life friend.

  10. Kami says: Reply

    I started reading your blog almost 2 years ago because of adoption but I have stayed because you are funny! And real. Oh yeah – and because you sent my little boy a Steve. I stick around because I like what you have to say about your life in general. But I admit I’m a sucker for the pictures.

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