Last July on the advice of my writing coach, I started this blog.
I let all my friends know I was writing a blog and the importance of the “hits” to my blog site; the more people that come to my site the better. This would help prove to a potential publisher that people were interested in what I had to say.
After a while,I decided to write about adoption or transracial adoption once a week. Then it became twice a week and then this blog turned into a blog solely about adoption and transracial adoption.
My friends stopped reading .
Then I started making new friends from all over the world and the enjoyment I got out of sharing what I had experienced and what I know to help others became the focus of this ever-changing, ever-evolving blog.
I often panic because I think, “I will soon run out of ideas and experiences and then what?” Right about that time, God drops off an idea and the post writes itself or someone asks a question on a previous blog which inspires me to write another blog.
As each post is crafted, more and more I find my voice.
The last post, Love Aint Enough, was a huge shift for me. After hearing the story of the bleach bath I finally got how critical it was that I be more honest than polite.
So what is my mission? What is my goal with this fluid blog? What do I hope to achieve by writing this blog?
My mission is this: To help those who walk on a road that I have walked on, jogged on, and stumbled on.
The adoption journey and especially the transracial adoption journey is an enjoyable stroll that I am thankful I have had the opportunity to experience. To be able to help and support others on this same path brings me great joy. The kind of joy that constantly reassures me that this is what I was created to do.
To support this mission it means I have to make a rule change.
When I first began this blog, I told myself I would never respond to comments on the blog. I wanted my posts to generate discussion but I thought if I responded to comments it would be more distracting than helpful because it would seem like I was trying to defend what I wrote. There have been a few posts where that rule saved me. I always look at all the comments that come in and a few have had me fired up and ready to respond, but that would not have been constructive.
There have been several great questions that I didn’t respond to because it would have violated the rule, but answering them would have been constructive. I would privately e-mail the person who asked the question and answer them instead.
I realize to be more helpful to more people it would be better to answer the question on the blog so others who may have wondered the same thing could benefit. So I am changing the blog AGAIN!
If my mission is to help and support, a better way to do that is to answer the questions so more people gain more information.
I am looking forward to some great questions and am excited that you choose to stop by my living, breathing, and constantly growing blog.
By the way, I don’t say it enough, but I appreciate all that stop by to hear what I have to say. I learn a great deal from you and about me though this process.