Most of you know I went to Bloggy Bootcamp last weekend in Philadelphia.
It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.- By the way. And I learned a ton – which was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
I’ve been struggling with the blog for a few months. Sometimes I want to write about social issues, sometimes about our family, and sometimes about random things from my heart.
But, on Saturday I was asked “Who do you write your blog for? Who do you want to read it?”
1. I want my kids to read it and know how life was; not how life was perceived.
2. I want people to read it and get an insight into what life is like raising a child with special needs (and twins.)
3. I want to be a voice for those who can’t speak. Social issues and… Special Needs.
I know what I need to do – I need to embrace the fact that I am a Special Needs Mom and a Special Needs Blogger.
I’m not totally sure how I feel about that.
On one hand, I feel like rain water washing over me. Enveloping me. Becoming the person – using the voice – I was meant to have.
On the other hand, I worry that it is a pool of quicksand that will suck me in – I might never emerge.
I realized something this weekend. I tend to shy away from “special needs” blogs.
So then I needed to spend time thinking about why… why haven’t I embraced this space?
I think I don’t want to be the “Debbie Downer” of the blogging world.
I don’t want to be the place no one wants to come.
I don’t want to lose myself.
I don’t even know that the average reader will notice too much of a change….
I need to still be me:
Wife to Raymond
Mother to 3 kids. Twins, Andrew and Addison. And Alexander… Exceptional Baby.
Teacher turned SAHM- maybe turned Teacher again.
and Special Needs Blogger…
Who do you “write” for?