Thanks so much for helping me out this afternoon, friends. The decision is unanimous–88% of you said keep one blog! Thanks to all of you who wrote to me with your ideas and sharing what has and has not worked for you on your own blogs. I appreciate it so very much. One blog with everything it will be. I have some work to do.
Thanks for voting on the poll thingy. I’m going to close it now.
Learning as I go.
I cannot believe that August is already here. Time seems to be running away from me. I start out every day with great intentions to get a whole list of things done–well, yeah, it never happens. I fall into bed at night knowing that my to do list will just have to try and happen tomorrow.
So I have to tell you guys that I have finally come to the realization that I have to give up. For months now I have been trying so hard to get on top of my unanswered emails. I love that so many people write to me and share their hearts, and I have tried to respond to most. But it is absolutely impossible. I find myself still sitting at my computer at midnight (because I try not to use the computer during the day when I am with my kids) trying to catch up on replying to emails. I just never seem to get there. My days do not have enough hours, and I have to keep the balance between family, computer and everything in between. My family will always come first.
Many write to me with the same kind of questions–where do I start with the adoption process? How can we raise money? Can you please let your blog readers know about our fundraiser to bring our sweetie home? How did God lead your family to your four adopted children? And I get emails from people asking me to please let readers here know about an urgent situation where a child desperately needs a family.
Trust me, I long to do all those things, and I will. But I’m at a bit of a crossroads now, and I would love to know what you think.
I’m praying about some changes here on my blog. I have a few options that I’m looking into. I’m trying to find a way that I can share a lot of information, and a place where most of the FAQ’s can be answered. I just don’t know how God is going to lead me in this. I know that some read my blog to follow our family’s unfolding story. And there are others that come here to find out about adoption and our journey to bring our daughters home.
I’m not sure if I should have two different blogs, or one bigger blog that gives me the ability to have more detail on it….family, daily life, adoption, waiting children, etc, all on one blog.
Since you guys are the ones who so faithfully come here to read this little blog of mine, I figured that you would be the best ones to ask. Should I expand this blog to include more things including our daily lives? Or, one blog for family and a separate blog for adoption?
Thanks for your help, friends, I appreciate it heaps. Thank you for journeying with me.