I write two blogs a mommy blog and a wedding blog. The wedding blog gets easily double the amount of hits per day as the mommy blog. I attribute this to weddings being a more general topic than being a disabled parent, but who knows. I know that the wedding crowd loves pictures, the more the better. From my own experience mommy blog readers like pictures, but they are looking to find information. They want a good story so they know they are not alone in the jungles of parenting.
I'm a very open person by nature so it's seems completely natural to me to share everything I've learned and experienced with anyone who will listen. I also have an absolute obsession with documenting things. I love to read old journal or flip through old scrapbooks. I think it's important to have the good, bad and the ugly to reflect on and pass down. Maybe I'm wrong and it's all a rationalization for a narcissistic tendency to talk about myself.
I hope it's not the latter. I hope people laugh, cry and learn (or at least feel less alone) reading my writing. Maybe I'll never make any real money writing, but I have received at least 4 emails in the time I've been writing this blog from other disabled moms who were happy to have found my writing. I once heard a talk given by a visual artist who used this anonymous quote: The purpose of art is to remind us we are not alone. Maybe, it isn't the most high brow publication ever, but in a way I'd like to think that applies to what I do.
Enough about me (for today)... Thanks for reading!!