March 30, 2012

Blog life

I started this blog, while I was on bedrest after the transfer, after a friend suggested I should. I am so glad she did (ahem... Sara, thank you!). If she wouldn't have suggested it, I am fairly certain I would have missed out sharing my story here.

Before I started this blog I had a poorly neglected photography blog. Today that blog is like the ugly stepsister locked away in the dungeon. I rarely visited other blogs and didn't follow any. Blog World was not part of my everyday life.

For me this blog is an excellent way to share the incredible surrogacy journey I experienced. This was my sole reason for starting it. Not until I stumbled upon another blog involving surrogacy did I realize how big the surrogacy/intended parents(IPs) blog world is. It's big! 

The first blog I stumbled upon is authored by an IP. He and his husband were expecting triplets. I enjoyed this blog very much because 1.) triplets! OMG! Who wouldn't follow that? 2.) I was reading thoughts, concerns, dreams of this new family to be. I enjoyed relating to his posts and seeing his point of view as an IP. From there I found many other blogs.

I started following a few and then a few more. It becomes addicting and I know I will eventually follow even more. This blog world is kind of like a support group for me. Although I am not close to any of the authors and know none of them IRL (in real life), I enjoy reading their postings and feeling like I know exactly what they mean and how they are feeling. I know no one IRL that has been a surrogate so it's nice to have these blogs.

Melissa

7 comments:

  1. It is a much bigger world than I ever thought it would be too. I feel like my journey was so enriched by the relationships that I have developed and continue to develop in the blog world! Keep blogging, girl! We all still like to read! :)

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    Nice post. My feeling exactly.
    And you taught me something -- IRL means "in real life"!

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    1. Well, that's enough for today. Class dismissed.

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  3. you blog, I smile. that's how it works for me. Sara

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    1. When will I see this smile in person???

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  4. Normally I wouldn't say this to anyone but to you I'll say I'm glad you were on bedrest! ;-) I'm glad I got to follow your story.

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