Drama, Drama, Drama.
My fairy tales post spun off into quite a bit of Facebook drama yesterday, and it got me thinking about what I’m trying to do here with this blog. (I had actually considered that to be one of my tamer posts!)
When I was first approached about moving this blog to Parents.com, I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about it. There is a lot of really personal stuff here. I thought, what if people at school see it? My family? My friends who don’t already know about it? My patients?
And what if people don’t like it? I am pretty thin-skinned. I wasn’t sure I could handle mean comments, and I knew I was going to get some because you can’t expect everyone to agree with everything you say, especially if you’re writing a blog about divorce and single parenthood that is this public.
But I got over it quickly and agreed to do it, and I do not and will never censor anything I write. I am proud, honestly, to give a voice here to single and divorced parents, and I don’t expect that everyone (or even that most people) will agree with what I write and what I’ve done with my life. But if I write bland, tame posts that are totally devoid of any speck of controversy, everyone would just shrug and think it was fine and go on their way and that would be it. I’m not going to do that because it wouldn’t be me. If you make something nobody hates, no one will love it.
I am not a writer. When I sit down to write a post, I write it all in one go, because this is how I talk. It isn’t a series of articles or essays or news stories. It isn’t anyone’s opinion or experience but mine. It’s me, talking to you, about my life and the crazy ride I have been on since I first found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I am just holding on for dear life, and if even one post rings true for one person, then I’m happy.
If you’d ever like to see any single parenting or divorce issues discussed here, or if you have any questions about me and my life, I’d love to hear about it. (My fellow Parents blogger Richard Rende actually just published a post about the effects divorce has on kids today!) You can leave a comment or click “email us” on the right-hand side of this blog to contact me directly. You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter, if you are so inclined. Since my divorce, I have gotten a lot of email from women going through similar issues and I am always happy to lend a listening ear and respond, because I know how much it sucks. The one thing I prefer not to address with this blog or via email is dental issues or questions, because of liability issues and because as a resident I do not yet practice under my own license.
So, enjoy! (Or don’t!) And always feel free to let me know what you think.Add a Comment