The thing about infertility blogs, is that eventually, hopefully, the blogger resolves in some way and becomes a mom. Or the opposite happens, and she stops treatment and makes a decision to live child-free. But something else also happens, the blogger stops blogging. Either she becomes completely entrenched in her new and busy role as a mom and doesn’t have the time to provide updates, or the blog gets abandoned because it’s no longer relevant. I’ve followed bloggers who have stopped treatment who have also walked away from their blogs because it’s a painful reminder of all they’ve been through and they are looking to move past all the hurt infertility has brought upon their lives.
Another cohort of bloggers continues to blog, either by going private or by moving on to a different site where the mommy blogging can be separate from the infertility blogging.
As I sift through my list of blogs that I follow, the majority have become ghost-towns. Most because they have brought baby home. It leaves me wondering what will become of this blog. Will I have time to keep writing? Will I want to keep writing? I’ve been less diligent in my blogging in the last year or more anyways. Am I done with blogging? Does the “journey” end with Bubba’s (universe-willing) safe arrival?
I don’t know. I will commit to this: I will write a final post if I decide to abandon ship. I won’t just disappear. I don’t have a huge “reader-ship” but I do feel like I owe that to the folks who have followed along and supported me.
Thoughts? Are you a blogger who has faced this? Is facing this? Discuss! Even if you’re not a blogger… discuss!