Why did I start Blogging?

by Rumour Miller on January 5, 2011

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I started my blog five (5) years ago, February.  It has always been called The Rumour Mill and was actually named after our annual Christmas Newsletter.  My sister had a blog at the time and when she shared it with me, I thought, “Why not!

Initially, I blogged about pretty mundane things but mostly I blogged about infertility. Since I came on the blogging scene a bit later in our infertility journey, the talk about moving onto a Fertility Clinic started almost immediately.  I also talked about lab results. At the time, I wasn’t writing for an audience.  I didn’t think anyone was reading except my Mom and my Sister.  I didn’t care.  I used my blog to keep track of my emotions, feelings and yes my lab results.  (I used to have a spreadsheet saved on my computer that tracked each and every Dr. visit, procedure, drug, and scan.  I didn’t even do IVF… could you have imagined what kind of control freak that would have made me).

I had always hoped that my blog would someday morph into a pregnancy blog and then a blog about my family.  It did but my battle with infertility did not end after we had Piper and questions about us having more children prompted me to write this post about things you should not say to an Infertile.  It did not end my negative feelings towards infertility and when Piper was 6 months old I found myself back at the Fertility Clinic.

My blog is a place where I can write about my life and now it is my legacy to my children. They will know all about their adventures growing up and they will know how we longed to have them in our life.

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Glenda January 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hello, I am back from the Blog Dare. I always Love coming here and seeing the beautiful little girls. I wish you a terrific week.

Kirsten January 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

Thank you for sharing your blogging journey! I’m so glad to have joined the Blog Dare group, as it allows me to see such wonderful posts!

Pauline January 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

I started blogging for a place to vent a place where no one would interrupt me as it seems to be something everyone believes they can do to me as if what I have to say isn’t important. It was/is a place where I can get everything out. I have been told I hold a wall up between me and everyone else. Maybe it is partly because I can not have a conversation with anyone where I am not interrupted. I have been trying to do it regularly since I started in 2006 however I find I hold back. I find that when people know anything about my life I am prejudged and I feel as if I can not truly let anyone know who I really am because then the few people I do have in my life would desert me as many others have. I have a handful of people in m life literally and I don’t know why there is not more. Even the handful of people in my life are too busy living their own lives to make me apart of something. I have always wanted to belong somewhere and I am finding that nowhere is the somewhere I belong.

Clayton Thomas January 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Love the site. I started blogging because I wanted to help other parents deal with difficult kid related issues. I’ve worked with over 400 little (and big) darlings. I thought I could be helpful to others. I also wrote a parenting book and blogging was a great way to get the word out about the book and the philosophies behind it.

Take care,

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urban daddy January 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

It’s nice to hear about your journey and that you came from probably so much angst and worry to a house full of hope and promise.

I started blogging because my wife did and I thought it was cool. She is a fantastic writer and I am a terrible one, but she stopped and I kept going. Now almost 7 years and 600 plus posts later I’m just getting the hang of it… I think.

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