For the past few years, I've put a good deal of effort into avoiding the world of blogs/f.acebook/m.yspace and the like. I've seen too many people get sucked in way too far, and forgo actual face-to-face socialization for the sake of working on their blogs, or chatting with f.ace book friends.
All of that changed for me when I realized that this process of trying to get pregnant was going to take much longer than originally anticipated. I suddenly felt an overwhelming need to find community. I needed to know that there were other people out there who were as frustrated with the insanity of this process like I am, so I found some really great blogs that I began to check religiously. Then I started my own little blog. I admit I'm still a bit inept when it comes to blog culture and etiquette. Sure, I could make a blog, and I could read lots of blogs, but how could I actually connect with people through blogs? It felt a bit awkward to post a comment to a complete stranger on a matter as personal at TTC. I finally worked up the nerve to post a comment at Amy and Melissa's Baby Blog . So the next day when I was browsing blogs at work (during my lunch break, I swear- I would never waste company time) I saw my little blog listed under TTC on Amy and Melissa's Baby Blog. It felt like I was in junior high, and had just been invited to sit at the cool kids table.
4 months ago