Writing prompt for today: Blogging Adoption and Everyday Life.
How is blogging about adoption different from blogging about other topics? Do you maintain an non-adoption blog on top of adoption blogging? If so, how do they differ?
Adoption isn't funny. I mean, we can crack jokes about those silly PAP blogs but under the surface is sadness and pain. I write about really raw situations that I lived through as a child and as an adult and I am incredibly drained after I share those memories.
For awhile I did have a non-adoption blog on which I COULD be funny...and I miss it. The problem became that I couldn't quite get away from bringing my adoption stuff onto that site though and I needed to stop. I think I'm in a better place emotionally now though so I might resurrect that blog and see where it goes.
I also don't want to turn into a "Mommy Blogger". I've read enough of those to realize that I want to be shot if I become as pretentious as some of them. Plus, I'm just not the domestic goddesses those bloggers are. I don't cook (thank goodness for Steven) and my crafting skills are limited to creating crocheted afghans, scarves, hats and purses...not whipping up homemade decorations that would make my house look like Martha Stewart vomited in it.
Definitely something to think about though.
My adoption blog is my third baby. I've "adopted" (lol) this online blogging personality that I love. I may blog about tough things, but I'm strong here. Stronger than I am in my real life. I've made friendships online and cherish all my adoptee and natural mom contacts more than mere words could express.
For me, blogging about adoption is a passion. Oh, I'm passionate about my love for my family and friends, but in a markedly different way. I have always been a chameleon with my thoughts. I take on the majority's choices like they are my own. I never wanted to cause waves or become the center of anyone's attention. But when I began blogging about adoption and my reunions, that changed. I can disagree here..cloaked under a certain amount of anonymity. I love that.