When do bloggers choose to post? When do they choose not to post? I check blogs that I follow just about every day to see if there is a new post. It is rare that I don’t even have the chance to check, but occasionally it does happen. For the most part, I’m a daily reader. I have also been a very boring person over the past 2 years. I have gone out with friends a bit, but nothing like I used to. Infertility has taken so much out of me (both physically and emotionally), that I have mostly chosen to keep to myself. I haven’t initiated any get togethers with friends, aside from a monthly dinner I have with my roommate from grad school (which at times, she has to push me to nail down a date). My point is, I don’t have much of a life anymore. I don’t want to make it seem like I don’t have any friends or that I never make the effort, but overall my daily schedule is quite boring. Thus, leaving me much time to read blogs. However, it also leaves me with not much to post on my own blog. Life has been pretty boring aside from infertility stuff. And with that, there is always that wait time where not much is happening.
The point I’m getting to is that I am often disappointed when the women I follow have not posted anything new. Yes, I realized I’m being a bit hypocritical as I do not post every day. But, I am very curious to hear about where others are in their cycle, or their now pregnancy. And to be honest, I guess it makes me feel like I’m connected to them when I get to read about something new happening. (I swear I’m not a creepy stalker that believes people I’ve never met are my best friends). I think you all know what I mean though…this is a place where we all have something sucky in common that gives us a sense of comfort.
I tend to become disappointed when a blogger hasn’t posted anything new, especially if it has been a couple of days or longer. Do people not post more often b/c they are extremely busy and don’t have the time? Do they not post b/c there are some things they need to process for a while before sharing with the blogging community? Are there other reasons? Just something I’ve been thinking about lately…
For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday! B and I will be spending time with some family and friends tonight, but tomorrow it’s just us and the pup….exactly how I want it! :) I am very thankful that this Christmas our wish came true and we have 2 little ones on the way. I am only 8 weeks today and I know there could still be bad news, but I’m going to focus on the present and just enjoy it while we can. We have our follow-up ultrasound with our RE on Friday. If all is okay it will be our last appointment with them. It will of course be bittersweet.