I'm a realistic person (despite what my family and friends might say!) and I realize that the person who reads my blog the most is me.
Reading blogs has gotten me through a lot of tough times...adjusting to some personal life changes, trying to conceive, pregnancy and now motherhood. I've learned a lot--especially all of the IF blogs I read/still read. These blogs gave me the power of information--even though my journey did not include IUIs/IVF--the amazing ladies I've been reading have made me informed about the medical logistics AND (more importantly) the emotional struggles. Reading blogs and developing connections has made me a better person (and certainly a lot less naive of one!)
Many of the people I follow have talked about the cathartic release of writing a blog and this is what eventually encouraged me to start writing my own. I know the pressures of first time motherhood will be overwhelming and there will be things I just cannot say to anyone else. Being able to write these things down...and really get them out there...has been an amazing release.
And if this blog never develops a following and becomes more of a personal journal, that will be okay because I will have put my thoughts/fears/experiences out there in the universe.
But--if you are reading this--hello! welcome! Please stay!! I love you! :-)