I’m participating in a fun little survey among some internet/blogger friends today, so if you came looking for an update on Micah…look tomorrow. A friend took an incredible picture of him and I'll be posting that once I get it! I do intend to give an update!
How did you start blogging?
My husband and I decided to start a blog to keep friends and family updated on our son Micah. He was diagnosed with a serious neurological disorder when he was five months old. He’s now 2 years old.
Did you intend to have a blog with a following? If so, how did you go about it?
Well, I expected that some family and friends would read it, beyond that, I never expected that total strangers would be interested in reading it. At first, we sent an email to folks letting them know we had a blog and every now and then we remind people.
What do you hope to achieve or accomplish with your blog? Have you been successful? If not, do you have a plan to achieve those goals?
Refer to the answer in question one. I believe we have been successful in keeping people updated about Micah. I could be a little more consistent in posting though. My plan to do better is to get off my lazy duff and post once in a while. OK, I’m really not lazy; I just go through blog slumps, I suppose.
Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?
Not a whole lot, really. Since I have been reading other people’s blogs and have been inspired AND entertained, sometimes I think about posting my thoughts on something and then it usually doesn’t happen.
I don’t think it has changed that much because I will always write about Micah since it is my main job to take care of him. And SO many people have been and are praying him. Yet, I think I need to free myself to write about other things too, because there really aren’t any blog police coming to get me. At least, I don’t think so.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started?
I can’t think of anything; I’ve just been learning as I go. I have just had fun reading some of my friends’ blogs and new internet friends’ blogs. There is such a wealth of information (like great recipes), inspiring stories, and entertaining posts that make me howl with laughter.
Do you make money with your blog?
No, but I’m open to suggestions. : )
Does your immediate and extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why?
My immediate family (on both sides) does know about it. I know that at least a few of them read it. Extended family, I really have no idea.
What two pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger?
Enjoy it. Be encouraged by reading some of these other folks’ blogs.