Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blogging With a Purpose

Oh, this blog has been fun! Over the past 5 years, I've shared lots of funny kiddo moments (Notes From School anyone?), bargains galore, makeup and food finds, and of course I've documented several struggles our family has faced, both medical and learning-disability related.

But things have definitely slowed down around here. There was a time I got 20+ comments on a post, and  I feel lucky these days if I get 1. Things are busier at our house and at times my depression/anxiety doesn't lend itself well to documenting much of anything. Who wants to read woe-is-me posts?

Then I check my email and I remember what it's all about- community. I get at least 1-2 emails per week from families who stumble on my blog after looking for help for their babies suffering from an ulcerated hemangioma. Friends, they send me pictures that make me cry big tears. I go to sleep at night grateful that part of WC's life is over, and grateful that her two surgeries have done a pretty good job of removing the remains of the scarring. Being able to provide info for other families about hemangiomas makes my little home in cyberspace worth it.

And the Internet has been such an invaluable resource for me as I've navigated the waters of special needs for both my kiddos. We first dealt with a Sensory Processing Disorder diagnosis (both kids) and poor P has also had to deal with vision problems that began with eye-muscle surgery for Exotropia, followed by 28 weeks of Vision Therapy, an Interactive Metronome program, Lindamood-Bell reading tutoring, and he was most recently diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome. He'll be having Irlen filters added to his new reading glasses in a few weeks and we're hoping we're setting him up for success in 3rd grade. Do you know where I got most all my info? THE INTERNET. Invaluable resource.

So that's why I'm here. That's why I'm still blogging. Because if just one person finds some helpful information from something I post, it's all worth it.

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10 comments:

C. Beth said...

That's awesome, Sasha. I'm not posting as often either, and certainly don't have the readership I once did. But I still love the bloggy connections I've made.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Please keep blogging, if you can :)
I'm one of your blog stalkers who has read your blog for a long time but never commented--I think I found you on the babycenter bargain board. We seem to have lots in commom--SPD child, anxiety, and I live in Norman. Your blog has been a great resource and also a fun read. So, if someone ever comes up to you in the clearance aisle of Target, that's me. Thanks! Tracy

MDO said...

I still read!! Since I never see you these days, I love catching up on your life through your blog. Let's have a girl's night soon!

Kelly said...

Yes, yes - please keep us posted on all your fun, your challenges and successes! I'm also up for a girls night soon ;-)

sprinkles said...

I sometimes wonder why I still blog. I don't really have anything to share, yet I still continue to do it.

I'm glad you're sticking around.

Lipstick said...

Oh, Sasha...I'm so sorry that you've had so many tough things to endure. I can empathize about not blogging as often. Most days I'm just too tired to do it...or I just feel like I don't have a thing to say...and I wonder why...I used to have stuff to say. I don't know...sometimes it just seems like we go through phases were it's all you can do to make it through the day. I can empathize. Hugs to you.

Cornelia said...

I'm glad are going to keep blogging. I may not comment often but I read all the time and you have helped me so much with your beauty and running posts.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading you for years but rarely comment. You are the one who inspired me to start running. Please keep posting about your races so that I keep my motivation!

Ellen

Jenn said...

Don't ever stop blogging! I love your blog especially for the make-up posts (came across it from a friend)... your sense of humor and realness is what keeps me coming back! :-)

Sasha said...

Thanks for your kind words friends!

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