I can’t believe I launched another blog. What could I have been thinking? Only a few months ago, I was bemoaning the hype around social media, wondering how to get back to my writer self. But I realized it wasn’t the blogging that got me crazy; it was the disappointment that I didn’t have much of an audience (which didn’t prevent me from feeling deeply grateful to the six of you who did tune in!). I kept saying to friends, “Blogging is like sending an email into the Universe, but you have no way of knowing who’s read it.”
So here I am again, now with two blogs–MotherU and Consequential Strangers–each representing a totally different part of my life. I’ll funnel some ideas into in one blog, some in the other, and with others, such this one, I’ll be “bipostal,” contributing to both sites. I’ll express my thoughts and hope that they resonate somewhere in the Universe, share my expertise and hope that it helps. But I’ve let go of the expectation.
I’m not the only bi-postal blogger out there, according to some recent stats on blogging. Approximately half of us are working on at least our second blog, and 68% have been blogging for two years or more. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s famous quote about second marriages, “Second blogs are the triumph of hope over experience.” (more…)