I thought I'd peruse a few blogs on our link list and see what folks have been up to so I could point readers in an interesting direction (kind of the lazy way to generate content, but sometimes, that's all you got). My first three choices went click, click, click, all in a row. I got the same, basic message for all of them:
This blog is open to invited readers only.
This post is password-protected.
Not Found. Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.
Then I stumbled upon this post at the always excellent Stepmother's Milk regarding writing about the ex-wife. I'll let Izzy speak for herself. Here's an excerpt:
get clear. I created this site to build a community of like-minded
stepmoms– not to grow my relationship with the EX. Do I need to be fair
to my husband’s ex-wife? Yes. Should I be decent? Absolutely. But, when it comes down to it, this site is not about her– it’s about me."
I understand it's not a simple issue, writing in a public atmosphere about deeply personal matters in the hopes of connecting with others, working through some of your own challenges, and maybe even being of service to others. I think Izzy's blog shows you it's possible to do so with grace, balance, and good humor.
Time to dust off our links!
(Two more days until I'm done editing the book and then I can start writing new blog material again.)
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