Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Fellow Sib Speaks Out

It can be very hard to be the sibling of someone with a disability.  Many times, the parent must spend a lot of time with the "special needs" child, and the sibling(s) without disability can be neglected emotionally or even physically.

This doesn't get blogged about often but I was struck by a recent blog post.  What happens when one sibling has a disability, one doesn't, and the sibs are twins?

This isn't the case with Bil and his sibs.  They are either a few years older or a few years younger.

But, I loved that post, and I highly recommend the blog the blogger of that post writes about Down Syndrome issues.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Prodigal Blogger

Well, I returned.  Like the Prodigal Blogger I've shown up, three months after my last post.

You can't say I didn't warn you.  I did tell you I might never blog again.  And I almost never did.  But today, something hit me.

I decided, I really do want to make something of this blog.  I had even thought of using this blog to blog a book about my circumstances, but I've changed my mind about that.

Too much whining in some past posts, for one thing.  I did some venting in the past, which is OK if you are just writing for your own benefit, but not OK if you want other people to take you seriously.

People have blogged books, yes indeed, and some have become best sellers or even movies. (Rember Jul.  But books as vehicles of change, which is something I would like to address with my situation?  No.

For example, this blog post tells us that a lot of books don't even sell 300 copies a year.

Not much chance of change with a big 300 readers.

But, if you are dedicated, it is not much effort to reach 300 readers of a blog by following the advice of serious bloggers/authors such as Nina Amir. I'm not sure how long it would take for me to study her advice and put it into action. I would certainly have to give people the content they deserve, for the precious time out of their lives they would give my blog.

So, right now, I am in the thinking stage, even as we are trying to accomplish some exciting things in Bil's life. I'd love to vent and complain about the "latest and greatest" in Bil's life but I am not going to do it. Here, anyway.

Not any more.

So, what I have written here is a bunch of brave words. 

Now, to see if I can back them up.  I could try to blog a book in 30 days. 

Because of other things in my life that demand commitments, I won't be commitment free until December.  So maybe - let's say two months, or three?

Shall we see?