Thursday, March 08, 2012

I haven't been able to get back into frequent blogging (yet?), and most of my blog-reading takes place on my phone while I'm feeding Maryanne, but I take it that there has been some fuss over the creation of the new PAIL blogroll.

From my limited understanding, the issue is that there is already one universal infertility blog list (Stirrup Queens), so why do we need another? Or is the stink that it's exclusive to those still trying?

When I first heard about the new blogroll, and maybe I am not a deep enough thinker or something, but I was really excited. I viewed it as another resource as an infertile mom, but still an infertile. The same way that I view Stirrup Queens. Is there such a thing as too many resources? Of course, it will comprise people who are on the blessed other side of being childless, but I have found that infertility still affects me daily- good and bad. Just because I have a baby doesn't mean that I am not still the biggest cheerleader for my TTC or childfree buddies.

There were many days before we became pregnant that I absolutely not stomach another pregnant after IF blog. But there were some days when reading about someone's triumph over the IF crap gave me so much hope. Is having a blogroll that is entirely a testament to people's beating IF really a bad thing?

So anyway, I joined PAIL. I am also on Stirrup Queens' list, but I forget where.... I hope that it didn't offend any readers who are still trying. I know I don't have alot of extra brain cells these days, but maybe people are overthinking it and getting themselves into a tizzy? Why can't we all just get along? ;-)


J.o.s.e.y said...

Amen for saying people are overthinking it. Not sure why this whole issue got so out of hand!

Stephanie said...

I completely agree. Why would anyone in this community turn their back on another resource? We're just here to fit in, be thoughtful of other feelings (I know some people don't believe that), and get some advice along the way.

Miss Type A said...

I've always found pregnancy after infertility blogs to be such a source of hope and encouragement. You can never underestimate the power of positive thinking!

the misfit said...

Huh. This list doesn't strike me as remotely a problem; I would never look for reading material there, but if other people want to, I don't see what harm that would do. Now, if someone wanted to start a list of bloggers who were infertile and had been ttc at least three years and weren't planning to adopt, I would be all over that like a cheap suit.