Tuesday, September 02, 2008

What will you do?

I know for us, we're still about 5 years away from a referral but I've been thinking about something. I'm not sure what I will do yet but I wonder if others have thought about it. When you get your referral, will you keep it public or go private? Will you continue with your blog once you're back home?

I started this blog almost three years ago as a way for our families and friends to follow our journey in China. This blog wasn't really meant to live beyond our coming home. It has, however, become so much more, allowing me to meet the most amazing people both in person and in the virtual world. While I am eternally grateful for these connections, I do want to protect my child's privacy. Like I said, I still have lots of time to think about this. I'm just curious what others are thinking.

13 comments:

Rhonda said...

I know that when we get our referral, we're keeping it private (the picture anyways). We'll talk about it on the blog, of course, but her picture is something that will only be sent out to close family and friends. You, of course, are one of them. :)

As far as continuing the blog after referral, I'll probably continue it if I have the time. It all depends if "Little Maple" affords me the time to continue.

3D said...

I want to change the look of the blog but keep it going. I can not imagine not sharing the happiness after so long sharing the sad wait.

Keep smilin!

Mamacita said...

I don't put our names, faces or location on our non-private blog. I have two blogs. The private one is mainly for pictures. The public one I use a lot more, but don't show our faces.

Michele said...

I only planned on keeping it up for a year or so after we were home but since we've got so much time between the 2 kiddos, we'll continue it until we are home with Sunshine. Then I will edit as needed, print it out for us and them and then remove it from blogisphere. My life will be too busy with 2 little ones to keep it up but I will always keep up with friends and family directly.

The Carmodys said...

I'm keeping my blog going . . . of course now because of adoption #2. But I plan to make my blog into a book every year so that I'll have something to look at rather than just having pictures on a disk. That's the plan anyway. :)

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MotherMotherOcean said...

how do you know now what you will do then? Let it ride, baby. Let it ride.

Kayce said...

I've been thinking those same thoughts lately. I'm not sure yet, I may keep blogging but I may also go invite only, not sure yet. I too have loved meeting so many wonderful people out in the bloggy land.

Kathy and Joel said...

I like Nicole's take on this. I have no idea what I will do when the time comes. I'd like to think that I would keep it going (not sure about pics or not). I guess we'll see.

Janet said...

Well, I obviously stayed public....LOL!

Joanna B said...

We will stay public, but I don't know if we will post the picture until we bring the babies home. We are doing a concurrent adoption with Taiwan, so we will bring that baby home first! I love your blog, by the way! It encourages us in our wait.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I originally started this site for my family back in Australia... I probably will keep it going for a while... not quiet sure what I will do... like I said that I started it for my family but over time it has become a monster and honestly... it is like a journal for me...

PIPO said...

I plan to keep going...but we'll see how reality plays out.

Catherine said...

My plan is to continue to keep it as a public blog but with the option to go private should I ever feel it would be best for us. Time will tell...