The Personal | My Blog No Longer Fits Me: Blogging after Life Change

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Event Date: 
August 4, 2012 - 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Conference Day: 
Day 2
Conference: 
Conference Track: 
The Personal

Many people begin blogging to find support from others facing the same challenges they are. But what happens when the problem no longer drives your daily experience? This often strikes the Adoption/Loss/Infertility (ALI) community, whether they successfully bear or adopt children, or end up moving on from the effort. Many personal bloggers sooner or later experience a change in the circumstances that first inspired the blog–whether due to a diagnosis, or the beginning or ending of a relationship, or a problem solved. And we need to figure out how to evolve our blogs, ideally bringing our readership with us in the process.  Four ALI bloggers will talk about their experiences evolving their blog beyond its original purpose. Melissa Ford moderates a discussion with Kathy Benson, Kir Piccini, and Lori Holden.