[dropcap]M[/dropcap]other and Open Adoption blogger, Jenna, poses some interesting questions in her recent post On Tweens, Teens, Adoption, and Parent Blogging.
Resonated with me as one of the reasons my blogging became stale over the years is I did not know how to bridge the gap between my story and my daughters story. Every adoption blogger knows (well, at least every first mother one) sharing their child’s story is against The Rules. How do I say how I feel about something if I am not allowed to say what triggered that feeling? I could not figure it out so I stoppped writing as prolifically as I once did.
As I mentioned in Jenna’s post, I went looking for guidance on this. I joined memoir groups, an in person writing group, I read the books and blogs of others. Despite my thinking I was a reasoanbly skilled writer, I could not figure how to accomplish the goal. My story and hers are intertwined (much to her chagrin). I resolved myself to the idea that either a) I am not capable of doing so or b) it is not time for me to do so.
Read Jenna’s post at her blog. If you have any thoughts on how to write/get support without violating the sacred rule of sharing another persons story, share that below.