I've seen my blog touch people, help people and in the words of many that have reached out to tell me so, "save" people. It is an amazing feeling, knowing that my writing has helped so many wonderful people but that feeling is followed by regret, regret that I haven't found a way to reach more people. Last month I spoke to a new reader on the phone and at the end of the call she asked me to, "never stop writing your blog... it saved me". I must admit that I rolled a tear when she said that. Since then I've been so preoccupied with trying to figure out how to give more people the comfort that this lovely woman told me that my sharing gave her that I haven't written one word. My blog topics are beginning to back up on me and since I write from the moment, I'm afraid that some of them are lost until they organically re-appear. All of this to ask you... How important is it to reach more people? Should I be satisfied knowing that those of you that follow are enjoying and being helped or should I put real effort into expanding this blog's reach... and how far is too far, what lines are okay to cross? At what point would you stop reading? If I accepted product reviews? Free stuff? At this moment I can tell you that I have never taken anything for free, discount or otherwise from any entity. But is that an issue to you?
If say a pharma company paid my to write my blog and didn't ask me to do anything different would there be a feeling that my opinions are now slanted?
What if I blogged on a website instead of Arden's Day?
Started writing post that began, "today in the mail we..."
At what point does this blog loose it's intention for you of being an honest and transparent look at what it is to raise a child with type I?
I'd really appreciate any and all feedback, you all are amazing!
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