Hey you, listen…I didn’t expect so many positive comments and help offers to my advice seeking post. You are all so helpful and supportive. With all of you I am sure I can get this on the road.
If you read the comments, you might have noticed that the multi-blog idea is interpreted differently by each reader.
Let’s start putting some sense into it:
OK, not so fast …at this point I have a better understanding of what it is not, than of what it is. Let’s see:
1. It is not a support group.
2. It is not the “sad and difficult stories” space. Well, not only.
3. It is not a forum.
4. Very important: It will definitely not replace professional help for anyone, if needed.
OK, what is it then???
It is a space where all of us can post in, in addition to our own private blog.
It’s many posts, from many contributors, under one roof.
These posts all relate to various parenting issues: If our blog is on bees and birds, but we are also parents, (or parents to be) we can post there. If our blog is about parenthood we can also post in this multi-blog, because the traffic in our own blog is limited, but posting in the multi-blog will expose us to many new readers as well as stimulate discussions that we can never reach in our personal, and therefore limited blog.
If we are counselors, working with children or whatever, we can also use this platform as well as our own’s, to post and contribute to others from our knowledge and experience. If we are grandparents, what better space is there to share our experience with others? Or to discuss the relationships with our grownup children, for example?
Bottom line: This site is an additional space for all of you to write in. As mentioned, your posts will be linked to your own sites, so it will generate traffic to your own blogs.
Your posts should benefit others. What does that mean?
If you had the best breakfast of your life today, that is great, but not the space to write about it.
If, during this breakfast, your 2 teens were throwing plates at each other and you wanted to get rid of them, writing about it just might stimulate a beneficial discussion, reminding many parents that they are in the same boat, sharing with each other possible solutions (as: Leave them behind and move to another country, alone) recommending the book Siblings Without Rivalry (didn’t help me one bit, but I am told it’s a good book ;-). Or an amazing family therapist. Or whatever.
To all of you offering help: Without content there is no site. Content, Content and more quality content. Thank you!
How will it look like?
Good question. More or less like Techrunch:
Please enter the link, scroll down and you can see how your future posts will be delivered.
Now please scroll up – categories:
What will be the categories?
I have no idea. It’s your space, handling this site will keep me so preoccupied that I am not even sure I will have time to write in it.
I do tend to think, however, that we should focus on ages 10 – 20, which are more difficult than younger childhood. Or not.
I wasn’t aware of the headache involved in trying to build such a site with no programming skills. I am currently struggling with 3 letter curses such as CSS (not so difficult) PHP (3 migraine pills and a gun can easily solve that) etc.
I hope and pray that I can start uploading your posts in a week or two, this might be an optimistic evaluation.
Now please: Not only problems. Let’s also look for the creative and bright subjects. Sports for teens? Meditation? Creative and healthy ideas to release stress?? Great books? Nutrition? Home schooling? Work at home moms? Help me please, my mind is blocked with 3 letter curses: Can’t focus.
This is my mail address: email@example.com Please feel free to use this mail to let me know what you wish to write about, offer categories, and any other suggestion that comes to mind.
With your permission, I will take the liberty to filter and choose the authors / posts that I find beneficial for others, and communicating with the spirit of this site.
You’re all great.