A New Blog???
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I have really been thinking things over lately trying to decide if I will continue blogging the next phase of our adoption here at Russian Adoption Dva (which means two in Russian). For one thing, this is no longer our second adoption. I think Viktoria deserves that title. In starting over, in my mind I consider this our third attempt. Because really, folks, we are starting over nearly from the beginning here! Did you see how far I fell on Debbie's list - it nearly makes me cry all over again :O(

So, let me know your thoughts. I know it's my ultimate decision - but do you think people will get "lost" trying to find me if I move??

I spoke on the phone yesterday with our casemanager and we're ready to start the new round of paperwork and updating the homestudy. So, I need to make a decision.
16 Comments:
Blogger JennStar said...
Personally, I think you're good right where you are! But, if you feel bettwe with a new blog and new title for this new chapter, then post a final comment on this one with a link to the new one and call this blog a day! :o) We'll follow you and ask for directions if we get lost along the way!! :o)

Blogger Maggie said...
I switched from Peanut Pants over to The Open Window. Just like Dva is Viktoria's, Peanut Pants was Vladimir's story. Continuing to write there would have felt like I was somehow erasing his story.

I'll definitely follow if you move!

Blogger Elle said...
You know me, I started over. It was refreshing to start over really. In fact, my readership grew with the move. You can always put a link to the new site in this one or even a redirect on for a while, which will automatically kick people over to the new site. Problem with that is people won't be able to read your archives here as long as the redirect is on.

Blogger Chris Goeppner said...
Maybe a fresh start is what you need. You could always link your new blog to your current one until everyone knows your new address. I know it stinks when you drop down on Debbie's list. You'll be back up before you know it, time really does go by quickly.
-Penny

Blogger Debbie said...
I was going to say stay where you are since this is all a part of your adoption journey, but you said that you are considering this your third adoption then I would say yes to setting up a new blog.

As far as people getting lost just leave your last post up with the new blog address and it will all be fine.

And I really didn't like moving you down. It was awful and I think I cried as I did it. {{HUGS}}

Blogger Dede said...
I really like this one but I understand how you would have ties to the past with it so I vote go with a new fresh start! Just leave us a post of your new place and we will find you.

Blogger MMrussianadoption said...
go for a fresh start.

Blogger Becky and Keith said...
I second the new blog! Putting a link in your last post will make sure we all can find you. I think you'll feel like it's a great new beginning...

Blogger kaymommy said...
Personally I don't think the move is necessary, but the consensus from others who have walked your path is that a new blog is a new refreshing start to a new chapter. So, after seeing their advice I think a new blog would be a good thing. I don't think you would have to worry about people finding you, we will not lose you!

Blogger jessy said...
I think a new blog would be a good thing. This one belongs to V. Your readership will move with you.

Blogger Chelley said...
kinda of jumping in here late! But wanted to say that I think a fresh start would be good!

Is there away that you will be able to keep this one open? So as not to lose any of the posts...?

You know we will FOLLOW where ever you go!

You are way too cool to lose!!

Blogger jeneflower said...
You have so much courage to start again. So many others would have given up. I think a new blog with a fresh start will be good for you. A clean slate to write your new story. like Maggie's- A happy ending story.

Blogger Starfish said...
New blog! And you can put a link to your new blog on this one, so everyone will find you.

Blogger Kristin said...
Hi! I've never posted before but learned so much from you on our Russian adoption journey. THANK YOU! I've experienced several adoption losses but now have four adoption blessings. Our most hurtful loss for me was a voluntary domestic placement of a 2 and a 3 year old. We worked for 8 months to get ready and had begun to transition them to our home when it fell through. It was very healing to me to move beyond seeing that process as our third "adoption" (it would have been) or those sweet, fun kiddos as ours (I kept some momentos but keep them put away). I know it's so easy for people's words to be hurtful when you're hurting -I hope I haven't been hurtful. Adoption loss is so hard to understand until you've been there and even if the experiences were identical, your grief process can be radically different. I'll be praying for you!
Kristin

Blogger Pickel said...
(Well, obviously Debbie does not know about me.)

Anyway...I simply chose one name that I knew would stick. MY TWO BOYS. I have one little guy now and one husband...both boys. I AM adopting another boy no matter how much it takes.

Right now...another $1000 for a psych eval, which, if you ask me is insane. Did Britney need one to have her kids?

Kudos for sticking in there. :)

Blogger A Special Family said...
I found sliding down lists was exceptionally painful too...

A new blog really does give you some new energy, it did with me anyways, like a new start, new hope...


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