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Jan282010

The State of the Blog Address

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When I began this blog, I intended for it to be a collaborative. I realized once I started that I really didn’t know with whom I wanted to collaborate. I had some of my own views to clarify, lots to read and lots of people to listen to. While I’m still clarifying, reading and listening, I’ve also found myself with a complete block against starting other projects, one of which is getting one of them fancy paying job kind of things.

 

Please welcome to The Unnecesarean…

 

Emjaybee

One of those kind, empathetic and articulate people that I want to be when I grow up.

 

Jill P. of Keyboard Revolutionary

Come enjoy our nefarious plot to confuse everyone with how many Jills you can fit into the birth blogosphere. The Jill Club is fairly elite but is growing as evidenced by the many recent Jill sightings on the internet. Jill P. promises to rant when she feels inspired and I have always enjoyed her raw, unpretentious style and passion.

 

One more that hasn’t chosen her user name yet and for certain reasons I can’t really describe her yet, so we’ll call her Mysteria until she introduces herself. I can assure that she is not a puppet of the sock or meat variety.

 

You

Yes, submit your guest post and be heard!

 

Thank you for reading and contributing, both here and on Facebook. I don’t know how I can express gratitude in a way that doesn’t sound like a sappy Academy Awards speech, so just… thanks.

If you have any desire for a member login for commenting, I have 250 of them. They really don’t do anything besides bestow upon one the status of “Registered Commenter,” but if you are into that, let me know.

Speaking of comments, I have long toyed with the idea of using Disqus comments because Squarespace default comment sections stink, but it would render every previous comment invisible and inaccessible. I wish there was a way to subscribe to just one comment thread, but there isn’t at this point. Regardless, it seems that most of the discussion usually happens on Facebook and I’m good with that.

I imagine that we’ll soon draft some kind of comment moderation policy that besides the invisible one I have on there right now: Don’t be a turd. I find myself stuck sometimes between the fairness of free speech and wanting to maintain a safe space online for women (patients, consumers, clients, un-patients, former patients, whatever you fancy). I’ve never really minded if things veer off-topic, but I appreciate the many challenges associated with comment moderation.

Advertising on the blog might be a possibility in the future. I haven’t really thought about how to set it all up. I’m halfway done with a sidebar clean-up and am attempting to organize and consolidate static pages.

As always, I’m open to suggestions, comments, curmudgeonly griping, righteous indignation and other feedback regarding the blog.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

Yay! Can't wait.

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Romano

Woo hoo! Welcome and can't wait to see the great work!

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I'd love a registered comment login!

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfoxy.kate

Oh, it's like some sort of gift-giving holiday around here! Thank you!!

Sweet!

January 28, 2010 | Registered Commenterfoxy.kate

I think I might want to be registered...just so long as I can be picky about which email addy gets used. :)

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonkey Mama

The Unnecesarean... where the giving never ends.

Monkey Mama, do you want me to create it for the one you used here?

January 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

I had my Greatest Hits list all linked up last night and ready to go, and then my computer crashed. ARGH. I'll try to get to it today.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill
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