So I’m trying to decide what to do with my blog. And it makes sense to ask your opinion. After all, this blog is really about you. I mean obviously in a way it’s about me, since I’m writing it, and I write about my experiences. But I’m writing for you. I want to write stuff you want to read.
Now I had originally intended to write a blog about my life in Japan – give you an insight into the challenges of being a missionary in Japan, and all that jazz.
What I hadn’t counted on was my father’s untimely death. To say it was unexpected would be an award-wining understatement. But what was also unexpected was the response I got to the posts I wrote about my dad’s passing. I guess it just shows how self-involved I am that I didn’t appreciate just how many other people have been affected by similar tragedies.
Anywho, writing is turning out to be an indispensable outlet for me to process my grief and help me move forward. I’ve got a notebook that is filling up with thoughts, poetry, and stories. If these could help you (or someone you know) to work through pain/fear/confusion/grief then I would gladly put them down into blog form.
So the question is what do I do? Or rather, what do you want me to do?
- I could start up a second blog where I take you with me as I walk through the process of mourning for my dad. And keep this blog focussed on my life in Japan.
- Or I could stick with one blog and mix in thoughts on my dad’s death with life in Japan stuff.
- Or I could just stay as I am with one blog and keep it focussed on life in Japan.
- Or something else I haven’t thought about.
Not that I’m going to unquestioningly follow your response (which might not match up with the response of other folk), but I would like to know how I can best use this blog to serve you. I do of course have my own ideas, so if you’re like “Meh, whatever” then I’ll go with my plans, but if you’re not totally apathetic, I would like to hear what you think.
So please take three seconds to fill in this poll and/or leave a comment and let me know what you think.