Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blog Etiquette

Since I am new to the blogging world I am wondering about blog etiquette. Should I comment on everyone’s blog I read or only when I really have something to say? How do I respond to comments on my page? How often should I blog? I don’t want to annoy people but I think I have a lot to say – even if only I think it’s interesting. I also find myself censoring my blogs. I am not a very sappy person and I try to add emotion in my writing so everyone doesn’t think I am a crazy emotionless b!tch. I think I censor myself because it’s mostly females in this community. I have always been the girl with mostly guy friends - It always takes me a while to warm up to girls. Not sure why. I also curse like a sailor when I am upset or annoyed. I guess that part is coming so get ready.

Going through the long journey of IF I have actually become more emotional. It must be from all the extra drugs or the mind f&ck that is the journey of IF. Wonder if my husband thinks I am crazy or now a normal girl?

On a side note, I have been on Estrace straight through from my IFV cycle. It’s making me gain weight like crazy. Is this normal? I have been retaining water and getting a nice spare tire. I am only on the one medication so I have to assume it’s the little estrace bastard that is doing this to me and not the yummy cookies I keep eating. Any tips on staying trim and healthy while going through all this? Please note that I am not complaining and I know this will all be worth it when I get a BFP but it’s really annoying me right now. Two guys at work this week commented that I am looking healthy. I didn’t really take it as a compliment.


  1. There is no specific "blog etiquette"....its whatever you want it to be. It's your blog and if people don't like what you are writing then they don't have to read it.
    I curse like a sailor too, but not as much in my blog as I do in real life.

  2. Hey! I do not follow any kind of blog etiquette. I respond to comments when I have something to say. I have certain blogs I frequent often and enjoy reading, I would say I have picked about 15( would love to do more but who has time!) and I comment a lot on those blogs.

    If people do not like what you write then whatever they do not have to read it. I read a book about blogging and the best blogs are ones where people are honest and share what they really think, I try and do that.

    Weight gain with fertility meds - check! It goes away fairly quickly once you stop them. I have not found a way to prevent this!

    Work people can suck it, I am sure you look great!

  3. I don't think there are any rules about blogging. Write about what you care about, and that's fine. Do it for yourself, and people will read if they are interested. And no, you don't need to comment all the time. I usually only comment when something strikes me, or I want to offer specific support. And don't fucking worry about the cursing, I'm the same way :) It's your blog, and you can do what you want!

    As for the weight gain, yeah, I don't know if it is possible to avoid it. The hormones mess not only with your emotions, they also mess with your metabolism. Keep working out, keep eating right, and accept it as part of the process.

  4. Thank you for your comments. It's nice to not be alone in this!

  5. I say be as real as you can be! Your blog is supposed to help you and I don't think it can truly help if you censor yourself.
    Oh and feel free to drop the f bombs! Lord knows we all do every day with IF!!



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