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Monday, April 14, 2008

Going private

I've been thinking a lot about our blog, the information on it and who stops by to visit. We have tried to be careful by limiting the information we post. We don't list our last names, the city/state we live in or other personal items that might disclose our location or very personal issues as it relates to Igor's development.

In many ways, I am not concerned about who reads our blog. I want to be transparent so people who are considering adoption have a place to read about an adoptive family. I also want people to know that adoption is God's desire for many.

I read Melodie's blog last night and I knew that I needed to deal with the issue. My friend, Carine's voice was whispering in my ear all night... protect your little ones for they cannot protect themselves.
I want to protect Igor and BOC. I don't want people to download their pictures and do creepy things with their photos. I don't want strangers who are dangerous to have information about our beloved sons.

I can go two ways... I can delete all the photos and videos of Igor and in the future not post pictures of BOC or we can go private, restricting the access to our blog. I am leaning towards restricting access. I want friends and family to be able to pop in and see Igor and our future son in action. We'll want to share pictures of son #2 when he all ours. But if we restrict access, will we also be closing ourselves off from families who are researching adoption? For me, it's a tricky balance. We've met some wonderful families researching adoption through our blog.
Please stay tuned for our decision.

9 comments:

shawn and tisha said...

Candy,
Those were the same concerns I had. I know you'll make the right decision for your family. If you do go private I would still love to keep up with you. :)

How was New York?
Tisha

Jill Coen said...

Me too! I think now that our boy's photo is out there we should go private. I think you just confirmed it after I read the same blog entry you mentioned...

Team Dragovich said...

You are right and We probably need to make some changes, too... why can't people just be not creepy?! Ha!!!

Hugs,
Shari

CM and JM said...

Yikes, had no idea I showed up in your ear :) Keep us posted as to what you'll do. I have enjoyed passing your blog on to folks who are interested in adoption from Ethiopia, so I know you've touched MANY lives.
:) Carine

E said...

I'd love an invite if you do decide to go private!

Praying about the tooth! Hope all is as pain-free and smooth as possible!!!

Erica

Jori said...

I know, I know. What to do? If you do go private don't forget to invite me!! :)
love ya, jori

K.P. said...

I agree with you. It's a tough choice. I will most likely go private when we get home from ET. Of course, all YG will be invited...that want to be, but I will then be posting about everyday life. Some may not even care. :) If/when we start a new adoption, then I will probably make a new blog just for that. There's my thoughts. Please don't shut me out! I love checking on you here. :) Invite me! :)

KP

Melodie Monberg said...

it's a tricky thing huh? If you do go private, I'd love to keep up with your family. Please put us on your list!

Glad the tooth is doing a bit better.

Melodie Monberg said...

Oh, and here's the link to the post on our blog. You can read the original article we read at the Rocks in My Dryer blog that is linked at that post.