... that is the question.
I love my blog. Love love love it, but she's definitely become the neglected step-child in my writing life. What is up with that?
I write so much more in Facebook and wondered if other bloggers do the same. I throw out links and comment, I answer questions, sometimes in full-length posts. Why don't they end up here?
When I started the Navelgazing Midwife Facebook Page, I didn't realize it was going to morph into the luscious Question & Answer forum it's becoming. It's become apparent that those questions and answers must find light over here in the blog; they are simply too profound to leave lingering in Facebook.
But is there the risk of people reading one or the other, thinking I'm merely duplicating Facebook and why bother reading the blog at all? Do I have more to say than the snippets I snark in Facebook? Should I drag some of those articles over here and comment more elaborately?
I have so, so many blog posts mid-written... great ones like "Comment on 'What Feminists Need to Know About Birthrape,'" "Getting Your Medical Records," "Lying to Your Care Provider," "Demonstrate Seriousness in a Birth Career" and "Decisions in Midwifery: Legal, Ethical and Practical." Some are now so out-of-date, they'll need to be completely re-written, but are still great premises to jump off of. I also get suggestions for topics to write about every few days. Some are appealing; others aren't my specialty, so aren't enticing at all.
I know I have to figure out a balance, but each place has their... uh... place! in my writing world. What do other bloggers do? Thank goodness I don't tweet, too! I'd drive myself bonkers.
So, for today, work on blog posts. I have a lot of Facebook posts to bring over and then I'd love to actually finish one of the articles I have going. But, there's that birth plan on that other site worth critiquing, too.