It’s late. Too late to start writing a post. But that’s okay because what I need to say won’t take very long. I’m writing this post to thank everyone who read my “Why I’m Still Pro-Choice” post last week. It was the first post that I thought about for many months before publishing and I couldn’t have received more thoughtful and meaningful responses from my readers. It reminded me why I write this blog in the first place.
I’m so happy to finally have that post up so that hopefully some day it can help others who are struggling with similar issues. I know I would have appreciated such a post in the weeks and months after my friend’s announcement.
And now to the point of this (sort-of) post. As many of you know I try to respond to all the comments on my blog. I would love to respond within 24 hours but of course life sometimes get’s in the way. Still, I’m proud to say that I reply to the majority of comments within a few days and I want to continue to do so. I published that pro-choice piece the day I left for a five day vacation. I had limited or no internet access for that trip and was unable to respond while I was away. When I returned I wanted to acknowledge each and every comment on that post but I felt tongue tied and contained. There was so much I couldn’t include in that original piece because the core story was not mine to plaster all over the internets. As I sat down to formulate responses to the comments I realized those restrictions still applied and were rendering impossible all attempts to accurately express myself. So I’ve decided to email a reply to each and every person who commented. This might take a week or so but it will get done. So please excuse my tardiness but know that if you commented on that post you will get a response by month’s end.
Thank you all for participating in that converstation. I must admit I was surprised to find that my post on abortion was much less controversial than my post on SAHMs. The fact that I had to run a retraction of sorts for my SAHM piece but that not one person was upset by my abortion piece highlights the rashness with which I put up the SAHM piece (and it’s jealousy-ridden inspiration), the political and social views of my readership or the divisiveness of SAHM v WOHM ideologies. I’ll never know exactly how to explain the discrepancy but it I’ll confess it got me thinking.
Until my reply lands in your in-box…