Here I am in Chicago, writing from the BlogHer conference.
It's a great conference and I'm enjoying meeting lots of people and getting great freebies... Being away is exciting and refreshing on one hand, but I'm running myself ragged, so I'm so tired my eyes are practically closing. I'm about to become one of those people who falls asleep in the middle of a session... well, I would be, if I weren't busy networking instead of going to the actual session (oops)... that, and talking to my mother's 2nd cousin on the phone.
Infertility bloggers seem to have no representation here, which isn't that surprising. I met one blogger who blogs about depression, which is similar in the privacy aspects, but not too many who are blogging about really personal topics. Amazingly, during the "speed dating" session (two big circles, 1 minute per meeting) several women told me that they were going to look up my blog and that they were unaware that there are infertility bloggers or an informal infertility blogging community.
The main question I keep being asked is how blogging about infertility helps women, men & couples. The second is what part do men take in the whole process (and no, I'm not talking about the little-cup-in-a-brown-paper-bag part). I gave my answers, but I'd appreciate any insight.
All my best from Chicago :-)