Monday, August 24, 2009

The end is near...


Alright. Here's the deal yo. I am considering ditching the blog. I LOVE, love, love my blog friends and all the amazing people I have met through it. (Infact, we met 3 different people last week who randomly knew our family from our blog) But seeing as I have become a horrible blogger, only posting every few weeks, I am afraid there aren't many readers left. I mean, maybe you all don't really care how often my son poops his pants or that he told me the other day that he wants boobs. So while I am fairly sure the end is near, leave a comment and let me know if you actually read this and would want me to continue... no need to leave your name, if you feel the need to remain annonymous but just give me a shout out. I am more than happy to continue posting if there are more than 4 readers but.... if not, well, I think it might be closing time.

So, HOLLA! (lol, I never say that and am glad I just did)

106 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do read your updates...no matter how sporadic.

Lori Ann said...

same here...

Rosie said...

snap

Angel said...

Hello! If you have to change to only facebook, it's okay, however, You write more indepth here and that's VERY nice.

Erica said...

Uh you are SO freakin funny you better keep posting! Frankly I love how fresh your posts are and the fact that you admit your child said he wants boobs. I'm to embarrassed to write that fact. I think Malak is much like Silas. My small boy feels the same way and often talks about marriage and kissing too. So YES keep posting so I know my kid is NORMAL! ;)

Michael said...

I do read your updates:)

Monique said...

I look so forward to reading your posts and it doesn't bother me if there are weeks in between, because they are always worth the wait! You are honest and funny...and the pictures you post of that amazing little boy always make my husband and I smile! You are helping us through our wait and I hope you stick around :)

Anonymous said...

I love your updates. I enjoy reading what you have to say even if it is sporadic.

~Laura~ said...

I'm right there with ya sister. I don't think it's worth it to keep blogging for all 2 of my readers. :)

I'm still readin', friend! :)

Gina said...

I'm glad there are already 9 votes for yes...that means you HAVE to keep blogging. Because, seriously, you really are one of the funniest bloggers EVER.

LLLofMurray said...

i say keep it up. . .even if it's just for YOU. . . i think the blog is a great forum just to put stuff out there that you want to share with others, but also stuff you want to remember. . . unless you're like an AWESOME journaler or something! but yeah. . just keep telling us how many times a day your son poops his pants. . . cuz soon. . it'll be in the POTTY!!! ~ Timbra

Carrie said...

I'm still reading though I understand your blogging woes. I haven't blogged much at all lately because all the adoption stuff is in the past and how many post can the world read about temper tantrums and potty training?

I will say that even though I live in Alaska, I met someone at McDonald's last year who knew you and your blog and talked to me about it when she found out my son is Ethiopian... that made me realize what a small world it really is!

Meredith said...

I'm ready to end my blog as well. I aint got nothin but love for ya. Peace out.

Kara said...

I must say that it would make me sad if you stopped blogging. I understand if you decide to, being a busy mommy and all, but I DO enjoy reading it. And it's okay if it's not regularly updated. I just check back every once in awhile. You'll be glad later when you have all of this to look back on and read. But, of course, do what you must. :-)

Anonymous said...

Keep it up, or I'll be sad. I stalk you like you don't even know. - Stephanie Healey (was Baumgarner)

leeyore79 said...

i'm hoping to adopt from ethiopia and i love your blog!!! your posts crack me up and malak is adorable! don't end the blog!

Anonymous said...

Keep the laughs coming girl!!!

Heidi K. said...

I love reading your posts!!

Brian and Autumn said...

PLEASE keep blogging...you and Malak give me warning about all the things that are to come in the world of parenting a little boy :) You know, the locked outside the house with the cell phone inside hasn't happened yet but I'm sure it will.
-Autumn

Kristi said...

The joy of feed readers (e.g. google.com/reader) is that I don't actually check anyone's blog; it just pops up when there is a new update. So even if it's been a while, I enjoy reading your posts. But I'm right there with you. Twitter especially has sucked all my writing bandwidth, so the blog sits empty.

Amber said...

I too would love if you kept blogging. All of us who are in process find all you bloggers home with your babes very encouraging. And, seriously who cares how often you blog... not I :)
Besides Malek is too cute and I would miss seeing the sweetness

Anonymous said...

blog stalker says, "Holla back yo!"

Tizita said...

Hi Tara, I know you don't know me but I have followed your Journey to adopting Malak and I have enjoyed readingt every single word. I myself was adopted from Ethiopia eight years ago so I love reading everyon's blog. I'm attending college right now so I usually just read the blogs without commenting. But if you plan on ending it I might have a panick attack so be ware (Joke)! I just love that boy and I want to see him grow up to be one Hot guy!keep it coming. Peace!

Lisa said...

I really enjoy reading your sporadic posts about Malak! My husband and I are currently on the waiting list for our Ethiopian child(ren) so just reading your stories I look forward to all the little things my little ones will do. I loved the locked out story! Keep on posting pleaasee!

Betsy said...

Your one of my favorite bloggers! I would continue to read even it was an update every a few weeks!

Susie said...

I love your blog and will be so sad if you end it! Life is busy--we all understand. I've only done 3 posts since June--total slacker! I don't want the only time we see you to be when we are playing in the mall play area, so keep the blog, mama!

Anonymous said...

I read what is going on with you. It's great to read the sporadic updates.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of the first I found when we started the adoption process and remains one of my favorites!!! Keep on blogging!!

Julia said...

PLEASE don't quit blogging! I love hearing your stories and have fallen in love with your family. You have an excellent "writing voice."

Anonymous said...

i read. holllaaaaa

Anonymous said...

Aww I will miss you if you go!!!

shelly said...

HI, i read your blog....i laugh at a lot of your post...(you are funny)....I don't have ablog...(because I am boring)....but your blog and others have inspired, enlightened and brought lots of laughter my way....I am thinking that adoption may be the road that i take and without blogs like yours I would not be as informed and be able to look forward to both the joys and even the things that might challenge me

Anonymous said...

From this 29 year old mama - I love reading your blog! I check all the time! Please keep writing!

Ellen Enright said...

I still want to read!!!

drew said...

delete it! don't listen to all these people you dont even know! its so freeing...joing me tara. join me as a non-blogger.

you can do it!

(remember when i talked you into deleting your old blog? I feel like i can do it again...)

Stork Struck said...

I read your blog!! I love keeping up with you and your fam... I am like a creepy stalker friend. You are even on my blogroll linked from my blog so I see when you update :)
Leah

Chris and Dawn said...

Still reading!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog...you're very funny.

Shadley said...

um i think you have some readers, dear.

The Pedersens said...

I still read because your posts make me laugh and I think your son is an adorable gem! He reminds me of my son and I love to read about what my guy may be doing in a year or so.

Matt said...

I'm here too- come on, we met here! :)

Leah said...

holla holla! you make me laugh. in a day that consists of 3-year-old humor, i must say that i enjoy a little laugh for myself :) so thanks for giving me some!

msl said...

Hey guess you have more then 4 readers!! Still following along!!

Sarah D. said...

i'm still reading! but i do understand if you don't want to have to keep up facebook and a blog.

Anonymous said...

Love your blogs! They have made me fall in love with Ethiopia and, in fact, I am prayerfully considering going on a mission trip there this winter. :) Keep it coming!!!!
Beth

Cloverland Farm said...

i'm a reader!!

Annie said...

I am an avid reader of your blog! Your son is just adorable and I enjoy reading about your life (sorry if that's a little scary). We are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia and do get a kick out of reading other Ethiopian adoption blogs. Keep on writing!!
~Anne

Lori T said...

I read your blog with RSS.

The Albertsons said...

if you stop, i'll cry.
well not really, b/c at least i'm on fb now :). but, i LOVE your blog :). and you and your boyz :).
b

Hannah said...

I love it! NEVER get tired of seeing his cute little face!

Anonymous said...

Don't stop the blog, your posts are reading from all over the world!! (yes yes, I'm from France, I love adoption story and I'm still learning english)

Anonymous said...

you crack me up. just discovered u the other day

The Huffstetlers said...

I love your blog! But I understand not blogging. I'm not the timeliest blogger either. Although I will miss your updates; I understand your decision.

coffeemom said...

we love your blog! You are funny and make us smile, and lets face it, Malak is adorable! So, my vote is keep going! M

Stacy said...

Don't go stoppin' now! The blog world needs you.

Holli said...

looks like me and 55 or so more people want you to KEEP blogging!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

You HAVE to keep blogging! I check every couple days to see if there is a post. I followed the adoption process which was very inspiring to me. I have also learned how to make all sorts of great baby stuff from you. Please don't stop!!!

Phelps family said...

I read as well, Tara. It doesn't bother me how often you update your blog. Your posts are so witty and humorous. I really enjoy reading them.
I will survive and understand if you decided to ditch the blog.
Rachel

Megan said...

I'm Andrew's friend who stalks your blog...I would be sad to see the end, mostly I would miss all the pictures of that adorable baby!

Anonymous said...

i love reading your blog! I have followed your blog since you started the adoption process! And yes, I am posting anonymously because I am so embarrassed to admit that I blog stalk you :)

Anonymous said...

love your blog been following since the begining.

Sunny said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't stop posting. I don't mind that it's only once in a while. I love your writing. You're witty, candid, and so spunky. Besides, it makes me feel so much better to know my kiddo is normal cause he does the same stuff.

Rebecca said...

I read too, whenever there's anything new. I've been following since before Malak came home - I would be sad if you stopped posting!

Anonymous said...

I read too! I think that your posts are hilarious and would be sad to not be able to check in every once in a while. Don't go! :)

Carrie S said...

I check in on your family and love your posts...ya all are funny and your son is precious. We are headed to Ethiopia next Friday to pick up our son and I followed your blog before I knew we would go there....You took a small part in that decision. God Bless.
www.promiseinethiopia.blogspot.com
www.stammfamily.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara
I do follow your posts every now and then .It is ok if it is every few weeks .Your posts are funny and refreshing .I strongly think you should keep this blog .
Roza

zenisin said...

NO! Dont stop!!!! I found you thru my friend Melissa who also adopted from Ethiopia and I look at your blog weekly and love your posts! Poop stories and all..........Keep Blogging! ~Angie

Mandy said...

I'd say that's a pretty overwhelming response Tara - wouldn't you? lol

I love reading your blog & getting your stories in person. You are so much fun & this helps me feel connected! ;)

Don't stop! Random is okay! ;)

Ambrosia said...

DONT DO IT!!!!!!! I LOVE going to your blog. That Baby is to sweet and Its encouraging watching him grow. We need you to stay! STAY!!!!

Nat said...

i'm a lazy blogger too, but i LOVE signing on and seeing that you have updated!!!

Anonymous said...

If you stop blogging I might have to curl up in a ball rock back and forth adn try to find my happy place. Needless to say... me likie!

And I've been following you since 5th grade. Ummm... don't be scared, it's cuz we're friends. :)

Lovies, Kara Deal

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your updates. I check back every couple weeks and there is usually something new... I enjoy whatever it is!

Keep writing!

michelle said...

I too look forward to reading your oh so funny post! I don't think I have ever commented before because you don't know me, but I found your blog when we first started our adoption journey last year. We now are the proud parents of twin 7 month old boys from ET. Keep writing, you are inspiring! You can visit me on my very sporadic updated blog at outmansfrog.blogspot.com

Maria said...

How many votes we need to keep you? :)

Karen said...

I'm a reader too!

Alissa and Jordan said...

Found your blog via the Kennedy's we just started the process of adopting from Ethiopia. This is the first time I've seen your blog but I thought it was hilarious. I'd keep it coming.

Jodie said...

You can't leave us! I love your post no matter how sparatic!

Jodie said...

or sporadic! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love your Blog, totally understand if you decide not to keep up on it (cuz I can't say I am any better, I don't even have a blog), I am from Canada, trying to adopt from Ethiopia--but it's been a very difficult journey, reading about Malak has lifted my spirits during the wait!

Anonymous said...

Keep it coming!!!

Melodie Monberg said...

Love it...keep writing!

Sarah said...

I'm up in Canada and do check in on your blog every couple of weeks. It's refreshing to read silly/amusing posts and that's why I read yours. Keep 'em coming!

Sarah :)

Nikki said...

Was hoping to see you guys at the Queen tonight. 82 comments.... wow! I guess that answers your question! Love reading about Malak's latest adventures! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

i'm still a reader!

Anonymous said...

Please keep blogging! You don't know us, but we are in the initial stages of considering adopting from Ethiopia and we have just fallen in love with your family (in a non-creepy way). I tell my husband I want to "be" you guys- the photos are wonderful and it's so nice to follow your journey- even if you don't update it frequently.

Amber said...

I guess you have your answer!

Elana Baldwin Towers said...

Hey Tara,
Although I only read your blog about once a month, (or sometimes, once every couple of months:) I still love reading your updates and seeing new pictures of Malak. I don't think anyone will get mad that you are not posting everyday. It's your blog-- you can post how often or how little as you like!:)

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

I love reading your blog- your posts are so funny!! You only needed 4 comments, and I'm the 88th person to comment, so I think its safe to say that if you stop completely then the blog community would be sad and affected, experiencing a great loss... :) no pressure, if you don't have time, family first.

Anonymous said...

So...what is the verdict? You going to keep this going?? Please!:)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your updates!!!

Ali Wallace said...
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Ali Wallace said...

Don't stop blogging!! Your familia is precious and fun to follow!

Teague said...

My name is Teague Meyer. My husband Robert and I will meet our two sons in Ethiopia in a little over a month. We are currently studying Portuguese in Portugal and preparing for mission Work in Angola. We worship with the Lisbon Church of Christ here and have heard a lot about the Silvestri family. I have your blog in my reader and read it whenever it is updated :)

Anonymous said...

I read regularly and actually use your blog to link to my other ethiopia reads :)

Anonymous said...

PLEASE don't stop blogging! I am in love with his little face and I have followed you since the very beginning! I love your updates and I know how hard it is, but as you can read we ALL LOVE YOUR POSTS! Just think of us as crazed fans!

Priscilla said...

I feel your dilemma, especially since fb is so much easier. However, I still come back to blogs when I am looking for a little more than a status update...and I believe that's 96 comments...

Sam said...

i like to read about my bf malak.

Lisa and Cory said...

HA! I'm cracking up that there are 97 comments and you thought no one was paying attention! :) Love your blog...

~ lisa

Anonymous said...

I read this also. I am a woman who will adopt soon and I love reading your stories.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is a riot and your boy is adorable... don't leave us!!

Anonymous said...

I like to read your Blog It is so fun keeping up with my friend. I know two other people who read it. I will give you a clue S.M. and K.D. and me....

Shan said...

I read your blog too! Totally a blog stalker! I live in the Bay Area but used to go to Bridgeway so found you through that community somehow. Wow- I feel like a stalker!

Nancy said...

Don't stop!!! We all love reading ur blog!! :-)

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Lauren said...

so not quite sure how i stumbled across your blog, searching some other ethiopiana adoption blogs i think? but anyway, i found it, and it's hilarious! so enjoy reading. my husband & i have been married (almost 5 years), 2 kids, & def feeling the call to adopt, so it's refreshing to see other young couples embarking on the same venture! thanks for blogging :)

Jessica said...

I hope it's not too late to holla back!
I just found you and I'd hate to lose you. (Sorry if that creeps you out.)
We are are just on the very beginning of maybe, possibly adopting from Ethiopia though I'd read your blog even if I wasn't. Good times here. ;)