I started blogging when I realised that writing about my experience with infertility was really cathartic. I could have just started a hand written journal, but a blog just seemed more modern and Husband even described it as 'trendy' -a word seldom associated with me. I maintain that I only write my blog for myself and I never imagined that I would have any followers, let alone develop so many friendship with fellow bloggers. I was a bit nervous about divulging so many intimate aspects of my life onto the World Wide Web, but I figured that the only people who would be interested in reading my accounts would be fellow infertiles. I inspect the statistics provided by blogspot from time to time, as I'm always curious to see what key words lead people to my blog. My Thanks, Masturbation! post brought much traffic to my blog, but probably left a lot of viewers very disappointed. Despite the sexually laden themes, there is nothing sexy about infertility.
As recommended, I keep an eye on the spam filters, and I look out for new comments that show up on my older posts. Recently I discovered this note on a post I had published in February. I reported that my car sustained some structural damage and was written off by my insurance company. My essay explored how routine decisions about purchasing a car can be challenging to infertile couples, as we had to address whether to get a family sized car when we don't know if our family will expand beyond the two of us. This was the recent comment:
It's really disappointing when unexpected things suddenly came up, especially if it costs a lot. Good thing everything came out good. Anyway, how's your car now? Thorough inspection and good maintenance are always the key to make one's car extend it's life expectancy, and I hope that's what will happen to your car. x Bob Loblaw x @ XYZTransmission.com on The Foreseeable Future.
I have to admit I felt a bit violated. More so than thinking about the various perverts who may encounter my blog. Actually, I kind of feel badly for them. These would be wankers are just looking to jerk off to some erotic material (and they say no one reads these days...) but they stumble upon my blog and their libido is instantly depleted. Although this guy expressed some concern for my situation, he walked into the world of my infertility just to pursue his own agenda. My car itself wasn't really the focus of the post, but I'm not surprised that a guy who can't distinguish an adjective and an adverb didn't pick up on that. By the way, my transmission runs well despite the fact that I'm usually late for my oil changes and I'm overdue for my 125,000 mile inspection.
My blog is exclusively for my own needs to express my infertility journey through writing and I only intended to share my stories with others who can relate. I realise I can't control the traffic or the viewers who come to my blog, so I'll just issue this plea: Please don't feign interest in my story just to promote your own business.