So I have first an apology and then a question for all of you. 🙂
The apology deals with the amount of down time that this site has been experiencing lately. Unfortunately it’s something that’s beyond my control and I’ve been working with the hosting company to get it fixed. If you do get an error when you try to visit, please just wait a little while and then try again. That’s what I’ve been having to do when posting – which is why you’ve seen fewer posts here over the past week or two. I’m looking into switching hosts and will hopefully have everything back up and running at 100% soon. Until then, please bear with me.
In May, this site will have been around for 2 full years – it was in May of 2007 that I split it off from my ‘main’ blog over at Mom of 3 Girls. At the time, I did so in part because of restrictions with BlogHer ads not allowing me to publish reviews and giveaways on that site, and also in part so that I could experiment with different types of layouts, designs and posts than I was using over there. In general, I’ve loved having two sites, but especially in the past few months it’s become a lot of work to feel that I ‘have’ to update them both on a regular basis. This site has grown beyond anything I could ever have imagined over the past couple of years and I truly feel that it’s a full blog of its own, not just an offshoot of MO3G. It never really was, but I thought of it that way for a while.
In fact, JAMTOT (as my hubby has dubbed this site) now gets much more traffic and visitors than Mom of 3 Girls ever did. But what I feel is somewhat missing over here is the sense of community that I first discovered through blogging and that I still feel strongly over at MO3G. I think maybe that might be because I don’t post much of a personal nature here – other than a paragraph or two at the beginning of my reviews. I am trying to think of ways to build and grow this site even further and so I have a question for you all – would you be interested in seeing posts of a more personal nature here? Not in place of the reviews and giveaways and other posts of an informative nature, but in addition to and (hopefully) complementing them… I’m not closing down my other site, but am thinking about maybe switching the posts about family and kids over here and using Mom of 3 Girls for another purpose (nothing specific yet, just considering ideas).
What do you think? Would you like to read more about me and my family here or would personal stories and photos just clutter up this site? Or is there anything else that you would like to see more (or less) of here? Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I want to make sure that you’re getting as much benefit out of this site as possible, so I truly value each and every one of your opinions. Thanks! 🙂