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Sometimes you need to pour your heart out

For me the written word has always been the best way for me to express myself. When I began blogging I wasn’t sure what I would blog about. What would I share? Who would I tell about my blog. And if I told no one, then who would even read what I wrote, muchless care?

So, I just started writing slowly, (if starting with 3 blogs at once could be considered slow) being careful about how much I shared and not really knowing what direction I would be going in.

Then I started reading blogs. Reading them voraciously (if having over 150 blogs in your reader could be considered voracious) and really caring about the authors of those blogs. Hurting when they hurt and truly feeling joy when they did.

It changed my perspective on blogging.

It changed my heart.

It changed my writing.

Here are links to posts I’ve written that I feel qualify as pouring my heart out:

About me

It’s tough being a woman

Mother’s Day: It’s complicated

3 Things not to say to someone going through infertility treatments

What I want you to know about IVF

What I want you to know…

The road to motherhood that infertility built

For other Pour Your Heart Out posts or to join in and link up to your own posts, please go here.

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  1. Karin,
    Thanks for sharing!!! I was just reading through some of my old blogs and getting all teary-eyed {by the conviction} and I was wondering how I could share these posts again. I love the idea of pouring out my heart b/c I think that really helps readers to identify with me a bit more. I think I will totally be joining in!! Thanks!

  2. I totally felt that way when I started….well still do as I haven't been blogging very long. :)
    I look forward to reading all of those posts you listed! :)
    Glad I found your blog :)

  3. I need to go and read some of these posts—I'm glad you've posted about infertility. It's something so many people are so ignorant about and they say the dumbest things.

    Do you know @BustedKate on Twitter? Or @ShortJewish? both infertiles….that I've never met in person, but we have a lot in common….

  4. I definitely think that you pour your heart out. I was thinking about your Mother's day post last week when my mom was here visiting and tearing me down.

    Thanks for linking up!

  5. Oh man, I remember the IVF one! I think every woman needs to read that. I love your writing, I love how you share your life with us.

  6. I love going back over old posts.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Total treat to read your old posts! And what an amazing mom you are! Thanks for continuing to pour your heart out!

  8. Beautiful post. Yes, you have discovered the secret of blogging. The power in sharing our stories, the magic of community.


  9. I love the term “pouring your heart out” because it so aptly describes what we do!

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