Monday, October 18, 2010

Dear friends and supporters of BlogBaby

Dear friends and supporters of BlogBaby,

I'll cut right to the chase.......there are creepy people reading this blog.  Sick people with sick thoughts and, dear Lord Almighty, possibly even sick actions.

You may call me foolish, too trusting or downright stupid and I wouldn't disagree with you.   I suppose I should have seen this coming, been better prepared for it's eventuality even, but somehow I have avoided thinking about who might be reading this blog and in so doing have unintentionally permitted some of these people into our world.

I'm sure many of you have embedded code to allow you to keep track of who reads your blog, how many visits you get and what kinds of key words are driving people your way.  Although I have thought about it many times, I have continuously procrastinated taking these measures on BlogBaby.  As a result it wasn't until today that I discovered some of the people who have been lurking here when I suddenly noticed that little tab up top the Google Dashboard that says "Stats" and opened it to find what I should have been much more fearful of.

Although I have been contemplating the fate of BlogBaby (the Blog not the real life Baby) for quite awhile now, unsure how to mesh what we've created here on BlogBaby with all the other creative projects we have undertaken into one cohesive branding masterpiece, I can assure you this was not the ending I wanted for the BlogBaby blog.  I had big plans for this blog and I truly believed in the blogging experience as a whole, pouring out the writer's thoughts, feelings and goings on in a spectacularly open yet intimate way.  I have loved being part of the blogging community and have met incredible friends as a result of this blog.  It has been a joy being one of you.

But after learning what I have today, I think it's time for me to do what we mommies should do best - protect the ones we love.

I will be deleting all other BlogBaby posts immediately.  This message will remain here to allow readers a chance to see it.

As for BlogBaby, you can be assured that she will continue living a life full of love and happiness.  For those of you on Facebook who would like to keep up with the real life goings on of Eden (a.k.a. BlogBaby), Gracen (a.k.a. BigBoy), Brent (a.k.a. SugarDaddy), and I, shoot me an e-mail at theblogbaby (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll hook up there.  For those of you who would like to follow my photography journey, and hear what I have to say (yes, I am officially stepping out from the shadow of my much cuter and probably more lovable baby) you can follow me HERE and soon, HERE.

I want to say thank you.  Thank you for the support and love you have shown to my family over the past 2 years.  It is largely because of your encouragement that I had the courage to undertake my now wildly successful headband business.  Your prayers and care I held dear as we struggled through our personal and private grief.  Thank you for caring for us.  Thank you for sharing in our world.

With Love,

Lisa (a.k.a. BlogBaby's BabyMama)