How often should I be blogging? Yet again a week has passed and I’ve not updated this at all. I think there are a few reasons for this. As I said in my last post, once I’ve got my social life back, the prospect of spending nights in, with just a blog for company, is slightly less appealing. Also, I set this blog up to talk about freezing my eggs and when I’m not actually going through a cycle, there’s a limit to how much there is to say. (Although admittedly there are a few posts that have been floating around in my head for a few weeks that I ought to write, about things like donor sperm and embryo freezing – watch this space.)
But, and I think this is the main reason, I said very early on that one of the reasons I was doing this anonymously was because I didn’t want this to define me, I didn’t want it to become my thing. I’m not up for being the poster child for women in their 30s freezing eggs, I don’t want to be a crusader on behalf of single women who want kids, I just want people to have access to the information that I wanted to be out there, but I don’t really want to constantly be thinking about the fact that I’ve frozen my eggs.
I mean, obviously, it’s not something that I’m going to forget about and suddenly think, as per that old Lichtenstein cartoon ‘Oh my god, I forgot to have children’. Or, like when you go to the freezer and find some weird brown stuff in a tupperware that could be chicken stock but could equally be stewed apples… or even the 10 eggs that you spent over ten grand stashing two years ago and totally forgot you had.
But I’m not sure it’s something that I want to be reminded of every day or every week, which I inevitably would be if I posted on anything like a frequent basis. So therein, ladies and gentlemen, lies the rub. Because I don’t know a huge amount about SEO, but what I do know is that if you google ‘egg freezing’, a rarely-updated blog with a handful of posts ain’t going to appear that high up.
So what do I do? I think I know the answer to that really. I mean, it’s not exactly a life or death question is it? And, the fact is that I probably am going to do another cycle of egg freezing (at which point I’ll be delighted that I have the blog to keep me company). Committing to a post a week really isn’t that much of a committment – so I should just decide that that’s the minimum I’ll do for the moment, and reassess the situation after the next – and final – cycle. Well, excellent, I’m glad we’ve cleared that up. Well done everyone.