Why not private?
Why don’t I make this a private blog? Because I don’t need to be talking to myself. But if I open up the comments, then I face the same ridicule and lack of support that I already get from my friends. Keeping this blog open means that, I’m betting, at least one person reads this. But I need to have some place in my life where I can express what is on my heart without belittlement. If you have someone who loves you, who provides that space for you, count yourself fortunate.