Sunday, April 26, 2015

Revamping "Friday's With Tom"

As you have probably noticed by now, Thomas hasn't posted a blog this last week on Friday or since then. He and I have talked and we agree that sometimes it's hard for him to come up with something to write about. Other times either he forgets to write or I forget to remind him. He really does love to write and really loves you guys and your responses very much but I know it's hard for him to get his brain fired up to write. He cares very much about his audience and knows that so many of you look forward to hearing from him and he doesn't want to disappoint a single one of you.

Yesterday we talked and we decided to make his posts less formal meaning that he won't write every Friday on the spot. He is working now to find a new name for his blog--different from Friday's with Tom--and he's going to continue to post but not necessarily on any specific, scheduled day. I know you all look forward to Fridays specifically but I want Thomas to continue to love what he does and forcing him into a specific day just isn't working for him.

As I said before, at the conference, so many people asked about him. It felt to me like he was a little bit of a "celebrity" because the people there cared most about his well-being and his life in general. Nothing could have made me happier than knowing how much he is loved and how much people anticipate hearing about his life. When I told him about the unconditional love for him he was so happy and realizes how much he needs to continue to cultivate his place in the world of blogging.

I am going to ask, again, from all of you, what kinds of things would you like to hear from him? When I asked you this in the beginning you all gave him many ideas and he printed those off and worked off of the list. He, now, doesn't feel like he has any suggestions left to work off of. So, could you please pipe up again with some questions for him or some ideas for him to write about? Perhaps one idea is for him to take a facet of schizophrenia and write an educational post about it and maybe share how it affects him. I don't know. We'd love to hear from all of you again and see if he can get some fresh ideas.

I am so proud of him and his commitment to wanting to write and to all of you so, together, let's figure out a way for him to continue. Thank you so much everyone, in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoy Thomas' posts, but it's more important for him to enjoy posting. Good decisions all around! While I don't mind anyone seeing what I post, this setup is wonderful. Having this directed to your blog site shows everyone so many links to other helpful articles and sites. Very nice!! : )

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