Changes

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I am so excited for the changes coming to the blog. I have wanted to take this leap for quite some time now and I finally feel like the time has come to do it. 

Let me give you a little background about myself. I am a girl of latin roots. My family came here from Tegucigalpa, Honduras nearly 32 years ago. My father and one of my brothers was the first to come with some of my aunts. After them came my mother. The rest of my brothers and sisters came shortly after. I am actually the only one of my family born here in the United States.

That being said, for years my family has called America our home and we are proud to live here. We still have family (aunts, uncles, cousins) living in Honduras. My roots are Honduran and  my love for the country runs deep. 

In the back of my mind I have always thought that maybe I should blog in Spanish, being as it might be easier for my family in Honduras to read and keep up with my life. 

My aunts made a trip to visit with us back in March.


I also feel that with the blog being in Spanish I could reach a larger audience to raise clubfoot awareness. I know there are already some websites that are in spanish for the clubfoot cause. I just feel that maybe, in some way, I can reach a spanish speaking clubfoot mother somewhere in the world and remind her she is not alone.


I have also recently joined forces with Latina Bloggers and to be true to my roots I feel like I owe it to my Latina side to begin translating my blog. I know this will be a positive change to the blog and I truly feel like it's the right move.

Another change I have been teetering on is a Youtube channel. I first thought about opening one up when Josiah was born to share the actual journey with clubfoot, from the beginning, but I never mustered up the guts. One thing about me is I am so camera shy! You wouldn't think that because, hey, I'm a blogger! But really, the thought of my voice and my face being in a video really makes my stomach flip. However, I do feel that some things I want to share about clubfoot would be easier shared in a video. Plus you could finally get to meet the babies behind the blog! The ones who inspire most of my posts. So I decided I will give it a go! Now please don't expect to see the high definition "WOW" video you see with some of those talented vloggers because honestly, I barely know how to use a computer! I also do not have a DSLR camera, but I am hopeful what I have will do. I just have to figure out how to edit and I should be good..... Right?!

I hope you will continue to join me on our journey as these changes begin unraveling. I am hoping to have the translation up and running by the first post of August and a video sometime within the next few weeks.  Thank you for all your support it really means so much!

If you have any tips for me I would love to read them! I need all the help I can get! Just leave your tips below.

22 comments:

  1. Awesome! I think these changes are going to be amazing. Reaching more people and raising more awareness is perfect. I can't wait to see you on camera, as well as meet all your beautiful babies!

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    1. Thanks Shann! Your kind word mean so much!

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  2. This is great Dominique! I first started writing only in English and then transitioned into a bilingual blog. It's great because my family from the Dominican Republic can read and understand it. So, you go girl! also, I can't wait to see your first video, at first it can be nerve racking but then you'll get the hang of things. You will do great :)

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    1. Oh girl, you inspired me to get this done! Thank you so much for the extra push!

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  3. So cool, Dominique! I think you're right -- you will reach a much larger audience for your important cause, and I'd love to watch your YouTube channel as well!

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    1. Thank you lady! I hope to make a difference for someone! Hugs!

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  4. Yay! I'm excited to continue following you on this journey as you branch out!! Get in front of that camera, lady - I know you will totally rock YouTube! ;)

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    1. Omg that's the part that makes me so nervous, but I hope it helps a mommy like us! Thanks again for all your support Erin!

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  5. that is so neat you know Spanish! I wish I knew two languages! that is such a great idea for your blog! hope it all goes great for you!

    kelseybang.com

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  6. Truly wonderful that you want to be able to reach a new demographic with your blog to help spread awareness in the world about clubfoot! Congrats and I think it's a wonderful change! You have a beautiful family.

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley! I feel such a need to spread more awareness and to do it in my native language is just so near and dear to my heart.

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  7. I think it is amazing that you want to translate your blog in Spanish. Will you still write in English? I would love to be able to keep up with you.
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    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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    1. Yes, each post will just be translated. Thank you so much for wanting to keep p with us. That truly means so much!

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  8. I think these are all wonderful changes! Anything you can do to increase awareness in the clubfoot community is so helpful and it is encouraging to others out there. Such an awesome thing you're doing, and best of luck on all your new ventures! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Cara! I need all the luck I can get!

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  9. I already love your blog and found some of your post so so inspirational at times when I felt it was all getting too much (my son is 4 months in 23 hr wear). A youtube channel would just make it even more awesome!!!

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    1. That makes my heart smile! I set out to blog solely to inspire and motivate other parents. You have totally made my day! Hugs! Best wishes on your clubfoot journey!

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  10. I think it's amazing!!! I believe we have a lot of information here in the states, well as the recent years go...however there are so many latin countries who don't have the knowledge or the medical help we can so easily get here. Wishing you the best of Luck. I too plan on making videos soon from a therapist point of view...maybe we can collaborate on this ;)

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    1. Yes, latin America and other countries lack so much more doctors who are knowledgeable on the new clubfoot cure. Of course my blog is just opinion and based only on my child, but this is when I am thankful for organizations like Miraclefeet and Cure that help these countries as much as they can. Collaborating with you would be awesome! I will message you soon! xo

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  11. That is so exciting!! Congrats on your awesome decision! :)

    xo Raina
    www.themamaqueen.com

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  12. You have such a beautiful family!

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    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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