Some have asked... others have whispered to friends and family (they think I don't know)... Why do I do this? Why do I choose to open my life to the public so willfully and... so freaking much? The answers change depending on the day:
Sometimes I just need to vent. I'm a very introverted person in real life. I've mentioned in the past that the emotions and thoughts I share in my blog are often the first time my wife and family hear them.
My wife likes it. Because I'm so quiet and introspective, my wife enjoys the glimpses she gets into my soul that I'm simply not able to share vocally.
I am addicted to the "thank you"s. It feels amazing to know that my words have helped people out there (especially fellow Autism dads) get through some tough times.
I view this as a journal of my family's journey that my daughter and son will someday pour through and enjoy much like a photo album or home movies.
I'm needy. I like the attention. Deal with it. ; )