Not Another Blog!

by Underdue Support on June 18, 2011

There are over 156 million public blogs on the Internet as of February of 2011. When searching for blog posts or comments on parenting I got 95,000 links to posts or messages (I got 150,000 when I searched for teens). You have to be asking yourself – “Who are you and why are writing this blog?”

First – Who is talking?

Underdue Social Services and Embracing Arms offer services to children, teens and families. Each time the staff reaches out to a family, their hope and belief is that they will make a positive difference in their lives. My job, as the blogger, is to bring the story of that belief and effort to the Internet.

Most of the blog posts you read will be my voice telling the stories of others. You will see my byline, Dr. Peggy, and know it’s me. We think it’s really important when you come to a blog that you know who is talking to you. If you go to this link, you can learn a little about me.

Sometimes you will see other people posting on this blog, such as Kimberly Underdue, our Executive Director. You may hear from our program staff or other professionals in our organization. If you go to this link, you can learn little about the staff. You will always know who is talking by the byline after the post. There are a lot of blogs out there where folks give out a whole lot of information. We want you to know where ours is coming from.

Second – Why are we talking?

Our first job at all of our blogs is to give you good, solid and helpful information. We will be raising issues for you to think about, giving you tools that could help you cope, and keeping you informed about issues affecting your family. But we don’t want to have this blog be article after article of “tips” on conquering one challenge or another. Our goal is to make the information real.

Our second job is to keep you informed about Underdue Social Services and Embracing Arms. There are lots of wonderful things happening at our agencies and we want you to know about them. For instance, did you know we are involved in the Summer Food Program through our nonprofit arm – Girls First, Inc.? (More about that in our next post) Did you know we were recently approved to provide services in Butts, Cherokee, Cobb, Clayton, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties? Bet you didn’t know! Keep reading this blog and you are sure to learn more.

Third – We hope you will talk to us

We are looking for a conversation. We hope that many of you who know us or have worked with us will come here to ask a question or give us your opinion. For those of you who don’t know our organization or services, we hope you will learn a little, laugh a little, and perhaps find a place for some information and conversation.

Feel free to comment on our blog posts. Ask us questions in your comments and we will work hard to get your the best answer we can. Let us know what you think.

So that’s the who and the why. We hope you enjoy your time with us.

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