We really have done a poor job on this blog this year. In fact, after the media interviews we did last year, in addition to filming a guest appearance on Sisterwives, and our own special on My Three Wives, we really got a little burned out.
I know a lot of people have a tough time grasping this concept, but in reality our motives for what we do have little to do with money. We wrote the book to get our story out. We do the hundreds of interviews not because we like being public, but because we feel it is an important responsibility.
We have cut back on both our interviews, and our blog and to you, our loyal followers and supporters we apologize. We have been touched by the love and support we have received and have felt the difference our efforts have made and it is those results that fuel us forward. There are those who wish to keep us silent and they shall not prevail.
You will see more TV series, and more polygamous people being more public this we are sure of. Some good examples, some bad most likely. In the end, we hope people see us as people. That we are no better, and no worse as a class of people as anyone else.
The question we get the most is will we do another TV show? When we negotiated to do our special with TLC one of the motives was to gauge the experience and see on our part if we were willing to go forward, and for them to see on their part if we were something they would find marketable. We certainly learned what we like and what we disliked about the process.
I think in the end TLC did not want another Sisterwives, they wanted something different than what we had or were willing to offer. With the success of such shows as Jersey Shore, and subsequent shows now such as Breaking Amish, we think the reality TV market will certainly seek out and flourish with such programing that frankly does not meet our values and standards.
We have no desire to do a show or any publicity for the sake of profit or publicity. However, we will continue to find venues, projects and ways that we feel can educate the public about not just plural families, but about how families everywhere can flourish. We are in the midst of exploring some possible projects now that could be exciting. In the meantime, we will continue to publish real, raw and quality content on this blog and hope you continue to read and follow.
We are far from perfect, and hope by exposing our tribulations and the triumphs we ultimately are able to have over them as a result of the togetherness of our family that we can move, touch and inspire others the way so many have been able to do for us. The added burden of a blog, and media appearances often take a toll, however, we commit to continue to move forward.
Thank you for your readership, for those who follow us on Twitter, Facebook or the many ways that we feel the support and love of community, we appreciate you. There are many of you who have loyally and faithfully commented for so long that we feel like you are old friends.