This is a subject that has been talked about a little on and off in our house since I started my blog back in November. Most of the discussions have been about the time it takes to blog or what might be getting over looked while I check Twitter , Facebook or my blog for updates.
It has been said that I am all the time with the phone in my hand or the computer on. The Farmer never really understood why people would want to share with the world what you ate for dinner or what you were doing in the house or what your kids were up to . He felt it might be a way of people painting a false picture to the world of how perfect their lives are when he is very much a realist and says whatever he has to say whether it be good are bad and it is one of his qualities I both love and hate in equal measure. He felt that if people were to be truly honest they should post all the horrible,sad ,funny , embarrassing and annoying things that make up everyone’s day to day life not only the things that make them seem great to other people.
Because he didn’t understand why people would want to write a blog , be on twitter or Facebook I understand why he couldn’t understand why I would either and yes I have to agree in the start I was checking Facebook , twitter and my blog every other minute and I was falling behind on jobs that need to be done but as time has gone on and it is not so new to me now I am not as bad.
I had never really but much thought into explaining to The Farmer about the reasons why I blog or why I read others blogs that is until yesterday. The Farmer was feeding the calves while I watched and we started talking about social media and the reasons why people blog . I explain as best I could that it is a little like having your own newspaper you write your article and place it in your newspaper and then people come to read it if they like your writing and find it of interest a bit like buying your daily paper or the Farmers Journal. Then I explained that blogs are also like papers in that some are like the tabloids and you know that they are fluffed a little while some are more honest and they cover both good and bad in their lives these I like the most :).
We talked about how a blog can show in our case where your food starts to where it finishes and it shows people this from all over the world.We talked a little about maybe putting some video’s up on our farm blog about what we get up to day to day but this will be a while away and The Farmer can be in front of the camera I will take the video :).
When we had finished talking about social media The farmer had a better understanding of why we do it , What can come from it and why it is nice to read other people’s newspapers. I do have to agree with him that for me my blog , twitter and facebook addiction does take up some of my time I have found that by blogging each day I don’t feel the need to check them all so often and I do understand how he wonders how people get so much done.
I don’t think The Farmer will join me on twitter or Facebook but I think you will see more of him on our blog :).
Tell me your stories of how your husbands / partners feel about your blog ? and if you have had a talk like ours to explain blogging to them.