I was exchanging emails back and forth yesterday with a Canadian blogger that I’ve recently met – well met over the Internet I mean – and when I told her how many blogs I’m working on she was surprised and replied, something to the effect that “My husband calls himself a blog widower…” because she spends so much time on her blog and visiting blogs that she enjoys.
I think my husband Chris felt that way for a long time too. I was always working on my blogs, visiting other peoples sites (which I haven’t had much time for lately, sorry!), and surfing for credits to keep my sites running through the traffic engines. I think he wanted to help out a bit but he had no idea what to do.
I slowly started to convert him over to blogging.
First I got him surfing for me while I used our other computer to write out my posts. Then, when he offered to help again, I asked him to start looking for funny strange stories for Odd Planet. He did a good job so I started showing him how to blog the stories, find good photos to go along with them and to post. Now he’s taken over Odd Planet.
He’s a musician too. An amazing guitar player. So I suggested that he start a music related blog. One where he could possibly teach others how to play guitar through video clips and the use of guitar tabs and whatever else he could think of. Well, he’s started blogging on the new site a while back and we’re just about ready to show it off to the world. He’s enjoying writing on his new site too.
So for any of you who have spouses that are starting to feel like blogging widows or widowers – tell them that if they can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That’s what Chris did and he loves it.