Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mr. Robinson's Opinion of Me Blogging

One of the cool things about marriage is discovering your spouse, no?  I love learning new things about my darling Mr. Robinson.  Every day, every task is an adventure & opportunity for growth.  I know it sounds mooshy and dorky, so let's cut to the chase.

Sometimes it can be difficult to learn something new about your spouse.  Sometimes you don't like what you learn.  And no, I'm not about to husband bash.  Haha.  This post is about something my husband doesn't like about me.   

My husband doesn't like that I blog. 
He thinks it is weird.
He thinks that all of us blogging ladies who e-mail back and forth and feel & act like we are FRIENDS, are dorks.
He thinks it is silly.
He thinks that if I meet any bloggers in real life, they will murder me. 
He thinks it's a waste of time.
He thinks that what is happening tomorrow (gotta come back to find out) is ridiculous.
When I call y'all my friends, he makes fun of me.
He refuses to follow my blog's Twitter account.
And don't get me started on what he thinks of me playing Draw Something with my blog friends, haha!

I think that blogging is fun, and a great way to document our life together! I think that those of you who I do correspond with regularly, are particularly awesome.  I know that there is a slight possibility that a serial killer could be among you, and I certainly hope that's not the case.  Do any of your husbands tend to feel uneasy about your blog or about your love of blogging?  

I want to say, specifically, that my husband would never tell me that I'm not "allowed" to blog.  We are independent enough to make our own choices.  But we do consult each other in all things.  He just thinks it's weird that I blog and picks on me a bit.    It kind of makes a little sad to think that the friendships I have with some of you are not regarded as "real" by some people.  So...talk to me about your husbands + their opinions + your blog....and so on.  How do you deal with it?  Is there a compromise?
  Have a great day!   

Don't forget to  come back TOMORROW for some pretty exciting stuff!! =)


Tracy said...

my husband doesnt really understand why i blog, but then again, he doesnt read my blog because a.he never has time to go on a computer and b.im a perfectionist, and noone i personally know even knows i have a blog besides him. i tell nhim that i eventually want to make a little on the side money from blogging and he gets that, but he is just not big on technology. he however has never said 'you cant blog' and he knows it makes me happy.

Anonymous said...

My husband picks on me about it, too! He thinks its pretty cool and gets so excited to see that I have comments. They are funny men!

Val said...

I thought about blogging for a long time before I actually did it. I thought my husband would think I was weird/a loser/laugh at me lol, but he really encouraged me, set up my blog for me and purchased my domain name!

I'm sure with time your husband will think it's less and less weird. Kind of like online dating, people used to be really weirded out by it and now it's pretty commonly accepted!

Kristen said...

My boyfriend likes that I blog, but e says that I put too much thought into what other bloggers might "think" of me, and that there is no reason for me to try to impress or keep other bloggers fro thinking less of me. I told him he just didn't understand.

We haven't talked too much about me meeting any other bloggers firsthand, so I don't know where he stands on the serial killer subject.

Mrs. Robinson said...

That's true! I actually blogged for several months before I even told my husband about my new hobby. I started to feel guilty and like I was hiding it from him, so I came clean. He thinks it's silly, but he I think he does silly things too - like being so obsessed with sports, haha.

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

mr.c doesn't care that i blog although he does make fun of me when i actually remember my camera on outings and take pictures of everything, including our food. lol granted i do take a ton of pictures!! uhm, he doesn't care what i write about although he doesn't like it when his picture appears in the blog but he then again also hates having his picture taken in general. so i guess in the end he's okay with it. he never reads it. he doesn't have time/doesn't care lol but trust me, he will when we pull out these memories when we're 50. he does like that it makes me happy :)

i have family+friends+strangers who follow my blog and i'm cool with that. i enjoy emailing back and forth with bloggers + i do consider some of them friends. we talk about a lot of personal stuff on our blogs and can share things in real life via email. sure we haven't met but it doesn't mean we can't be friends.

i also love blogging b/c after moving to a new place blog friends were the only friends i had for awhile. and! i got to meet some in person which only sweetens the deal.

Pamela said...

I read in an above comment, that you kept it a secret from your hubby for a while - so did I, ha! It wasn't until Tamara started blogging, that I told him. I started blogging in January (2011), & she joined this world around August (I think?). Yeah, I went that long without telling him, or anyone for that matter, ha! Now when I say, 'oh I saw it on this blog' or 'I was talking to her...' or 'Im texting...', he laughs, ha! I know he doesn't get it. Heck, I didn't before I joined in! I love it though. I am going to the NC Blogger Meet Up this Saturday, & he is like 'what if they are murderers?', ha. I can't help but laugh, but at the same time I understand his concern!! So glad that I have 'met' you!! :) Ok, I think this is long enough now? ha!

Courtney B said...

Ha ha! I laugh because I think you just wrote thoughts on what MY husband thinks about blogging :) He is getting better about it... especially since my sister in law is a 'big' blogger and he knows she's not a murderer :) And I've actually met some bloggers in real life and we've become great friends! But he's still weary of it :) I just make sure to NOT blog when he gets home from work. I spend my time with him instead of on the computer.

lilmoomoo said...

my hubby wasn't sure about it at first, but he thinks it's a great creative outlet for me, and actually LIKES reading my blog! LOL
I think as long as you keep a healthy perspective between blogging and living your life FOR your life and not just FOR blogging, it's just fine :) (hope that made sense)

He could just be picking on you to flirt with you ;) ;)