Now that my kids are old enough to read, I’ve been thinking seriously about when I should retire this blog.
The charter of this blog is “anecdotal stories about fatherhood,” and I’ve been able to keep to it for the past six years or so. But as the kids get older, I have to respect their privacy, and I have to do so before they even become aware of this blog. Eventually, they’re going to get online. I just have to accept that.
So, today, the kids start arguing about something silly. I start laughing, and yell, “Stop! Stop! Stop!” I want them to be quiet so that I can point out to them exactly how silly they’re being.
They both quiet down, and they can tell I’m not mad.
Maddie offers, “Daddy, this would be good for you to blog.”
I had no idea she knew. But what does she know? I have to re-think everything.
Who We Were Then
- Maddie (7 years old)
- Aaron (5 years old)
7 replies on “Thoughts on the Future of this Journal”
Kids are more perceptive than we think. My kids haven’t discovered my blog yet, but it’s only a matter of time before they do.
Wow, they’re getting big!
My oldest knows about my blog, she’s been told not to read, but does so anyway. I’ve had to shift what I write since they’ve gotten older, but it’s OK.
Since this is public access, I appreciate what you are saying/reflecting upon.
I’d hate to see you retire it . . . would you feel comfortable about making a Nari/Zannah move and requiring people to register to read it?
@busy mom: So glad to see you drop in! I know exactly what you mean with regard to shifting what you write about. C’est la vie.
@pastilla: Thanks. I’ll keep what I write here public. If I start a friends-only blog somewhere, you’ll certainly be one of the first to know! ^_^
Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
Your, Raiul Baztepo
Hello !!! 😉
My name is Piter Kokoniz. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
And want to ask you: will you continue to post in this blog in future?
Sorry for my bad english:)
Raiul, Piter, Thanks for your nice comments. I’m not officially retiring this blog, but I’m also not updating it as frequently as I used to.