I was completely new to the whole world of blogging that y’all (yes, I am Texan) live in, prior to meeting Sarah. I was instantly hooked on her blog for obvious reasons after she and I started dating, and was kind of waiting for my first mention with a little bit of anticipation. She of course did not mention me without asking my permission first, and I was very grateful about that.
I run my own business, and have a number of employees who work for me and my partners. As a result of that, I am very hesitant to put any personal information out on the internet. I don’t have facebook, instagram, and do not use twitter at all anymore either. I want to be able to control the image I portray to my staff, and don’t want them to see me for the fake that I really am!!! Haha, just kidding of course! I keep my work relationships very professional, almost to the point of boring, but I do that for my own reasons.
Ok, so now that I got past all of that…. Sarah and the rest of the blog world are on the complete other end of the spectrum. Y’all have absolutely no problem (in fact some even make a career of it so I'm told) posting every single detail of your lives out in the permanent record books of the world wide interwebz. This would terrify me. I cannot imagine putting all of that out there for fear that someday it would be used against me in some malicious way.
However, I have figured out over time that this is why I really enjoy reading some of your blogs. I am oddly interested in the random and often personal information that you are willing to put out there. As I started reading a TON of Sarah’s blogs, and even some of the others she has linked on her site (Hi Helene), I have gained a lot of respect for what it is you bloggers do.
First off, I have realized that it is very hard work to put good content out on a regular basis, and secondly that it is something that you have to be conscious of all day every day. Sarah is constantly thinking about taking pictures to keep up with her activities for her blog, and is very mindful of what would look good and what things would not come across very well. She has a lot of “Aha” moments where she turns to me and says “That would make for a great blog!” That big ole brain of hers is always working.
In addition to blogging, y’all kill social media!! I am fairly certain that without bloggers, Instagram and Pinterest would not be anywhere near as cool of a place for women to spend their time. I constantly find myself peeking over at Sarah’s screen when she is flipping through instagram straight flexin, and for the most part, I am very entertained with what I see. If I had a vote though, less wine glass photos, and more pictures of you out and about enjoying yourselves! I think this is good Instagram advice for either male or females. I don’t really ever see myself getting into Instagram or Pinterest on my own, but I also wouldn’t consider it that far of a reach now having seen some of the amazing things that Sarah shows me from day to day.
I think that as far as your world of blogging goes, it will be pretty tough sledding to get regular male readers, but I don’t think it is outside of the realm of possibility though. Obviously, I am not your primary demographic of course, but throw a baseball game, or a brewery tour or two in there from time to time and you may just get a few male followers out of the deal. We can tolerate a lot more of the girl stuff than y’all think!
Well, I feel like I rambled on here with no real objective, but I am a complete novice to all of this. I told Sarah that if some ideas come to me for a guest post from time to time that I would ask her if I could throw them on here. She was pretty excited about it, so I would imagine she will pressure me to do that!
Until next time, CB
But but but... what do you mean no more wine glass photos?
Well there goes my whole instagram account...